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Old 03-16-2004, 11:38 AM   #1
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Display area is too small!

I've tried everything I can think of, and I still have a good inch of black space all around the display area. Now I'm getting a nasty stripey pattern too.

My monitor is not a recognised model, so I've got it down as a Generic VGA. I have the max. resolution/refresh rate spec, and also a .cfg file from the manufacturer (does this contain any extra information? If so, what do I do with it?).

I edited the /etc/lilo.conf file to set VGA=795 (for 24-bit, 1280x1024 resolution), but this hasn't made any noticeable difference.

My graphics card is Nvidia Riva TNT2 model 64, if that's any help.

Anyone know how I can get a nice, smooth, full-screen display (like the one I have in, erm, Windows)?
Old 03-16-2004, 11:49 AM   #2
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Is your monitor model not recognized? or not even your monitor brand?

Were there any monitor brand/models *close* to yours during the install? One of my older Viewsonics wouldn't get recognized specifically by its model, so I chose one very close. That might do the trick.

You should be able to go into the Mandrake control panel and find display settings (screen resolution?) or in the hardware settings... and change that monitor type. You'll have to restart X (logout or reboot).
Old 03-16-2004, 12:41 PM   #3
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I've already set my screen size to the max. resolution which is 1280x1024.

The sticker on the back says it's a Hyunju 17DB07. The Hyunju brand is not listed on the install menu. It's Korean and may well be a clone of something else, I've googled it but there isn't much there. I do have the manufacturer's spec and a .cfg file, isn't that of some use?
Old 03-16-2004, 01:07 PM   #4
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Check your /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file (make a backup before editing this file).
In the "Monitor" section, check the values for HorizSync and VertRefresh.
For your monitor, they should be :
HorizSync 30-69
VertRefresh 50-120
If necessary you may have to add a modeline (there are a few useful tools on the net).
Old 03-16-2004, 01:08 PM   #5
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Run xf86cfg or xvidtune. No reboot/restart/logout needed.
Old 03-20-2004, 12:39 PM   #6
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OK so I run xvidtune. Click on "auto" to get the left/right/wider/narrower etc buttons up.

Click on any button, and I get this:

Invalid Mode Requested

Sorry: You have requested a mode-line

That is not possible, or not supported by your hardware configuration

Now what???


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