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kevindmorgan 07-26-2003 01:04 PM

Laptop Display Problem
 
This may be a simple fix, but I am such a newbie to Linux that I have no idea where to start. I have an HP zt1150 that I installed Redhat 9.0 on last night. I have a few things that I need to get to work, but the FIRST thing I need is for the display to work properly.

As I look at my screen right now, there is a 1" border of black around the desktop. I have gone to mess around with the Display settings in the System Settings, but nothing works...it always resets to 800x600 and still have the unused portion of the display. I have it set to "Thousands of Colors" and the Monitor is set to "generic".

I don't know what other info I need, so I guess I will just start with this.

Thanks in advance.

DrOzz 07-26-2003 01:43 PM

so judging by what you said, i assume you want your resolution to be 1024x768 or higher....and if that is the case go look in your /etc/X11/XF86Config file and scroll down to see the resolutions you have set and see if 1024x768 or what you want is there....if it isn't you can try to manually enter it into your Screen Modes, or you can run the X Configurator and see if you can fix your problem that way.

kevindmorgan 07-26-2003 03:01 PM

I tried the manual method of adjusting the resolution. I edited the /etc/X11/XF86Config file and when I log off and back on, the resolution goes back to 800x600. Then when I go back to check the /etc/X11/XF86Config file it does not have the new resolution that I entered, but it IS in the backup file.

I can set 640x480 and it stays, but it seems that these are the only 2 resolutions that work as it sits right now. If this is the case, this is not a good sign.

Thanks for the input

kevindmorgan 07-26-2003 06:23 PM

Got it
 
Well, you pointed me in the right direction. I actually found someone else's config, but it was the Monitor section that fixed it. Thanks for your help!

Here is what worked if anyone else was to stumble across this:
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Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "Monitor Model"
HorizSync 31.5 - 48.5
VertRefresh 50.0 - 70.0
ModeLine "1400x1050" 129.0 1400 1464 1656 1960 1050 1051 1054 1100 +hsync +vsync
ModeLine "1400x1050" 151.0 1400 1464 1656 1960 1050 1051 1054 1100 +hsync +vsync
ModeLine "1400x1050" 162.0 1400 1464 1656 1960 1050 1051 1054 1100 +hsync +vsync
ModeLine "1400x1050" 184.0 1400 1464 1656 1960 1050 1051 1054 1100 +hsync +vsync
Option "dpms"
# -- 1400x1050 --
# 1400x1050 @ 60Hz, 65.8 kHz hsync
EndSection
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