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Old 06-23-2008, 02:43 PM   #1
netman
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Smile Oh yes I've done it..................


YES I've actually installed my first Linux & it feels goooooooooood
It's Ubuntu 8.04(alternate)I am so impressed!!!!!!!!!
Just one thing, screen resolution seems to be set at 800x600 so its not filling my Tosh 4060xcdt screen,I've tried & tried to change it(but its been fun trying)can anyone help?
 
Old 06-23-2008, 03:28 PM   #2
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I would simply edit the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file and make sure the resolutions I want are Listed in the Modes line under the screen section.

Code:
Section "Monitor"
	Identifier	"Minicom LTD"
	Option		"DPMS"
	HorizSync	31-81
	VertRefresh	56-76
EndSection

Section "Screen"
	Identifier	"Default Screen"
	Device		"ATI Technologies Inc RC410 [Radeon Xpress 200]"
	Monitor		"Minicom LTD"
	DefaultDepth	24	

	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		24
		Modes		"1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600"
	EndSubSection
EndSection
The first mode listed is the default resolution.
 
Old 06-23-2008, 03:52 PM   #3
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That's an older laptop, right? The video chip might not be powerful enough to support 24bit color at full resolution. Try changing the DefaultDepth to 16. On my older laptops, I had to change the default depth to 16 in order to get full 1024x768 resolution.
 
  


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