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Old 10-20-2003, 04:39 PM   #1
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Screen Setup on Acer Travelmate 630 RedHat 9

I've installed Red Hat 9 on an Acer Travelmate 630, and found it creates an x-server screen that has a shrunken screen with a black margin of 5 to 6.5 cm around the sides - i.e. it's not correctly sizing it.

Even with the latest NVIDIA-* loaded on it, the problem persists. Red Hat install couldn't probe the monitor details (set it to unknown monitor), and I've tried a few alternate settings (like Generic laptop's of various screen sizes I know are supported on the acer), and I've tried entering the screen dimensions in the Red Hat display config tool.

There's a few mentions of other linux's installed on Acer TM630's around the net, and I've tried their XF86Config files (each is different) with no success.

For the benefit of other newbies, I nearly jumped out the window downloading the NVIDIA driver - did it several times on Win2K boxes from home and work - everything gave checksum errors (even tried using either IE6 or Mozilla 1.4). Had to do it from Mozilla on the Red Hat box to get it to work.

Can anyone help with my screen sizing problem ? I know you've got to edit the XF86Config thing, but just what do you put in it ? Or am I barking up the wrong tree ?

Thanks in anticipation.

Bea Ravenue
Old 04-05-2004, 02:15 PM   #2
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Hallo, I've the same problem with suse 9.0.
I resolve it installing again the distro and the nvidia driver.
Now works fine


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