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I am running vector linux 4.0 on a very old Toshiba Satellite Pro 420CDT. I have been able to get X up and running, however regardless of what I tell ...
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    Display Problems on Toshiba Satellite 420CDT


    I am running vector linux 4.0 on a very old Toshiba Satellite Pro 420CDT. I have been able to get X up and running, however regardless of what I tell it, I am always getting an extremely low resolution and it is very off center (some of the icons are off of the screen) I have run XFree86 -configure which had no problems other than detecting the PS/2 mouse I've got plugged in. I have run the text and GUI X configuration utilities and nothing seems to be happening. Any suggesstions?

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    JT

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    you can edit your XF86Config then look for something like
    Code:
    vendorname "Sony"
    modelname "CPD 200SX"
    ModeLine "1280x1024/70Hz" 110 1280 1328 1512 1712 1024 1025 1028 1054 
    EndSection
    
    
    # **********************************************************************
    # Graphics device section
    # **********************************************************************
    
    # Any number of graphics device sections may be present
    
    Section "Device"
        Identifier  "VESA Framebuffer"
        Driver      "ati"
        #VideoRam    4096
        # Insert Clocks lines here if appropriate
    vendorname "ATI"
    boardname "Radeon QE"
    EndSection
    
    # **********************************************************************
    # Screen sections
    # **********************************************************************
    
    # Any number of screen sections may be present.  Each describes
    # the configuration of a single screen.  A single specific screen section
    # may be specified from the X server command line with the "-screen"
    # option.
    Section "Screen"
        Identifier  "Screen 1"
        Device      "VESA Framebuffer"
        Monitor     "My Monitor"
    
    # If your card can handle it, a higher default color depth (like 24 or 32)
    # is highly recommended.
    
    #   DefaultDepth 8
    #   DefaultDepth 16
       DefaultDepth 24
    #   DefaultDepth 32
    
    # "1024x768" is also a conservative usable default resolution.  If you
    # have a better monitor, feel free to try resolutions such as
    # "1152x864", "1280x1024", "1600x1200", and "1800x1400" (or whatever your
    # card/monitor can produce)
    
        Subsection "Display"
            Depth       8
            Modes "1280x1024/70Hz" "800x600" "640x480" 
    		Virtual 0 0
        EndSubsection
        Subsection "Display"
            Depth       16
            Modes "1280x1024/70Hz" "800x600" "640x480" 
    		Virtual 0 0
        EndSubsection
        Subsection "Display"
            Depth       24
            Modes "1280x1024/70Hz" "800x600" "640x480" 
    		Virtual 0 0
        EndSubsection
        Subsection "Display"
            Depth       32
            Modes "1280x1024/70Hz" "800x600" "640x480" 
    		Virtual 0 0
        EndSubsection
    then for the resalutions just give it ONLY the res. you want...give it no choice to do otherwise.

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