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  1. #1

    Screen only taking up 1/3

    Hey guys,

    I have searched far and wide for this answer, but I can't seem to find good documentation for how to adjust your screen when it only takes up 1/3 of the 15' screen.

    I have a Compaq Preario 2100 running RedHat 9<--- Like the distro.

    I tried running the lshw program on the OS but that dosen't seem to work, so I have no idea what type of video card I have.

    Any suggestions greatly appreciated.

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    ah redhat
    mabe try fc4 its alot better

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    No fair upgrading until you have dominated the version you started with!

    Is the problem in text or GUI?
    If GUI, I'd look at /etc/X11/xorg.conf (or XF86Config)
    //got nothin'
    ///this use to look better

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    I happen to have a Presario 2100 as well, and I have ran Debian GNU/Linux on it for the past 1.5 years without problems.

    The video card is most likely a ATI Radeon card (I forgot the type). First look at your X config file (under /etc/X11) and see if it's running the "radeon" driver. If it isn't, then you need to install the radeon driver. Google on "radeon Linux drivers" and you can find plenty of resources.

    If it is, then you set your resolution through the X config file. As for documentation on setting screen resolution, have you tried searching for "X config file documentation" on Google? I don't want to say this, but, you need to search a bit harder as this kind of documentation is too easy to find.


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