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    Small screen on laptop


    My command shell uses only the center of my screen - not the entire thing. It's like my video driver needs to be installed or updated or something. Anyone have any ideas how I can prevent this from happening / or fix it?
    10" Sony Vaio SRX99P 850MHz P3-M 256MB RAM 20GB HD : ArchLinux
    14" Dell Inspiron 1420N 2GHz Core2Duo 2GB RAM 160GB HD : Xubuntu

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    It must have something to do with my xorg.conf. I'm currently running Arch Linux and just got Xorg and fluxbox installed. I first used hwd to create my xorg.conf, which didn't work too well. I then did X -configure, which worked fine. After adding exec fluxbox to my .xinitrc, fluxbox now starts up with
    Code:
    startx
    But my resolution is still messed up. Both in the shell and in fluxbox, the screen is a fraction of the possible size, leaving a large black border. I've searched my xorg.conf, but in it there is nothing about resolution. Besides, my xorg.conf would'nt affect my shell's resolution.
    Help would be much appreciated on this issue.
    10" Sony Vaio SRX99P 850MHz P3-M 256MB RAM 20GB HD : ArchLinux
    14" Dell Inspiron 1420N 2GHz Core2Duo 2GB RAM 160GB HD : Xubuntu

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    RE: Small screen on laptop

    Try "Fn-F7" (ie "Fn-Font") on Dell laptops.

    More info here -
    http://whacked.net/ldl/faq/

    Hope this helps, better late than never.

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