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Old 19th May 2004, 05:11 AM
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FC2 display on Tecra 8200

I just finished installing FC2 on my Toshiba Tecra 8200 laptop, and the X window doesn't fill the screen. There is a black border for about an inch on the right-hand side and 1/4-inch on the bottom. Using FC1 the resolution was 1400x1050 and everything worked fine. I don't see how to bump the resolution up from what seems to be displaying at 1280x1024. My current settings are below:

System Settings -> Display

The "Settings" tab says:

Resolution: 1400x1050
Color Depth: Millions of Colors

The "Hardware" tab says:

Monitor Type: LCD Panel 1400x1050
Video Card: Trident CyberBladeXP

but when I got to Preferences -> Screen Resolution the only options are:

Resolution: 1280x1024 (and below)
Refresh rate: 60 Hz (only option)

in my /etc/X11/xorg.conf file I have the following portions:

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "LCD Panel 1400x1050"
HorizSync 31.5 - 90.0
VertRefresh 59.0 - 75.0
Option "dpms"

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "trident"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "Trident CyberBladeXP"

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24
Modes "1400x1050" "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"

Any help would be appreciated!

[this is a re-post from another section ... didn't see the laptop section at first!]
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Old 21st May 2004, 07:52 PM
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Installed FC2 on my Tecra 8200 the other day with no display problems. I took the default resolution which I believe was 1024x768 which is the native resolution of the screen.

Have you tried changing the screen resolution down to 1024x768?

Sounds like you are in 800x600 mode, which may be a side effect of Fedora switching to Xorg.

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Old 23rd May 2004, 09:07 AM
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we must have different screens then (XGA, i believe), as the resolution i used in redhat 9, fedora core 1, and windows on this laptop is 1400x1050.
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Old 24th May 2004, 03:11 AM
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I don't think the Tecra 8200 model had a native 1400x1050 screen, but I could be wrong.

The fact that 1400x1050 resolution worked for everything previous to FC2 leads me to believe that the switch to X.org is causing your problem.

I would still try to reduce your resolution to 1024x768 just to see if that works.

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Old 26th May 2004, 03:33 PM
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Yup I was wrong. Check out this site:

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