[FredLUG] Re: What am I missing?
Paul W. Frields
stickster at gmail.com
Mon Sep 29 20:56:59 EDT 2008
On Mon, Sep 29, 2008 at 11:12:40AM -0400, Robert Lay (W9DMK) wrote:
> Dear Paul,
> I don't think this monitor could be more than 3 years old - it's a ViewSonic
> I have used the Fedora 9.0 Live Image, and I played it on this desktop
> system before trying the install from the Fedora 9.0 DVD, and I also played
> it on the Laptop to see if it acted the same as the Ubuntu Live image - it
> does. They both show only the upper left 2/3 of the screen.
> During the Ubuntu Live Image experiment, it gave me a Video Resolution tool
> which I thought would allow me to set up the necessary resolution of 1280 x
> 768, but it did not. Perhaps I just don't kow how to work that tool.
> I can play with the idea of booting the Fedora Live Image from a thumb
> drive. I have a 1 GB model to which I can copy the the image from the CD.
> Presuming that that is a practical way of doing it, I can try that today,
> but I don't see how that will be better than the experiment that I alread
> ran from the Fedora Live Image.
Perhaps not. It might be worth trying a *newer* Live image -- it's
possible to create a brand-new F9 Live that includes all the updates
pre-shrunk and ready to wear. It's possible that might help your
situation. Or it might work no better! :-)
In any case, we can definitely spend some time Thursday looking at
your laptop to figure out how to find a better resolution for you.
One thing you can do is to muck with the "Screen" section in your
pre-generated /etc/X11/xorg.conf file, so it looks something like
Viewport 0 0
Modes "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600"
Obviously those modes are going to depend on your actual hardware, but
if it's capable, you can change this file and then restart X (logging
out is usually sufficient on Fedora, not sure about other
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