[Ma-linux] Laptop Display Problems
jhart at kevla.org
Tue Jan 8 13:07:08 EST 2008
Please post your display (screen) and video driver sections of xorg.conf.
> Jay, All,
> I just tried changing to 16 bit colors. No change in behavior.
> On Tue, 2008-01-08 at 11:27 -0500, Jay Hart wrote:
>> Any change in behavior at all if you use 16 bit colors?
>> > All,
>> > I loaded Suse Linux 10.3 on my laptop in December. Mostly it seems to
>> > be working fine. There are two issues though that limit my use of the
>> > laptop. One that I am concentrating on currently is the display.
>> > My laptop is a Compaq Presario C500. The monitor is a QDS QUANTADISPLAY
>> > LCD MONITOR. The screen area of the monitor is 13" wide by 8" high.
>> > Resolution is set to 1280x800 WXGA. Other options are 800x600 SVGA and
>> > 1024x768 XGA. Colors are 16.7 Mio (24 bit). The graphics card is a
>> > Intel 945 GM. No options have been chosen.
>> > Here's the problem I'm encountering. When I initially start up the
>> > laptop, the active area of the display is in the upper left and only
>> > 10.375" in width and 7.75" in height. The background photograph fills
>> > the entire display.
>> > There is one weird behavior. When I start up some applications -- for
>> > example I'll use the game Frozen Bubbles -- the application will take up
>> > the entire display. When I exit the game, the active area of the
>> > display now fills the entire display.
>> > Suse Linux support people recommended installing current drivers. When
>> > I went to the website they indicated, I found out, according to Intel,
>> > that I did have the current drivers. Given the other behavior of the
>> > system (e.g., some games, background photo) I think I do have the
>> > correct driver in place.
>> > Any ideas?
>> > Once I get the display working satisfactorily, I will move on to getting
>> > the wireless connection up and running. The wired port works perfectly
>> > fine.
>> > Thanks for any help you care to give.
>> > Best regards,
>> > --
>> > Chuck Divine <chuck.divine at comcast.net>
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> Chuck Divine <chuck.divine at comcast.net>
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