I have an older non-widescreen IBM Thinkpad connected via VGA port to a non-widescreen LCD monitor. When I install Vector Linux the OS uses both the laptop monitor and the external monitor, but on the larger external screen it doesn't clone the laptop screen correctly. It doesn't scale the laptop display appropriately to the external, so the panel is about 1/4 of the way from the bottom and does not extend to the right edge. Every other distro I have used, even LiveCDs, sets up the monitors correctly, but Vector does not.
The graphics card of the Thinkpad is set at a resolution of 1024x768 for the laptop display, and the external is set at 1280x1024. On the external monitor, the area below and also to the right of the panel is available, but I want the screens to simply mirror each other. Does anyone know how to solve this problem, which does not appear in other contemporary distros?