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Author Topic: Black boarder after setup  (Read 392 times)
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« on: July 08, 2014, 04:49:27 am »

Hi ,i am a newbie trying VL7.0 light on a very old laptop Toshiba sat 4030cdt

Celeron 300Mhz CPU
196 meg ram
Trident Cyber 9525 SVGA graphics

all has gone well i installed ok and got a desktop but i have a 1inch,ish black boarder around the desktop,i would like to use the whole screen,i have looked at the Xorg.config file but it is empty and even if it was not empty i would not know what look for .Could any one help please.

Side note , i am amazed how well VL runs on this old hardwear . Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2014, 05:44:20 am »

In a root terminal, run command "vxconf" and follow the prompts. When it's done, reboot and try again.
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« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2014, 06:28:17 am »

The whole screen went corrupt it was almost full screen but i could not read anything just multi color lines everywhere ,that was after i rebooted.
i am back to where i was by booting in text mode and running vasm and selecting auto2,in text mode vxconf did nothing but take me back to terminal
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« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2014, 10:20:23 am »

 Hi Jabar.. I have (somewhere) a toshiba 4070cds with 192 megs ram, I recall it does 640x480 and 800x600 at a lower bit rate, and better if you use an external monitor rather than the lcd. Yours may be similar, I think the cdt had a higher res so perhaps yours is 800 and 1024 thus the black boarder, it's at 800.

Anyway try a monitor if you have one or lower the bit rate on the higher res or perhaps use vesa rather than xorg, not sure how you make that selection with vector anymore but someone will likely help.

I used puppy linux as it is designed to run on as little as 128 megs and runs in ram so my 4 gig hd could be used as a save file and swap file. even with puppy I had to tweak the vid setting to work at the higher res.. damnsmall was also used on this but one or the other would not allow use of my pcmcia backpak cd burner.. eventually hotmail would no longer work on the resolution so I upgraded to vector on a desktop with more ram, and better graphics..

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« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2014, 03:02:42 pm »

You may need to manually edit xorg.conf. When you boot to text mode, log in as root and run "vxconf", does it not do anything?
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« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2014, 04:38:54 pm »

Also have a look at this thread, It may be very helpfull

config file from puppy worked on ubuntu for 4030cdt

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier     " Configured"
Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier  "Keyboard0"
Driver      "kbd"
Option      "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option      "XkbModel" "pc102"
Option      "XkbLayout" "gb" #xkeymap0

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier  "Mouse0"
Driver      "mouse"
Option     "Protocol" "auto" #mouse0protocol
Option     "Device" "/dev/mouse"
#Option      "Emulate3Buttons"
#Option      "Emulate3Timeout" "50"
Option      "ZAxisMapping" "4 5" #scrollwheel

Section "Monitor"
#DisplaySize   240   180 # mm
Identifier   "Monitor0"
VendorName   "TOS"
ModelName    "5082"
HorizSync    31.5-48.5
VertRefresh  40-70
#UseModes     "Modes0" #monitor0usemodes
Option      "PreferredMode" "1024x768"

Section "Modes"
Identifier "Modes0"

Section "Device"
# Available Driver options are:-
# Values: <i>: integer, <f>: float, <bool>: "True"/"False",
# <string>: "String", <freq>: "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz"
# [arg]: arg optional
#Option     "AccelMethod"        # [<str>]
#Option     "SWcursor"            # [<bool>]
#Option     "PciRetry"            # [<bool>]
#Option     "NoAccel"            # [<bool>]
#Option     "SetMClk"            # <freq>
#Option     "MUXThreshold"        # <i>
#Option     "ShadowFB"            # [<bool>]
#Option     "Rotate"              # [<str>]
#Option     "VideoKey"            # <i>
#Option     "NoMMIO"              # [<bool>]
#Option     "NoPciBurst"          # [<bool>]
#Option     "MMIOonly"            # [<bool>]
#Option     "CyberShadow"        # [<bool>]
#Option     "CyberStretch"        # [<bool>]
#Option     "XvHsync"            # <i>
#Option     "XvVsync"            # <i>
#Option     "XvBskew"            # <i>
#Option     "XvRskew"            # <i>
#Option     "FpDelay"            # <i>
#Option     "Display1400"        # [<bool>]
#Option     "Display"            # [<str>]
#Option     "GammaBrightness"    # [<str>]
#Option     "TVChipset"          # [<str>]
#Option     "TVSignal"            # <i>
Identifier  "Card0"
Driver      "trident" #card0driver
VendorName  "Trident Microsystems"
BoardName   "Cyber 9525"
BusID       "PCI:0:4:0"

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device     "Card0"
Monitor    "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth 16
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       16
        Modes       "1024x768"
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