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Old 08-29-02, 04:12 AM   #4
dhodho
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I have a Dell Inspiron 8200 with geforce 4, and there are several ways to get it to work with nice clear text.

1.Use nvidia's driver, with following modelines in your monitor section:

# -- 1400x1050 --
# 1400x1050 @ 60Hz, 65.8 kHz hsync
Modeline "1400x1050" 129 1400 1464 1656 1960
1050 1051 1054 1100 +HSync +VSync

# 1400x1050 @ 70Hz, 76.8 kHz hsync
Modeline "1400x1050" 151 1400 1464 1656 1960
1050 1051 1054 1100 +HSync +VSync

# 1400x1050 @ 75Hz, 82.3 kHz hsync
Modeline "1400x1050" 162 1400 1464 1656 1960
1050 1051 1054 1100 +HSync +VSync

# 1400x1050 @ 85Hz, 93.2 kHz hsync
Modeline "1400x1050" 184 1400 1464 1656 1960
1050 1051 1054 1100 +HSync +VSync


In Screen section, Display subsection, specify
Depth 24
Modes "1400x1050"

This works great. Problem is that nvidia driver is not suspend-compatible. So when I need to suspend linux in X11, I use the following:

2. In Device section, use Driver "vesa"
In Screen section use DefaultDepth 16, and in Screen.Display subsection, use Depth 16, Modes 1280x1024. This is similar to what you are doing--and it looks butt-ugly if the LCD display blows it up to 1400x1050. But

my dell laptop has a Fn-key combination (Fn-F7) that switches the display from full-screen to reduced-size. If you can also do this on your Toshiba, you will get a crisp screen output that has small black margins on the outside.

Good luck. My XF86Config-4 is attached to this message.

Dave.
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