Toshiba Tecra 8000 cannot display video modes other than 1024x786. Both Warty and Hoary use a 640x480 framebuffet. This causes only the center of the monitor to be used. However, this issue is easily fixed.

1. Load /boot/grub/menu.lst.

gksudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst

2. Look for the following entry:

title         Ubuntu, kernel 2.6.15-27-386
root          (hd0,0)
kernel        /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.15-27-386 root=/dev/hda1 ro quiet splash
initrd        /boot/initrd.img-2.6.15-27-386

3. Add the following to the end of the third line:


The new entry should now be:

kernel        /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.15-27-386 root=/dev/hda1 ro quiet splash vga=791

4. Save the file and reboot.


LaptopSmallConsole (last edited 2008-10-31 05:48:35 by littlergirl)