On Fri, 11 Jun 2004 21:09:13 -0500 Eric Crist <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> On Friday 11 June 2004 18:42, you wrote: > > I installed FreeBSD 5.2.1 on a Dell Inspiron 8100. During bootup > > and later, at the command line, the usable screen is much smaller > > than the available display size -- 2 to 3 inch margins on all sides. > > Does anyone > > know how I can fix this? > > > > In X, a resolution of 1400x1050 fills the display; but everything, > > including text in documents, looks really tiny. 1024x768 is my > > favorite setting for my desktop monitor; but is rejected by X as > > being too small on the laptop display. Is there a way to make > > things look bigger while in 1400x1050? > > > > Thanks, > > > > Andrew Gould > > In some cheaper laptops, like this POS I've got, there isn't really a > way to get rid of that blank space around the edges, short of digging > into vesa and some other console options. I've made some mild > attempts to get that configured, but I figure I use X 99% of the time, > so I use a virtual console within that for most of my work. > > On some better laptops, like your Dell, iirc, there should be a key > combination, or BIOS setting to 'stretch' that resolution to fill the > screen. Usually, it is a Fn+F(1-12) combination that does it, many > times undocumented. If I remember correctly, I've gotten Dell's to > stretch their resolution with Fn+F7, but I could be wrong. Poke > around Dell's support site and see what you can find. > > HTH > > -- > Keep your pecker hard and your powder dry, and the world WILL turn. > Fn+F7 did the trick! Thanks, Andrew Gould _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"