Joined: April 2004
||Posted: April 26 2004,15:26
I have DSL running on my Toshiba Satellite Pro 410cs, I have successfully loaded it to the hard drive and can boot it up from there up into text mode without problems. I can actually run X Windows as well but that is where my problem is, the problem I am having is that the # of colors at the 800x600 screen resolution isn't what it is supposed to be.
The problem this causes is that graphics, like the baby tux that comes up on the desktop and the DSL graphics that come up in Dillo when you first boot are almost unrecognizable. The other problem is that the background of dillo and other windows is black, making text extremely hard to read. it is essentially unusable.
The number of colors at 800x600 seems to be 8 or 16, the machine is capable of 256.
I have had Win95se working on this machine recently and it was able to display 800x600x256 with no problems. I reformatted the hard drive and intend to have only Linux on this box.
I am only able to get X up using the xvesa server, I did try Crotalus' suggestion about changing the VGA=771 (plus other numbers) and adding the fb800x600 line in lilo.conf , but it will not start using xfbdev at all.
I have done extensive reading in these forums and extensive google searches, and have tried numerous things but have been unable to get a higher number of colors to work under X. I have been messing about with this problem for about 5 nights and have finally concluded that I have exhausted all possible avenues that I can think of and am now asking for help.
Details on the machine,
Toshiba Satellite Pro 410cs
2Gig hard drive (I upgraded it)
Dual Scan Passive Matrix screen
C&T CT65548 Video Controller Chip
max internal screen resolution 800x600x256colors
Any suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thank you for reading my message.