Ubuntu 5.10 Breezy on C600 frame buffer and resolution change issues
I have a Dell Lattitude C600 that os acting up since I installed
Ubuntu 5.10 Breezy on it.
It is a 1GHz P3, 384 MB RAM, 40 GB disk, latest BIOS revision, no
docking station, 1400x1050 LCS, ATI Mobility M(3, I think) video.
Plain Ubuntu install, ubuntu 686 kernel, no patching of any kind.
I have 2 issues with it, both related to video.
1. I I setup a framebuffer console (vga parameter for kernel in the
GRUB conf), I get a screen that is completely messed-up and doesn;t
spread on the whole LCD surface.
2. If I change resolution in X, below 1280x1024, I get a messed-up
screen, as if there was a bad signal sync, the normal right 2/3 of the
screen on the left, the remaining normal left 1/3 to the right, and a
This is weird, I didn't have any issue like that when it had Debian
with a home made kernel (kernel.org and a few patches).