I have been trying to refurb an old netbook for my son. I have wiped it clean and installed ubuntu 11.10 32 bit onto it.
Via C7-M 1600MHz CPU
Via Tech. CX700/VX700 [S3 Unichrome Pro] (rev 03)
It was VERY difficult to get it up and running as often the graphics were completely bugged.
I have updated it and managed to get it running by putting in an xorg.conf
Whilst the graphics issue is resolved (as in visible and not a garbled screen) there remain some massive bugs.
Identifier "Configured Monitor"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Monitor "Configured Monitor"
Device "Configured Video Device"
1) The size of the desktop exceeds the size of the screen. I can see the envelope in the top right, but not the date etc.
2) I am unable to change the resolution of the desktop.
I downloaded xresprobe and used the command ddcprobe.
This told me:
SO, is there some kind soul who can help put me on the right path as regards some way to make the desktop fit the screen?
vbe: VESA 3.0 detected.
oem: VIA CX700
I assume it may require some specific settings within the xorg.conf, but I have hit my skill ceiling!!!
I would really like this fixed... otherwise I may have to give him his raspberry pi birthday pressie early!!!!