Subject: Re: X on a ThinkPad
To: Christophe Kalt <>
From: D'Arcy" "J.M. <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/13/1999 06:35:18
Thus spake Christophe Kalt
> I'm still using 1.3.3, so your mileage may vary.
> On May 11, D'Arcy J.M. Cain wrote:
> | I have it mostly working but I have two problems left.
> | 
> | The X server doesn't use the whole screen.  I am losing about an inch
> | all around the active area.  Windows95 was able to use the whole area so
> | I know it is possible.
> As someone else guessed, it's because you haven't defined
> any higher resolution mode; I use:
> ModeLine "800x600"     40.09     800  840  864 991   600  601 603  625 +hsync +vsync

I tried this (and many more besides - thanks to everyone who sent in mode
line suggestions) and it didn't work either.  I'm beginning to think that
it isn't even possible on this unit with NetBSD.  Is there anyone actually
running X in 800 x 600 mode on an IBM ThinkPad 560 on NetBSD 1.4?  If so,
please send me your config.

Note, the Trident video card only has 1 Mb. Could that be my problem?  I
don't know if I can even increase that.

> | More critical, the mouse doesn't work.  I move the trackpointer (that little
> | red nipple in the middle of the keyboard) and the pointer moves erratically.
> the following works for me:
> Section "Pointer"
>     Protocol    "MouseSystems"
>     Device      "/dev/mouse"

I am using wscons so I used the following which worked.

    Protocol    "wsmouse"
    Device      "/dev/wsmouse0"

D'Arcy J.M. Cain <darcy@{druid|vex}.net>   |  Democracy is three wolves                |  and a sheep voting on
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