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Linux on Laptops with 15.4" (Inch) WideScreen 16:10 (WXGA/WSXGA/WUXGA) Displays

A Linux installation on laptops (or notebooks) with 15.4" (Inch) WideScreen 16:10 and a dedicated resolution like WXGA/WSXGA/WUXGA may require some special tweaking of the X11 configuration file. Here are links to installation reports about Linux on this new generation of laptops. Have you written an installation guide yourself? Then please feel free to submit a new entry.



For technical details a about the X11 configuration see the XFree86 Video Timings HOWTO. To figure out a X11 ModeLine you may use tools like:

  • XTiming - XFree86 modeline generator (online).
  • Colas - XFree Modeline Generator (online).
  • GTF - XFree86 modeline generator, conforming to the VESA Generalized Timing Formula - GTF Standard.
  • videogen - creates XFree86 and/or fbset (Linux framebuffer device) modelines using hardware parameters.

Laptop Installation Reports

ACER Aspire 1524WLMiSlackware 
ACER Aspire 2001WLCiMandriva (Mandrake) 10.0Italian
ACER Aspire 2001WLCiMandriva (Mandrake) 10.0 
ACER Aspire 2001WLCi [archived link]RedHat 
ACER Aspire 2001WLMiDebian 
ACER Aspire 2001WLMiMandriva (Mandrake) 9.2 
ACER Aspire 2012WLMiFedora Core 2 
ACER Aspire 2012WLMi [archived link]Debian Sarge 
ACER Aspire 2012WMLiNovell/SuSE 9.1 
ACER Aspire 3003WLCiOpenBSD 3.9 
ACER Aspire 3003WLCi  NEW  KUbuntu 7.04 
ACER Aspire 3692WLMi  NEW  Slackware 11.0 
ACER Aspire 5021NWLCi  NEW  Gentoo 
ACER Aspire 5024  NEW  Gentoo 
ACER TravelMate 2101WLMiDebianGerman
ACER TravelMate 4001WLMiDebianSpanish
ACER TravelMate 4001WLMiDebian 
ACER TravelMate 4202WLMi  NEW  Mandriva (Mandrake) 2006, Novell/SuSE 10.0 
Apple PowerBook G4 15''OpenBSD 
Apple PowerBook G4 15''Debian 
Apple PowerBook G4 Aluminium (AlBook)Debian 
Apple PowerBook G4 Aluminium (AlBook) 15''GentooItalian
ASUS A4764KLPNovell/SuSE 9.2 
ASUS A6K Z9200KFedora Core 5 AMD64 (x86_64)Italian
ASUS A6M-Q074Gentoo 
ASUS M6700NNovell/SuSE 9.1 
ASUS M6727NELH [archived link]  NEW  Debian 
ASUS M6727NELH [archived link]  NEW  DebianGerman
ASUS W1N (W1726NBH)Gentoo 
ASUS Z71V (aka Wortmann Terra Aura 8300, Centobil 8300, Cyber System Z71)Ubuntu 5.04 
ASUS Z71VGentoo 
Cebop TOP 900Mandriva (Mandrake) 
COMPAQ Presario R3000Debian 
COMPAQ Presario R3000Z (aka HP Pavilion ZV 5000Z)Fedora Core 2 
COMPAQ Presario R3000Z [archived link]Novell/SuSE 9.1German
COMPAQ Presario R3120USSlackware 9.1 
COMPAQ Presario V6210  NEW  Debian 
DELL Inspiron 6000  NEW  Debian 
DELL Inspiron 6000Ubuntu 5.10 Breezy Badger 
DELL Inspiron 6400Ubuntu Breezy 
DELL Inspiron 6400Ubuntu 7.04Italian
DELL Inspiron 8500Gentoo 1.4 
DELL Inspiron 8500FreeBSD 
DELL Inspiron 8500 [archived link] Novell/SuSE 8.2German
DELL Inspiron 8500RedHat 9.0 
DELL Inspiron 8500 [archived link]RedHat 9.0 
DELL Inspiron 8500RedHat 9.0 
DELL Inspiron 8500RedHat 9.0 
DELL Inspiron 8500Debian 
DELL Inspiron 8500Fedora Core 1 
DELL Inspiron 8500Debian 
DELL Inspiron 8500Slackware 9.0 
DELL Inspiron 8600 [archived link]Debian 3.0 
DELL Inspiron 8600FreeBSD 5.0 
DELL Inspiron 8600 [archived link]RedHat 9.0 
DELL Inspiron 8600RedHat 9.0 
DELL Inspiron 8600Fedora Core 1 
DELL Inspiron 8600Debian, Knoppix 
DELL Inspiron 8600Novell/SuSE 9.0 
DELL Inspiron 8600DebianFrench
DELL Inspiron 8600 [archived link]Gentoo 
DELL Inspiron 8600Fedora Core 2 
DELL Inspiron 8600Novell/SuSE 9.2 
DELL Inspiron 8600  NEW  Debian 3.1 
DELL Inspiron 8600 WUXGAFedora Core 2 
DELL Inspiron 9100Fedora Core 2 
DELL Inspiron 9100Linux from Scratch - LfS 
DELL Latitude D800Fedora 
DELL Latitude D810Debian 
DELL Latitude D810  NEW  Novell/SuSE 10.0German
DELL Vostro 1500Ubuntu 7.04 
eMachines M2350  NEW  Novell/SuSE 9.3 
Gateway 7405GX  NEW  Debian 
HP Pavilion DV 1245CL  NEW  Debian 
HP Pavilion ZV 5000ZFedora Core 3 
HP Pavilion ZV 5120US [archived link]Novell/SuSE 9.1 
HP Pavilion ZV 5240CA  NEW  Slackware 10.0 
HP Pavilion ZV 5320  NEW  Gentoo 
HP Pavilion ZX 5280US [archived link]  NEW  Slackware 10.0 
HP/COMPAQ NX7000Mandriva (Mandrake) 9.2French
HP/COMPAQ NX7000RedHat 9.0, Fedora Core 1 
HP/COMPAQ NX7000 [archived link]Gentoo 
HP/COMPAQ NX7000Debian 
HP/COMPAQ NX7000LinuxGerman
HP/COMPAQ NX7000RedHat 9.0 
HP/COMPAQ NX7000Gentoo 
HP/COMPAQ NX7010Fedora Core 2 
HP/COMPAQ NX9105Mandriva (Mandrake) 10.0Turkish
IBM ThinkPad T61  NEW  Fedora 7 
MSI MegaBook M662 [PRINT]  NEW  Novell/SuSE SLED 10German
MSI MegaBook M662  NEW  Slackware 11.0, Novell/SuSE 10.2 
Packard Bell EasyNote V7900  NEW  Debian 
Sager NP3790  NEW  Debian Sarge 
Samsung R55  NEW  Ubuntu 6.10 
Sony VAIO PCG-TR1Fedora Core 1 
Sony VAIO PCG-TR2Fedora Core 1 
Sony VAIO PCG-TR2Fedora Core 1Japanese
Systemax Neotach 3300Mandriva (Mandrake) 2006 AMD64 (x86_64) 
Toshiba Satellite M30-951Fedora Core 2 
Toshiba Satellite M35-S359  NEW  Ubuntu 
Toshiba Satellite P10-792  NEW  Gentoo 
Toshiba Satellite Pro M30Mandriva (Mandrake) 10.0 
Toshiba Satellite Pro M30-344Novell/SuSE 9.0 
Toshiba Satellite Pro M30-404Gentoo 
Toshiba Satellite Pro M30-S309Mandriva (Mandrake) 10 
Toshiba Satellite Pro M30-841Debian 

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