[K12OSN] Re: trouble with Compaq deskpro 5200mmx

Dave Prentice prentice at instruction.com
Tue Sep 14 00:51:37 UTC 2004

Even though lts.conf had the default resolution at 800x600, it wasn't
being applied to that machine. I manually put in a section for its MAC
address to force it to 800x600, 1meg memory, 8 bits. Working now
(though 8 bits doesn't look very good). Thanks.
Dave Prentice
prentice at instruction.com
>Date: Sun, 12 Sep 2004 03:52:19 -0400 (EDT)
>From: Jim McQuillan <jam at mcquil.com>
>Subject: Re: [K12OSN] trouble with Compaq deskpro 5200mmx
>To: Dave Prentice <prentice at instruction.com>, "Support list for
>On Sat, 11 Sep 2004, Dave Prentice wrote:
>> Hello all,
>> I have been working for months on my classroom network. It took
>> to figure out how make the server work, then each client has given
>> fits. I only have 2 working properly so far (each one took at least
>> hours to make work), and hope to get a third working. I hate
>> so much time on each machine!
>>    The one I'm trying to make work is a Compaq Deskpro 400, model
>> 5200mmx. It connects to the server and boots up to a login screen
>> but it's the wrong screeen resolution.
>>    It does not have onboard video but instead uses a PCI card. The
>> BIOS defaults to 640 x 480, and even though I have the server's
>> file (ltsp.conf, if I remember right) set to default to 800x600,
>> one still comes up as 640 x 480. I tried a different video card, a
>> Trident with 1meg of memory but it still comes up as 640 x 480. I
>> loaded the Compaq configuration program onto a hard drive but can't
>> find a way to force it to change resolution. Has anybody had a
>> problem? How do I fix it?
>you say you are setting 800x600 in lts.conf.  Could you
>show us your lts.conf file, so we can see how you are setting it ?
>Jim McQuillan
>jam at Ltsp.org

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