A friend gave me his old laptop because it's back-light gave out. Up until now I've been using it as a text based linux but I would like to revive it's ability to do graphics. With experimentation I found that under windows it's ability to output vga using the laptop's integrated external vga slot works just fine. As of yet however, I have to this day never been able to get the external vga to work under linux. It always gives me an out of range error.
The laptop in question is a presario 1500 The linux distro is cruchbash
I've read some instructions on how to fix that error in a few places but there is an issue. There is no such file as /etc/X11/xorg.conf nor any *.conf in that directory. Running the DPKG line doesn't help either.
Does anybody have the magic bullet to end this error with this laptop, or will I have to settle by install XP on it?
While I am not a complete linux noob, please treat me as one in your explination if that works.