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Old 06-20-2004, 04:44 AM   #1
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Question Funky overlapping display


Hi all,

I recently built a new box from scraps and decided to install Debian on it. I cannot seems to get a decent display out of it regardless of the configuration (resolution, refresh, colors, etc) I use. I also tried entering all the v&h sync rates for the monitor as they are listed from the Mfg as well as trying "simple" and "medium" settings.

It looks as though everything is severely blurry AND slightly overlapping. It's almost like it runs over the edges of the screen and then back on itself (the overlapping). I realize this is difficult to explain but does anyone have an idea here? I do not have another video card to try.

P3 700
256MB PC100
2MB (I think) Trident PCI video
WD 4GB IDE drive
15 inch CTX 1451es monitor

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Old 06-20-2004, 05:00 AM   #2
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Possibly the monitor can't handle a resolution that high?
 
Old 06-20-2004, 05:03 AM   #3
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I have tried them all right down to 6x4@60. Also of note is the monitor will run 1280x1045@75 running Windows.

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Old 06-20-2004, 08:41 AM   #4
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Could you post the relevant sections from the /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file? It's hard to give any useful tips otherwise... Maybe also from /var/log/XFree86.0.log, if it contains any warnings or errors ( (WW) or (EE) lines ).
 
Old 06-20-2004, 04:58 PM   #5
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I would but it would be a bit much to type out, at least other's logs I have looked at were. At risk of sounding stupid I don't see how else I could get it here!

Is it possible a misconfigured mouse could cause a screen funk? It seems to me the EE message was refering to a mouse. I am in the middle of a re-install now and will post back.

Thanks,

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Old 06-20-2004, 05:04 PM   #6
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Ok now it fails completely.

II messages are- Trident(0) not using mode "1024x768" (no mode of this name)
AND
800x600 and 640x400 etc, etc.

EE messages are- Trident(0) Virtual height (0) is too small for the hardware
AND
Screen(s) found but none have a useable configuration.

I'm off to search for help.

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Old 06-21-2004, 04:18 AM   #7
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You could try to add as much standard video modes as possible to the /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file, then when X loads and the screen is blurred you can change to other modes by pressing CTRL+ALT+minus and CTRL+ALT+plus, there must surely be some that work...

More or less like this:
Code:
Section "Screen"
        Identifier   "blahblah"
        Device       "Radeon" # put the "Identifier" field's value from the "Device" section here!
        Monitor      "Philips-109S2"
        DefaultDepth 24
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth      16
                Modes      "1152x864" "1024x768" "640x480" "800x600" "320x240"
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth      24
                Modes      "1152x864" "1024x768" "640x480" "320x240" "800x600"
        EndSubSection
EndSection
Or try other "DefaultDepth" values... (=#bits per pixel) (24, 16, or even 8)
 
Old 06-21-2004, 04:20 AM   #8
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I already tried all resolutions and color modes, they are all the same.

I had this same issue with another old card. I am simply going to get somthing a little newer.

Thanks all,

Jimi_l
 
Old 08-09-2004, 11:15 PM   #9
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I have the same exact overlapping problem. Someone help me please.
 
Old 08-10-2004, 04:36 AM   #10
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It was the card,

I bought another one for $5 from a computer show and it worked fine.

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