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Old 09-16-2003, 11:10 PM   #1
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Whats wrong with my XF86Config here:


Here's the monitor section. I tried using kxconfig and it screwed up my resolution. 1024x768 is what I want, but 800x600 is what I got. I already changed (what I believed) to be the proper settings, but its still @ 800x600.

===============================================

Section "Monitor"

Identifier "My Monitor"


HorizSync 31.5-50


VertRefresh 75

vendorname "[My Monitor]"
modelname "[My Monitor]"
ModeLine "1024x768/75" 31.5 1024 1048 1120 1336 768 768 774 804 -hsync -vsync
EndSection


# **********************************************************************
# Graphics device section
# **********************************************************************

# Any number of graphics device sections may be present

Section "Device"
Identifier "VESA Framebuffer"
Driver "ati"
#VideoRam 4096
# Insert Clocks lines here if appropriate
vendorname "ATI"
boardname "Radeon QE"
EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Screen sections
# **********************************************************************

# Any number of screen sections may be present. Each describes
# the configuration of a single screen. A single specific screen section
# may be specified from the X server command line with the "-screen"
# option.
Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen 1"
Device "VESA Framebuffer"
Monitor "My Monitor"

# If your card can handle it, a higher default color depth (like 24 or 32)
# is highly recommended.

# DefaultDepth 8
# DefaultDepth 16
DefaultDepth 24
# DefaultDepth 32

# "1024x768" is also a conservative usable default resolution. If you
# have a better monitor, feel free to try resolutions such as
# "1152x864", "1280x1024", "1600x1200", and "1800x1400" (or whatever your
# card/monitor can produce)

Subsection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
Virtual 0 0
EndSubsection
Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
Virtual 0 0
EndSubsection
Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
Virtual 0 0
EndSubsection
Subsection "Display"
Depth 32
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
Virtual 0 0
EndSubsection
 
Old 09-17-2003, 12:03 AM   #2
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appears to be something with your vertical and horizontal syncs
 
Old 09-17-2003, 12:28 AM   #3
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Scruff, I'm no expert, but after checking my XF86Config, I think the basic problem may be that your vertical refresh should be a range, not a single constant value. If I were you, I'd try specifying a ceiling for the vert rate, and maybe also getting rid of the "ModeLine" entry in the monitor section (I don't know what that does, but I don't have that in either of my Linux boxen and things seem to be OK.)

FYI: my monitors are both Viewsonic E771, horiz rate 30-70, vert rate 50-120, using a Radeon 64Mg card, 16 color depth, resolution same as what you specified.

Hopefully some of this might be useful -- J.W.
 
Old 09-17-2003, 12:47 AM   #4
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MAN it looks great to have a screen again! I can't hang with that huge text @ 800x600 on a 17" moniter.

Deleting the ModeLine entry and setting a ceiling did the trick. Thanks J.W.
 
Old 09-17-2003, 01:06 AM   #5
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You're welcome Scruff, I'm stoked that you were able to solve the problem. -- J.W.
 
  


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