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Old 05-24-2003, 01:56 AM   #1
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Angry Screen resolution & Scrolling

Hey everyone...

I'm new to this forum, but I'll do the best I can to describe what's going on.

I'm not a linux expert or newbie...I think I can say I proudly fall in the middle somewhere...

Ok, on to the problem

I have a Sony HMD-A240R Monitor, S3 ProSavage KM133 (not sure about this, but by probing this is what the system found).

I am running RedHat 9 - fresh, brand new install.

My monitor *should* be able to handle resolutions up to 1280x1024@85HZ with 24-bit color (according to Sony specs)

I don't really need larger than 1024x768 @ 24 bit

So the pertinent parts of my XF86Config file are:
Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "HMD-A240R"
DisplaySize 330 240
HorizSync 30.0 - 70.0
VertRefresh 48.0 - 120.0
Option "dpms"

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "savage"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "S3 ProSavage KM133"

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"

When X first starts I get the message "Out of scan range" on my monitor.

If I Ctrl-Alt-+ twice I can get X started, but it's huge and scrolls around.

I know it scrolls because I have the higher resolutions in my modes section, but why can't I run 1024x768?

Also...I grepped my XF86Config just to be sure, but I do not have the word "virtual" anywhere in there.

So I guess my questions are:

1. Why can't I run 1024x768?
2. In RedHat 9 have they done away with Xconfigurator? (It wasn't pretty, but it worked)
3. What else can I check?

In the display properties, the monitor probe comes back with the right monitor and VSync and HSyncs for the monitor, I just can't get it to work right.

Any help would be greatly appreciated....

Old 05-24-2003, 02:26 AM   #2
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try to set a lower vertical and horizontal refresh.
just a little lower, and see if you're ok. with the
screen size changing control alt + and -, it will leave the
desktop size the same. that's why you get that big
virtual desktop when you change resolution.
xf86cfg you should have available.


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