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Old 01-23-2005, 11:17 PM   #1
maverick256
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xorg.conf for Dell M60 laptop with gentoo and KDE


Hello, I'm new. I finished a stage 1 gentoo installation this morning, and this is my first working linux system. I emerged kde, and following the instructions, configured the xorg.conf file. everything is working fine except for the screen resolution. I can get up to 1600x1200, but not beyond that. I wish to get the native resolution on my laptop, which is 1920x1200.
Is there anyone with a similar laptop who can show me your xorg.conf file? I can't seem to find the necessary hardware specifications for the monitor to set up the file fully. I'm running a Dell Precision M60 laptop with Nvidia Quadro FX Go1000 graphics card, and I have the Nvidia drivers. I'll attach my xorg.conf file, perhaps someone can tell me what to add.

Thank you
 
Old 01-23-2005, 11:19 PM   #2
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Code:
Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier     "X.org Configured"
	Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
	InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
	InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "Files"
	RgbPath      "/usr/lib/X11/rgb"
	ModulePath   "/usr/lib/modules"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/misc/"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/TTF/"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/Type1/"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/CID/"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi/"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/100dpi/"
EndSection

Section "Module"
	Load  "extmod"
	Load  "dri"
	Load  "dbe"
	Load  "record"
	Load  "xtrap"
	Load  "glx"
	Load  "type1"
	Load  "freetype"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Keyboard0"
	Driver      "kbd"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Mouse0"
	Driver      "mouse"
	Option	    "Protocol" "auto"
	Option	    "Device" "/dev/mouse"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
	Option "CalcAlgroith" "CheckDesktopGeometery"
	DisplaySize 331 207
	HorizSync 28-90
	VertRefresh 40-60
	Identifier   "Monitor0"
	VendorName   "Dell"
EndSection

Section "Device"
        ### Available Driver options are:-
        ### Values: <i>: integer, <f>: float, <bool>: "True"/"False",
        ### <string>: "String", <freq>: "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz"
        ### [arg]: arg optional
        #Option     "SWcursor"           	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "HWcursor"           	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "NoAccel"            	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "ShadowFB"           	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "UseFBDev"           	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "Rotate"             	# [<str>]
        #Option     "VideoKey"           	# <i>
        #Option     "FlatPanel"          	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "FPDither"           	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "CrtcNumber"         	# <i>
	Identifier  "Card0"
	Driver      "nvidia"
	VendorName  "nVidia Corporation"
	BoardName   "unknown board"
	BusID       "PCI:1:0:0"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
	Identifier "Screen0"
	Device     "Card0"
	Monitor    "Monitor0"
	Subsection "Display"
		Depth 24
		Modes "1920x1200"
	EndSubsection
EndSection
 
Old 01-29-2005, 02:20 PM   #3
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I have the same setup (M60 with gentoo . I did a stage 3 install, though). xorgconfig got me a mostly-working xorg.conf. A labmate has the same laptop and RedHat configured his monitor correctly. I stole the modelines from him. My turn for a question: how did you get sound working? I've tried a few things, and I can't even get a beep at the console. Anyway, here's my xorg.conf. Mark is the guy with RedHat.

Code:
# File generated by xorgconfig.

#
# Copyright 2004 The X.Org Foundation
#
# Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a
# copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"),
# to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation
# the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense,
# and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the
# Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:
# 
# The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in
# all copies or substantial portions of the Software.
# 
# THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR
# IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY,
# FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT.  IN NO EVENT SHALL
# The X.Org Foundation BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY,
# WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF
# OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE
# SOFTWARE.
# 
# Except as contained in this notice, the name of The X.Org Foundation shall
# not be used in advertising or otherwise to promote the sale, use or other
# dealings in this Software without prior written authorization from
# The X.Org Foundation.
#

# **********************************************************************
# Refer to the xorg.conf(5x) man page for details about the format of 
# this file.
# **********************************************************************
Section "Module"
    Load        "dbe"  	# Double buffer extension
    SubSection  "extmod"
      Option    "omit xfree86-dga"   # don't initialise the DGA extension
    EndSubSection
# mark loads v4l and just loads extmod.
    Load        "type1"
    Load        "freetype"
    Load       "glx"
EndSection

Section "Files"
    RgbPath	"/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
    FontPath   "/usr/share/fonts/misc/"
    FontPath   "/usr/share/fonts/TTF/"
    FontPath   "/usr/share/fonts/Type1/"
    FontPath   "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi/"
    FontPath   "/usr/share/fonts/100dpi/"
    FontPath   "/usr/share/fonts/local/"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
# mark has "AllowMouseOpenFail"
# mark has "RandR" "on"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier	"Keyboard1"
    Driver	"kbd"
    Option "AutoRepeat" "500 30"
    Option "XkbRules"	"xorg"
    Option "XkbModel"	"pc101"
    Option "XkbLayout"	"us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier	"Mouse1"
    Driver	"mouse"
    Option "Protocol"    "Auto"
    Option "Device"      "/dev/mouse"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier  "Mg Dell Laptop"
    HorizSync   28-110
# mark has 30-95
    VertRefresh 43-90
# mark has 60-75
# the next ones from Mark
  Option       "CalcAlgorithm" "CheckDesktopGeometry"
  ModelName    "1920X1200@75HZ"
  Option       "DPMS"
  VendorName   "--> LCD"
  UseModes     "Modes[0]"
EndSection

# this section from mark
Section "Modes"
  Identifier   "Modes[0]"
  Modeline 	"1920x1200" 239.63 1920 2064 2272 2624 1200 1201 1204 1251
  Modeline 	"1024x768" 67.48 1024 1080 1184 1344 768 769 772 797
  Modeline 	"1024x768" 79.52 1024 1080 1192 1360 768 769 772 801
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier	"Standard VGA"
    VendorName	"Unknown"
    BoardName	"Unknown"
    Driver     "vga"
EndSection


Section "Device"
    Identifier  "NVidia Quadro FX 1000Go"
    Driver      "nvidia"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier  "Screen 1"
    Device      "NVidia Quadro FX 1000Go"
    Monitor     "Mg Dell Laptop"
    DefaultDepth 24

    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       24
        Modes       "1920x1200" "1600x1200"
        ViewPort    0 0
    EndSubsection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier  "Simple Layout"
    Screen "Screen 1"
    InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
    InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection
 
Old 01-29-2005, 02:23 PM   #4
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one other thing: you need to make sure to emerge nvidia-kernel and nvidia-glx .. but it looks like you've already done that.
 
Old 01-29-2005, 05:34 PM   #5
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Ah yes, thank you I also joined a "linux-dell-laptops" group (exact name of the group) on Yahoo, seems that they have some very useful information. About the sound.... I thought perhaps ALSA would work, but I can't find the soundcard we have listed as supported. So I'm not sure if it can work. I made a post on the yahoo group about it, hopefully they'll have some advice
 
Old 02-02-2005, 04:37 PM   #6
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Took me forever to figure out, but appreantly gentoo has an ALSA guide. here's the link:

http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/alsa-guide.xml

I used it and sound works without a glitch (I think).
They also have a bunch of other documentations (including ALSA) here:

http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/index.xml?catid=desktop

But, you probably know it already anyways, thanks for the help, and hope that helps.
 
  


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