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Old 09-15-2009, 08:00 PM   #1
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Question Debian (Lenny) and Acer x163w picture problem


Just got a Acer x163w monitor. I have a Compaq 7485 with Debian Lenny installed. I was using a Acer AL2216W and all worked well. Using the Acer x163w,
I get a mixed up picture.
I haven't found any post for this problem.
Thanks for your input in advance!
 
Old 09-15-2009, 11:24 PM   #2
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What do you mean by mixed up picture?
 
Old 09-16-2009, 10:54 AM   #3
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It works till logon, the screen goes diagonally /////.
 
Old 09-16-2009, 12:45 PM   #4
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the screen goes diagonally /////.
Seems like problem with your xorg.conf file (refresh rates of the monitor). Just stop Xserver from the terminal and try to reconfigure it.

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OK, How do I get to terminal?
 
Old 09-17-2009, 05:58 AM   #6
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OK, How do I get to terminal?
<Ctrl>+<Alt>+F1
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<Ctrl>+<Alt>+F6


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Thanks, I'm not sure how to do it. I tried at the command line sudo gedit /etc/x11/xorg.config with the monitor //// during booting, and got it couldn't open.
 
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Thanks, I'm not sure how to do it. I tried at the command line sudo gedit /etc/x11/xorg.config with the monitor //// during booting
Just press those keys along with the function key after you boot up in the graphical mode. Just key in your username/password and then run the command as mentioned before.

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Thanks, I'm not sure how to do it. I tried at the command line sudo gedit /etc/x11/xorg.config with the monitor //// during booting, and got it couldn't open.
type this:

Code:
X -configure
also let us know :

Code:
lspci | grep VGA
 
Old 09-18-2009, 10:37 PM   #10
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lspci | grep VGA gave me
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Trident Microsystems Cyberblade/i7 (rev 5c)
 
Old 09-19-2009, 09:22 AM   #11
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OK, I finally got the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file to open...For some reason gedit won't work. Thank you Nano!

Section
"Device"
Identifer "Configured Video Device"
option "UseFBDev" "true"

EndSection


Section
"Monitor"
Identifier "Configured Monitor"

EndSection

Section
"Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Monitor "Configured Monitor"

EndSection

Where do I go from here?

Last edited by jombee; 09-19-2009 at 09:26 AM. Reason: Spelling error
 
Old 09-19-2009, 11:33 AM   #12
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Try doing,
Code:
dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
from the shell. It will ask you lot of questions including the refresh rates. Enter the values by looking at the monitor manual. It will make a backup copy the existing xorg.conf. In the `Monitor` section it will write the values.

Have you tried, `xserver-xorg-video-trident` package.

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Last edited by prasanta; 09-19-2009 at 11:49 AM.
 
Old 09-19-2009, 12:55 PM   #13
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I tried the dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg, didn't see anything about refresh rstes. It didn't change. Haven't tried xserver-xorg-video-trident package ( didn't know there was one, Thanks) I'll look for it...
 
Old 09-19-2009, 01:36 PM   #14
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I have the newest xserver-xorg-video-trident package. I got the acer x163w refurbed from Tigerdirect without manual. I'm guessing I change the Monitor identifier to the monitor name and make. maybe Hor 30-50 and Ver 60? I'll look for a manual online...
 
Old 09-22-2009, 05:26 PM   #15
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OK , this is what my xorg.conf.new looks like and still no change...I cp to /etc/X11/Xorg.conf

Section

"Device"
Identifer "Configured Video Device"
option "UseFBDev" "true"

EndSection

Section
"Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "acer"
ModelName "x163w"
HorizSync 30-80
VertRefresh 56-75

EndSection

Section
"Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Card0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
viewport 0 0
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768"
EndSubSection

EndSection
I'm still lost.
 
  


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