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Old 05-08-2004, 01:52 PM   #1
merlinsenger
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FC2Test3: I messed up the "xorg.conf" (Problem is solved)


Hi folks,

I have the following problem, maybe someone can help me with it:

I have installed FC2(3) on my notebook a couple of days ago. I configured the LCD as 1024x768 and it worked until I fooled around a bit with it today: Because I also wanted to use my desktop LCD at 1280x1024 I used the "System Tools -> Displays" utility to change the global resolution.

This worked with FC1. I set resolution to 1280x1024. My big TFT worked and my notebook screen showed the middle part of the image. I used the (user) utility "Preferences -> Screen Resolution" to turn down the resolution, temporarily when using the built-in monitor.

This time it did not work. This link leads to a screenshot (at 1024x768) i just took.
http://voigtstrasse.homeip.net/screen.jpg
Note that 1024x768 has worked before. I now use 800x600 to write this post. I set all fields in the former utility the way they were set before but I do not get it work.

Unfortunately I fooled around so much that the xorg.conf.backup does not work either.


Any help is very appreciated because working at 800x600 is absolutely not the way like it. Thanks alot for any hints.


This is my /etc/X11/xorg.conf (I deleted some comments for posting):


Code:
# Xorg configuration created by system-config-display

Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier     "single head configuration"
	Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
	InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
	InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "Files"

# RgbPath is the location of the RGB database.  Note, this is the name of the 
# file minus the extension (like ".txt" or ".db").  There is normally
# no need to change the default.
# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Red Hat 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.
	RgbPath      "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
	FontPath     "unix/:7100"
EndSection

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

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Keyboard0"
	Driver      "keyboard"
	Option	    "XkbModel" "pc105"
	Option	    "XkbLayout" "de"
	Option	    "XkbVariant" "nodeadkeys"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Mouse0"
	Driver      "mouse"
	Option	    "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
	Option	    "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
	Option	    "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
	Option	    "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier   "Monitor0"
	VendorName   "Monitor Vendor"
	ModelName    "LCD Panel 1024x768"
 ### Uncomment if you don't want to default to DDC:
#	HorizSync    31.5 - 37.9
#	VertRefresh  50.0 - 70.0
	Option	    "dpms"
EndSection

Section "Device"
	Identifier  "Videocard0"
	Driver      "radeon"
	VendorName  "Videocard vendor"
	BoardName   "ATI Radeon Mobility M9"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
	Identifier "Screen0"
	Device     "Videocard0"
	Monitor    "Monitor0"
	DefaultDepth     24
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     16
		Modes    "800x600" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
EndSection

Last edited by merlinsenger; 05-08-2004 at 02:43 PM.
 
Old 05-08-2004, 02:42 PM   #2
merlinsenger
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I just helped myself. I changed a section in /etc/X11/XF86Config.

There were two SubSection "Display" entries and I deleted the latter.

Code:
Section "Screen"
        Identifier "Screen0"
        Device     "Videocard0"
        Monitor    "Monitor0"
        DefaultDepth     24
        SubSection "Display"
                Viewport   0 0
                Depth     16
                Modes    "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        EndSubSection
EndSection
 
Old 05-08-2004, 03:18 PM   #3
merlinsenger
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I fooled around a bit more (after taking backups of /etc/X11/xorg.conf and /etc/X11/XF86config) and I noticed that logging off and on again was NOT always enough to make changes in the files (mentioned above) have effect (or correct effects).


P.S.: Because I am not a native speaker and because I use German language on my FC some translations may be strange or wrong
 
  


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