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Old 09-15-2003, 07:16 PM   #16
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I think the different results you get from BSD/different linux distros are just the result of ending up with different configurations for XF86. As pointed out above, these all use the same code, compiled on with the same compiler, and really just differ in their configuration tools.

If you want to get the best out of your existing hardware I'd suggest reading up as much as possible about what goes in the XF86Config file and adjusting parameters such as resolution, screen depth and monitor sync rates.

If you can find a Knoppix live CD that is a good experimentation tool, as you can set a lot of these things at the boot prompt, and have a look at the config file Knoppix creates.

But if your monitor settings are within specification, it seems most likely bad hardware.
 
Old 09-15-2003, 08:54 PM   #17
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Yes, for sure monitor settings are within specifications.
 
Old 09-16-2003, 03:24 AM   #18
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I forget to mention there is a utility called 'xvidtune' which you can use to adjust your video timing while X is running. I used to use it to get the display centered and sized on old hardware, and it doesn't work on my current setup, but you might find it useful. I think it can also destroy your monitor if you are not careful!
 
Old 09-16-2003, 07:30 AM   #19
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Thanks, this is very good to know.
 
  


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