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Old 10-01-2005, 11:37 AM   #1
Jason0
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No Screens


I have used xorgconfig to set up my monior and my monitor says i have 30-70 Hz Horizontal and 50-160 Hz Vertical. I put this in when i xorgconfig. I also used 8bit under Screens. When i ran startx it worked but eveything was superimposed(Very Large) and i could not do any work. I also tried setting the 8bit to 1 and everything was in black and white and limited mouse functions. My monitor specs for optimal use that i should use 1024 X 768 with 85 Hz. Please if anyone knows how to set this stuff up right it would help me a lot.

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Old 10-01-2005, 12:57 PM   #2
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When you say 8bit, do you mean a Depth of 8? That is very unusually low. I'm set on 24, 32 is pretty standard also, 1 would be for that old C64 monitor you have in your attic -- 1, 8, 16, 24, and 32 are your options. Try 16 or 24 to start by editing your xorg.conf file in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.

It is always helpful to know what hardware (monitor) you are using, your syncs may be wrong, in spite of what you think.
 
Old 10-01-2005, 01:54 PM   #3
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I tried other setting like 4 depth and got a better screen I'm using a Dell e770s monior. Maybe, I'll try 32. I tried 16 and got an error saying it doesn't support it. Also, when i startx i can get into the control center for Displays and it says it set tp 640 by something else. I can't change it to 1024 X 768 I don't uderstand. When i xorgconfig it asks if i want to set the monitor to vga, etc I'm not sure which one to use. I tried several ones and had no luck.
 
Old 10-01-2005, 02:04 PM   #4
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Perhaps you could post the output of your xorg.conf file? I would try 24 before I tried 32bit.

I was just installing Debian and I realized that I have always used vesa instead of vga on all my monitors, perhaps that is worth a try, also.

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