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Old 12-14-2008, 08:54 AM   #1
godis
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Screen resolution in KDE - Gentoo *SOLVED*


I need some help with how to set the screen resolution when i start KDE.

Inside KDE i can only choose 800x600

In Grub.conf i have tried both:
video=uvesafb:mtrr:3,ywrap,1024x768-32@60
and:
vga=0x318 video=vesafb:mtrr:3,ywrap

My graphics card is a S3 Savage ( IBM Thinkpad laptop )
How do i know if Gentoo has found the correct card at all ?

Any tips pointing me in the right direction would be most appreciated.

xorg.conf

Code:
Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier     "X.org Configured"
	Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
	InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
	InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

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

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

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

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Mouse0"
	Driver      "mouse"
	Option	    "Protocol" "auto"
	Option	    "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
	Option	    "ZAxisMapping" "4 5 6 7"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier   "Monitor0"
	VendorName   "Monitor Vendor"
	ModelName    "Monitor Model"
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     "NoAccel"            	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "AccelMethod"        	# <str>
        #Option     "HWCursor"           	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "SWCursor"           	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "ShadowFB"           	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "Rotate"             	# [<str>]
        #Option     "UseBIOS"            	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "LCDClock"           	# <freq>
        #Option     "ShadowStatus"       	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "CrtOnly"            	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "TvOn"               	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "PAL"                	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "ForceInit"          	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "Overlay"            	# [<str>]
        #Option     "TransparencyKey"    	# [<str>]
        #Option     "ForceInit"          	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "DisableXVMC"        	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "DisableTile"        	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "DisableCOB"         	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "BCIforXv"           	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "DVI"                	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "BusType"            	# [<str>]
        #Option     "DmaType"            	# [<str>]
        #Option     "DmaMode"            	# [<str>]
        #Option     "AGPMode"            	# <i>
        #Option     "AGPSize"            	# <i>
	Identifier  "Card0"
	Driver      "savage"
	VendorName  "S3 Inc."
	BoardName   "SuperSavage IX/C SDR"
	BusID       "PCI:1:0:0"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
	Identifier "Screen0"
	Device     "Card0"
	Monitor    "Monitor0"
	DefaultDepth  16
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     1
		Modes   "1024x768"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     4
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     8
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     15
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     16
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     24
	EndSubSection
EndSection

Last edited by godis; 12-14-2008 at 02:32 PM.
 
Old 12-14-2008, 09:28 AM   #2
Hern_28
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Can try this.

add "in Bold"

SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 16
Modes "1024x768"

because default depth is set to 16.

Hope that helps. xorg.conf says you are using the savage driver.
 
Old 12-14-2008, 01:02 PM   #3
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Added Modes "1024x768" to all subsections but no difference.
Any more ideas ?
 
Old 12-14-2008, 02:30 PM   #4
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I found a thread about xorgconfig
So i tried
# xorgconfig

Guessed a little... and WOOHOO it works !
The main thing i added to xorg.conf was the vertical and horizontal refresh rates that i managed to find with google.

Perhaps this thread can help others with the same problem

My hardware is a IBM Thinkpad T23

Add:
HorizSync 31.5 - 57.0
VertRefresh 50-90

under Section "Monitor"
 
  


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