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so i know this is probably stupid, but here goes anyway.
i want to run 1280x960 as my default resolution. it works and i like it. i also want to have other resolutions enabled (640x480 especially, for starcraft)
the screen section of my XF86Config-4 looks like this
that's exactly what i tried Zero, unfortunately when i put
Modes "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
it seems to default to 1024x768 instead of the first one like you would expect. also i have no virtual screen resolution set, that was commented out. will that help?
It will allow you to have a vritual 1280x960 if in 1024x768 but it still looks like a 1024x768 desktop.
What driver are you useing? A radeon driver off of gatos.sourceforge.net or the driver that came with mandrake?
im using the proprietary ati drivers, because they're the only ones that run games properly (i need those fps in tuxracer)
anyway, i solved half my problem. i generated and manually put in a modeline for 1280x960 at 85 hertz. it will now actually use the default res, and switch between the others fine. my only problem now is that when i go down to 640x480 everything gets all messed up. i can't really explain it, it's like i see small rectangular fragments of stuff all over my screen.
oh well at least i can change down to 800x600 without problems now
Xfree-drm, the old kernel Xfree drivers, support ATI radeon just fine. Just be sure you don't compile xfree-dri AND xfree-drm into the kernel - then nothing will work!
The Xfree-drm in the 2.4.x kernel is a little iffy, but some third party xfree-drm work fine. So if after compiling xfree-drm into the kernel instead of xfree-dri things still don't work, don't compile either one into the kernel and look for an xfree-drm package on the internet.
yes thank you, i have 1280 x 960 running nicely at 85 hertz now, and it switches back and forth. the only problem im having is now 640x480 is messed up, but i think it might just be a matter of manually making a modeline for it.
starcraft only runs in 640x480, and there is no option for resolution change ingame.
it's not desperate as i can just boot in windows to play it, but it would be nice to be able to play it well in linux.
Will native Linux games like Chromium or Tuxracer run in 640x480? What about the quake 2 & 3 game engines for Linux? What about changing your desktop resolution to 640x480?
If a) the error occurs when you are in 640x480 and b) you are only in 640x480 while playing Starcraft, it follows that c) the error only occurs while you are playing Starcraft. Maybe the fault here lies with Starcraft or Wine/WineX, and not with the X server.
that's the thing, it's NOT just in starcraft. if i run tuxracer in full screen it does it, and if i even just switch my resolution by ctrl+alt+'+' it does it. and, if i add in a modeline for 640x480, i go back to my original problem of not being able to switch to either of them! (640x480 or 1280x960)
by the way thanks for taking the time to help me kc8tbe.
i think maybe i'll just wait until the next release of wine. it's free, it runs starcraft, and it has the option to run in a window :S