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Old 05-31-2003, 06:43 PM   #1
DiZASTiX
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XFree86 resolution wont load?


Hey, i use Slack 9, and i prevously used Slack 8.1. In 8.1 i could run in 1024x768 fine, but when i updated to Slack 9 (Nothing changed about the computer, exactly the same) I can only run in 800x600. When i "startx" it says this:

Quote:
(EE) MGA(0): Static buffer allocation failed, not initializing the DRI
(EE) MGA(0): Need at least 5625 kB video memory at this resolution, bit depth
and this is my /etc/X11/XF86Config file:

Quote:
Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "XFree86 Configured"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "Files"
RgbPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
ModulePath "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"
EndSection

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

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "keyboard"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Buttons" "5"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
#DisplaySize 330 240 # mm
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "DRT"
ModelName "DRT DRMON17"
Option "DPMS"
HorizSync 30-70
VertRefresh 50-120
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 "SWcursor" # [<bool>]
#Option "HWcursor" # [<bool>]
#Option "PciRetry" # [<bool>]
#Option "SyncOnGreen" # [<bool>]
#Option "NoAccel" # [<bool>]
#Option "ShowCache" # [<bool>]
#Option "Overlay" # [<str>]
#Option "MGASDRAM" # [<bool>]
#Option "ShadowFB" # [<bool>]
#Option "UseFBDev" # [<bool>]
#Option "ColorKey" # <i>
#Option "SetMclk" # <freq>
#Option "OverclockMem" # [<bool>]
#Option "VideoKey" # <i>
#Option "Rotate" # [<str>]
#Option "TexturedVideo" # [<bool>]
#Option "Crtc2Half" # [<bool>]
#Option "Crtc2Ram" # <i>
#Option "Int10" # [<bool>]
#Option "AGPMode" # <i>
#Option "AGPSize" # <i>
#Option "DigitalScreen1" # [<bool>]
#Option "DigitalScreen2" # [<bool>]
#Option "TV" # [<bool>]
#Option "TVStandard" # [<str>]
#Option "CableType" # [<str>]
#Option "NoHal" # [<bool>]
#Option "SwappedHead" # [<bool>]
#Option "DRI" # [<bool>]
#Option "MergedFB" # [<bool>]
#Option "Monitor2HSync" # [<str>]
#Option "Monitor2VRefresh" # [<str>]
#Option "Monitor2Position" # [<str>]
#Option "MetaModes" # [<str>]
Identifier "Card0"
Driver "mga"
VendorName "Matrox Graphics, Inc."
BoardName "MGA 1064SG [Mystique]"
BusID "PCI:0:15:0"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Card0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 1
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 4
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection
thanks for any help Also, when i try Ctrl-Alt- - or Ctrl-Alt- + it turns to 640x480 but wont goto 1024x768

Last edited by DiZASTiX; 05-31-2003 at 06:44 PM.
 
Old 05-31-2003, 07:20 PM   #2
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With the newer X, sometimes the file /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 is read instead. Do you have that file?

# Configuring X
Linux Hardware Compatibility HOWTO - video cards
The Linux XFree86 HOWTO
Common X configuring tools:
Debian - dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86
Mandrake - XFdrake
Redhat 7.3 down - the setup utility leads to several config tools
Redhat 7.3 up - redhat-config-xfree86
You may have these tools:
XF86Setup
XFree86 -configure
Xconfigurator
xf86cfg
xf86config
xconf
 
Old 05-31-2003, 08:11 PM   #3
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Wow, thanks fancypiper, this has been pissing me off forever! I got it to work using XFree86 -configure. Also, thanks for those good links! (Everything looks so big compared to using 800x600 for so long )
 
  


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