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Old 04-29-2003, 08:58 PM   #1
drilla_killa
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Registered: Apr 2003
Distribution: Redhat 8.0
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RH8 + VAIO PCG-FX905P + XFree86


Hi there,

Having problems with XWindows on my Sony VAIO PCG-FX905P machine. I have an ATI RAGE Mobility P/M AGP 2x(A21/2), ATI compatible video card with 8 meg of RAM, a resolution of 1400x1050x60hz. The monitor is a 15" but I cannot get any more info from Sony about the HSync and VSync although XFree86 seems to be able to probe it well enough.

I have had this problem a couple of years back on a PC but just upgraded my version of redhat and that solved the problem.

I tested it to death during the installation with all versions of laptop monitor and sync ratings but to no avail. I have also ran the new redhat-config-xfree utility but that sucks. So all I was left with was to hack the XFree86Config file by hand which I am comfortable with doing but I am getting nowhere fast.

I have tried to leave as much for the system to probe as possible for simplicity.

Not much else I can say except to include a copy of my config file which is pasted below, there are many commented lines to get rid of unnecessary stuff which I am not over anxious to delete just yet:

As usual, any help that can be thrown my way would be well appreciated.

MARK

CIAO


# File generated by XConfigurator.

# **********************************************************************
# Refer to the XF86Config(4/5) man page for details about the format of
# this file.
# **********************************************************************

# **********************************************************************
# Files section. This allows default font and rgb paths to be set
# **********************************************************************

Section "Files"

# The location of the RGB database. Note, this is the name of the
# file minus the extension (like ".txt" or ".db"). There is normally
# no need to change the default.
RgbPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"

# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Red Hat 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.
FontPath "unix/:7100"

EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Server flags section.
# **********************************************************************

Section "ServerFlags"

# Uncomment this to cause a core dump at the spot where a signal is
# received. This may leave the console in an unusable state, but may
# provide a better stack trace in the core dump to aid in debugging
#NoTrapSignals

# Uncomment this to disable the <Crtl><Alt><BS> server abort sequence
# This allows clients to receive this key event.
#DontZap

# Uncomment this to disable the <Crtl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> mode switching
# sequences. This allows clients to receive these key events.
#DontZoom

EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Input devices
# **********************************************************************

# **********************************************************************
# Keyboard section
# **********************************************************************

Section "Keyboard"

Protocol "Standard"

# when using XQUEUE, comment out the above line, and uncomment the
# following line
#Protocol "Xqueue"

AutoRepeat 500 5

# Let the server do the NumLock processing. This should only be
# required when using pre-R6 clients
#ServerNumLock

# Specify which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1))
#Xleds 1 2 3

#To set the LeftAlt to Meta, RightAlt key to ModeShift,
#RightCtl key to Compose, and ScrollLock key to ModeLock:

#LeftAlt Meta
#RightAlt Meta
#ScrollLock Compose
#RightCtl Control

# To disable the XKEYBOARD extension, uncomment XkbDisable.
# XkbDisable

# To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the
# lines below (which are the defaults). For example, for a non-U.S.
# keyboard, you will probably want to use:
#XkbModel "pc102"

# If you have a US Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use:
#XkbModel "microsoft"

# Then to change the language, change the Layout setting.
# For example, a german layout can be obtained with:
#XkbLayout "de"
# or:
#XkbLayout "de"
#XkbVariant "nodeadkeys"

# If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and
# control keys, use:
#XkbOptions "ctrl:swapcaps"

# These are the default XKB settings for XFree86
#XkbRules "xfree86"
#XkbModel "pc101"
#XkbLayout "us"
#XkbVariant ""
#XkbOptions ""

XkbKeycodes "xfree86"
XkbTypes "default"
XkbCompat "default"
XkbSymbols "us(pc101)"
XkbGeometry "pc"
XkbRules "xfree86"
XkbModel "pc101"
XkbLayout "gb"

EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Pointer section
# **********************************************************************

Section "Pointer"

Protocol "PS/2"
Device "/dev/mouse"

# When using XQUEUE, comment out the above two lines, and uncomment
# the following line.
#Protocol "Xqueue"

# Baudrate and SampleRate are only for some Logitech mice
#BaudRate 9600
#SampleRate 150

# Emulate3Buttons is an option for 2-button Microsoft mice
# Emulate3Timeout is the timeout in milliseconds (default is 50ms)
Emulate3Buttons
Emulate3Timeout 50

# ChordMiddle is an option for some 3-button Logitech mice
#ChordMiddle

EndSection


# **********************************************************************
# Monitor section
# **********************************************************************

# Any number of monitor sections may be present

Section "Monitor"

Identifier "Generic Laptop Display Panel 1400x1050"
VendorName "Sony"
ModelName "PCG-FX905P"

# HorizSync is in kHz unless units are specified.
# HorizSync may be a comma separated list of discrete values, or a
# comma separated list of ranges of values.
# NOTE: THE VALUES HERE ARE EXAMPLES ONLY. REFER TO YOUR MONITOR'S
# USER MANUAL FOR THE CORRECT NUMBERS.
#HorizSync 31.5-48.5
HorizSync 31.5-90

# VertRefresh is in Hz unless units are specified.
# VertRefresh may be a comma separated list of discrete values, or a
# comma separated list of ranges of values.
# NOTE: THE VALUES HERE ARE EXAMPLES ONLY. REFER TO YOUR MONITOR'S
# USER MANUAL FOR THE CORRECT NUMBERS.
#VertRefresh 40-70
VertRefresh 59-75

# The line below was included in the file anaconda generated so should
# uncomment this at some point.
Option "dpms"

# Modes can be specified in two formats. A compact one-line format, or
# a multi-line format.

# These two are equivalent

# ModeLine "1024x768i" 45 1024 1048 1208 1264 768 776 784 817 Interlace

# Mode "1024x768i"
# DotClock 45
# HTimings 1024 1048 1208 1264
# VTimings 768 776 784 817
# Flags "Interlace"
# EndMode

# This is a set of standard mode timings. Modes that are out of monitor spec
# are automatically deleted by the server (provided the HorizSync and
# VertRefresh lines are correct), so there's no immediate need to
# delete mode timings (unless particular mode timings don't work on your
# monitor). With these modes, the best standard mode that your monitor
# and video card can support for a given resolution is automatically
# used.

# 512x384 @ 78 Hz, 31.50 kHz hsync
#Modeline "512x384" 20.160 512 528 592 640 384 385 388 404 -HSync -VSync
# 512x384 @ 85 Hz, 34.38 kHz hsync
#Modeline "512x384" 22 512 528 592 640 384 385 388 404 -HSync -VSync

# 640x400 @ 70 Hz, 31.5 kHz hsync
#Modeline "640x400" 25.175 640 664 760 800 400 409 411 450
# 640x400 @ 85 Hz, 37.86 kHz hsync
#Modeline "640x400" 31.5 640 672 736 832 400 401 404 445 -HSync +VSync

# 640x480 @ 100 Hz, 53.01 kHz hsync
#Modeline "640x480" 45.8 640 672 768 864 480 488 494 530 -HSync -VSync
# 640x480 @ 60 Hz, 31.5 kHz hsync
#Modeline "640x480" 25.175 640 664 760 800 480 491 493 525
# 640x480 @ 72 Hz, 36.5 kHz hsync
#Modeline "640x480" 31.5 640 680 720 864 480 488 491 521
# 640x480 @ 75 Hz, 37.50 kHz hsync
#ModeLine "640x480" 31.5 640 656 720 840 480 481 484 500 -HSync -VSync
# 640x480 @ 85 Hz, 43.27 kHz hsync

#Modeline "640x480" 36 640 696 752 832 480 481 484 509 -HSync -VSync
# 800x600 @ 100 Hz, 64.02 kHz hsync
#Modeline "800x600" 69.65 800 864 928 1088 600 604 610 640 -HSync -VSync
# 800x600 @ 56 Hz, 35.15 kHz hsync
#ModeLine "800x600" 36 800 824 896 1024 600 601 603 625
# 800x600 @ 60 Hz, 37.8 kHz hsync
#Modeline "800x600" 40 800 840 968 1056 600 601 605 628 +hsync +vsync
# 800x600 @ 72 Hz, 48.0 kHz hsync
#Modeline "800x600" 50 800 856 976 1040 600 637 643 666 +hsync +vsync
# 800x600 @ 85 Hz, 55.84 kHz hsync
#Modeline "800x600" 60.75 800 864 928 1088 600 616 621 657 -HSync -VSync

# 1024x480 for certain Vaios
#Modeline "1024x480" 65 1024 1032 1176 1344 480 491 493 525 -HSync -VSync

# 1024x768 @ 100Hz, 80.21 kHz hsync
#Modeline "1024x768" 115.5 1024 1056 1248 1440 768 771 781 802 -HSync -VSync
# 1024x768 @ 60 Hz, 48.4 kHz hsync
#Modeline "1024x768" 65 1024 1032 1176 1344 768 771 777 806 -hsync -vsync
# 1024x768 @ 70 Hz, 56.5 kHz hsync
#Modeline "1024x768" 75 1024 1048 1184 1328 768 771 777 806 -hsync -vsync
# 1024x768 @ 76 Hz, 62.5 kHz hsync
#Modeline "1024x768" 85 1024 1032 1152 1360 768 784 787 823
# 1024x768 @ 85 Hz, 70.24 kHz hsync
#Modeline "1024x768" 98.9 1024 1056 1216 1408 768 782 788 822 -HSync -VSync

# 1152x864 @ 100 Hz, 89.62 kHz hsync
#Modeline "1152x864" 137.65 1152 1184 1312 1536 864 866 885 902 -HSync -VSync
# 1152x864 @ 60 Hz, 53.5 kHz hsync
#Modeline "1152x864" 89.9 1152 1216 1472 1680 864 868 876 892 -HSync -VSync
# 1152x864 @ 70 Hz, 62.4 kHz hsync
#Modeline "1152x864" 92 1152 1208 1368 1474 864 865 875 895
# 1152x864 @ 78 Hz, 70.8 kHz hsync
#Modeline "1152x864" 110 1152 1240 1324 1552 864 864 876 908
# 1152x864 @ 84 Hz, 76.0 kHz hsync
#Modeline "1152x864" 135 1152 1464 1592 1776 864 864 876 908

# 1280x960 @ 60 HzModeline "1280x960" 108 1280 1376 1488 1800 960 961 964 1000 +HSync +VSync
# 1280x960 @ 85 HzModeline "1280x960" 148.5 1280 1344 1504 1728 960 961 964 1011 +HSync +VSync

# 1280x1024 @ 100 Hz, 107.16 kHz hsync
#Modeline "1280x1024" 181.75 1280 1312 1440 1696 1024 1031 1046 1072 -HSync -VSync
# 1280x1024 @ 61 Hz, 64.2 kHz hsync
#Modeline "1280x1024" 110 1280 1328 1512 1712 1024 1025 1028 1054
# 1280x1024 @ 70 Hz, 74.59 kHz hsync
#Modeline "1280x1024" 126.5 1280 1312 1472 1696 1024 1032 1040 1068 -HSync -VSync
# 1280x1024 @ 74 Hz, 78.85 kHz hsync
#Modeline "1280x1024" 135 1280 1312 1456 1712 1024 1027 1030 1064
# 1280x1024 @ 76 Hz, 81.13 kHz hsync
#Modeline "1280x1024" 135 1280 1312 1416 1664 1024 1027 1030 1064
# 1280x1024 @ 85 Hz, 91.15 kHz hsync
#Modeline "1280x1024" 157.5 1280 1344 1504 1728 1024 1025 1028 1072 +HSync +VSync

# 1400x1050 @ 60Hz, 65.8 kHz hsync
#Modeline "1400x1050" 129 1400 1464 1656 1960 1050 1051 1054 1100 +HSync +VSync
# 1400x1050 @ 70Hz, 76.8 kHz hsync
#Modeline "1400x1050" 151 1400 1464 1656 1960 1050 1051 1054 1100 +HSync +VSync
# 1400x1050 @ 75Hz, 82.3 kHz hsync
#Modeline "1400x1050" 162 1400 1464 1656 1960 1050 1051 1054 1100 +HSync +VSync
# 1400x1050 @ 85Hz, 93.2 kHz hsync
#Modeline "1400x1050" 184 1400 1464 1656 1960 1050 1051 1054 1100 +HSync +VSync

# 1600x1200 @ 60Hz, 75.00 kHz hsync
#Modeline "1600x1200" 162 1600 1664 1856 2160 1200 1201 1204 1250 +HSync +VSync
# 1600x1200 @ 70 Hz, 87.50 kHz hsync
#Modeline "1600x1200" 189 1600 1664 1856 2160 1200 1201 1204 1250 -HSync -VSync
# 1600x1200 @ 75 Hz, 93.75 kHz hsync
#Modeline "1600x1200" 202.5 1600 1664 1856 2160 1200 1201 1204 1250 +HSync +VSync
# 1600x1200 @ 85 Hz, 105.77 kHz hsync
#Modeline "1600x1200" 220 1600 1616 1808 2080 1200 1204 1207 1244 +HSync +VSync

# 1800x1440 @ 64Hz, 96.15 kHz hsync
#ModeLine "1800X1440" 230 1800 1896 2088 2392 1440 1441 1444 1490 +HSync +VSync
# 1800x1440 @ 70Hz, 104.52 kHz hsync
#ModeLine "1800X1440" 250 1800 1896 2088 2392 1440 1441 1444 1490 +HSync +VSync

# Low-res Doublescan modes
# If your chipset does not support doublescan, you get a 'squashed'
# resolution like 320x400.

# 320x200 @ 70 Hz, 31.5 kHz hsync, 8:5 aspect ratio
#Modeline "320x200" 12.588 320 336 384 400 200 204 205 225 Doublescan
# 320x240 @ 60 Hz, 31.5 kHz hsync, 4:3 aspect ratio
#Modeline "320x240" 12.588 320 336 384 400 240 245 246 262 Doublescan
# 320x240 @ 72 Hz, 36.5 kHz hsync
#Modeline "320x240" 15.750 320 336 384 400 240 244 246 262 Doublescan
# 400x300 @ 56 Hz, 35.2 kHz hsync, 4:3 aspect ratio
#ModeLine "400x300" 18 400 416 448 512 300 301 302 312 Doublescan
# 400x300 @ 60 Hz, 37.8 kHz hsync
#Modeline "400x300" 20 400 416 480 528 300 301 303 314 Doublescan
# 400x300 @ 72 Hz, 48.0 kHz hsync
#Modeline "400x300" 25 400 424 488 520 300 319 322 333 Doublescan
# 480x300 @ 56 Hz, 35.2 kHz hsync, 8:5 aspect ratio
#ModeLine "480x300" 21.656 480 496 536 616 300 301 302 312 Doublescan
# 480x300 @ 60 Hz, 37.8 kHz hsync
#Modeline "480x300" 23.890 480 496 576 632 300 301 303 314 Doublescan
# 480x300 @ 63 Hz, 39.6 kHz hsync
#Modeline "480x300" 25 480 496 576 632 300 301 303 314 Doublescan
# 480x300 @ 72 Hz, 48.0 kHz hsync
#Modeline "480x300" 29.952 480 504 584 624 300 319 322 333 Doublescan

EndSection


# **********************************************************************
# Graphics device section
# **********************************************************************

# Any number of graphics device sections may be present

#Section "Device"
#
# Identifier "Generic VGA"
# VendorName "Unknown"
# BoardName "Unknown"
# Chipset "generic"
#
# #VideoRam 256
# #Clocks 25.2 28.3
#
#EndSection

# Device configured by Xconfigurator:

Section "Device"

Identifier "ATI|Rage Mobility P/M AGP 2x(A21/2), ATI Compatible"
Driver "ati"
VendorName "Unknown"
BoardName "Unknown"
VideoRam 8192
# Uncomment the following line to enable external display
# Option "crt_screen"
# Insert Clocks lines here if appropriate
EndSection


# **********************************************************************
# Screen sections
# **********************************************************************

# The Colour SVGA server

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen"
#Driver "svga"
#Device "Generic VGA"
# The line above was commented out for the one below.
Device "ATI|Rage Mobility P/M AGP 2x(A21/2), ATI compatible"
Monitor "Generic Laptop Display Panel 1400x1050"
DefaultDepth 24
Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1400x1050"
ViewPort 0 0
EndSubsection
EndSection

# The 16-color VGA server

#Section "Screen"
# Driver "vga16"
# Device "Generic VGA"
# Device "ATI|Rage Mobility P/M AGP 2x(A21/2), ATI compatible"
# Monitor "Generic Laptop Display Panel 1400x1050"
# Subsection "Display"
# Modes "640x480" "800x600"
# ViewPort 0 0
# EndSubsection
#EndSection

# The Mono server

#Section "Screen"
# Driver "vga2"
# #Device "Generic VGA"
# Device "ATI|Rage Mobility P/M AGP 2x(A21/2), ATI compatible"
# Monitor "Generic Laptop Display Panel 1400x1050"
# Subsection "Display"
# Modes "640x480" "800x600"
# ViewPort 0 0
# EndSubsection
#EndSection

# The accelerated servers (S3, Mach32, Mach8, 8514, P9000, AGX, W32, Mach64
# I128, and S3V)
#Section "Screen"
# Driver "accel"
# Device "ATI|Rage Mobility P/M AGP 2x(A21\2), ATI compatible"
# Monitor "Generic Laptop Display Panel 1400x1050"
# DefaultColorDepth 16
# Subsection "Display"
# Depth 8
# Modes "1400x1050" "1024x768"
# ViewPort 0 0
# EndSubsection
# Subsection "Display"
# Depth 16
# Modes "1400x1050" "1024x768"
# ViewPort 0 0
# EndSubsection
# Subsection "Display"
# Depth 24
# Modes "1400x1050" "1024x768"
# ViewPort 0 0
# EndSubsection
# Subsection "Display"
# Depth 32
# Modes "1400x1050" "1024x768"
# ViewPort 0 0
# EndSubsection
# Subsection "Display"
# Depth 32
# Modes "1400x1050"
# ViewPort 0 0
# EndSubsection
#EndSection
 
  


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