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Old 11-19-2005, 07:47 AM   #1
Zeppelin_ii
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Exclamation Voodoo3 stuck in 640x480 and changing xorg.conf has no effect


Hi all!

Just installed Ubuntu on an old computer with Voodoo3 card.
The problems started when I wanted to set a higher resolution level in gnome, but it only showed 640x480 60Hz. So I edited xorg.conf and now it looks like this:

Code:
> cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Section "Files"
        FontPath        "/usr/share/X11/fonts/misc"
        FontPath        "/usr/share/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
        FontPath        "/usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
        FontPath        "/usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
        FontPath        "/usr/share/X11/fonts/Type1"
        FontPath        "/usr/share/X11/fonts/CID"
        FontPath        "/usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi"
        FontPath        "/usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi"
        # paths to defoma fonts
        FontPath        "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
        FontPath        "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/CID"
EndSection

Section "Module"
        Load    "GLcore"
        Load    "i2c"
        Load    "bitmap"
        Load    "ddc"
        Load    "dri"
        Load    "extmod"
        Load    "freetype"
        Load    "glx"
        Load    "int10"
        Load    "type1"
        Load    "vbe"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier      "Generic Keyboard"
        Driver          "kbd"
        Option          "CoreKeyboard"
        Option          "XkbRules"      "xorg"
        Option          "XkbModel"      "pc105"
        Option          "XkbLayout"     "hu"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier      "Configured Mouse"
        Driver          "mouse"
        Option          "CorePointer"
        Option          "Device"                "/dev/input/mice"
        Option          "Protocol"              "ImPS/2"
        Option          "Emulate3Buttons"       "true"
        Option          "ZAxisMapping"          "4 5"
EndSection

Section "Device"
        Identifier      "3Dfx Interactive, Inc. Voodoo 3"
        Driver          "tdfx"
        BusID           "PCI:1:0:0"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
        Identifier      "HP M500"
        Option          "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
        Identifier      "Default Screen"
        Device          "3Dfx Interactive, Inc. Voodoo 3"
        Monitor         "HP M500"
        DefaultDepth    16
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth           16
                Modes           "1024x768"
        EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier      "Default Layout"
        Screen          "Default Screen"
        InputDevice     "Generic Keyboard"
        InputDevice     "Configured Mouse"
EndSection

Section "DRI"
        Mode    0666
EndSection
But after restarting X it stays in 640x480 like I have changed nothing.
Weird.
I have glide3 and tdfx working correctly.

Any ideas?
Thanks,
Zeppelin
 
Old 12-01-2005, 09:57 AM   #2
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nevermind

doh, the guy who owned the computer asked me to remove Linux and install win98 after it.
lol what a fag.
 
Old 12-04-2005, 01:36 AM   #3
dialt0ne
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Zeppelin_ii
Hi all!

Just installed Ubuntu on an old computer with Voodoo3 card.
The problems started when I wanted to set a higher resolution level in gnome, but it only showed 640x480 60Hz. So I edited xorg.conf and now it looks like this:

...snip...

But after restarting X it stays in 640x480 like I have changed nothing.
Weird.
I have glide3 and tdfx working correctly.
I'm having this exact same problem on my Voodoo3 2000. Anyone else find a resolution?

Tony
 
Old 12-04-2005, 01:47 AM   #4
dialt0ne
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Nevermind, I found it - it's not the card but the monitor.

HorizSync 30-140
VertRefresh 50-160

Add those two lines to the "Monitor" section and it will work at any resolution. I have a Hitachi CM812 and it can handle anything that the Voodoo3 can pump out.

Solution found here:
ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=95324#8

Tony

Dude. that "can't post links to other sites until you post 5 times" is just silly. I know it's preventing google poisoning, but it's just damn silly.
 
Old 03-27-2006, 07:55 PM   #5
cletusbaird
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I have a vodoo3 card as well ...easy fix:
go to terminal

type sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

ubuntu will ask for your user password
then it will go to xconfiguration routine
use the default answers for each question
until you get to the resolution screen then enable the ones you want to use by depressing the
space bar key.
I removed the check on 640x480 check on mine
exit the program
hit control alt backspace..this should take you to text mode
keyin user and pass word at appropriate times
then type start-x ..this should take you back to your newly enabled screen resolutions.
Much easier than editing and reconfiguring your etc file...isn't it?

For all you multimedia types using ubuntu breezy... find a program called easy ubuntu by googling for it. If you can extract a tgz file to your home directory and read the readme..
you can install .wmv,.ram,quicktime mp3 and a bunch more with a simple double click. Then apple quicktime movie trailrs and earthlink news and other stuff will work real easy on linux.
 
  


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