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Old 08-16-2003, 03:43 PM   #1
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Xwindow mode not found


I am trying to get a better resolution on my laptop. The reason why is because I have a widescreen laptop display. I generated the correct modelines for 1440x900 and 1280x800 and put them in the XF86Config-4 file. In the XF86Log, here's what it says:

(II) VESA(0): Not using mode "1440x900" (no mode of this name)
(II) VESA(0): Not using mode "1280x800" (no mode of this name)

Here's my XF86Config-4 file:

# File generated by XFdrake.

# **********************************************************************
# Refer to the XF86Config man page for details about the format of
# this file.
# **********************************************************************

Section "Files"
# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Mandrake 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.
FontPath "unix/:-1"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
#DontZap # disable <Crtl><Alt><BS> (server abort)
AllowMouseOpenFail # allows the server to start up even if the mouse doesn't work
#DontZoom # disable <Crtl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> (resolution switching)
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "dbe" # Double-Buffering Extension
Load "v4l" # Video for Linux
Load "extmod"
Load "type1"
Load "freetype"
Load "glx" # 3D layer
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard1"
Driver "Keyboard"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
Option "XkbCompat" ""
Option "XkbOptions" ""
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "PS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Emulate3Buttons"
Option "Emulate3Timeout" "50"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "monitor1"
HorizSync 31.5-57.0
VertRefresh 60
Modeline "1280x800@60" 83.91 1280 1312 1624 1656 800 816 824 841
Modeline "1440x900@60" 108.84 1440 1472 1880 1912 900 918 927 946

# Sony Vaio C1(X,XS,VE,VN)?
# 1024x480 @ 85.6 Hz, 48 kHz hsync
ModeLine "1024x480" 65.00 1024 1032 1176 1344 480 488 494 563 -hsync -vsync

# TV fullscreen mode or DVD fullscreen output.
# 768x576 @ 79 Hz, 50 kHz hsync
ModeLine "768x576" 50.00 768 832 846 1000 576 590 595 630

# 768x576 @ 100 Hz, 61.6 kHz hsync
ModeLine "768x576" 63.07 768 800 960 1024 576 578 590 616
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "device1"
Driver "vesa"
Option "DPMS"
Option "IgnoreEDID"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "screen1"
Device "device1"
Monitor "monitor1"
DefaultColorDepth 24

Subsection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1440x900" "1280x800" "1280x1024" "1024x768"
EndSubsection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "layout1"
InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
Screen "screen1"
EndSection

Please help me to get it to work. I have the same problems with the nvidia drivers.
 
Old 08-16-2003, 04:08 PM   #2
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You've named then two diffrent things.

1440x900@60 -> 1440x900

The names don't match so there is no modeline called 1440x900.

Change:

Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1440x900@60" "1280x800@60" "1280x1024" "1024x768"
EndSubsection
EndSection

Or change the mode line to 1440x900
 
Old 08-16-2003, 04:34 PM   #3
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I did what you said and it still didn't work, the log still says:

(II) VESA(0): Not using mode "1440x900" (no mode of this name)
(II) VESA(0): Not using mode "1280x800" (no mode of this name)
(II) VESA(0): Not using mode "1280x1024" (no mode of this name)
(--) VESA(0): Virtual size is 1024x768 (pitch 1024)
(**) VESA(0): *Built-in mode "1024x768"
(**) VESA(0): Built-in mode "800x600"
(**) VESA(0): Built-in mode "640x480"

Does the vesa driver need to be configured?
 
Old 08-16-2003, 04:44 PM   #4
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Nevermind, I went back to see if the nvidia drivers would do a better job and like magic they did. I now have a 1440x900 rez! Thanks a lot!!!
 
Old 08-16-2003, 04:54 PM   #5
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Glad its working.
 
  


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