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Old 08-07-2013, 12:25 PM   #31
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Nice! it worked!, but i cant make it permanent as the guide says because i dont have xorg.conf, only xorg.conf-vesa, how do i add only that command to a new xorg.conf without all the other stuff that cause problems?
 
Old 08-07-2013, 12:42 PM   #32
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Use just this as your xorg.conf file:

Code:
Section "Monitor"
        Identifier "VGA1"
        Modeline   "1280x1024_60.00"  108.88  1280 1360 1496 1712  1024 1025 1028 1060  -HSync +Vsync
        Option "PreferredMode" "1280x1024_60.00"
EndSection
(Assuming, of course, xrandr identifies your monitor as VGA1)

For some reason, the intel driver is not able to read the EDID from your monitor. It could be the cheap cable, it could be a problem with the monitor, or it could be a bug in the driver. If you want, you can try replacing the cable, or you can simply force the resolution you want using that xorg.conf.

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Old 08-07-2013, 12:50 PM   #33
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Thanks fixed!, i will try buying a different cable to see if it works.

Oh one question, these settings wont damage my monitor right?

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Old 08-07-2013, 01:34 PM   #34
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If you know your monitor supports 1280x1024, it won't harm it. Besides, modern monitors should always turn themselves off when asked to run at a unsupported resolution.

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Old 08-07-2013, 01:46 PM   #35
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Yes i am 100% sure it supports it. Its an LCD and this is its recommended resolution.
 
Old 08-07-2013, 09:44 PM   #36
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Try this and see if it helps:

1. Install xf86-video-fbdev from /extra. Don't know why but this seems to calm things down a bit with configurations.

2. Login as root and run
Code:
xorgsetup
If it passes proceed to step 4.

3. IF the configuration fails check the /root directory for xorg.conf.new and edit the file outside of X11 using vim, vi, nano, or another editor to REMOVE all the output screens and video devices but Screen 0 and Video Device 0. This is your primary screen and video card output. Make sure that video device 0's driver is set to "intel" and not modesetting, fbdev, or vesa. You may also want to add this to the DRI section of xorg.conf:

Code:
Section "DRI"
     Mode 0666
EndSection
Then run:
Code:
cp -v xorg.conf.new /etc/X11/xorg.conf
4. Run startx as Root and see if the configuration works, then check the user accounts as well.

X11 can be ran without an xorg.conf file, but any specialty settings that are required by the device CAN NOT be saved or enabled if you do not have an appropriate xorg.conf file.

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Old 08-08-2013, 07:55 AM   #37
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ReaperX7, why are you confusing matters? He has an xorg.conf file that works, he can run at the proper resolution, and he has acceleration. There's nothing more he needs to do. If he starts messing with different drivers and modifying xorg.conf, he risks breaking things again.

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Old 08-08-2013, 11:57 PM   #38
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Nevermind then...
 
  


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