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Old 09-02-2003, 02:59 PM   #1
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low resolution


Hi.

I'm a linux newbie.

I have installed Slackware but when I use the command startx the GUI resolution is extremely low, so low that I can't see the whole message popup.

I have tried ctrl-alt-+
I have tried the command xf86config and tried typing different combination

I want to show the xf86config file for you but don't know how. Right know I'm using windows to get the internet.

Should I install a driver?

I have struggle with this problem for several days now

Thanks
 
Old 09-02-2003, 03:28 PM   #2
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you may have to install a driver. You will want to look at /var/log/XFree86.0.log to see if there are any errors.

First thing you'll wanna check though is your /etc/X11/XF86Config

look for a line like
'DefaultDepth 24'
or the likes ... this will designate your desired color depth... then below that for every color depth should be a list of acceptable resolutions listed like this:

Modes "1024x768" "800x640"

hope that helps,
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Old 09-03-2003, 12:52 AM   #3
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yeah i got the same problem.
i tried the same stuff and it didnt work!!

but it worked with mandrake. so it has to be slackware prob. or kde.

i like em both, and i would hate to get rid of em again so someone help!

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Old 09-03-2003, 09:23 AM   #4
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I have opened the XFree86.0.log file but can't understand anything so I can't check if there is problem.

There are two XF86config file

one in /etc/X11

Monitior Section
HorizSync 31.5
VertRefresh 50-100

Subsection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "640x480" "800x600" "1024x768" "1280x1024"

Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "640x480" "800x600" "1024x768" "1280x1024"


another in usr/X11R6/etc/X11
Monitior Section
HorizSync 56.5
VertRefresh 70

Subsection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "640x480" "800x600" "1024x768"

Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "640x480" "800x600"

In Windows 2000 I have the setup
70hz
1024x768
 
Old 09-03-2003, 09:25 AM   #5
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This is an driver isshue. i had the same problem i while ago. try installing the correct driver for your video card.
 
Old 09-03-2003, 10:06 AM   #6
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tomato,

First of all, you need to give us more information, such as the type/brand of your video card and the amount of RAM it has, etc.

Then, you might want to run xf86config and exclude all resolutions except the one you want from XFree86 configuration...
 
Old 09-03-2003, 12:19 PM   #7
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In this section:

Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "640x480" "800x600" "1024x768" "1280x1024"

The first resolution is the default resolution. So if "640x480" is to low for you, put your preferred resolution at the beginning of the list(s).
 
Old 09-03-2003, 12:27 PM   #8
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thanks for your time

video card: Matrox Millenium G400 16MB

Monitor: IBM G50

according to manual:
resolution 1024x768
Horisontell sync 56,5 kHz
Vert sync 70 kHz

How do I install a driver?

In the catalog /dev there is something called mga that someone told me to install. But I don't know how. Is there someone who know a link I can use to install it?
 
Old 09-03-2003, 02:30 PM   #9
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in the DRI user guide there is a lot of information about setting up direct rendering... down near the bottom of the doc is a G400 specific section. Perhaps it can lend a hand.

http://dri.sourceforge.net/

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Old 09-03-2003, 03:04 PM   #10
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is there anyway to check what video card you have? like on the internet because i have no idea.

my comp is an old hp pavilion if anyone has one they can tell me whats up
 
Old 09-03-2003, 03:21 PM   #11
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devilock,
Try running lspci. It will list all pci devices. The card's name will help you find it on the internet.
 
Old 09-03-2003, 03:33 PM   #12
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lspci or 'cat /proc/pci'
 
Old 09-03-2003, 05:35 PM   #13
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multimedia video controller: brooktree corp.

is that the one, i think it is, so i need to get a driver anyone know where

or rockwell one of those.

Last edited by devilock; 09-03-2003 at 07:25 PM.
 
Old 09-03-2003, 07:36 PM   #14
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root@word:~# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 82810E DC-133 GMCH [Graphics Memory Controller Hub] (rev 03)
00:01.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corp. 82810E DC-133 CGC [Chipset Graphics Controller] (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82801AA PCI Bridge (rev 02)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82801AA ISA Bridge (LPC) (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82801AA IDE (rev 02)
00:1f.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801AA USB (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corp. 82801AA SMBus (rev 02)
01:09.0 Multimedia audio controller: Rockwell International: Unknown device 4310
01:09.1 Communication controller: Rockwell International Riptide HSF 56k PCI Modem
01:09.2 Input device controller: Rockwell International: Unknown device 4312
01:0a.0 Ethernet controller: Accton Technology Corporation SMC2-1211TX (rev 10)
01:0b.0 Multimedia video controller: Brooktree Corporation Bt878 Video Capture (rev 11)
01:0b.1 Multimedia controller: Brooktree Corporation Bt878 Audio Capture (rev 11)
root@word:~# moniter
-bash: moniter: command not found
root@word:~# lsmoniter
-bash: lsmoniter: command not found
root@word:~#

thats what lspci gave me, anyone know which is my video card
 
Old 09-03-2003, 07:46 PM   #15
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These:
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 82810E DC-133 GMCH [Graphics Memory Controller Hub] (rev 03)

00:01.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corp. 82810E DC-133 CGC [Chipset Graphics Controller] (rev 03)

Looks like it's called Intel 82810E DC-133 CGC. Google it.
 
  


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