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Almucantarat 09-05-2006 09:38 AM

xorg and old radeon 7500
 
Hi you all.
i'm trying to use an old radeon 7500 pci card under xorg.
i'm using slackware 10.1, xfce4.2.3.2.

i'm trying to set the resolution at 1280x1024 and to have the hardware acceleration turned on.
Sadly, i've no acceleration and, trough the xfce "display" tool, a wide range of resolutions: from 400x300 till 1024x768. But not 1280x1024.

using ctrl+alt +/- the screen cycles between 3 cases:
  • 800x600
  • 1024x768
  • an "out of range" message of my monitor (a native 1280x1024 lcd)

the same happens using xvidtune
here is my xorg.conf:
Code:

# **********************************************************************
# Module section -- this  section  is used to specify
# which dynamically loadable modules to load.
# **********************************************************************
#
Section "Module"

# This loads the DBE extension module.

    Load        "dbe"          # Double buffer extension

# This loads the miscellaneous extensions module, and disables
# initialisation of the XFree86-DGA extension within that module.
    SubSection  "extmod"
      Option    "omit xfree86-dga"  # don't initialise the DGA extension
    EndSubSection

# This loads the font modules
    Load        "type1"
    Load        "freetype"
    #Load        "speedo"

# This loads the GLX module
    Load      "glx"

EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# 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 (which are concatenated together),
# as well as specifying multiple comma-separated entries in one FontPath
# command (or a combination of both methods)
#
# If you don't have a floating point coprocessor and emacs, Mosaic or other
# programs take long to start up, try moving the Type1 and Speedo directory
# to the end of this list (or comment them out).
#

    FontPath  "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/local/"
    FontPath  "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"
    FontPath  "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
    FontPath  "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
    FontPath  "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/"
    FontPath  "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID/"
    FontPath  "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/"
    FontPath  "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"
    FontPath  "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"
    FontPath  "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic/"

# ModulePath can be used to set a search path for the X server modules.
# The default path is shown here.

#    ModulePath "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules"

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

#    Option    "NoTrapSignals"

# Uncomment this to disable the <Crtl><Alt><Fn> VT switch sequence
# (where n is 1 through 12).  This allows clients to receive these key
# events.

#    Option    "DontVTSwitch"

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

#    Option    "DontZap"

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

#    Option    "DontZoom"

# Uncomment this to disable tuning with the xvidtune client. With
# it the client can still run and fetch card and monitor attributes,
# but it will not be allowed to change them. If it tries it will
# receive a protocol error.

#    Option    "DisableVidModeExtension"

# Uncomment this to enable the use of a non-local xvidtune client.

#    Option    "AllowNonLocalXvidtune"

# Uncomment this to disable dynamically modifying the input device
# (mouse and keyboard) settings.

#    Option    "DisableModInDev"

# Uncomment this to enable the use of a non-local client to
# change the keyboard or mouse settings (currently only xset).

#    Option    "AllowNonLocalModInDev"

# Set the basic blanking screen saver timeout.

#    Option      "blank time"    "10"    # 10 minutes

# Set the DPMS timeouts.  These are set here because they are global
# rather than screen-specific.  These settings alone don't enable DPMS.
# It is enabled per-screen (or per-monitor), and even then only when
# the driver supports it.

#    Option      "standby time"  "20"
#    Option      "suspend time"  "30"
#    Option      "off time"      "60"

# On some platform the server needs to estimate the sizes of PCI
# memory and pio ranges. This is done by assuming that PCI ranges
# don't overlap. Some broken BIOSes tend to set ranges of inactive
# devices wrong. Here one can adjust how aggressive the assumptions
# should be. Default is 0.

# Option  "EstimateSizesAggresively" "0"

EndSection

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

# **********************************************************************
# Core keyboard's InputDevice section
# **********************************************************************

Section "InputDevice"

    Identifier        "Keyboard1"
    Driver        "kbd"
# For most OSs the protocol can be omitted (it defaults to "Standard").
# When using XQUEUE (only for SVR3 and SVR4, but not Solaris),
# uncomment the following line.

#    Option    "Protocol"      "Xqueue"

# Set the keyboard auto repeat parameters.  Not all platforms implement
# this.

#    Option    "AutoRepeat"    "500 5"

# Specifiy which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1)).

#    Option    "Xleds" "1 2 3"

# To disable the XKEYBOARD extension, uncomment XkbDisable.

#    Option    "XkbDisable"

# To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the
# lines below (which are the defaults).  For example, for a European
# keyboard, you will probably want to use one of:
#
#    Option    "XkbModel"      "pc102"
    Option    "XkbModel"      "pc105"
#
# If you have a Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use:
#
#    Option    "XkbModel"      "microsoft"
#
# If you have a US "windows" keyboard you will want:
#
#    Option    "XkbModel"      "pc104"
#
# Then to change the language, change the Layout setting.
# For example, a german layout can be obtained with:
#
#    Option    "XkbLayout"    "de"
Option    "XkbLayout"    "it"
#
# or:
#
#    Option    "XkbLayout"    "de"
#    Option    "XkbVariant"    "nodeadkeys"
#
# If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and
# control keys, use:
#
#    Option    "XkbOptions"    "ctrl:swapcaps"


# These are the default XKB settings for X.Org
#
#    Option    "XkbRules"      "xorg"
#    Option    "XkbModel"      "pc101"
#    Option    "XkbLayout"    "us"
#    Option    "XkbVariant"    ""
#    Option    "XkbOptions"    ""

EndSection


# **********************************************************************
# Core Pointer's InputDevice section
# **********************************************************************

Section "InputDevice"

# Identifier and driver

    Identifier        "Mouse1"
    Driver        "mouse"
 Option "Emulate3Buttons" "off"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5 "

# On platforms where PnP mouse detection is supported the following
# protocol setting can be used when using a newer PnP mouse:

#    Option    "Protocol"      "Auto"

# The available mouse protocols types that you can set below are:
#    Auto BusMouse GlidePoint GlidePointPS/2 IntelliMouse IMPS/2
#    Logitech Microsoft MMHitTab MMSeries Mouseman MouseManPlusPS/2
#    MouseSystems NetMousePS/2 NetScrollPS/2 OSMouse PS/2 SysMouse
#    ThinkingMouse ThinkingMousePS/2 Xqueue
    Option "Protocol"    "IMPS/2"

# The mouse device.  The device is normally set to /dev/mouse,
# which is usually a symbolic link to the real device.

    Option "Device"      "/dev/mouse"
#  Option "Device"      "/dev/psaux"
#  Option "Device"      "/dev/ttyS0"
#  Option "Device"      "/dev/ttyS1"

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

#    Option "Protocol"        "Xqueue"

# Baudrate and SampleRate are only for some Logitech mice. In
# almost every case these lines should be omitted.

#    Option "BaudRate"                "9600"
#    Option "SampleRate"        "150"

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

#    Option "Emulate3Buttons"
#    Option "Emulate3Timeout"    "50"

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

#    Option "ChordMiddle"

EndSection

# Some examples of extended input devices

# Section "InputDevice"
#    Identifier "spaceball"
#    Driver    "magellan"
#    Option    "Device"        "/dev/cua0"
# EndSection
#
# Section "InputDevice"
#    Identifier "spaceball2"
#    Driver    "spaceorb"
#    Option    "Device"        "/dev/cua0"
# EndSection
#
# Section "InputDevice"
#    Identifier "touchscreen0"
#    Driver    "microtouch"
#    Option    "Device"        "/dev/ttyS0"
#    Option    "MinX"          "1412"
#    Option    "MaxX"          "15184"
#    Option    "MinY"          "15372"
#    Option    "MaxY"          "1230"
#    Option    "ScreenNumber"  "0"
#    Option    "ReportingMode" "Scaled"
#    Option    "ButtonNumber"  "1"
#    Option    "SendCoreEvents"
# EndSection
#
# Section "InputDevice"
#    Identifier "touchscreen1"
#    Driver    "elo2300"
#    Option    "Device"        "/dev/ttyS0"
#    Option    "MinX"          "231"
#    Option    "MaxX"          "3868"
#    Option    "MinY"          "3858"
#    Option    "MaxY"          "272"
#    Option    "ScreenNumber"  "0"
#    Option    "ReportingMode" "Scaled"
#    Option    "ButtonThreshold"      "17"
#    Option    "ButtonNumber"  "1"
#    Option    "SendCoreEvents"
# EndSection

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

# Any number of monitor sections may be present

Section "Monitor"

    Identifier  "My Monitor"

# 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 - 50.0

#    HorizSync        30-64        # multisync
#    HorizSync        31.5, 35.2    # multiple fixed sync frequencies
#    HorizSync        15-25, 30-50  # multiple ranges of sync frequencies

# 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 40-90

EndSection


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

# Any number of graphics device sections may be present

Section "Device"
    Identifier  "RadeonAmir"
    Driver      "radeon"
    #VideoRam    4096
    # Insert Clocks lines here if appropriate
EndSection

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

# Any number of screen sections may be present.  Each describes
# the configuration of a single screen.  A single specific screen section
# may be specified from the X server command line with the "-screen"
# option.
Section "Screen"
    Identifier  "Screen 1"
    Device      "RadeonAmir"
    Monitor    "My Monitor"

# If your card can handle it, a higher default color depth (like 24 or 32)
# is highly recommended.

#  DefaultDepth 8
#  DefaultDepth 16
  DefaultDepth 24
#  DefaultDepth 32

# "1024x768" is also a conservative usable default resolution.  If you
# have a better monitor, feel free to try resolutions such as
# "1152x864", "1280x1024", "1600x1200", and "1800x1400" (or whatever your
# card/monitor can produce)

    Subsection "Display"
        Depth      8
        Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubsection
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth      16
        Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubsection
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth      24
        Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubsection
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth      32
        Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubsection

EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# ServerLayout sections.
# **********************************************************************

# Any number of ServerLayout sections may be present.  Each describes
# the way multiple screens are organised.  A specific ServerLayout
# section may be specified from the X server command line with the
# "-layout" option.  In the absence of this, the first section is used.
# When now ServerLayout section is present, the first Screen section
# is used alone.

Section "ServerLayout"

# The Identifier line must be present
    Identifier  "Simple Layout"

# Each Screen line specifies a Screen section name, and optionally
# the relative position of other screens.  The four names after
# primary screen name are the screens to the top, bottom, left and right
# of the primary screen.  In this example, screen 2 is located to the
# right of screen 1.

    Screen "Screen 1"

# Each InputDevice line specifies an InputDevice section name and
# optionally some options to specify the way the device is to be
# used.  Those options include "CorePointer", "CoreKeyboard" and
# "SendCoreEvents".

    InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
    InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"

EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Enabling Composite Extensions.
# **********************************************************************
#Section "Extensions"
#  Option "Composite" "Enable"
#EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Enabling DRI.
# **********************************************************************
Section "DRI"
        Mode        0666
EndSection

Can someone help me?

raska 09-05-2006 11:22 AM

Change the comment of these lines in the Monitor Section:
Code:

#    HorizSync  31.5 - 50.0
    HorizSync        30-64        # multisync -- you need this one


Almucantarat 09-05-2006 12:12 PM

Thank you very much raska! now it works perfectly!
do you have any hint to get the acceleration running?

raska 09-05-2006 12:15 PM

I'm glad it worked outright.
About 3D accel on ATi, I don't really have anything to say buddy, I'm sticking to nVidia since long ago and so seems to be my future.
However, this thread, might help you to get it working. Read a lot :study:
Godspeed ;)

Almucantarat 09-05-2006 01:54 PM

Everithing works now!

i forgot to (ahem...) load the DRI module in the module section :P


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