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Woody Mims 03-05-2007 05:06 PM

Slack 11 Xorg Resolution Issue
I just installed Slack 11 with the 2.6.17 kernel. I've been using Slack for 10 years now and I'm stumped trying to get xorg to work.

Problem: With Init level 3, I've got 1024x768 resolution. I went through xorgsetup and answered all the prompts. With startx and KDE 3.5, I only get 600x480. I have tried adding Modes "1024x768" to the Display subsection of xorg.conf to no avial. I compared my Slack 10.2 xorg.conf that worked just fine to the Slack 11 xorg.conf- no joy. The KDE RandR utility is useless here. When I stop the XServer, there are a series of "X Error: Bad Window (Invalid window parameters) 3" messages

I've searched these and other forums and have tried the various suggestions (like adding Modes line to Display subsection). While I was happy with S10.2, I'd really like to have the advantages of the 2.6 kernel.

Thanks for your consideration

Woody Mims
Portland, OR USA

H_TeXMeX_H 03-05-2007 05:33 PM

Really, I've found the Modes option is rather meaningless ... xserver seems to ignore it in most cases.

After running 'xorgsetup', try adding

        HorizSync    60
        VertRefresh  75

to the "Monitor" section of '/etc/X11/xorg.conf'

... these are my values, so if your monitor comes with a manual look them up in there. The refresh rate here is 75 Hz, Sync is 60 kHz.

Woody Mims 03-05-2007 07:12 PM

Dude - You rock!

I got on the phone to manufacturer and got the exact specs. Entered them as you suggested and Voila!

Thank you very much from a DT (Displaced Texan who loves Tex Mex cookin')!

Warmest regards


H_TeXMeX_H 03-05-2007 07:27 PM

Glad to help :D

(I too like texmex food and cooking ... yes, hence the name)

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