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Old 11-02-2011, 01:37 PM   #1
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/etc/X11/xorg.conf problem?

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Unknown"
ModelName "DELL 1703FP"
HorizSync 30.0 - 80.0
VertRefresh 56.0 - 76.0
Option "DPMS"
# HorizSync source: edid, VertRefresh source: edid

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Device0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
Option "TwinView" "0"
Option "TwinViewXineramaInfoOrder" "CRT-0"
Option "metamodes" "1152x864_60 +0+0"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
the quote is from the file in the title. My issue the boot error message
Analog Input:
Unable to display this mode
Since the monitor is a Dell Flat Screen, LCD, should the line 16 not read ------Option "TwinViewXineramaInfoOrder" "LCD-0"?
Old 11-04-2011, 05:59 AM   #2
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Hi there,

Analog Input:
Unable to display this mode
your description is inaccurate and sounds like that's a message generated by your PC.
But I guess it isn't - I assume this message is generated by your monitor itself. Obviously it is being operated at a resolution or timing it doesn't support. By the way, 1152x864 is a very unusual resolution, and I've never heard of flatscreens that size. Look up the correct resolution in the manual of your monitor. From its name I guess it's a 17" panel, and 1280x1024 would be a typical resolution for that.

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Since the monitor is a Dell Flat Screen, LCD, should the line 16 not read ------Option "TwinViewXineramaInfoOrder" "LCD-0"?
Not necessarily, especially if the monitor is connected to the VGA port. From the PC's view, CRTs and LCDs/TFTs all look the same if they're connected to VGA (DVI might make a difference, not quite sure about that). So the "CRT-0" in your config file is just some kind of label that refers to another section in the config.

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Old 11-05-2011, 03:39 AM   #3
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Your right Doc CPU, its a 1280x1024 17'' LCD monitor-


Model number 1703FP


Horizontal scan range 31 kHz to 80 kHz (automatic)
Vertical scan range 56 Hz to 76 Hz (automatic)
Optimal preset resolution 1280 x 1024 at 60 Hz
Highest preset resolution 1280 x 1024 at 75 Hz
* Highest addressable resolution 1280 x 1024 at 75 Hz

BTW, it is possible to get widescreen 17'' LCDs.
Old 11-05-2011, 09:14 AM   #4
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I am using a Dell 17 inch 1440 x 900 LCD monitor. It is about 3 years old so I would think you can get them.
Old 11-07-2011, 12:37 PM   #5
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Googling I found, as root ¨XFree86 -configure¨ and then run ¨XFree86 -xf86 config /etc/X11/¨

I do not find an XF86 file of any type at that location, what good could this do?


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