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Old 11-06-2004, 12:29 PM   #1
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Debian resolution


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-My debian is stuck at 640x320 or something like that.
-Everytime i move my mouse too far to the right of the screen , it seems as if it is going to a virtual screen, and takes a while for me to move it back.

All this happened after I took out my old video card and replaced it wint a 3dfx voodoo bahshee.

I have tried
-nano XF86Config-4, changing the modes unser screen, to no effect
-copying XF86Config from a livecd, doesnt work
-alien redhat-config-xfree86, doesnt work

Another thing is after I put in my new video card, my xf86config shows I have 2 screens, why?
 
Old 11-06-2004, 12:47 PM   #2
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You should try # dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86 (as root) and specify the correct values for your card and screen. All should be back to normal!
 
Old 11-06-2004, 01:10 PM   #3
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Tried that, no effect, and BTW, there is no "normal" this IS the "normal, thats the problem.
 
Old 11-06-2004, 03:04 PM   #4
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post your XF86Config-4 file
 
Old 11-06-2004, 03:16 PM   #5
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"My debian is stuck at 640x320 or something like that."

Which Debian? What resolution exactly? What errors does it give you? What does Config-4 resolutions list?

Debconf will assign the resolution based on the information given by YOU, about your video card, its amount of memory, your monitor's horizontal and vertical frequencies, and what resolution you chose from the list given to you. You seem to have a cavalier attitude about this, there are instructions on how to do this, step by step in this site ad nauseum. Stop hacking the Config-4 file and do it right, don't forget to reboot, when you're through.

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Old 11-06-2004, 03:17 PM   #6
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Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "XFree86 Configured"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "Files"
RgbPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
ModulePath "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "record"
Load "extmod"
Load "dbe"
Load "dri"
Load "glx"
Load "xtrap"
Load "type1"
Load "speedo"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "keyboard"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "auto"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"

#DisplaySize 320 240 # mm
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "GWY"
ModelName "1b5b"
Option "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Device"

### Available Driver options are:-
### Values: <i>: integer, <f>: float, <bool>: "True"/"False",
### <string>: "String", <freq>: "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz"
### [arg]: arg optional
#Option "NoAccel" # [<bool>]
#Option "HWCursor" # [<bool>]
#Option "SWCursor" # [<bool>]
#Option "ShadowFB" # [<bool>]
#Option "Rotate" # [<str>]
#Option "UseBIOS" # [<bool>]
#Option "LCDClock" # <freq>
#Option "ShadowStatus" # [<bool>]
#Option "VideoRAM" # <i>
#Option "CrtOnly" # [<bool>]
#Option "TvOn" # [<bool>]
#Option "PAL" # [<bool>]
#Option "ForceInit" # [<bool>]
Identifier "Card0"
Driver "savage"
VendorName "S3 Inc."
BoardName "VT8375 [ProSavage8 KM266/KL266]"
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Card0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024"
EndSubSection
EndSection

This is after I just took out my video card and used the one that was attached to my motherboard, a S3 ProSalvage I think, which solved problem #2, but the resolution still wont change.

Last edited by Mingthefirst; 11-06-2004 at 03:19 PM.
 
Old 11-06-2004, 03:29 PM   #7
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well, the only thing i see that is missing are the horizontal and vertical frequencies, but if you do the debconf right, you should be ok.

have you updated your system? are you using xfree or x.org (not sure if that even makes a diff)
 
Old 11-06-2004, 03:33 PM   #8
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How do you use x.org in debian, I did apt-get x-window-system, and how does debconf configure x? debconf xfree86?
 
Old 11-06-2004, 09:53 PM   #9
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do what powadha said. run as root

dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86
 
  


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