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Old 08-26-2002, 12:14 PM   #16
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Whoa! Master, I am merely a pawn in this game we call "linux". MasterC, oh yeah, that's me

Just kidding buddy, it just caught me by surprise...

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Old 08-26-2002, 10:10 PM   #17
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a long time ago, win95 video drivers had options for desktop area and screen resolution... separate sliders... i haven't yet discovered or heard how to attach the two in XF86 (resize the desktop according to the monitor res)

if you can slide around a 1280 screen looking thru a 1024 window then the video memory's been allocated for a 1280 virtual screen, but the output scan/res/refresh is for 1024 ... the X server's scrolling that virtual screen to follow the mouse

if i'm right, and i'm probably wrong, it's not a refresh problem it's a funky XF86 thing that I might fix in 4 years as i just started college today comp sci, thus the idea that i do NOT know actually for sure what I just said but it's not the monitor it can't be
 
Old 08-27-2002, 01:05 AM   #18
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I just installed Lindows and I can't get X to sync. My monitor just goes to sleep and flashes the LEDs at the panel. I can <ctrl><alt><f1> and log in as root to a console, but I don't know how to adjust the video for the X server. I tried xf86config, but no luck.

I have an AGP4X ATI All-In-Wonder Pro card and an Envision monitor.

Thanks,

-Mike
 
Old 08-27-2002, 07:32 AM   #19
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How is Lindows? No need to tell me here, but if you could be so kind to start a new thread in "distro's" section, and tell a bit about the features, and a little about the install, that would be cool.

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Old 08-27-2002, 07:45 AM   #20
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Hei xcon how will you call your linux system?
Xcon can you give me some links where I can get info about LFS?
 
Old 08-27-2002, 07:50 AM   #21
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Thanks to everybody! My monitor is an Adi Microscan E66 and Linux find it correctly, with the correct frequencies as in the manual of the monitor.
If it's a refresh problem, shall i fix it with a modeline string in XF86Config-4? Probably with more than one resolution i must set it manually with modeline... probably :-(((
 
Old 08-27-2002, 08:15 AM   #22
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Nautilus, www.linuxfromscratch.org is the place to learn all about it. Read the books. They are html documents, that run through LFS step by step.

Although I would suggest reading it over first to see if you are ready to plunge into an LFS build.

And if you have further questions about LFS, you can check out the subforum in the distro's section, lots of good info in there (there is even the LFS maintainer that comes to help us out in there!)

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Old 08-27-2002, 08:23 AM   #23
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Wow! I have just noticed : "LFS ID: 4766"? MasterC you also write something like Masterix hehehe.

P.S. I have just tried out http://www.nomadlinux.com/linuxreadme.html - very interesting information
 
Old 08-27-2002, 09:21 AM   #24
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As gokussj said, is there more information on changing the XF86config-4 file? How can I enable <ctrl><alt>[<+>or <->] to switch modes? Right now it seems to be configured for only one mode. BTW, The lilo splash screen looks great; it's just when I start X that my monitor goes wierd.


-Mike
 
Old 08-27-2002, 09:48 AM   #25
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Hi Mike! Here is my XF86Config-4, as you can see i reported ONLY the screen section, because of your question. So you must edit your file in this section and to add a resolution you must only write it between apices, as you can see in the subsection DISPLAY; then you must save and reboot and if you press the key sequence resolution will change.

From this point on, you'll probably have my problem: when you switch in 1280 or 1024 you will have only desktop area scrollable; also if you set as primary resolution 1024 if you change PROBABLY you will have a 1280, but scrollable.


# **********************************************************************
# 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 "Screen0"
Device "FIRE GL 8x00 0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24

Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "800x600" "1024x768" "1280x1024"
ViewPort 0 0
EndSubsection
EndSection
 
Old 08-27-2002, 11:21 AM   #26
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Thanks, gokussj. I think that this is just what I need, but I'm a little ignorant about programing and I'm not sure if this is a typo or a new word, but this sentence confused me: '...only write it between apices...' Now I'm a reasonably intelligent guy, but I don't get it. A little help?

Also, I looked at that section and it looks like my version has many screen options...it just doesn't react when I ctrl-alt (+ or -). I expected one of the selections to at least get it out of sleep mode, but nothing happens.

-Mike

here's my screen section:

Section "Screen"
....Identifier "Screen 1"
....Device "ATI A-I-W Pro 32000K"
....Monitor "full spec Envision"
....DefaultDepth 16

....Subsection "Display"
........Depth 8
........Modes "640x480" "800x600" "1024x768" "1280x1024"
........ViewPort 0 0
....EndSubsection
....Subsection "Display"
........Depth 16
........Modes "640x480" "800x600" "1024x768" "1280x1024"
........ViewPort 0 0
....EndSubsection
....Subsection "Display"
........Depth 24
........Modes "640x480" "800x600" "1024x768" "1280x1024"
........ViewPort 0 0
....EndSubsection
EndSection
 
Old 08-27-2002, 11:49 AM   #27
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Your file is already configured for multi resolution; there is a screen section for any depth (colors: 8 bit, 16 bit, 32 bit).
So you must not modify your file; now, if with CTRL-ALT-Plus you cannot change resolution, i must think that this is only a RedHat capability, probably Suse has other ways.
Have you seen if your numeric keypad is locked when you try resolution change?

If your monitor goes weird when XServer starts, try to leave only 1024x768 in subsection with depth 16.

Subsection "Display"
........Depth 16
........Modes "1024x768"
........ViewPort 0 0
....EndSubsection
 
Old 08-27-2002, 11:51 AM   #28
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Also check if the correct monitor is '1'; in your file i see that the screen is SCREEN '1'; please go into SERVERLAYOUT section and verify that the selected monitor is '1'; generally default monitor is '0'.
 
Old 08-27-2002, 05:51 PM   #29
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Cool. Thanks. I'll try that.
 
Old 08-27-2002, 08:31 PM   #30
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For the keys ctrl-alt (+ or -) can work you must have commented this option in the "Server flags section"
of XF86Config:


"

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

# Option "Dont Zoom"


"
 
  


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