LinuxQuestions.org
Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware
User Name
Password
Linux - Hardware This forum is for Hardware issues.
Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux?

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 04-06-2004, 09:05 AM   #16
Chris H
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Farnborough, UK
Distribution: Zenwalk
Posts: 288

Rep: Reputation: 30

Well found flyfishin. Couldn't get a reliable horiz & vert value from the web meself.
 
Old 04-06-2004, 12:06 PM   #17
sdpeelejr
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2004
Location: South Carolina
Distribution: Fedora Core 1, Mandrake Linux 10.0
Posts: 51

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Thanks.

But, the default depth changing from 24 -> 16 returned an error on startup.

I got in with it anyways, and the problem still persists. I changed default depth back to 24.

Is there anything that will fix this problem?

Thanks so much
 
Old 04-06-2004, 02:12 PM   #18
flyfishin
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: KC, MO
Distribution: CentOS, RHEL, SuSE, Fedora
Posts: 243

Rep: Reputation: 30
This isn't making any sense. The default depth of 24 is pushing the monitor too far so it ends up with a 600x480 resolution to support the depth. Pushing it down to 16 should allow you to push up the resolution. So I don't get why the bloomin' thing coughs up an error on 16 but not 24. What is the error message you get when you set it to 16? Also, what does your /var/log/XFree86.0.log look like? Any error messages? There's something I'm missing, I hope it hits me soon.
 
Old 04-06-2004, 02:52 PM   #19
Chris H
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Farnborough, UK
Distribution: Zenwalk
Posts: 288

Rep: Reputation: 30
sdpeelerjr, can you set your max vert refresh to 80.0?

I found summat that says above 80.0 and the monitor can't support more than 640x480. Summat like that anyway. Worth a try?
 
Old 04-06-2004, 08:01 PM   #20
sdpeelejr
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2004
Location: South Carolina
Distribution: Fedora Core 1, Mandrake Linux 10.0
Posts: 51

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Quote:
Originally posted by flyfishin
This isn't making any sense. The default depth of 24 is pushing the monitor too far so it ends up with a 600x480 resolution to support the depth. Pushing it down to 16 should allow you to push up the resolution. So I don't get why the bloomin' thing coughs up an error on 16 but not 24. What is the error message you get when you set it to 16? Also, what does your /var/log/XFree86.0.log look like? Any error messages? There's something I'm missing, I hope it hits me soon.
The error message is
Quote:
I cannot start the X server (your gui). It is likely that it is not set up correctly. Would you like to view the X server output to diagnose the problem?

Yes No
Its too weird. I'll tell it no, then it tells me that I have to configure it correctly before it can load the X Server. So, I opened the terminal (Ctrl+Shift+F1) and then tell it to redhat-config-xfree86. It goes to that, where it wants to configure the resolution, monitor, colors, etc. and there it is higher than 640x480, but when I click 'apply' and it tells me to logout and restart the X server it reverts back to 640x480. Strange.

Thank you guys for helping me so much. I appreciate it so much.
 
Old 04-06-2004, 08:11 PM   #21
flyfishin
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: KC, MO
Distribution: CentOS, RHEL, SuSE, Fedora
Posts: 243

Rep: Reputation: 30
Post the server output. That might help clue us in.
 
Old 04-06-2004, 08:17 PM   #22
sdpeelejr
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2004
Location: South Carolina
Distribution: Fedora Core 1, Mandrake Linux 10.0
Posts: 51

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Quote:
Originally posted by flyfishin
Post the server output. That might help clue us in.
What do you mean by server output?
 
Old 04-06-2004, 09:09 PM   #23
flyfishin
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: KC, MO
Distribution: CentOS, RHEL, SuSE, Fedora
Posts: 243

Rep: Reputation: 30
/var/log/XFree86.0.log

If it is huge, say > 50 lines just post the area around any errors in the file, including the errors.
 
Old 04-07-2004, 07:46 AM   #24
sdpeelejr
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2004
Location: South Carolina
Distribution: Fedora Core 1, Mandrake Linux 10.0
Posts: 51

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Here is the complete log - http://stevie.f2o.org/xfreelog.txt

Thanks for your continued help

- Stevie
 
Old 04-07-2004, 10:43 AM   #25
flyfishin
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: KC, MO
Distribution: CentOS, RHEL, SuSE, Fedora
Posts: 243

Rep: Reputation: 30
No problem with the help. Helping you with this issue will help me at some point in the future.

I think this is your problem:

VideoRAM: 1024 kByte

According to the log you only have 1 M of video memory. I'm no video card/monitor expert but I would suspect you won't be able to get decent resolutions with that little of memory. You can see from the logs that (insufficient memory) pops up on nearly every mode. As a last resort the server get 600x480. X sometimes needs help detecting the amount of video memory. Do you really only have 1M of memory on the card? If not then set the actual memory for the card in /etc/X11/XF86Config. Mine has 64 M of memory so I have this line(1 M = 1024 bytes, hence 64x1024=65536 bytes)

VideoRam 65536

in the Section where my video card is defined. In your case the Section containing

Driver cirrus

Set your VideoRam to the appropriate number. If you truly only have 1M of memory then it appears to me you are stuck with low resolutions or you can splurge for a new card.

I hope this gets it.
 
Old 04-07-2004, 02:49 PM   #26
sdpeelejr
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2004
Location: South Carolina
Distribution: Fedora Core 1, Mandrake Linux 10.0
Posts: 51

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Let me give that a shot, I'll give you my results later.
 
Old 04-07-2004, 03:06 PM   #27
sdpeelejr
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2004
Location: South Carolina
Distribution: Fedora Core 1, Mandrake Linux 10.0
Posts: 51

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Uh oh. I done that.

Now, when the kernel is booted and it gets to the login screen, its just a blank black screen.

*gasps*

Last edited by sdpeelejr; 04-07-2004 at 03:08 PM.
 
Old 04-07-2004, 04:28 PM   #28
flyfishin
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: KC, MO
Distribution: CentOS, RHEL, SuSE, Fedora
Posts: 243

Rep: Reputation: 30
You don't need to reboot after changing the settings for X. Just restart X. The X server runs on virtual console F7, so pressing CTRL-ALT-F7 will get you to where X is if it is running. If it isn't running then switch to another virtual console, CTRL-ALT-F1 for example, and work from the command line.

Did you set VideoRam to the correct number? How much memory does that card have?
 
Old 04-07-2004, 07:33 PM   #29
sdpeelejr
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2004
Location: South Carolina
Distribution: Fedora Core 1, Mandrake Linux 10.0
Posts: 51

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
I set it to sixty-four, 65536. Like you said, but err, newb me. Lemme try to redhat-config-xfree86 from a console.
 
Old 04-07-2004, 07:35 PM   #30
sdpeelejr
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2004
Location: South Carolina
Distribution: Fedora Core 1, Mandrake Linux 10.0
Posts: 51

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Well, I'm getting nothing more than a black screen. How am I going to go about fixing this?
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
finding a driver davidleroux1 Linux - Hardware 13 12-29-2004 01:38 PM
Need help finding a BSD driver r0nin126 *BSD 2 12-11-2004 07:52 PM
Finding a modem driver? L0calH0st_ Linux - Distributions 1 07-21-2004 01:26 PM
Having trouble finding the right driver... balance Slackware 3 02-28-2004 01:56 AM
Finding and Exporting Ethernet Driver AnyoneEB Linux - Hardware 4 09-22-2002 08:33 AM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:25 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration