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Old 06-12-2003, 10:52 AM   #1
ono
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Question I cannot configure my display


I cannot configure my display to run x window properly.

I use:
graphic card: S3 VIRGE with 4 megs of memory
monitor: (old one) Siemens Nixdorf MCM1552

with Suse 8.1 professional distro.

The look of X window is very terrible.
I don't know how to set horizontal and vertical freq range.
I just try and error.

However, when I boot in windowz 2000 professional, the window look great even in high relosution 1024x....

In linux, because my display and graphic card cannot be detected automatically by the linux, i've set the monitor as vesa 1024x... (and some other lower resulotion trials)
and make many many trial and error for horiz and vertical res
but no good result yet for my x winidow, compared to my win2000 output window. (I have triple boot in my machine: win2000 pro, win98 2/ed, and suse linux 8.1

So how to make an intelligent guess for configuration parameters in xfree? so that i can end my forever looping in trying some config params for the xfree?

Or, is it the suse linux 8.1 fault to be unable to run with s3 virge card with siemens nixdorf mcm1552 although my win2000 and 98 2/e have no complain with these hardwares?

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ono kuliah
 
Old 06-12-2003, 11:04 AM   #2
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Have you tried downloading and installing the drivers for your graphics card?
 
Old 06-12-2003, 12:06 PM   #3
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Do a google search for your monitor's specs. OR look in the manual if you have it. Then just write down the horiz and vert refresh rates. There is an option is xf86config to set your own custom h and v values. Enter what you found there. I think I remember seeing S3 entries when running xf86config.
 
Old 06-12-2003, 10:58 PM   #4
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To: XavierP:

Where is the place for driver download?


To: busbarn :

I did the search and got the specs.
Horizontal: 30-65 kHz
Vertical: 50-120 Hz

I entered the values (and various variations of the values for trial and error), and the display still couldn't work properly under X, but it alwayz work well under win2k and win98.
 
Old 06-13-2003, 02:35 PM   #5
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Have you tried a Google search?

Or here: http://rpmfind.net/linux/RPM/PLD/dis...1_XFree86.html
 
  


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