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Old 09-15-2005, 09:55 AM   #1
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no 1280x960 with x800xtpe


I have tried with suse 9.3, 9.1 and slackware 10.1(which I'm currently using). It will not let me use 1280x960. It says it's not supported. Is there something wrong with the drivers that do not let me juse this resolution or something? This is normally what I use as my desktop resolution but I am now forced to use 1280x1024. I'm using the newest drivers off ATI's site and so far have not really had any problems besides something wierd with opengl but I'm not worried about that now.
 
Old 09-15-2005, 11:52 AM   #2
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Is 1280x960 listed in your xorg.conf? I don't think that's a standard resolution, as most of us don't have screens that big. In which case you'd have to manually add it to the list. This is just the first thing that came to mind...
 
Old 09-15-2005, 12:07 PM   #3
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What model monitor do you have? Have you verified that the HorizSync and VertRefresh values in xorg.conf match the monitor specs? If it is the video driver you could always try using an old version.
 
Old 09-15-2005, 12:42 PM   #4
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My monitor is a Dell P991, the horizsync and verrefresh are correct I'm pretty sure. I've used the same thing with my old 6800 GT and it worked fine then. It is listed as my first choice in the xorg.conf but it always bypasses it and goes to the 2nd choice (1280x1024). It won't work with the normal vesa drivers either which makes me think it's not really the drivers fault but something with the card or something. 1280x960 does work with windows tho, so I don't know.
 
Old 09-15-2005, 01:11 PM   #5
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According to the spec sheet I found, Dell doesn't guarantee that it will work at 1280x960, and that may be forcing it into 1280x1024. I would double check the horizontal and vertical ranges just to make sure they're correct. If that doesn't work, you could try using a different driver like ciotog suggested.
 
Old 09-15-2005, 02:13 PM   #6
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So according to the spec sheet that Chromezero linked to, your monitor section in xorg.conf should include the following lines
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        HorizSync       30-107
        VertRefresh     48-120
FWIW I changed my settings to be the overlap of yours and mine, and 1280x960 came up fine.

Depending on your window manager you may have an option to change the resolution, see what modes are listed there (eg in Gnome 2.10 it's Desktop->Preferences->Screen Resolution).

BTW, why don't you use 1600x1200 and adjust the font sizes so they're comfortable? You can then still Ctrl-Alt-+ to zoom.
 
Old 09-15-2005, 11:44 PM   #7
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So according to the spec sheet that Chromezero linked to, your monitor section in xorg.conf should include the following lines
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        HorizSync       30-107
        VertRefresh     48-120
FWIW I changed my settings to be the overlap of yours and mine, and 1280x960 came up fine.

Depending on your window manager you may have an option to change the resolution, see what modes are listed there (eg in Gnome 2.10 it's Desktop->Preferences->Screen Resolution).

BTW, why don't you use 1600x1200 and adjust the font sizes so they're comfortable? You can then still Ctrl-Alt-+ to zoom.
Never thought of that, but I am used to 1280x960, 12x10 isn't really a big difference I'm fine with it, if nothing else it just bothers me that I can't get it to work. And the reason I don't use 16x12 normally is because the refresh rate is 85hz which is fine, at 12x9 I get 100hz and I think at 12x10 it's 90hz. And at 16x12 I think it starts to look somewhat blurry.
 
  


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