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Old 10-09-2005, 08:58 PM   #1
lacyrhoades
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Resolution Limited to 1024x768


Debian 3.1 "Sarge"
2.4.27-2-686

I can't get gnome "Screen Resolution" dialog to let me get above 1024x768. I have a ATI Radeon 9200.

Here are some interesting lines from XFree86.0.log;

(WW) RADEON: No matching Device section for instance (BusID PCI:1:0:1) found
...
(WW) RADEON(0): Failed to set up write-combining range (0xe8000000,0x8000000)
...
(WW) RADEON(0): [agp] AGP not available
...
(WW) (1920x1200,Monitor0) mode clock 193.16MHz exceeds DDC maximum 180MHz
...
(II) RADEON(0): Not using default mode "1920x1440" (hsync out of range)
...
(II) RADEON(0): Not using mode "1280x1024" (no mode of this name)
...
(II) RADEON(0): Not using mode "1280x960" (width too large for virtual size)
...
(II) RADEON(0): Not using mode "1152x864" (width too large for virtual size)
(II) RADEON(0): Not using default mode "1152x768" (width too large for virtual s ize)

/sbin# lspci
0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. E7205 Memory Controller Hub (rev 03)
0000:00:00.1 ff00: Intel Corp. E7505/E7205 Series RAS Controller (rev 03)
0000:00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. E7505/E7205 PCI-to-AGP Bridge (rev 03)
0000:00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
0000:00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
0000:00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
0000:00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M) USB 2.0 EHCI Controller (rev 02)
0000:00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82801 PCI Bridge (rev 82)
0000:00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBL (ICH4/ICH4-L) LPC Bridge (rev 02)
0000:00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBL (ICH4/ICH4-L) UltraATA-100 IDE Controller (rev 02)
0000:00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) SMBus Controller (rev 02)
0000:01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV280 [Radeon 9200] (rev 01)
0000:01:00.1 Display controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV280 [Radeon 9200] (Secondary) (rev 01)
0000:02:07.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments TSB12LV26 IEEE-1394 Controller (Link)
0000:02:09.0 Multimedia audio controller: Cirrus Logic CS 4614/22/24 [CrystalClear SoundFusion Audio Accelerator] (rev 01)
0000:02:0c.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
 
Old 10-10-2005, 06:33 AM   #2
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This would be mostly affected by your /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file. Have a look there. If you're having problems, then post the file.
 
Old 10-10-2005, 06:37 AM   #3
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Hi,
Couldn't you use a 2.6 kernel and see if there's a difference ?
You can also try : dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86.
cheers
 
Old 10-10-2005, 02:11 PM   #4
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I'm sorry I didn't mention this before, but I did update the XF86Config-4 file to include higher modes. Also, I've run dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86 but with no luck. I still can't get any higher resolutions. I guess I should recompile my kernel. I've been reluctant to do so since I am completely unfamiliar with this process. I guess there's not a better time to learn.
 
Old 10-10-2005, 02:56 PM   #5
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I've used these two articles in the past:
http://www.linuxplanet.com/linuxplanet/tutorials/202/1/
http://www.freeos.com/articles/2589/

But you'll probably want to do the following.
Look in /boot/ for a configuration file (something like linux-2.4.blahblah if you are using a 2.6 kernel and linux-2.4.blahblah if you are using a 2.6 kernel; you cannot use a 2.4 configuration for building a 2.6 kernel) and copy it into your kernel source directory as .config (i.e. /usr/src/2.6.something/.config). Then, just run make oldconfig in your kernel source directory and presto, your old configuration will be loaded. After, I'd suggest running make menuconfig or make xconfig to change any configuration that you want to.

P.S. I can empathize with you. Graphic cards can be a real pain sometimes, especially if they are weird ones like Trident CyberBlades.

Last edited by joeyjwc; 10-10-2005 at 02:57 PM.
 
Old 10-10-2005, 08:04 PM   #6
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Which driver are you using? Recompiling your kernel shouldn't help you in this regard.

Also, do you know if your monitor can handle the higher res? Is it configured properly?

Last edited by adz; 10-10-2005 at 08:10 PM.
 
Old 10-11-2005, 04:23 AM   #7
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(WW) RADEON: No matching Device section for instance (BusID PCI:1:0:1) found
...
(WW) RADEON(0): Failed to set up write-combining range (0xe8000000,0x8000000)
...
(WW) RADEON(0): [agp] AGP not available

These lines are interesting because the tell you that AGP isn't working, and a kernel recompile should fix that.

(WW) (1920x1200,Monitor0) mode clock 193.16MHz exceeds DDC maximum 180MHz
...
(II) RADEON(0): Not using default mode "1920x1440" (hsync out of range)
...
(II) RADEON(0): Not using mode "1280x1024" (no mode of this name)
...
(II) RADEON(0): Not using mode "1280x960" (width too large for virtual size)
...
(II) RADEON(0): Not using mode "1152x864" (width too large for virtual size)
(II) RADEON(0): Not using default mode "1152x768" (width too large for virtual s ize)

It seems as though there are different reasons why each resolution doesn't work. The first two look like they don't work because your monitor doesn't support it. The third isn't listed(?). The fourth through sixth don't work probably because they are listed as virtual resolutions (i.e. a resolution that is larger than the monitor can handle, but by moving your mouse around, you can move to different parts of the screen).

Could you post your XF86Config-4 file? Also, as adz said, seeing if your monitor can handle high resolutions (from the warnings and information earlier, it looked like it couldn't), and which driver you end up using is important.
 
Old 10-11-2005, 10:40 AM   #8
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Not to piss all over the posts already made but who can actually say they have GNOME set to higher than 1024x768? Because I never have and neither have any of my mates. There may be some way but I always assumed it couldn't be done, especially using the GNOME "Screen Resolution" dialog.
 
Old 10-11-2005, 10:43 AM   #9
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i'm no expert - but I didn't think you could use a 2.6.x kernel with ATI drivers. you'd need a kernel patch or something - i'm sure somebody who knows more can tell you.
 
Old 10-11-2005, 07:20 PM   #10
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I have seen gnome run at 1920x1440.
 
Old 10-12-2005, 08:16 AM   #11
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Gnome running at 1600x1200. RH8 with standard matrox driver, Matrox G450 and Samsung syncmaster 1100p
Gnome running at 1152x864, Ubuntu Warty on Dell 500Mhz PIII laptop with ATI rage mobility and Dell E773s monitor.
 
  


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