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Old 12-01-2004, 09:08 PM   #1
Judah
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Sax2 / Xserver / Monitor woes


Good day!

It seems I accidentally set my monitor resolution too high in Sax2 and
now when I boot up and try to start X the monitor shuts off to protect
itself. This has left me in a dilemma, as I can't start Sax2 to change the
resolution back because it starts X and uses the wrong resolution..
(I thought you could run sax2 from the command line without starting
x ??)

I am using suse 8.2 and tried running yast from the command line, it
works, but there seems to be no way to change the actual monitor
settings/resolution, just if you want a graphical or text interface).

How can I change this back to 800x600 from the command line?

some history--
actually this monitor, a gateway vx1100 is capable of running 1024x768
and even higher, I just can't get it to work under suse correctly.
My monitor is listed in the setup, but if you set it for anything higher
than 800x600 the monitor shuts down. I even tried entering the vertical
and horizontal frequencies manually, and still nothing. Any suggestions
on this front as well? I know the monitor is capable of this as windows
configures it correctly. nobody wants to run 800x600 on a 21" monitor! :->

your time and help is greatly appreciated!
thanks!
Judah
 
Old 12-01-2004, 11:41 PM   #2
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Partial Success

Well,
I got up system back up and running.

the screendepth was set to 24 instead of 16.

However, in my journey of trying to figure out what was wrong,
I googled and found a message some guy had posted that has
the same monitor as me. His Horizsync and Vertrefresh numbers
were different. His was Horizsync 31-108 & Vertrefresh 50-160.
Mine was 28-108 and 50-152.

So I tried his numbers and different screendepths to no avail.

I noticed the section with modelines as well. After the resolution
is listed a number with a decimal point. is this the Horizsync or
Vertrefresh number??

Is the modeline section generated with Sax2 when you set up the
monitor or is this a "preset" configuration when you choose your
monitor type in SaX2?

I really want to get my monitor working at higher resolutions.
I believe it is actually capable of doing 1280x1024 and maybe even
higher.

here is the monitor part of my XF86Config file..

Section "Monitor"
DisplaySize 390 290
HorizSync 28-108
Identifier "Monitor[0]"
ModelName "VX1100"
Option "DPMS"
VendorName "GATEWAY"
VertRefresh 50-152
UseModes "Modes[0]"
EndSection

Section "Modes"
Identifier "Modes[0]"
Modeline "800x600" 89.23 800 816 928 1040 600 600 613 634
Modeline "640x480" 23.96 640 656 720 832 480 480 484 501
Modeline "640x480" 29.15 640 656 720 832 480 480 485 501
Modeline "640x480" 33.15 640 656 720 832 480 480 486 501
Modeline "640x480" 37.14 640 656 720 832 480 480 486 501
Modeline "640x480" 41.13 640 656 720 832 480 480 487 501
Modeline "640x480" 45.13 640 656 720 832 480 480 488 501
Modeline "640x480" 49.12 640 656 720 832 480 480 489 501
Modeline "640x480" 53.11 640 656 720 832 480 480 490 501
Modeline "640x480" 57.11 640 656 720 832 480 480 490 501
Modeline "1280x1024" 102.24 1280 1296 1552 1664 1024 1024 1034 1070
Modeline "1280x1024" 124.39 1280 1296 1552 1664 1024 1024 1035 1070
Modeline "1280x1024" 141.43 1280 1296 1552 1664 1024 1024 1037 1070
Modeline "1280x1024" 158.47 1280 1296 1552 1664 1024 1024 1039 1070
Modeline "1280x1024" 175.51 1280 1296 1552 1664 1024 1024 1040 1070
Modeline "1280x1024" 192.54 1280 1296 1552 1664 1024 1024 1042 1070
Modeline "1280x1024" 209.58 1280 1296 1552 1664 1024 1024 1045 1070
Modeline "1280x1024" 226.62 1280 1296 1552 1664 1024 1024 1045 1070
Modeline "1280x1024" 243.66 1280 1296 1552 1664 1024 1024 1049 1070
Modeline "1024x768" 61.19 1024 1040 1216 1328 768 768 775 802
Modeline "1024x768" 74.45 1024 1040 1216 1328 768 768 776 802
Modeline "1024x768" 84.65 1024 1040 1216 1328 768 768 778 802
Modeline "1024x768" 94.85 1024 1040 1216 1328 768 768 778 802
Modeline "1024x768" 105.05 1024 1040 1216 1328 768 768 780 802
Modeline "1024x768" 115.25 1024 1040 1216 1328 768 768 781 802
Modeline "1024x768" 125.45 1024 1040 1216 1328 768 768 783 802
Modeline "1024x768" 135.65 1024 1040 1216 1328 768 768 784 802
Modeline "1024x768" 145.85 1024 1040 1216 1328 768 768 784 802
EndSection

Section "Screen"
DefaultDepth 16
SubSection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 32
Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
Device "Device[0]"
Identifier "Screen[0]"
Monitor "Monitor[0]"
EndSection

Section "Device"
BoardName "SiS650"
BusID "1:0:0"
Driver "sis"
Identifier "Device[0]"
VendorName "SiS"
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Layout[all]"
InputDevice "Keyboard[0]" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse[1]" "CorePointer"
Option "Clone" "off"
Option "Xinerama" "off"
Screen "Screen[0]"
EndSection

Section "DRI"
Group "video"
Mode 0660
EndSection


Once again any help is greatly appreciated..

Judah
 
Old 12-02-2004, 05:02 AM   #3
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You don't need modelines any more :-)

Pop over to www.x.org and download a recent version.

In my experience Sax2 is a crock and should be avoided. Configuring X with one of the built in tools (xorgconfig) is not at all difficult.

If you do upgrade, maek sure you do a litle googling about setting your default window manager as the upgradw will probably have you boot to wdm rather than gnome/kde.
 
Old 12-06-2004, 11:22 PM   #4
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I would like to try to get this setup working...


Does anyone have any suggestions ??
 
Old 01-05-2005, 07:58 AM   #5
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Maybe you would be able to run the monitor under a higher resolution with a newer X server?

i.e a bug with the version you are trying to use

just an idea.
 
Old 01-05-2005, 04:11 PM   #6
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the default depth is set to 16 and your highest resolution@ 16 is 800x600.
30 to 108 KHz; Vertical, 50 to 152 Hz......max resolution is 1600x1200
login as root in failsafe and enter "sax2" to run sax w/o gui.enter custom settings for h and v frequencies
sometimes sax needs to be played with to get the settings you want.......just run it a few times,restarting the x-server in between.

*edit*just noticed the SIS 650 vid card.as a side note.....there was a reason i gave mine away and replaced it with an nvidia

Last edited by piscikeeper; 01-05-2005 at 09:57 PM.
 
  


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