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Old 11-07-2002, 09:36 PM   #1
gonus
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want to modify xf86config file


Looking to modify my XF86Config file so I can get differant screen sizes for games. The question I have is do I monitor it under "monitor"? This is what I have under there.

Identifier "Primary-Monitor"
VendorName "Vendor"
ModelName "Model"
HorizSync 31-64
VertRefresh 50-85
Modeline "640x480" 31.5 640 656 720 840 480 481 484 500 # 6. Versuch
Modeline "640x480" 31.5 640 680 720 864 480 488 491 521 # 5. Versuch
Modeline "640x480" 28 640 664 760 800 480 491 493 525 # 4. Versuch
Modeline "640x480" 28.32 640 664 760 800 480 491 493 525 # 3. Versuch
Modeline "640x480" 25.18 640 664 760 800 480 491 493 525 # 2. Versuch
Modeline "640x480" 25.175 640 664 760 800 480 491 493 525 # 1. Versuch


The problem I am having is games, when directed to play at a certain screen size will still not play at another screen size. I am thinking I need to add more screen sizes to the XF86Config file so that it will be possible to play them in other sizes.

Thanx for all the help

Gonus
 
Old 11-07-2002, 10:04 PM   #2
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Which version of XFree86 are you using.

Newer versions (4.1 and later I think) use a simplified method of expressing display modes in XF86Config. For example:
Code:
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       24
        Modes       "640x480"
        Modes       "800x600"
        Modes       "1024x768"
        Modes       "1280x1024"
    EndSubsection
As for refresh rates, you have to specify ranges in the monitor section like this:
Code:
Section "Monitor"
    Identifier  "VX900"
    HorizSync   31.5 - 79.0
    VertRefresh 60-75
EndSection
but XFree should still check the DDC for your monitor and pick the best refresh rate. Check /var/log/XFree86.0.log to see what refresh rates are being picked up.

Have you have checked the man page for XF86Config? It may confuse you further, but there's a lot of information there.

Hope it helps.
 
  


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