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Old 08-16-2002, 05:36 AM   #1
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Question Another screen question

I have installed RedHat 7.3 and the only screen resolution
that I can get is 320 X 200. I have tried this Ctrl + Alt + (+/-)
thing and configuring with Xconfigurator but nothing works.
In the XF86Config-file it is said that if my chipset doesn't
support doublescan, then I get this kind of resolution.
My video card is Diamond Stealth II S220 (although the
Xconfigurator always suggests Rendition Verite V2K series).
Is it so that with this card I cannot get any other resolution?
Old 08-16-2002, 08:46 AM   #2
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~>XFree86 -configure
Old 08-16-2002, 02:48 PM   #3
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Thanks for your tip but unfortunately it didn't work.
In test mode 640 X 480 is shown but after that
you can't see anything. Actually I had a mistake
in the first message: XConfigurator always shows
320 x 200 resolution and KDE has always
720 x 400 resolution. In any case the picture
is awful.
Old 07-04-2003, 10:14 PM   #4
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Diamond Stealth II S220

Hi all;

I have been trying to install RedHat 9.0 for a few days but still no X.
I also have a Diamond Stealth II S220 with Rendition Verite 2K and the installer sees it as RV2K Series.
I have tried to change the monitor but still at the test screen I get a momentary blank screen whenever I try to test the settings ( other than 8bit, where I get 320*200 )
I have started X but it is really discouraging with 320*200.
I have tried a lot of combinations (in X) and in the end :
I defined my card with its own name; and as driver I chose Rendition.
What I got afterwards is just random colors at the screen.
I can neither change my sessionCtrl + Alt + (F*), not my resolution with Ctrl + Alt + (+/-).
I have also installed linux with automatic graphics screen logon nd when I try Ctrl + Alt + (BackSpace) I have a blank screen.

I have searched a lot on the internet but couldn't find any answers. (42 may be an good one).
here are my questions:
1 - how can I prevent linux to boot directly to graphics ;
2 - is there a way to have more than 320*200 with RedHat 9.0
3 - I am downloading RedHat 7.3, will it help.

I am really desperate ...
I do not want to run M$W .....

Thanks in advence.
Old 07-13-2003, 03:58 PM   #5
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I have waited and I have searched.

No reply, no info.

I had hoped the Linux community would provide some help but the drivers for Windows are easier to find ( even though Microsoft does not support the card, some people have arranged them )

I am going back to good old Windows 2000 :-(

So long .......


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