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Old 03-07-2007, 12:23 AM   #1
WickedAwsome
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Having trouble getting a higher screen resolution


ok, I currently have 2 screens, one is a 19"widescreen that is capable of 1440x900 resolution, which is what I would like it at...the other is a 17" crt, which is fine as is.

The problem I am having is that I cant get the widescreen monitor to go to the proper resolution. I dont have the option in the GUI resolution adjuster and when I manually add it to the xorg.conf file beryl/xgl crash (but gnome works fine)

Ubuntu Edgy Eft is my Distro, the vid card is a ATI 9600xt using the fglx drivers.

here is my xorg.conf


Code:
Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier     "Default Layout"
	Screen         "aticonfig-Screen[0]" 0 0
	InputDevice    "Generic Keyboard"
	InputDevice    "Configured Mouse"
	InputDevice    "stylus" "SendCoreEvents"
	InputDevice    "cursor" "SendCoreEvents"
	InputDevice    "eraser" "SendCoreEvents"
EndSection

Section "Files"

	# path to defoma fonts
	FontPath     "/usr/share/X11/fonts/misc"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/X11/fonts/Type1"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc"
	FontPath     "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
EndSection

Section "Module"
	Load  "i2c"
	Load  "bitmap"
	Load  "ddc"
	Load  "dri"
	Load  "extmod"
	Load  "freetype"
	Load  "glx"
	Load  "int10"
	Load  "type1"
	Load  "vbe"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
	Option	    "AIGLX" "off"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Generic Keyboard"
	Driver      "kbd"
	Option	    "CoreKeyboard"
	Option	    "XkbRules" "xorg"
	Option	    "XkbModel" "pc105"
	Option	    "XkbLayout" "us"
	Option	    "XkbOptions" "lv3:ralt_switch"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Configured Mouse"
	Driver      "mouse"
	Option	    "CorePointer"
	Option	    "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
	Option	    "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
	Option	    "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
	Option	    "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

                                                      # /dev/input/event
                                                      # for USB
	Identifier  "stylus"
	Driver      "wacom"
	Option	    "Device" "/dev/wacom"          # Change to 
	Option	    "Type" "stylus"
	Option	    "ForceDevice" "ISDV4"               # Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

                                                      # /dev/input/event
                                                      # for USB
	Identifier  "eraser"
	Driver      "wacom"
	Option	    "Device" "/dev/wacom"          # Change to 
	Option	    "Type" "eraser"
	Option	    "ForceDevice" "ISDV4"               # Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

                                                      # /dev/input/event
                                                      # for USB
	Identifier  "cursor"
	Driver      "wacom"
	Option	    "Device" "/dev/wacom"          # Change to 
	Option	    "Type" "cursor"
	Option	    "ForceDevice" "ISDV4"               # Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier   "aticonfig-Monitor[0]"
	Option	    "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier   "aticonfig-Monitor[1]"
	Option	    "VendorName" "ATI Proprietary Driver"
	Option	    "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting Monitor"
	Option	    "DPMS" "true"
EndSection

Section "Device"
	Identifier  "aticonfig-Device[0]"
	Driver      "fglrx"
	Option	    "/etc/X11/xorg.conf" "Default Layout"
	Option	    "DesktopSetup" "horizontal"
	Option	    "OverlayOnCRTC2" "1"
	BusID       "PCI:1:0:0"
EndSection

Section "Device"
	Identifier  "aticonfig-Device[1]"
	Driver      "fglrx"
	BusID       "PCI:1:0:0"
	Screen      1
EndSection

Section "Screen"
	Identifier "aticonfig-Screen[0]"
	Device     "aticonfig-Device[0]"
	Monitor    "aticonfig-Monitor[0]"
	DefaultDepth     24
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth     1
		Modes    "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth     4
		Modes    "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth     8
		Modes    "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth     15
		Modes    "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth     16
		Modes    "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth     24
		Modes    "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
	Identifier "aticonfig-Screen[1]"
	Device     "aticonfig-Device[1]"
	Monitor    "aticonfig-Monitor[1]"
	DefaultDepth     24
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     24
		Modes    "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1024x768"
	EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "DRI"
	Mode         0666
EndSection

Section "Extensions"
	Option	    "Composite" "false"
EndSection
 
Old 03-07-2007, 04:31 AM   #2
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You lack HorizSync and VertRefresh in the Monitor section.
Try adding it.
 
Old 03-07-2007, 10:05 AM   #3
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What should I put it as? I can only find the specs that say the monitor is 75 hz, but I don't know if thats vertical or horizontal or what... its a HANNS-G HW191D
 
Old 03-07-2007, 10:34 AM   #4
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Correct me if I am wrong, but assuming your 19" monitor is screen0, could you not just add:
Code:
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth     24
		Modes    "1440x900" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
In the config file. The same could be done with screen1 if that is what you want.
 
Old 03-07-2007, 10:54 AM   #5
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well, that works ok in gnome, but beryl doesnt work when I add that...and my 2nd monitor switches to a clone and is too big for the monitor, so I guess its changing the resolution for it too...
 
Old 03-07-2007, 11:09 AM   #6
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got this problem solved I think...just have a new problem now
 
Old 03-12-2007, 11:47 PM   #7
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oooook...so whats the solution?
 
Old 03-14-2007, 01:06 AM   #8
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not entirely sure, kept tweaking the xorg.conf file til it eventually worked. The problem now tho, is that only the primary monitor is useable, the other screen is just black, the mouse works on it, but no desktop or dual screen beryl anymore. No biggie tho, atleast its at a useable resolution.
 
  


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