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Old 11-27-2004, 04:45 AM   #1
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I just installed Mepis Linux with Intel 810 Graphics card. Every thing went fine but the resoulution is only 800x600, though my moniter supports 1024x768 at 60 Hz ( non-interlaced ). when I opened the /etc/X11/XF86Config file, every thing else can be understood but the mode could not be. Some of the lines are

Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Generic CRT"
ModelName "Monitor 1024x768"
HorizSync 28.0-96.0
VertRefresh 50-75
Modeline "640x480" 25.175 640 664 760 800 480 491 493 525 #60Hz
Modeline "800x600" 40.12 800 848 968 1056 600 601 605 628 #60Hz
Modeline "1024x768" 75 1024 1048 1184 1328 768 771 777 806 -hsync -vsync
Modeline "1024x768" 85 1024 1056 1152 1360 768 784 787 823
ModeLine "1152x864" 65 1152 1168 1384 1480 864 865 875 985 Interlace
Modeline "1152x864" 92 1152 1208 1368 1474 864 865 875 895

This problem is solved by replacing 75 and 85 on the third and fourth ModeLine to 60, which are refresh rates( I think). It worked, but there is still some flicker. Could anyone tell me what this Modeline stands for ? and could my flicker problem be solved?

And could anyone suggest a tool which tells about the Horizontal and vertical frequencies of my moniter? I'm having trouble when i am installing different distros of linux
Old 11-27-2004, 06:00 AM   #2
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Have a look at this page:
Try playing about with the interlace value.


P.S. Using bad values in XF86Config can damage your monitor. Tread carefully.
Old 11-27-2004, 06:33 PM   #3
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Get the correct frequency ranges for your monitor from here or somewhere similar. And be careful

I have, one more than one occasion, guessed these values and hid under the desk...
Old 11-27-2004, 06:54 PM   #4
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This is all I put in xorg.conf;

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "EV730"
DisplaySize 330 240
HorizSync 30.0 - 69.0
VertRefresh 50.0 - 120.0
Option "dpms"

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Card0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768"

Last edited by comprookie2000; 11-27-2004 at 06:58 PM.
Old 11-28-2004, 01:44 AM   #5
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I just had to put up with the i810 driver... I have my kde client running at 1024x768, but I had to set it once I got into KDE by going to the control center modules icon on the toolbar then to periphrials, and then set it there. That is despite having my xserver configured to display in 1024x768...


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