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Old 01-15-2006, 05:20 PM   #1
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Video Problem on YDL 3

I just put YDL 3.0.1 on my Wallstreet alongside OS9. everything works fine except the video. It knows that the card is an ATI Mach64, which is right, but it thinks that the maxium resulition is 832x642, which is not right. I need the resulition to be 1024x768, which works fine on OS9.

I use bootx 1.2.2, and on that the "no video driver" box is checked.

Also, when it is booting linux, the scroling text is 1024x768. Is there a file or something that I can modify to get it to work?

Old 01-15-2006, 06:18 PM   #2
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I don't use YDL (or a Mac, for that matter), but you'll probably want to edit your /etc/X11/XF86Config file (might also be /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 or /etc/X11/xorg.conf, depending on which xserver you're using, but should be self-evident). You'll probably want to read the man page to get an idea of which settings you need to change. In other words, at the command line use:

man XF86Config
man XF86Config-4
man xorg.conf

(Depends on whatever YDL uses to set up their manual pages.) When you're editing it, you'll probably want to edit something in the "Screen" section, which sets up parameters for your monitor. YDL might have more explicit instructions in the documentation that comes with your system as well. Sorry if this isn't precise help, but hopefully it gets you started on the correct path.
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well, i used the command that you suggested (the man X86Config one) and I saw what appeared to be a manual. I read arounf in it for a bit, and I saw alot about editing the screen section, but not the resoluton itsself. How do I edit the X86Config file?


Old 01-15-2006, 10:05 PM   #4
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In the X config file (whether it's XFree86 or xorg it doesn't matter) there's a section called "screen" and in that section you will see lines saying stuff like
Modes           "1280x1024" "" "1024x768" "" "640x480"
although yours probably won't say anything above 640x480. Add entries for the resolutions you want (deffinitely add 1024x768 'cause it works in console) add higher resolutions first (the first entries are the ones it tries first, and if one doesn't work, it goes to the next one.) Then reboot and see if that helps. Also, you may have to go into some kind of desktop settings program (not sure if you're using gnome or kde for ur desktop environment) and tell that to use a higher res.

Hope this helps!


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