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newkid 05-22-2004 05:42 AM

Virtual Screen Mandrake 10 Help
 
Hi
Iam new to Linux and with help found browsing this site i have installed Mandrake 10 dual boot With xp.
Every thing is working well thanks to the posts i have read here. But i do Have 1 problem i havent been able to solve.I have a virtual Screen Which i find annoying can you help Please.
Radeon 7000ve Adaptor Please advise if any further Info Required

Thank You
The Kid

jschiwal 05-22-2004 06:35 AM

I'm sorry but I don't really understand what you mean by virtual screen. Do you mean that the you have for example a virtual 1280x1024 screen displayed on a 1024x786 actual screen?

If that is what you mean, then post your /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file.

newkid 05-22-2004 06:56 AM

jschiwal

Thank you for your reply.
Iam trying to use 800x600 Res and when ilog in ihave a desk top larger than the screen. Hereis the config.
# File generated by XFdrake.

# **********************************************************************
# Refer to the XF86Config man page for details about the format of
# this file.
# **********************************************************************

Section "Files"
# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Mandrake 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.
FontPath "unix/:-1"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
#DontZap # disable <Crtl><Alt><BS> (server abort)
AllowMouseOpenFail # allows the server to start up even if the mouse doesn't work
#DontZoom # disable <Crtl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> (resolution switching)
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "dbe" # Double-Buffering Extension
Load "v4l" # Video for Linux
Load "extmod"
Load "type1"
Load "freetype"
Load "glx" # 3D layer
Load "dri" # direct rendering
EndSection

Section "DRI"
Mode 0666
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard1"
Driver "Keyboard"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "en_US"
Option "XkbOptions" ""
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "6 7"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "monitor1"
VendorName "Generic"
ModelName "1280x1024 @ 60 Hz"
HorizSync 31.5-64.3
VertRefresh 50-70

# Sony Vaio C1(X,XS,VE,VN)?
# 1024x480 @ 85.6 Hz, 48 kHz hsync
ModeLine "1024x480" 65.00 1024 1032 1176 1344 480 488 494 563 -hsync -vsync

# TV fullscreen mode or DVD fullscreen output.
# 768x576 @ 79 Hz, 50 kHz hsync
ModeLine "768x576" 50.00 768 832 846 1000 576 590 595 630

# 768x576 @ 100 Hz, 61.6 kHz hsync
ModeLine "768x576" 63.07 768 800 960 1024 576 578 590 616
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "device1"
VendorName "ATI"
BoardName "ATI Radeon"
Driver "radeon"
Option "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "screen1"
Device "device1"
Monitor "monitor1"
DefaultColorDepth 16

Subsection "Display"
Depth 8
Virtual 800 600
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 15
Virtual 800 600
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Virtual 800 600
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Virtual 800 600
EndSubsection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "layout1"
InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
Screen "screen1"
EndSection

Thank You
The Kid

jschiwal 05-24-2004 03:12 AM

I just realized that since upgrading to lm 10, my /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file also uses Virtual entries in the display entries. On mine however, the Monitor model I selected was for the same resolution as the display I use.

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "monitor1"
VendorName "Generic"
ModelName "Flat Panel 1280x1024"
HorizSync 31.5-67
VertRefresh 50-75

Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Virtual 1280 1024
EndSubsection

Otherwise, your XF86Config-4 looks like mine.
If you had chosen a monitor option that could only display 800x600, and a virtual screen as 1026x786, then I would expect to see what you are seeing. But your config indicates the opposite.
Perhaps perusing the /var/log/less XFree86.0.log might help.
Look for lines like:
(**) NVIDIA(0): Validated modes for display device DFP-0:
(**) NVIDIA(0): Default mode "1280x1024": 108.0 MHz, 64.0 kHz, 60.0 Hz
(**) NVIDIA(0): Default mode "1280x960": 108.0 MHz, 60.0 kHz, 60.0 Hz
(**) NVIDIA(0): Default mode "1152x864": 108.0 MHz, 67.5 kHz, 75.0 Hz
(**) NVIDIA(0): Default mode "1024x768": 78.8 MHz, 60.1 kHz, 75.1 Hz
(**) NVIDIA(0): Default mode "1024x768": 75.0 MHz, 56.5 kHz, 70.1 Hz
(**) NVIDIA(0): Default mode "1024x768": 65.0 MHz, 48.4 kHz, 60.0 Hz
(**) NVIDIA(0): Default mode "832x624": 57.3 MHz, 49.7 kHz, 74.6 Hz
(**) NVIDIA(0): Default mode "800x600": 49.5 MHz, 46.9 kHz, 75.0 Hz
(**) NVIDIA(0): Default mode "800x600": 50.0 MHz, 48.1 kHz, 72.2 Hz
(**) NVIDIA(0): Default mode "800x600": 40.0 MHz, 37.9 kHz, 60.3 Hz
(**) NVIDIA(0): Default mode "800x600": 36.0 MHz, 35.2 kHz, 56.2 Hz

But before you go any further, Why try 800x600 resolution? Do you have a 13" crt?
If not, 1024x768 will probably be the minimum size to use.

newkid 05-25-2004 05:03 AM

Thanks for reply.
Tried reconfiguring Monitor to 800 x 600 also 1024x768 still virtual at both resolution . The Monitor is a 14 inch crt . Checked var log as sujjested and found this.

WW) RADEON(0): monitor1: Using default hsync range of 28.00-33.00kHz
(WW) RADEON(0): monitor1: using default vrefresh range of 43.00-72.00Hz
(II) RADEON(0): Clock range: 12.00 to 350.00 MHz
(II) RADEON(0): Not using mode "1024x480" (width too large for virtual size)
(II) RADEON(0): Not using mode "768x576" (hsync out of range)
(II) RADEON(0): Not using mode "768x576" (hsync out of range)
(II) RADEON(0): Not using default mode "640x350" (hsync out of range)
(II) RADEON(0): Not using default mode "320x175" (hsync out of range)
(II) RADEON(0): Not using default mode "640x400" (hsync out of range)
(II) RADEON(0): Not using default mode "320x200" (hsync out of range)
(II) RADEON(0): Not using default mode "720x400" (hsync out of range)
(II) RADEON(0): Not using default mode "360x200" (hsync out of range)
(II) RADEON(0): Not using default mode "640x480" (hsync out of range)
(II) RADEON(0): Not using default mode "320x240" (hsync out of range)
(II) RADEON(0): Not using default mode "640x480" (hsync out of range)
(II) RADEON(0): Not using default mode "320x240" (hsync out of range)
(II) RADEON(0): Not using default mode "640x480" (hsync out of range)
(II) RADEON(0): Not using default mode "320x240" (hsync out of range)

The Ranges specified in the XF86Config-4 File are as per Monitor Manual This varlog is for original config as per 2nd Post
maybe i need to change this

Regards The Kid


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