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Old 07-05-2004, 09:01 AM   #1
wimman
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Woody??? Setup problems


Hi

Don't know much about Linux, but told my boss I will get a file share up and running. No time like the present eh?

Got Woody up and running after a while, configured X with xf86config, working fine, except for a couple of things. When I start her up in 800x680 everything looks good, but when I switch to 1280x1024 (which my monitor can support) I get a super expanded view of the desktop, and need to scroll to where I want to be.

Could it be something with the driver, I have a NVIDA RIVA TNT2 card, which is listed in the default setup lists.

thanx
 
Old 07-05-2004, 11:47 AM   #2
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Hello,

I think it can come from a monitor config problem... Have a look in /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 in the monitor section to see if the config is correct or not
If it seems correct for you, you can always try to post the monitor section... maybe someone will find the problem

Oliv'
 
Old 07-06-2004, 11:01 AM   #3
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Hi

I had a look at XF86Config-4, looks fine, don't have the original documentation but from the net the info checks out, (H&V freqs). Anyhow here's the section from Config-4.

Section "Monitor"

Identifier "syncmaster"

# HorizSync is in kHz unless units are specified.
# HorizSync may be a comma separated list of discrete values, or a
# comma separated list of ranges of values.
# NOTE: THE VALUES HERE ARE EXAMPLES ONLY. REFER TO YOUR MONITOR'S
# USER MANUAL FOR THE CORRECT NUMBERS.

HorizSync 30-70

# HorizSync 30-64 # multisync
# HorizSync 31.5, 35.2 # multiple fixed sync frequencies
# HorizSync 15-25, 30-50 # multiple ranges of sync frequencies

# VertRefresh is in Hz unless units are specified.
# VertRefresh may be a comma separated list of discrete values, or a
# comma separated list of ranges of values.
# NOTE: THE VALUES HERE ARE EXAMPLES ONLY. REFER TO YOUR MONITOR'S
# USER MANUAL FOR THE CORRECT NUMBERS.

VertRefresh 50-160

Thanx

Wimman
 
Old 07-06-2004, 11:34 AM   #4
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Hi,

What is surprising me (comparing to my config) is that you don't have modeline option, for example here is my config:
Code:
Section "Monitor"

# HorizSync is in kHz unless units are specified.
# HorizSync may be a comma separated list of discrete values, or a
# comma separated list of ranges of values.
# NOTE: THE VALUES HERE ARE EXAMPLES ONLY.  REFER TO YOUR MONITOR'S
# USER MANUAL FOR THE CORRECT NUMBERS.
#    HorizSync  30-64         # multisync
#    HorizSync  31.5, 35.2    # multiple fixed sync frequencies
#    HorizSync  15-25, 30-50  # multiple ranges of sync frequencies
# VertRefresh is in Hz unless units are specified.
# VertRefresh may be a comma separated list of discrete values, or a
# comma separated list of ranges of values.
# NOTE: THE VALUES HERE ARE EXAMPLES ONLY.  REFER TO YOUR MONITOR'S
# USER MANUAL FOR THE CORRECT NUMBERS.
    Identifier   "Proview"
    HorizSync    31.5 - 82.0
    VertRefresh  40.0 - 150.0
    ModeLine     "1280x1024@85Hz(VESA)" 157.5 1280 1344 1504 1728 1024 1025 1028 1072 +hsync +vsync
    ModeLine     "1280x1024@75" 135.0 1280 1296 1440 1688 1024 1025 1028 1066 +hsync +vsync
EndSection
I don't master English, so my explanations about modeline may be confused:
first number is clock frequency in MHz
second one is your horizontal resolution
5th is HFL: Horizontal frame length
6th is your vertical resolution
the last one is VFL: Vertical frame length
For more precise explanations, I think Google should help you

Oliv'
 
Old 07-15-2004, 06:11 AM   #5
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Oliv'

Thanx for the advice, I've got students registering at the moment, so its a bit hectic at work. Will give you feedback later.

Regards,

Wimman
 
  


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