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Old 08-13-2003, 01:57 AM   #1
yyz
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Question XFree86 Problems: won't remember screen resolution!!


Setup: Redhat 8.0
Intel 845GEBV2 Motherboard with onboard Graphics & Audio, LG E700S monitor

Problem:
I increased the video frame buffer in the BIOS from 1MB to 8MB. Now XFree86 is able to get a resolution of upto 1280x1024 from the monitor. However it doesn't seem to remember this resolution - every time I start it up, it starts with a default resolution of 640x480 with a virtual desktop size of 1280x1024. I have to cycle through (using Ctrl-Alt-+) different resolutions to get to the desired resolution. Tried specifying the desired resolution from Gnome Desktop Start Menu -> System Settings -> Display but to no avail. Any ideas?

Secondly, I'd like to have different desktop size for each resolution - for eg, I want a 1024x768 Desktop with 1024x768 Screen resolution rather than the default Virtual Desktop size of 1280x1024. Where could I specify this?

Thirdly, how do I get the audio working? It's able to probe the onboard audio device - but still I get "Cannot open audio device" error (when i go to Volume Control, for instance). Needless to mention, there is no sound...

Thanks!
 
Old 08-13-2003, 02:14 AM   #2
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go into the xf86config file and under the screen move the preferred rez to the front of the list.
 
Old 08-14-2003, 12:26 AM   #3
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Tried that but it did not work. Even tried removing the entries for other (lower) resolutions - it still starts up with a screen resolution of 640x480 and a virtual desktop of size 1280x1024!!
 
Old 08-14-2003, 10:40 AM   #4
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When you ran xf86config, did you answer "Yes" to the question about having a virtual desktop size? I think you can edit your XF86Config file to get rid of it, but I don't think my version (4.3) offers it.
 
Old 08-14-2003, 12:06 PM   #5
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if your xfree86 version is 4.x, then try editing things in the xf86config-4 file. as said above, try saying no to the virtual desktop question in xf86config.
 
  


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