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Old 06-15-2005, 03:32 PM   #1
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Xorg configuration problem

ok i recently emerged gnome and attached in to start when X does. "echo "exec gnome-session" > ~/.xinitrc" and that went fine i rebooted and it booted to the login manager and i logged and and it was 640 x 480 and when i went to change the resolution i couldn't so i figured i had to configre X. So i did ctrl alt backspace and ran Xorg -config tested the config file and copied it over to /etc/X11 and rebooted again and when it booted up im still at 640 x 480 with now less colors than i had before i am now at like 256 colors. This is on Gentoo by the way if you didnt catch that by the sentence with emerge in it. Included is a copy of my xorg.conf:

is there something that i need to do that i havent yet? Oh yeah, I did install the new nvidia drivers for my card.

Edit: sorry about the link it works now though. And i fixed the colro problem but i still cant change the resolution.

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Old 06-15-2005, 04:37 PM   #2
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Old 06-15-2005, 05:05 PM   #3
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Seems you have the nvidia driver specified, however, I think it is a Monitor issue. It seems your default Res is1600x1200 at a depth of 24. I may be that the monitor your specified cannot handle that resolution at that color depth.

Either lower the depth or default resolution... Make sure your vertical and horizontal frequencies are correct for your hardware...

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Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Card0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Modes "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24

You only need 1 of those for 24 depth. The others should be for 8, 16, etc.

You might try putting only the res you want on the Mode line and getting rid of the others. Example

DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Modes "1024x768"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24

That may fix your problem.


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