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Old 03-23-2006, 06:19 PM   #1
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Xorg Mystery


Ok, I'm trying to get my resolution set up to 1440x900, and I'm changing my xorg.conf file to say 1440x900 in the screen section.

Quote:
Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1440x900" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection
As you can see that was changed but it didn't work. I also have 2 other xorg.conf files in the /etc/X11/ directory.

They are:

xorg.conf-fbdev
xorg.conf-vesa

and I've renamed them to other things and nothing seems to work. Whatever I do, it stays at 1024x768.

I'm using slackware 10.2 and it's killing me.

Thanks for you help.

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Old 03-23-2006, 06:26 PM   #2
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I'll take a wild swing at this one... but... do you perchance have an Intel 8xx or 9xx or somenumber like that video card?

Because cards of those series need a 3rd party program to insert the resolution into the bios before it will work.
 
Old 03-23-2006, 06:38 PM   #3
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No I don't. I have an ATI All in wonder card. I have had it work with Fedora, Suse, and Mandriva so I figure I can get it going in here. I also tried changing the font too 1280x1024 and that didn't work either. No matter what the change I make is, it keeps coming back to 1024x768.

I'm so confused, and I finally grabbed slackware because I thought I had a decent understanding of this OS
 
Old 03-23-2006, 08:32 PM   #4
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ok, it looks like from xorg.conf it's reading the xorg.conf-vesa file. And from what I've seen the VESA file might not support anythying over 1024x768. Is there a way to get another xorg.conf-**** file?
 
Old 03-24-2006, 11:01 PM   #5
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Anybody have any ideas how I can at least configure my own xorg.conf file or how I can get a different xorg.conf driver to use that might allow a better resolution.
 
Old 03-25-2006, 06:39 AM   #6
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First check /var/log/Xorg.0.log to see if you are using the conf file you think you use.

Then make sure your HorizSync and VertRefresh values allow for this resolution.

In the "screen" section, do you point to the correct monitor and device?

If that doesn't help... then I am out of suggestions.

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Old 03-25-2006, 10:58 AM   #7
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I'm using the xorg.conf file, the HorizSynch and VertRefresh values are set to where they should be, and in the screen section it points to the right monitor, and device (although I know nothing about the device).

Still nothing.
 
Old 03-25-2006, 11:02 AM   #8
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This is what the device says

Quote:
Section "Device"
Identifier "VESA Framebuffer"
Driver "vesa"
#VideoRam 4096
# Insert Clocks lines here if appropriate
EndSection
 
Old 03-25-2006, 11:28 AM   #9
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Ok, so I can lower my resolution past 1024x768, by changing the xorg.conf file, but I can't get it to higher than 1024x786. I'm guessing this vesa driver just hates me. Any suggestions on how to fix this or, or how to get another one.
 
Old 03-25-2006, 12:34 PM   #10
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alright so I installed the ati driver to replace the vesa driver and it worked fine. I guess vesa doesn't like my card.
 
Old 03-25-2006, 05:37 PM   #11
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No, it is not that.

Eiher VESA does not support > 1024, or there is no standardized way to put your card in > 1024 mode, so the VESA driver doesn't know how to do it.

Anyways, I am happy for you that you solved it, to small screen res is SUCH a nuisance.

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