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Old 08-08-2005, 03:15 AM   #1
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Exclamation Mandrake 10.0, ATI Driver, and Resolution

i have searched everywhere but still cannot figure out how to fix this..
btw, i am fairly new to this whole Linux thing... i finally figured out how to/installed the newest ATI drivers for my 9800XT... i am running XFree86 4.3.. 3D hardware accelleration is enabled and everything is going fairly well.. except for one thing... i cannot set my resolution any higher than 800X600... i would really like to have it at 1024X768...
when i ran fglrxconfig i chose options of 1024X768, 800X600, and 640X480... however once i restarted and loaded into KDE.. my only options are.. 800 X 600, 640 X 480, and 400 X 300...

i believe i set my Hsync and Vsync correctly... i have a Viewsonic A71f+ 17" CRT VGA monitor...

here is a copy of my XF86Config-4....

# **********************************************************************
# DRI Section
# **********************************************************************

Section "dri"
    # Access to OpenGL ICD is allowed for all users:
    Mode 0666
    # Access to OpenGL ICD is restricted to a specific user group:
    # Group 100    # users
    # Mode 0660
# **********************************************************************
# Module section -- this  section  is used to specify
# which dynamically loadable modules to load.
# **********************************************************************

Section "Module"
    # This loads the DBE extension module.
    Load "dbe"  	# Double buffer extension
    # This loads the Type1 and FreeType font modules
    Load "type1"
    Load "freetype"
    # This loads the GLX module
    Load "glx"   # libglx.a
    Load "dri"   # libdri.a
    # This loads the miscellaneous extensions module, and disables
    # initialisation of the XFree86-DGA extension within that module.
    Subsection "extmod"
        Option "omit xfree86-dga"   # don't initialise the DGA extension
# **********************************************************************
# Files section.  This allows default font and rgb paths to be set
# **********************************************************************

Section "Files"
    # The location of the RGB database.  Note, this is the name of the
    # file minus the extension (like ".txt" or ".db").  There is normally
    # no need to change the default.
    RgbPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
    # Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (which are concatenated together),
    # as well as specifying multiple comma-separated entries in one FontPath
    # command (or a combination of both methods)
    # If you don't have a floating point coprocessor and emacs, Mosaic or other
    # programs take long to start up, try moving the Type1 and Speedo directory
    # to the end of this list (or comment them out).
    # FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/local/"
    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"
    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
    # FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/"
    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/"
    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"
    # FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"
    # The module search path.  The default path is shown here.
    # ModulePath "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules"
# **********************************************************************
# Server flags section.
# **********************************************************************

Section "ServerFlags"
# Uncomment this to cause a core dump at the spot where a signal is
# received.  This may leave the console in an unusable state, but may
# provide a better stack trace in the core dump to aid in debugging

# Option "NoTrapSignals"

# Uncomment this to disable the <Crtl><Alt><BS> server abort sequence
# This allows clients to receive this key event.

# Option "DontZap"

# Uncomment this to disable the <Crtl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> mode switching
# sequences.  This allows clients to receive these key events.

# Option "Dont Zoom"

# Uncomment this to disable tuning with the xvidtune client. With
# it the client can still run and fetch card and monitor attributes,
# but it will not be allowed to change them. If it tries it will
# receive a protocol error.

# Option "DisableVidModeExtension"

# Uncomment this to enable the use of a non-local xvidtune client.

# Option "AllowNonLocalXvidtune"

# Uncomment this to disable dynamically modifying the input device
# (mouse and keyboard) settings.

# Option "DisableModInDev"

# Uncomment this to enable the use of a non-local client to
# change the keyboard or mouse settings (currently only xset).

# Option "AllowNonLocalModInDev"
# **********************************************************************
# Input devices
# **********************************************************************

# **********************************************************************
# Core keyboard's InputDevice section
# **********************************************************************

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Keyboard1"
    Driver "Keyboard"
    Option "XkbModel" "pc101"
    Option "XkbLayout" "us"
    # For most OSs the protocol can be omitted (it defaults to "Standard").
    # When using XQUEUE (only for SVR3 and SVR4, but not Solaris),
    # uncomment the following line.
    # Option "Protocol"   "Xqueue"
    Option "AutoRepeat" "500 30"
    # Specify which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1))
    # Option "Xleds"      "1 2 3"
    # Option "LeftAlt"    "Meta"
    # Option "RightAlt"   "ModeShift"
    # To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the
    # lines below (which are the defaults).  For example, for a non-U.S.
    # keyboard, you will probably want to use:
    # Option "XkbModel"   "pc102"
    # If you have a US Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use:
    # Option "XkbModel"   "microsoft"
    # Then to change the language, change the Layout setting.
    # For example, a german layout can be obtained with:
    # Option "XkbLayout"  "de"
    # or:
    # Option "XkbLayout"  "de"
    # Option "XkbVariant" "nodeadkeys"
    # If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and
    # control keys, use:
    # Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:swapcaps"
    # These are the default XKB settings for XFree86
    # Option "XkbRules"   "xfree86"
    # Option "XkbModel"   "pc101"
    # Option "XkbLayout"  "us"
    # Option "XkbVariant" ""
    # Option "XkbOptions" ""
    # Option "XkbDisable"
    Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
# **********************************************************************
# Core Pointer's InputDevice section
# **********************************************************************

Section "InputDevice"
    # Identifier and driver
    Identifier "Mouse1"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
    Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
    # When using XQUEUE, comment out the above two lines, and uncomment
    # the following line.
    # Option "Protocol"   "Xqueue"
    # Baudrate and SampleRate are only for some Logitech mice. In
    # almost every case these lines should be omitted.
    # Option "BaudRate"   "9600"
    # Option "SampleRate" "150"
    # Emulate3Buttons is an option for 2-button Microsoft mice
    # Emulate3Timeout is the timeout in milliseconds (default is 50ms)
    # Option "Emulate3Buttons"
    # Option "Emulate3Timeout"    "50"
    # ChordMiddle is an option for some 3-button Logitech mice
    # Option "ChordMiddle"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "monitor1"
    HorizSync 31.5 - 37.9
    VertRefresh 20 - 60
    # 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
# **********************************************************************
# Graphics device section
# **********************************************************************

# Any number of graphics device sections may be present

# Standard VGA Device:

Section "Device"
    Identifier "Standard VGA"
    VendorName "Unknown"
    BoardName "Unknown"
    # The chipset line is optional in most cases.  It can be used to override
    # the driver's chipset detection, and should not normally be specified.
    # Chipset     "generic"
    # The Driver line must be present.  When using run-time loadable driver
    # modules, this line instructs the server to load the specified driver
    # module.  Even when not using loadable driver modules, this line
    # indicates which driver should interpret the information in this section.
    Driver "vga"
    # The BusID line is used to specify which of possibly multiple devices
    # this section is intended for.  When this line isn't present, a device
    # section can only match up with the primary video device.  For PCI
    # devices a line like the following could be used.  This line should not
    # normally be included unless there is more than one video device
    # installed.
    # BusID       "PCI:0:10:0"
    # VideoRam    256
    # Clocks      25.2 28.3
# === ATI device section ===

Section "Device"
    Identifier "ATI Graphics Adapter"
    Driver "fglrx"
    Screen 0
    BusID "PCI:1:0:0"    # vendor=1002, device=4e4a
    Option "FSAAMSPosY1" "0.000000"
    Option "StereoSyncEnable" "1"
    # ### generic DRI settings ###
    # === disable PnP Monitor  ===
    #Option "NoDDC"
    Option "FSAAMSPosX5" "0.000000"
    Option "FSAAMSPosY4" "0.000000"
    Option "FSAAMSPosX2" "0.000000"
    # === Pseudo Color Visuals (8-bit visuals) ===
    Option "PseudoColorVisuals" "off"
    Option "FSAAMSPosX4" "0.000000"
    Option "FSAAMSPosY0" "0.000000"
    Option "FSAADisableGamma" "no"
    # === Video Overlay for the Xv extension ===
    Option "VideoOverlay" "on"
    Option "ForceGenericCPU" "no"
    Option "GammaCorrectionII" "0x00000000"
    # === misc DRI settings ===
    Option "mtrr" "off" # disable DRI mtrr mapper, driver has its own code for mtrr
    Option "VRefresh2" "unspecified"
    Option "FSAAMSPosY5" "0.000000"
    # === Center Mode (Laptops only) ===
    Option "CenterMode" "off"
    Option "IgnoreEDID" "off"
    # === OpenGL Overlay ===
    # Note: When OpenGL Overlay is enabled, Video Overlay
    # will be disabled automatically
    Option "OpenGLOverlay" "off"
    Option "FSAACustomizeMSPos" "no"
    Option "FSAAScale" "1"
    # ### FireGL DDX driver module specific settings ###
    # === Screen Management ===
    Option "DesktopSetup" "0x00000000"
    Option "HSync2" "unspecified"
    Option "TVHStartAdj" "0"
    # === FSAA Management ===
    Option "FSAAEnable" "no"
    Option "FSAAMSPosX0" "0.000000"
    Option "no_dri" "no"
    Option "GammaCorrectionI" "0x00000000"
    Option "UseInternalAGPGART" "yes"
    Option "BlockSignalsOnLock" "on"
    Option "FSAAMSPosX1" "0.000000"
    Option "MonitorLayout" "AUTO, AUTO"
    # === Misc Options ===
    Option "UseFastTLS" "2"
    # === disable/enable XAA/DRI ===
    Option "no_accel" "no"
    Option "FSAAMSPosY3" "0.000000"
    # === OpenGL specific profiles/settings ===
    Option "Capabilities" "0x00000000"
    Option "TVStandard" "NTSC-M"
    Option "TVVPosAdj" "0"
    Option "TVColorAdj" "0"
    Option "FSAAMSPosY2" "0.000000"
    # === TV-out Management ===
    Option "NoTV" "yes"
    Option "TVHPosAdj" "0"
    Option "TVHSizeAdj" "0"
    Option "ScreenOverlap" "0"
    # === QBS Management ===
    Option "Stereo" "off"
    Option "FSAAMSPosX3" "0.000000"
    Option "TVVSizeAdj" "0"
# **********************************************************************
# Screen sections
# **********************************************************************

# Any number of screen sections may be present.  Each describes
# the configuration of a single screen.  A single specific screen section
# may be specified from the X server command line with the "-screen"
# option.

Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Screen0"
    Device "ATI Graphics Adapter"
    Monitor "Monitor0"
    #Option "backingstore"
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth 24
        Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        ViewPort 0 0  # initial origin if mode is smaller than desktop
        # Virtual     1280 1024
    DefaultDepth 24
# **********************************************************************
# ServerLayout sections.
# **********************************************************************

# Any number of ServerLayout sections may be present.  Each describes
# the way multiple screens are organised.  A specific ServerLayout
# section may be specified from the X server command line with the
# "-layout" option.  In the absence of this, the first section is used.
# When now ServerLayout section is present, the first Screen section
# is used alone.

Section "ServerLayout"
    # The Identifier line must be present
    Identifier "Server Layout"
    # Each InputDevice line specifies an InputDevice section name and
    # optionally some options to specify the way the device is to be
    # used.  Those options include "CorePointer", "CoreKeyboard" and
    # "SendCoreEvents".
    InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
    InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
    # Each Screen line specifies a Screen section name, and optionally
    # the relative position of other screens.  The four names after
    # primary screen name are the screens to the top, bottom, left and right
    # of the primary screen.
    Screen "Screen0"
Can someone enlighten me please?

thanks in adv.
Old 08-08-2005, 08:44 AM   #2
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you know that you have to choose your actually monitor from list.
and you can change video options in harddrake.
Old 08-08-2005, 11:17 AM   #3
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hello friend,
from configuration file it is clear the default color depth is 24bit. using harddrake tool set your depth of color resoultion to lower value like 16bit. I had similar problem where i was not able to have rsolution to 1024X1024 from 600X800.Then when i cahnged it default 16bit it worked perfect for me.
Lets give a try and let know
Old 08-08-2005, 02:14 PM   #4
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hey, okay thanks... i checked for my monitor and it wasn't listed... as for changing it to 16bit how should i go about doing this? i'm logged in now, actually replying on this computer, should i just go into the file through KWrite and edit it, save it, and restart? would that work? if so where exactly should i change it to 16?

sorry, i'm a n00b.. and just don't want to be forced to re-install linux... again.. heh...

thanks in adv.
Old 08-08-2005, 06:54 PM   #5
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UPDATE: well i restarted that system and it wouldn't load X... surprise surprise... so i switched monitors, now i'm on a Philips 107S... i just re-installed mandrake, and that ATI driver, this time i am in X with the correct resolution.. however this time now, when i do my Point2Play configuration it say's that 3D accelleration is not enabled.... how do i fix this?

last time after i installed the ATI driver it fixed this... but this time its the other way around, i fixed the resolution problem... .but the 3D acceleration isn't enabled? can someone please help me?

thanks in adv.
Old 08-08-2005, 07:28 PM   #6
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UPDATE: i got it working, i needed to install the kernel source(s) and then did the make and make_install.. following the directions here..
at the bottom of the page... and it works now!!

thanks everyone for your help... hopefully now i can figure out how to run Cedega/Point2Play... or just in general get some winblows based games in here and get playing... then i'm fully switched over into Linux


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