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Old 08-25-2004, 11:37 AM   #1
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Can anyone here view emulators or games fullscreen @ 320x240?

First up check out this link:

Its a modeline generator, very handy for setting custom screen modes and refresh rates for the xorg.conf file (who needs powerstrip )

Anyway, what I need to know from fellow slack users is the lowest screen res you can run. The lowest I can is 512x384, anything lower and the Xorg log reports a "bad mode clock/interlace/doublescan" error.

Typing 320x240 into the above link gave the following modeline:

Modeline "320x240@85d" 17.99 320 352 384 416 240 244 248 253 doublescan

I think the trouble is that the "doublescan" function (which is essential for low res modes) has been disabled in Xorg or possibly not supported on some chipsets (I use a Matrox G550). Can anyone verify this?
Old 08-25-2004, 11:45 AM   #2
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Just out of curiosity why do you want the lowest res possible?
Old 08-25-2004, 11:49 AM   #3
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Originally posted by Nikon01
Just out of curiosity why do you want the lowest res possible?
I can answer that! Because some of the older arcade games ran at resolutions around 320x200. So anything higher they look like a postage stamp.
Old 08-25-2004, 12:06 PM   #4
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I need a low res to run UAE (Amiga emulator) at a screen res preferably of 320x256. I'm in to running old Amiga paint software (deluxe paint & personal paint).

Not so long ago I thought that screenmodes were fixed to the default vesa stuff like 640x480 etc. Of course with linux anything is possible!

Update.. The lowest I can go atm is 480x360 @ 85hz. This is probably the lowest res I can use without using the "doublescan" option.

I toggle through and check screen resolutions via xvidtune (/usr/X11R6/bin/xvidtune), using the next and previous buttons.
Old 08-25-2004, 12:25 PM   #5
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hey guys, which is the lowest resolution that can set to a linux computer. ( i am just curious. thatsall)


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