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Old 05-20-2005, 08:13 PM   #1
mmarkvillanueva
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Unhappy Cannot change screen resolution (atir 3) in slackware 10


i'm having a problem in changing my screen resolution. in windows i'm using 1152x84 but here it's only 800x600!

monitor: gateway vx700
video (built-in): ATI 3D Rage Pro (atir3)

i hv tried other instructions from other websites like putting the correct HorizSync and VertRefresh but it doesn't wurk.
btw, i'm just a newbie so please bear w/ me

tenks in advance guys!
 
Old 05-20-2005, 08:27 PM   #2
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make sure to get your exact horizontal and verticle sync frequencies, then edit xorg.conf accordingly.

Maybe you need to install video card drivers?
 
Old 05-20-2005, 08:36 PM   #3
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Hello,

as root you need to edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf.
Go to the very end of the config and look for the "Screens' section.

Code:
Section "Screen"
    Identifier  "Screen 1"
    Device      "nVidia GF FX5200 PCI"
    Monitor     "AOC 9GLRS"
    DefaultDepth 24

    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       8
        Modes       "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        ViewPort    0 0
    EndSubsection
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       16
        Modes       "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        ViewPort    0 0
    EndSubsection
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       24
        Modes       "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        ViewPort    0 0
    EndSubsection
EndSection
You want to edit the resolutions for the Subsection that is set as default.
My DefaultDepth is 24, so anything in the Depth 24 SubSection will affect the resolution.

See how I have multiple resolutions specified? The one on the far left is where it starts.
Ctrl+Alt + or - (on the number pad) will cycle through the resolutions.

So editing that file and change the resolution, should fix it.
You can set the same resolution all the way across, but you need to to be specified 4 times.
GL
-Jason

P.S. And post if it doesn't make sense. =)
 
Old 05-20-2005, 08:49 PM   #4
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Here is my /etc/X11/xorg.conf

# **********************************************************************
# Monitor section
# **********************************************************************

# Any number of monitor sections may be present

Section "Monitor"

Identifier "My Monitor"

# HorizSync is in kHz unless units are specified.
# HorizSync may be a comma separated list of discrete values, or a
# comma separated list of ranges of values.
# NOTE: THE VALUES HERE ARE EXAMPLES ONLY. REFER TO YOUR MONITOR'S
# USER MANUAL FOR THE CORRECT NUMBERS.

HorizSync 30.0 - 86

# HorizSync 30-64 # multisync
# HorizSync 31.5, 35.2 # multiple fixed sync frequencies
# HorizSync 15-25, 30-50 # multiple ranges of sync frequencies

# VertRefresh is in Hz unless units are specified.
# VertRefresh may be a comma separated list of discrete values, or a
# comma separated list of ranges of values.
# NOTE: THE VALUES HERE ARE EXAMPLES ONLY. REFER TO YOUR MONITOR'S
# USER MANUAL FOR THE CORRECT NUMBERS.

VertRefresh 50 - 130

EndSection


# **********************************************************************
# Graphics device section
# **********************************************************************

# Any number of graphics device sections may be present

Section "Device"
Identifier "VESA Framebuffer"
Driver "vesa"
#VideoRam 4096
# Insert Clocks lines here if appropriate
EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# 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 "Screen 1"
Device "VESA Framebuffer"
Monitor "My Monitor"

# If your card can handle it, a higher default color depth (like 24 or 32)
# is highly recommended.

# DefaultDepth 8
# DefaultDepth 16
DefaultDepth 24
# DefaultDepth 32

# "1024x768" is also a conservative usable default resolution. If you
# have a better monitor, feel free to try resolutions such as
# "1152x864", "1280x1024", "1600x1200", and "1800x1400" (or whatever your
# card/monitor can produce)

Subsection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection
Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection
Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection
Subsection "Display"
Depth 32
Modes "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection

EndSection


i already placed the correct HorizSnyc and VertRefresh on the monitor section... before i posted my question

anyway username17, i wanna ask why the DEVICE in my xorg.conf's section is VESA FRAMEBUFFER...? i don't see any "ATI 3D Rage Pro" which is my video adapter accdg to windows 98

anyway tnx 2 ur replies!!

wow, i was really surprise how fast people responded.
this is my first time to post question in this site...

 
Old 05-21-2005, 11:33 AM   #5
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maybe c_olin3404 is right... i need a driver for may video.
Besides the fact that i can't get a higher resolution, when i tried to view an mpeg in a media player, it can't display the video nicely...

do anyone knows where can i download the approproiate driver for my video?

ATI 3D Rage Pro (atir3)

Tnx in advace...
 
Old 05-27-2005, 07:24 PM   #6
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Yeepee!!! I fixed it and I now have 1152x864 resolution!!!!
I just changed the DefaultDepth in the Screen section from 24 and 16...



thanks guys!
 
Old 05-27-2005, 07:31 PM   #7
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Glad you got it fixed.

Just to answer your question about the device, that can be named whatever you want.
If you went through xorgconfig it prompts you to namr the video card.
I named mine the model of my video card, but you can call it whatever you want.

-Jason
 
  


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