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Old 03-23-2006, 08:12 PM   #1
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Monitor Range to wide


Ok, I belive my monitor range is to wide.

What happens is the white is pure white, wich I'm fine with. But the darker colors are black, wich means I loose detail.

How would I fix this?
 
Old 03-24-2006, 02:31 AM   #2
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Please provide more detail -- what exact monitor are your using, and what are your horizontal and vertical refresh rates in your xorg.conf file (which lives in the /etc/X11 directory). I suspect that either those settings are wrong for your monitor, or that maybe the color depth you are using is way too low.
 
Old 03-24-2006, 08:07 AM   #3
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Ok,

It's the MAG 510V2-2.
Here's my Xorg.Conf
Code:
                                                                   
                                                                     
                                                                     
                                             
Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier     "X.org Configured"
	Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
	InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
	InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "Files"
	RgbPath      "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
	ModulePath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules"
	FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"
	FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TTF/"
	FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/"
	FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID/"
	FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"
	FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"
EndSection

Section "Module"
	Load  "record"
	Load  "extmod"
	Load  "dbe"
	Load  "dri"
	Load  "glx"
	Load  "xtrap"
	Load  "freetype"
	Load  "type1"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Keyboard0"
	Driver      "kbd"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Mouse0"
	Driver      "mouse"
	Option	    "Protocol" "auto"
	Option	    "Device" "/dev/mouse"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
	#DisplaySize	  280   210	# mm
	Identifier   "Monitor0"
	VendorName   "MAG"
	ModelName    "MAG 510V2-2"
	HorizSync    30.0 - 54.0
	VertRefresh  50.0 - 100.0
	Option	    "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Device"
        ### Available Driver options are:-
        ### Values: <i>: integer, <f>: float, <bool>: "True"/"False",
        ### <string>: "String", <freq>: "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz"
        ### [arg]: arg optional
        #Option     "slow_edodram"       	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "slow_dram"          	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "fast_dram"          	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "fpm_vram"           	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "pci_burst"          	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "fifo_conservative"  	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "fifo_moderate"      	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "fifo_aggressive"    	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "pci_retry"          	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "NoAccel"            	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "early_ras_precharge" 	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "late_ras_precharge" 	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "lcd_center"         	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "set_lcdclk"         	# <i>
        #Option     "set_mclk"           	# <freq>
        #Option     "set_refclk"         	# <freq>
        #Option     "show_cache"         	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "HWCursor"           	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "SWCursor"           	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "ShadowFB"           	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "Rotate"             	# [<str>]
        #Option     "UseFB"              	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "mxcr3afix"          	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "XVideo"             	# [<bool>]
	Identifier  "Card0"
	Driver      "s3virge"
	VendorName  "S3 Inc."
	BoardName   "ViRGE/DX or /GX"
	BusID       "PCI:0:18:0"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
	Identifier "Screen0"
	Device     "Card0"
	Monitor    "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 16
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     1
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     4
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     8
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     15
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     16
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     24
	EndSubSection
EndSection
 
Old 03-24-2006, 09:08 PM   #4
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You don't have any resolutions specified

Code:
 SubSection     "Display"
        Viewport    0 0 
        Depth       16
        Modes      "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
 EndSubSection
The above is a sample from my xorg.conf. Give it a try, I think it might resolve the issue

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Old 03-24-2006, 11:37 PM   #5
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Ah, is there an easy way to edit the file.
 
Old 03-25-2006, 01:51 PM   #6
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There are all kinds of different text editors, and any will suffice. Personally I like pico.
Code:
pico /etc/X11/xorg.conf
You could also reconfigure xorg.conf
Code:
xorgconfig
Good luck with it
 
Old 03-25-2006, 04:55 PM   #7
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I never know pico existed. It's my favorite editor now. I know the keys.

Also, I kinda screwed up my XFce configuration. I can go into any other window manager just fine. But, I was playing with XFce's screen depth and selector and screwed it up.

I'm hoping this edit to the file works.

EDIT: Yes,it did! But, it didn't fix my things being too dark issue.

Last edited by nygeek05; 03-25-2006 at 04:59 PM.
 
Old 03-25-2006, 05:19 PM   #8
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Maybe the issue is just that your monitor's contrast or brightness settings are off. Have you tried using the monitor's adjustment buttons (generally on the front panel of the monitor)? Maybe this isn't a configuration issue at all
 
Old 03-25-2006, 05:59 PM   #9
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yes, that was the first thing I tried.
 
Old 03-26-2006, 12:08 AM   #10
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Hmm, well that pretty much is everything I can think of. Sorry I can't be of any other help. Maybe the monitor itself is the problem. How old is it, and have you tried connecting it to another PC (say, running Windows) to see if it behaves the same way?

If it works OK on other PC's, but not on your Linux box, then my guess would be that your video card is culprit. Good luck with it
 
  


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