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Old 10-28-2005, 08:10 AM   #1
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Adding Monitor to Xorg.conf

I have recently upgraded to Unbuntu 5.10 Breezy Badger. I have run into an issue with a 3d game (bzflag) that will not start due to a problem in the XFree86-Vidmodextension andXF86VideomodeSwitchtomode.

X Error of failed request: BadValue (integer parameter out of range for operation)
Major opcode of failed request: 134 (XFree86-VidModeExtension)
Minor opcode of failed request: 10 (XF86VidModeSwitchToMode)
Value in failed request: 0x9f
Serial number of failed request: 122
Current serial number in output stream: 124

When I look at my X-Org i can see the that ubuntu does not recognize my monitor name, It calls it "Generic Display" I beieve the error comes from the Xserver not being able to determine the sync. How can I manually add my Display or get it to be autodetected in ubuntu? I ahve looked over the wiki and did not se anytink. I was hoping that someone here might be able to help. Thanks
Old 10-29-2005, 08:40 AM   #2
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sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

then follow the on screen instrutions ...
Old 10-30-2005, 10:41 AM   #3
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Thanks, I will try this as soon as I get off work. I was able to get the nvidia driver to work properly and now have the 3d acceleration working. The 3D screens savers now work. Thanks again.


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