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Old 07-13-2006, 09:34 PM   #1
DRagonRage
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Resolution Problem With a Widescreen


hello ive just moved to ubuntu from Debian
and I like it very much
I've got a problem with my res:1280x800@60
it works but the screen shrinks to the middle...
my screen model:Mag Innovision proview ms576w
its:15.4"
my xorg.conf:
Code:
Section "Files"
        FontPath        "/usr/share/X11/fonts/misc"
        FontPath        "/usr/share/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
        FontPath        "/usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
        FontPath        "/usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
        FontPath        "/usr/share/X11/fonts/Type1"
        FontPath        "/usr/share/X11/fonts/CID"
        FontPath        "/usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi"
        FontPath        "/usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi"
        # paths to defoma fonts
        FontPath        "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
        FontPath        "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/CID"
EndSection

Section "Module"
        Load    "bitmap"
        Load    "ddc"
        Load    "dri"
        Load    "extmod"
        Load    "freetype"
        Load    "glx"
        Load    "int10"
        Load    "type1"
        Load    "vbe"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier      "Generic Keyboard"
        Driver          "kbd"
        Option          "CoreKeyboard"
        Option          "XkbRules"      "xorg"
        Option          "XkbModel"      "pc104"
        Option          "XkbLayout"     "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier      "Configured Mouse"
        Driver          "mouse"
        Option          "CorePointer"
        Option          "Device"                "/dev/input/mice"
        Option          "Protocol"              "ImPS/2"
        Option          "Emulate3Buttons"       "true"
        Option          "ZAxisMapping"          "4 5"
EndSection

Section "Device"
        Identifier      "NVIDIA Corporation NV43 [GeForce 6600 GT]"
        Driver          "nvidia"
        BusID           "PCI:5:0:0"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
        Identifier      "PS576W"
        Option          "DPMS"
        HorizSync       28-50
        VertRefresh     43-75
EndSection

Section "Screen"
        Identifier      "Default Screen"
        Device          "NVIDIA Corporation NV43 [GeForce 6600 GT]"
        Monitor         "PS576W"
        DefaultDepth    24
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth           1
                Modes           "1280x800" "1024x768" "800x600" "720x400" "640x4 80"
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth           4
                Modes           "1280x800" "1024x768" "800x600" "720x400" "640x4 80"
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth           8
                Modes           "1280x800" "1024x768" "800x600" "720x400" "640x4 80"
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth           15
                Modes           "1280x800" "1024x768" "800x600" "720x400" "640x4 80"
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth           16
                Modes           "1280x800" "1024x768" "800x600" "720x400" "640x4 80"
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth           24
                Modes           "1280x800" "1024x768" "800x600" "720x400" "640x4 80"
        EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier      "Default Layout"
        Screen          "Default Screen"
        InputDevice     "Generic Keyboard"
        InputDevice     "Configured Mouse"
EndSection

Section "DRI"
        Mode    0666
EndSection
now I was told that the problem is in this section:
Code:
Section "Monitor"
        Identifier      "PS576W"
        Option          "DPMS"
        HorizSync       28-50
        VertRefresh     43-75
EndSection
ive tried to google for the correct HORZ/VERT
no success.
ive had the same problem in windows but after a restart windows was fixing it
not here
please help
sorry about my english glads :P
good day people!

Last edited by DRagonRage; 07-13-2006 at 09:36 PM.
 
Old 07-13-2006, 09:38 PM   #2
nygeek05
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What do you mean it shrinks to the middle?

It looks like it's getting sucked in?

If so, the fix is with the monitor, for your monitor settings need to be fixed.

To do that, use the buttons on your monitor to change the settings. On my monitor they have nice pictures so I know what it all means.
 
Old 07-13-2006, 09:46 PM   #3
DRagonRage
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tryed that
its not inaf
it has 2 do something with the configuration!
 
Old 07-14-2006, 02:09 AM   #4
raffytaffy
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try this : Horiz Sync 28.0 - 64.0
Vert Sync 43.0 - 60.0
 
Old 07-14-2006, 02:59 AM   #5
Micro420
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Just some thoughts...

I have a Dell Latitude D620 and it is WXGA+ (1440x990). I think I know what you are talking about in that the desktop does not take up the FULL screen of the monitor. I later learned that there was an option in my BIOS to "stretch" the screen, but when I did this it would not take up the full screen in Windows/Linux. I later turned off this "stretch" feature in the BIOS and now my LInux takes up the whole screen. Of course, this is my laptop so double check that.

Also, see my thread on how I got widescreen to work (1440x990)
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=461583
I had to install some additional packages like the '915resolution'.

Also, have you tried changing your monitor to a "Generic"? That's what I have mine set as.

Last edited by Micro420; 07-14-2006 at 03:00 AM.
 
Old 07-14-2006, 09:07 AM   #6
DRagonRage
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nothing im going crazy every modeline ive tryed has the same effect!
my LCD has no Documintation!
the only page ive found about my LCD is this:
http://www.villman.com/products/spec...mag/ms576w.asp

Quote:
Originally Posted by raffytaffy
try this : Horiz Sync 28.0 - 64.0
Vert Sync 43.0 - 60.0
nope does not helps
....
ive tryed this modeline:
# ModeLine "1280x800" 172.73 1280 1336 1616 1728 800 802 814 840
# Modeline "1280x800@60i" 33.41 1280 1312 1432 1464 720 736 740 757 interlace
# Modeline "1280x800@60" 83.91 1280 1312 1624 1656 800 816 824 841
# Modeline "1280x800" 97.18 1280 1296 1552 1664 800 800 808 835
none of them are good inaf
the xorg outputs :horizsync is out of range for each of them
and jumpt so 1280x768 - witch works fine but look s ugly...

Last edited by DRagonRage; 07-14-2006 at 09:34 AM.
 
Old 07-14-2006, 10:54 AM   #7
milanc
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Try dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg, it asks at one moment if your screen is an lcd or not... then choose the real maximum resolution, try another refresh rate then 60Hz... etc... etc...
Had a few problems with my laptop"s lcd...
 
Old 07-14-2006, 11:09 AM   #8
DRagonRage
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no it does not ascs me if its an lcd...
 
Old 07-15-2006, 06:29 PM   #9
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dpkg-reconfigure not asking if screen is lcd ->
I think that the problem of is the dpkg question priority (only very important questions displayed, for others default values are used)...
try doing a dpkg-reconfigure debconf (and select low or medium priority) before dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

by the way, try 640x400 and 960x600 and see if they work - first one half-res - > so smooth enough but low res, second one 3/4 of 1280x800, so not so smooth, non-standard, but might be ok

Last edited by milanc; 07-15-2006 at 06:40 PM.
 
Old 07-16-2006, 10:07 AM   #10
DRagonRage
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solved!
seems the problem was in the nvidia drivers for all the kernells exept the 2.6.15-26-amd64-k,
the xorg was outputting "not using mode:1280x800 becase low memory";
my xorg(works):
Code:
leon@leon-desktop:~$ cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf
# /etc/X11/xorg.conf (xorg X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
#
# Edit this file with caution, and see the /etc/X11/xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man /etc/X11/xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
#
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
#
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
#   sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "Files"
        FontPath        "/usr/share/X11/fonts/misc"
        FontPath        "/usr/share/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
        FontPath        "/usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
        FontPath        "/usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
        FontPath        "/usr/share/X11/fonts/Type1"
        FontPath        "/usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi"
        FontPath        "/usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi"
        # path to defoma fonts
        FontPath        "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
EndSection

Section "Module"
        Load    "bitmap"
        Load    "ddc"
        Load    "extmod"
        Load    "freetype"
        Load    "glx"
        Load    "int10"
        Load    "type1"
        Load    "vbe"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier      "Generic Keyboard"
        Driver          "kbd"
        Option          "CoreKeyboard"
        Option          "XkbRules"      "xorg"
        Option          "XkbModel"      "pc104"
        Option          "XkbLayout"     "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier      "Configured Mouse"
        Driver          "mouse"
        Option          "CorePointer"
        Option          "Device"                "/dev/input/mice"
        Option          "Protocol"              "ExplorerPS/2"
        Option          "ZAxisMapping"          "4 5"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
  Driver        "wacom"
  Identifier    "stylus"
  Option        "Device"        "/dev/wacom"          # Change to
                                                      # /dev/input/event
                                                      # for USB
  Option        "Type"          "stylus"
  Option        "ForceDevice"   "ISDV4"               # Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
  Driver        "wacom"
  Identifier    "eraser"
  Option        "Device"        "/dev/wacom"          # Change to
                                                      # /dev/input/event
                                                      # for USB
  Option        "Type"          "eraser"
  Option        "ForceDevice"   "ISDV4"               # Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
  Driver        "wacom"
  Identifier    "cursor"
  Option        "Device"        "/dev/wacom"          # Change to
                                                      # /dev/input/event
                                                      # for USB
  Option        "Type"          "cursor"
  Option        "ForceDevice"   "ISDV4"               # Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "Device"
        Identifier      "NVIDIA Corporation NV43 [GeForce 6600 GT]"
        Driver          "nvidia"
        BusID           "PCI:5:0:0"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
        Identifier      "576W"
        Option          "DPMS"
        HorizSync       28-64
        VertRefresh     43-60
        Modeline "1280x800@60" 83.91 1280 1312 1624 1656 800 816 824 841
EndSection

Section "Screen"
        Identifier      "Default Screen"
        Device          "NVIDIA Corporation NV43 [GeForce 6600 GT]"
        Monitor         "576W"
        DefaultDepth    24
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth           1
                Modes           "1280x800" "1024x768" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth           4
                Modes           "1280x800" "1024x768" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth           8
                Modes           "1280x800" "1024x768" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth           15
                Modes           "1280x800" "1024x768" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth           16
                Modes           "1280x800" "1024x768" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth           24
                Modes           "1280x800" "1024x768" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
        EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier      "Default Layout"
        Screen          "Default Screen"
        InputDevice     "Generic Keyboard"
        InputDevice     "Configured Mouse"
        InputDevice     "stylus" "SendCoreEvents"
        InputDevice     "cursor" "SendCoreEvents"
        InputDevice     "eraser" "SendCoreEvents"
EndSection

Section "DRI"
        Mode    0666
EndSection
thanks for all the help and support you are the best! :P
 
  


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