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Re: [SLE] XFree86 Problem
  • From: "Stephen P. Molnar, Ph.D." <smolnar@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2001 11:51:39 -0400
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See attached. The .etc is /etc/XF86Config, while the X11 file is /etc/X11/XF86Config

At 11:05 AM 8/20/01 -0400, Steven Hatfield wrote:
On Monday 20 August 2001 10:21 am, Stephen P. Molnar, Ph.D. wrote:
> The system is a 750MHz Duron/256MB RAM/SuSE v7.1/XFree 86 v 3.1.0/RIVA TNT2
> M64 chip set /32MB RAM on card. I'm having a strange problem (at least
> strange to me, probably due to a lack of knowledge).
> I needed to upgrade XFree86 to 4.x in order to use OpenGL for a molecular
> graphics program. I also installed a new video card to support OpenGL, the
> Paulit Daytona TNT2 M64. Sax2 found the card and the chip set, although I
> had to tell it that the monitor is a KDS KD-7300 (after being told Sax2 had
> the correct horiz and vert values). Further, I managed to configure the
> window for a resolution of 1600x1200 (and I know that was the case as I
> looked at the resolution in the KDE2.2 Control Center).
> Now at that point, I should have left well enough alone (or at least saved
> XF86Config), but I was still encountering OpenGL driver troubles, a
> separate issue, and I didn't.
> Leaping ahead a couple of days, and a number of frustrations, I find that
> the maximum resolution that I can seem to coax out of the board is
> 1400x1050. That's not bad, but I know that the system can do better. If I
> use xf86config I can specify a screen resolution of 1600x1200, but I have
> two config files; /etc/XF86Config, which has 1400x1050,
> /etc/X11/XF86Config, which has the xf86config specified resolution of
> 1600x1200.
> I thought that it was obvious that the /etc/XF86Config file was being used
> so I changed it's name to XF86Config.0, thinking that the system would
> default to the /etc/X11/XF86Config file. Nice theory, but as many of my
> theories, turned out to need more work - the resolution is still 1400x1050.
> Near the end of XFree86.0.log (attached to this message) I find:
> (II) NV(0): Not using mode "1600x1200" (no mode of this name)
> (--) NV(0): Virtual size is 1400x1050 (pitch 1408)
> (**) NV(0): Default mode "1400x1050": 122.0 MHz, 64.9 kHz, 60.0 Hz
> At this point I'd totally baffled (admittedly, it doesn't take much
> confusion to baffle me), all that I know is that at one time I could get a
> screen resolution of 1600x1200
> Any assistance will be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Can you post your /etc/X11/XF86Config file to help debug this issue?


Steven Hatfield
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