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Re: [SLE] Solved: 3D acceleration problem
  • From: "Evert Haaksma" <evert.haaksma@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 24 May 2003 12:03:27 +0200
  • Message-id: <200305241003.h4OA3wN8020075@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Thu, 22 May 2003 20:41:57 +0800, Joe Morris (NTM) wrote:

>On 05/22/2003 08:07 PM, Evert Haaksma wrote:
>>I have selected 1280x1024 as startup resolution, 16-bits color and 98Hz as refresh rate.
>>(3D acceleration cannot be activated for 24-bits color)
>>The desktop comes up perfectly.
>>But when I start tuxracer, my screen goes blank and my monitor goes into standby mode.
>>The music is playing, so the game should work well.
>>Pressing Esc ends the program and the monitor is going live again, displaying the desktop.
>>It seems like 3D acceleration is the troublemaker.
>>Any ideas for a solve?
>Recheck your monitor frequencies in /etc/X11/XF86Config. Tux Racer is
>in 640x480 resolution. It sounds like the frequency range chosen is out
>of range for your monitor. You could correct it in that file, or Sax2.

I think that was indeed the problem.
After configuring 640x480, it worked fine.

Configuring different resolutions using Sax2 is not really straightforward.
Normally only one desktop resolution is configured.
So as far as I can see, you should choose a different startup resolution, configure that one and repeat this for every resolution wanted.

And as for changing /etc/XF86Config manually, it is not really easy to understand these Modelines...

I consider changing the vertical frequency of the monitor to a fixed 85 Hz in Sax2, as it is in Windows XP.
That way the preconfigured factory settings are used, which should work fine without any fiddling.


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