In an effort to get more video memory into an old Dell Optiplex, I bought
Dell's STB NVidia card with 16mb. My problem is getting 1024 x 768
virtual resolution with the svga driver, as I used to do with my old
accel driver. Here is the relevant part of the XF86Config file:
# The Colour SVGA server
# Use Device "Generic VGA" for Standard VGA 320x200x256
#Device "Generic VGA"
Device "My Video Card"
Monitor "Samsung SyncMaster 3"
Modes "640x480" "800x600" "1024x768"
Virtual 1024 768
ViewPort 1 1
I get the same results regardless of whether the "Virtual" line is present
or absent, i.e. a screen that shows part of the desktop. It is possible
to pan around the desktop, so everything can be reached, but I prefer to
see the whole thing at one time. A very similar Display subsection used
to work just fine for my S3 card using the accel server.
How can I get a virtual resolution of 1024x768, so I can see the whole
desktop with my current hardware?
I'll appreciate any help I can get. Many thanks in advance.
Thomas S. Dye, Ph.D. http://www.tsdye.com
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