I've had my Linux box up for about a month and a half now, and I'm
really starting to 'get into' the OS. In fact the only thing I haven't
been able to get a grasp on is the XFree86 Modelines. I mailed the
maker of the monitor, and asked them to send me some mode timings for my
monitor, and I was able to get a really nice 800x600 mode timing. So
I've been using 800x600 with a 1024x768 virtual desktop and eveything
seems to be going well. However, I just downloaded WindowMaker a couple
of days ago, and now more than ever, I want to be able to see the whole
screen in 1024x768. The timing on the sheet for 1024x768 is to high
for my monitor's 48kHz Horizontal Sync Freq. And I've spent a total of
about 4 days trying to hack out a modeline for 1024x768, without any
success. I've checked out some tutorials, and printed out about 200
pages worth of docs on figuring out modes, but the concepts involved
keep slipping through my fingers. I'll be the first person to admit
that I'm not brilliant when it comes to calculating equations, but if so
many other people can understand how modelines work, why can't I?
(Sorry. A little self-evaluation going on here.)
Would one of you gurus be able to help me out with calculating some
I've been working on a 1024x768 modeline (as I said previously) so ANY
help with that would be great.
I'm using a Princeton Graphics Ultra 50 monitor with the following
Bandwidth: 65 MHz
Vert. Scan Range: Auto-synchronizing 50 Hz - 110 Hz
Horiz. Scan Range: 30 KHz - 48 KHz
My Video Card is a 2 Mb Jaton Video 57P (pretty generic) using a Trident
9680 chipset with programmable clocks. It's Max Dot Clock Freq. is
I'm using the SVGA server, and all that works great. But I'm to the
point of saying 'ahh...* it'. To make things worse is that, I have
no one to chat about this with in person. With my luck I'm probably the
only person interested in this, in the small town in AZ where I live.
Thanks in advance for any help...