XF86 defaulting to 320x200

XF86 defaulting to 320x200

Post by Hoe Teck We » Wed, 03 Jun 1998 04:00:00

Hi Mark ..

Here's an extract from the screen section of XF86Config

    DefaultColorDepth 16

    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       16
        Modes       "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        ViewPort    0 0

Here, my X will load at 16 bpp, and since the first resolution for 16
bpp is 1024x768, it will load with a resolution of 1024x768. Note that I
have also removed the Virtual Resolution settings. Hope that helps.

- hoeteck

> Hello,

> I was wondering if you could help me with my XF86Config file, I have set up
> all the different resolutions and timings OK but X keeps defaulting to a 320 x
> 200 display area and a virtual display area of (320x3) x (200x3). How can I
> over-ride this 320x200 setting with say 1024x768

> Thanks for your help


1. XF86 3.3.6 Millennium 320x200 resolution always!

I have a HP Vectra Xu 6/200 with a Matrox Millennium I (2MB) video card,
running RedHat 5.2 and XFree86 3.3.6.

When I start X, I always get 320x200 resolution and the Ctrl-Alt-<+>
combination does not allow me to change resolutions.

I have tried running both XF86Setup and Xconfigurator, and endless
editing of the XF86Config file. I've tried just about everything. About
the only different behaviour I can get is setting the virtual display
size to be greater than 320x200, which totally screws up the display --
but still at a resolution of 320x200, of course.

The problem *seems* to be that XF86_SVGA can't detect my video card. The
messages I get at start-up look like this:

(--) SVGA: chipset: generic
(**) SVGA: videoram: 2048k
(--) SVGA: clocks: 25.18
(**) SVGA: using 8bpp, Depth 8, Color weight: 666
(--) SVGA: using builtin driver modes
(--) SVGA: Builtin Mode: 320x200

I have tried setting DefaultColorDepth to be anything other than 16 or
24, but I then get an error message about the driver not supporting
anything other than 8bpp...

Oh, and finally, xvidtune just core dumps with a floating point
exception. I guess it doesn't like being run in 320x200...

Help! I am at my wits end with this...

Thanx in advance,

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