Help - I'm Stuck In a 640x480 X World

Help - I'm Stuck In a 640x480 X World

Post by Steve Remingto » Sun, 22 Apr 2001 17:08:15



A question to the collective wisdom of the newsgroup.

I have recently installed RH6.2 on old P200 PC so that I can learn more
about Linux.

Everything went well with the install except I only seem to be able to view
GNOME at a resolution of 640 x 480.

I know about the ability to change the screen resolution using ctrl-alt-kp+
or ctrl-alt-kp- but this does not change anything.

My hardware details are:

- Motherboard: Giga-Byte GA586S with Pentium 200MHz CPU
- Memory: 64MB RAM
- Video Card: DEC PCXAG-AL (Slot: PCI / Chip: S3 Vision 864 Rev A / RAMDAC:
STG1700 / RAM: 2MB)
- HDD: 2 x 1.2GB / 1 x 800MB
- Monitor: Sony Multiscan 200SF
- Soundcard: SB Vibra 16
- NIC: Generic NE2000 PCI
- Others: CD-ROM, FDD, keyboard, PS/2 Intellimouse, etc

I have checked the FAQs, HOW-TOs, etc and I have seen that there some
specific requirements regarding the configuration for S3 video cards but I
cannot see what the specific problem with my system is.

I have appended the XF86Config file from my system to this message (below
the .sig).  I have had a look at the Graphics and Screen Sections and to my
non-expert eye things don't look right - there appears too many Server
sections but I'm not sure if I am on the right track. I would appreciate any
suggestions that will allow my to enjoy GNOME at something like a 1024 x 768
resolution.

Thanks in advance to all those reply.

Regards,
Steve
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violent opposition from mediocre minds.
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# File generated by XConfigurator.

# **********************************************************************
# Refer to the XF86Config(4/5) man page for details about the format of
# this file.
# **********************************************************************

# **********************************************************************
# Files section.  This allows default font and rgb paths to be set
# **********************************************************************

Section "Files"

# The location of the RGB database.  Note, this is the name of the
# file minus the extension (like ".txt" or ".db").  There is normally
# no need to change the default.

    RgbPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"

# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Red Hat 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.

    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TrueType"
    FontPath   "unix/:-1"

EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Server flags section.
# **********************************************************************

Section "ServerFlags"

    # Uncomment this to cause a core dump at the spot where a signal is
    # received.  This may leave the console in an unusable state, but may
    # provide a better stack trace in the core dump to aid in debugging
    #NoTrapSignals

    # Uncomment this to disable the <Crtl><Alt><BS> server abort sequence
    # This allows clients to receive this key event.
    #DontZap

    # Uncomment this to disable the <Crtl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> mode switching
    # sequences.  This allows clients to receive these key events.
    #DontZoom

EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Input devices
# **********************************************************************

# **********************************************************************
# Keyboard section
# **********************************************************************

Section "Keyboard"

    Protocol    "Standard"

    # when using XQUEUE, comment out the above line, and uncomment the
    # following line
    #Protocol   "Xqueue"

    AutoRepeat  500 5

    # Let the server do the NumLock processing.  This should only be
    # required when using pre-R6 clients
    #ServerNumLock

    # Specify which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1))
    #Xleds      1 2 3

    #To set the LeftAlt to Meta, RightAlt key to ModeShift,
    #RightCtl key to Compose, and ScrollLock key to ModeLock:

    LeftAlt        Meta
    RightAlt        Meta
   ScrollLock      Compose
   RightCtl        Control

# To disable the XKEYBOARD extension, uncomment XkbDisable.

#    XkbDisable

# To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the
# lines below (which are the defaults).  For example, for a non-U.S.
# keyboard, you will probably want to use:
#    XkbModel    "pc102"
# If you have a US Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use:
#    XkbModel    "microsoft"
#
# Then to change the language, change the Layout setting.
# For example, a german layout can be obtained with:
#    XkbLayout   "de"
# or:
#    XkbLayout   "de"
#    XkbVariant  "nodeadkeys"
#
# If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and
# control keys, use:
#    XkbOptions  "ctrl:swapcaps"

# These are the default XKB settings for XFree86
#    XkbRules    "xfree86"
#    XkbModel    "pc101"
#    XkbLayout   "us"
#    XkbVariant  ""
#    XkbOptions  ""

   XkbKeycodes     "xfree86"
   XkbTypes        "default"
   XkbCompat       "default"
   XkbSymbols      "us(pc101)"
   XkbGeometry     "pc"
   XkbRules        "xfree86"
   XkbModel        "pc101"
    XkbLayout       "us"
EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Pointer section
# **********************************************************************

Section "Pointer"
    Protocol    "IMPS/2"
    Device      "/dev/mouse"
    ZAxisMapping 4 5

# When using XQUEUE, comment out the above two lines, and uncomment
# the following line.

#    Protocol "Xqueue"

# Baudrate and SampleRate are only for some Logitech mice

#    BaudRate 9600
#    SampleRate 150

# Emulate3Buttons is an option for 2-button Microsoft mice
# Emulate3Timeout is the timeout in milliseconds (default is 50ms)

#    Emulate3Buttons
#    Emulate3Timeout    50

# ChordMiddle is an option for some 3-button Logitech mice

#    ChordMiddle

EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Monitor section
# **********************************************************************

# Any number of monitor sections may be present

Section "Monitor"

    Identifier  "Sony CPD-200SF"
    VendorName  "Unknown"
    ModelName   "Unknown"

# HorizSync is in kHz unless units are specified.
# HorizSync may be a comma separated list of discrete values, or a
# comma separated list of ranges of values.
# NOTE: THE VALUES HERE ARE EXAMPLES ONLY.  REFER TO YOUR MONITOR'S
# USER MANUAL FOR THE CORRECT NUMBERS.

    HorizSync   30.0-80.0

# VertRefresh is in Hz unless units are specified.
# VertRefresh may be a comma separated list of discrete values, or a
# comma separated list of ranges of values.
# NOTE: THE VALUES HERE ARE EXAMPLES ONLY.  REFER TO YOUR MONITOR'S
# USER MANUAL FOR THE CORRECT NUMBERS.

    VertRefresh 50.0-120.0

# Modes can be specified in two formats.  A compact one-line format, or
# a multi-line format.

# These two are equivalent

#    ModeLine "1024x768i" 45 1024 1048 1208 1264 768 776 784 817 Interlace

#    Mode "1024x768i"
#        DotClock 45
#        HTimings 1024 1048 1208 1264
#        VTimings 768 776 784 817
#        Flags  "Interlace"
#    EndMode

# This is a set of standard mode timings. Modes that are out of monitor spec
# are automatically deleted by the server (provided the HorizSync and
# VertRefresh lines are correct), so there's no immediate need to
# delete mode timings (unless particular mode timings don't work on your
# monitor). With these modes, the best standard mode that your monitor
# and video card can support for a given resolution is automatically
# used.

# 640x400 @ 70 Hz, 31.5 kHz hsync
Modeline "640x400"     25.175 640  664  760  800   400  409  411  450
# 640x480 @ 60 Hz, 31.5 kHz hsync
Modeline "640x480"     25.175 640  664  760  800   480  491  493  525
# 800x600 @ 56 Hz, 35.15 kHz hsync
ModeLine "800x600"     36     800  824  896 1024   600  601  603  625
# 1024x768 @ 87 Hz interlaced, 35.5 kHz hsync
Modeline "1024x768"    44.9  1024 1048 1208 1264   768  776  784  817
Interlace

# 640x400 @ 85 Hz, 37.86 kHz hsync
Modeline "640x400"     31.5   640  672 736   832   400  401  404  445 -HSync
+VSync
# 640x480 @ 72 Hz, 36.5 kHz hsync
Modeline "640x480"     31.5   640  680  720  864   480  488  491  521
# 640x480 @ 75 Hz, 37.50 kHz hsync
ModeLine  "640x480"    31.5   640  656  720  840   480  481  484
 500 -HSync -VSync
# 800x600 @ 60 Hz, 37.8 kHz hsync
Modeline "800x600"     40     800  840  968 1056   600  601  605  628 +hsync
+vsync

# 640x480 @ 85 Hz, 43.27 kHz hsync
Modeline "640x480"     36     640  696  752  832   480  481  484
 509 -HSync -VSync
# 1152x864 @ 89 Hz interlaced, 44 kHz hsync
ModeLine "1152x864"    65    1152 1168 1384 1480   864  865  875  985
Interlace

# 800x600 @ 72 Hz, 48.0 kHz hsync
Modeline "800x600"     50     800  856  976 1040   600  637  643  666 +hsync
+vsync
# 1024x768 @ 60 Hz, 48.4 kHz hsync
Modeline "1024x768"    65    1024 1032 1176 1344   768  771  777
 806 -hsync -vsync

# 640x480 @ 100 Hz, 53.01 kHz hsync
Modeline "640x480"     45.8   640  672  768  864   480  488  494
 530 -HSync -VSync
# 1152x864 @ 60 Hz, 53.5 kHz hsync
Modeline  "1152x864"   89.9  1152 1216 1472 1680   864  868  876
 892 -HSync -VSync
# 800x600 @ 85 Hz, 55.84 kHz hsync
Modeline  "800x600"    60.75  800  864  928 1088   600  616  621
 657 -HSync -VSync

# 1024x768 @ 70 Hz, 56.5 kHz hsync
Modeline "1024x768"    75    1024 1048 1184 1328   768  771  777
 806 -hsync -vsync
# 1280x1024 @ 87 Hz interlaced, 51 kHz hsync
Modeline "1280x1024"   80    1280 1296 1512 1568  1024 1025 1037 1165
Interlace

# 800x600 @ 100 Hz, 64.02 kHz hsync
Modeline  "800x600"    69.65  800  864  928 1088   600  604  610
 640 -HSync -VSync
# ...

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Help - I'm Stuck In a 640x480 X World

Post by Richard Thripplet » Mon, 23 Apr 2001 07:37:57




>A question to the collective wisdom of the newsgroup.

>I have recently installed RH6.2 on old P200 PC so that I can learn more
>about Linux.

>Everything went well with the install except I only seem to be able to view
>GNOME at a resolution of 640 x 480.

>I know about the ability to change the screen resolution using ctrl-alt-kp+
>or ctrl-alt-kp- but this does not change anything.

>My hardware details are:

>- Motherboard: Giga-Byte GA586S with Pentium 200MHz CPU
>- Memory: 64MB RAM
>- Video Card: DEC PCXAG-AL (Slot: PCI / Chip: S3 Vision 864 Rev A / RAMDAC:
>STG1700 / RAM: 2MB)
>- HDD: 2 x 1.2GB / 1 x 800MB
>- Monitor: Sony Multiscan 200SF
>- Soundcard: SB Vibra 16
>- NIC: Generic NE2000 PCI
>- Others: CD-ROM, FDD, keyboard, PS/2 Intellimouse, etc

>I have checked the FAQs, HOW-TOs, etc and I have seen that there some
>specific requirements regarding the configuration for S3 video cards but I
>cannot see what the specific problem with my system is.

>I have appended the XF86Config file from my system to this message (below
>the .sig).  I have had a look at the Graphics and Screen Sections and to my
>non-expert eye things don't look right - there appears too many Server
>sections but I'm not sure if I am on the right track. I would appreciate any
>suggestions that will allow my to enjoy GNOME at something like a 1024 x 768
>resolution.

>Thanks in advance to all those reply.

>Regards,
>Steve

<snip>

        In the "Screen" sections, find the one you used (probably the S3 one
at the bottom). You'll see the resolutions listed in ascending order;
640x480 , 800x600  etc. XFree86 will take the _first_ one of these
resolutions, so snip out the 640x480 and it should hopefully default to the
next highest one (800x600, but snip that if you want to give 1027x768 a
try). I don't think the ctrl-alt plus/minus thing works on the version you
appear to be using.

Richard

 
 
 

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