Getting XFree86 3.1 to run in 320x200 mode

Getting XFree86 3.1 to run in 320x200 mode

Post by Jason Yanowi » Thu, 27 Oct 1994 06:47:55

I have tried the suggestions in recent messages on how to get
XF86_SVGA to run in 320x200 mode, to no avail. It starts running, but
the screen that comes up is just a bunch of vertical white lines
(though the server and clients are there!).  My XF86Config has these

Section "Device"
    Identifier  "generic 256 VGA color"
    Chipset     "generic"

Section "Screen"
    Driver      "svga"
    Device      "generic 256 VGA color"
    Monitor     "Nokia 447x"
    Subsection  "Display"
        Depth       8
        ViewPort    0 0
#        Virtual            320 200

My setup is this:

Linux 1.1.53
486/66 w/ 16 megs o' ram
Number Nine GXE Level 11
Nokia 447x monitor
XFree86 3.1
IDE harddrives

note, I have X symlinked to XF86_SVGA and it clearly parses output
correctly, which I dump here:

XFree86 Version 3.1 / X Window System
(protocol Version 11, revision 0, vendor release 6000)
Operating System: Linux
Configured drivers:
  SVGA: server for 8-bit colour SVGA (Patchlevel 0):
      et4000, et4000w32, et4000w32i, et4000w32p, et3000, pvga1, wd90c00,
      wd90c10, wd90c30, wd90c31, wd90c33, gvga, vgawonder, tvga8800cs,
      tvga8900b, tvga8900c, tvga8900cl, tvga9000, clgd5420, clgd5422,
      clgd5424, clgd5426, clgd5428, clgd5429, clgd5430, clgd5434, clgd6205,
      clgd6215, clgd6225, clgd6235, ncr77c22, ncr77c22e, cpq_avga, oti067,
      oti077, mx, al2101, cl6420, video7, generic
(using VT number 12)

XF86Config: /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/XF86Config
(**) stands for supplied, (--) stands for probed/default values
(**) Mouse: type: microsoft, device: /dev/mouse, baudrate: 1200
(**) SVGA: Graphics device ID: "generic 256 VGA color"
(**) SVGA: Monitor ID: "Nokia 447x"
(**) FontPath set to "/usr/X386/lib/X11/fonts/misc/,/usr/X386/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/,/usr/X386/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"
(**) SVGA: chipset:  generic
(--) SVGA: videoram: 64k
(--) SVGA: clocks:  25.18
(--) SVGA: Using builtin driver modes
(--) SVGA: Builtin Mode: 320x200
(--) SVGA: Virtual resolution set to 320x200
(--) SVGA: SpeedUp code selection modified because virtualX != 1024


can someone tell me what is going wrong?  I also have this problem with
a Viewsonic 15 monitor.  I don't have a different video card to try.

-- Jason