Need HELP with X Windows and WD/Paradise 90C11

Need HELP with X Windows and WD/Paradise 90C11

Post by /usr/people/georg » Fri, 10 Mar 1995 00:56:53



I'm very close to having X Windows running, but I need some help.  When I
run "runx" at the linux prompt, I get a nice blue screen with the normal
little square window in the upper left corner.  Unfortunately, however, I also
get two cursors (it changes between one and two, as I move the mouse), and
fuzzy text.   If I open a terminal session, for example, the text doubles as
I type, and the menu items look as if I'm staring at them cross-eyed!  
The text is legible, but rather hard on the eyes.

First off: I have no separate video card

Here's a summary of my system:
             PC: AST 486/33
     Video Card: Built-in
        Monitor: NEC MultiSync 3FGx color
   Linux kernel: ver. 1.1.81 installed using Slackware
         Memory: 10MB RAM with one swapspace of 7350 Blocks

SuperProbe ver. 2.2 gives the following:
First video: Super-VGA
               Chip set: WD/Paradise 90C11
                 Memory: 256K bytes
                RAM DAC: Generic 8-bit pseudo-color DAC
                         (with 6-bit wide lookup tables (or in 6-bit mode))

To set up my XF86Config file, I ran the utility xf86config-XFree86-3.1 in
/usr/X11R6/lib/ConfigXF86 as recommended.

After exiting X Windows, I get the following errors:
====================================================
(--) SVGA: Mode "1280x1024" needs hsync freq of 51.02 kHz. Deleted.
(--) SVGA: Mode "1024x768" needs hsync freq of 62.50 kHz. Deleted.
(--) SVGA: Mode "1280x1024" needs hsync freq of 64.25 kHz. Deleted.
(--) SVGA: Mode "1280x1024" needs hsync freq of 78.86 kHz. Deleted.
(**) FontPath set to
"/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/,/usr/X11R6/
lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/
fonts/100dpi/"
(--) SVGA: chipset: wd90c10
(**) SVGA: videoram: 256k
(--) SVGA: clocks: 25.32 28.32 0.00 36.40 14.67 16.18 32.37 44.94
(--) SVGA: clocks: 37.82
(--) SVGA: Maximum allowed dot-clock: 90.000 MHz
(**) SVGA: Mode "800x600": mode clock = 36.000, clock used = 36.400
(--) SVGA: Insufficient video memory for all resolutions
(--) SVGA: Removing mode "800x600" from list of valid modes
========================================================================

I realize that 256K is pretty crummy, but I never had any problem getting
800x600 resolution in MS Windows.  Also, if I really do have insufficient
memory for all resolutions, then why am I able to get any screen at all?
When I change the value 25 to 30 in the following line in my XF86Config file:

Modeline "640x400"     25 640  664  760  800   400  409  411  450

I get much better resolution, but the size of the screen shrinks down (i.e. a
smaller blue screen on a black background), with the same eye straining,
cross-eyed text.  I would greatly appreciate any help anyone could offer me
on this.  Okay, I'm desparate, and I'm begging you!

Thanks,

George Sinclair | gsincl...@nodc.noaa.gov
202-606-4518

BELOW IS A COPY OF MY XF86Config FILE
============================================================================
# File generated by xf86config

#
# Copyright (c) 1994 by The XFree86 Project, Inc.
#
# Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a
# copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"),
# to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation
# the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense,
# and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the
# Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:
#
# The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in
# all copies or substantial portions of the Software.
#
# THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR
# IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY,
# FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT.  IN NO EVENT SHALL
# THE XFREE86 PROJECT BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY,
# WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF
# OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE
# SOFTWARE.
#
# Except as contained in this notice, the name of the XFree86 Project shall
# not be used in advertising or otherwise to promote the sale, use or other
# dealings in this Software without prior written authorization from the
# XFree86 Project.
#

# **********************************************************************
# 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"

    RgbPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"

# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (which are concatenated together),
# as well as specifying multiple comma-separated entries in one FontPath
# command (or a combination of both methods)

    FontPath    "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"
        FontPath        "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/"
        FontPath        "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/"
        FontPath        "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"
    FontPath    "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"

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

#    DontZap

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
    ServerNumLock

# Specifiy 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    ModeShift
#    RightCtl    Compose
#    ScrollLock  ModeLock

EndSection

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

Section "Pointer"
    Protocol    "PS/2"
    Device      "/dev/mouse"

# 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

    Emulate3Buttons

# 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  "My Monitor"
    VendorName  "NEC"
    ModelName   "3FGx"

# Bandwidth is in MHz unless units are specified

#    Bandwidth  25.2

# 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   31-38.5, 47.8-49

#    HorizSync  30-64         # multisync
#    HorizSync  31.5, 35.2    # multiple fixed sync frequencies
#    HorizSync  15-25, 30-50  # multiple ranges of sync frequencies

# 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 55-90

# 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

# 640x400 @ 70 Hz, 31.5 kHz hsync
Modeline "640x400"     25 640  664  760  800   400  409  411  450
# 640x480 @ 60 Hz, 31.5 kHz hsync
Modeline "640x480"     35 650  680  720  864   480  488  491  521
#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"    50  1024 1048 1208 1264   768  776  784  817 Interlace

# 640x480 @ 72 Hz, 36.5 kHz hsync
Modeline "640x480"     25   640  680  720  864   480  488  491  521
# 800x600 @ 60 Hz, 37.8 kHz hsync
Modeline "800x600"     40     800  840  968 1056   600  601  605  628 +hsync +vsync

# 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

# 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

# 1024x768 @ 76 Hz, 62.5 kHz hsync
Modeline "1024x768"    85    1024 1032 1152 1360   768  784  787  823
# 1280x1024 @ 61 Hz, 64.2 kHz hsync
Modeline "1280x1024"  110    1280 1328 1512 1712  1024 1025 1028 1054

# 1280x1024 @ 74 Hz, 78.85 kHz hsync
Modeline "1280x1024"  135    1280 1312 1456 1712  1024 1027 1030 1064

EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Graphics device section
# **********************************************************************

# Any number of graphics device sections may be present

# Standard VGA Device:

Section "Device"
    Identifier  "Generic VGA"
    VendorName  "Unknown"
    BoardName   "Unknown"
    Chipset     "generic"

    VideoRam    256

#    Clocks     25.2 28.3

EndSection

# Sample Device for accelerated server:

# Section "Device"
#    Identifier "Actix GE32+ 2MB"
#    VendorName "Actix"
#    BoardName  "GE32+"
#    Ramdac     "ATT20C490"
#    Dacspeed   110
#    Option     "dac_8_bit"
#    Clocks      25.0  28.0  40.0   0.0  50.0  77.0  36.0  45.0
#    Clocks     130.0 120.0  80.0  31.0 110.0  65.0  75.0  94.0
# EndSection

# Device configured by xf86config:

Section "Device"
    Identifier  "My Video Card"
    VendorName  "wd"
    BoardName   "90c11"
    VideoRam    256
    # Insert Clocks lines here
EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Screen sections
# **********************************************************************

# The Colour SVGA server

Section "Screen"
    Driver      "svga"
    # Use Device "Generic VGA" for Standard VGA 320x200x256
    #Device      "Generic VGA"
    Device      "My Video Card"
    Monitor     "My Monitor"
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       8
        # Omit the Modes line for the "Generic VGA" device
        Modes       "800x600" "640x480" "640x400"
        ViewPort    0 0
        # Use Virtual 320 200 for Generic VGA
        Virtual     640 400
    EndSubsection
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       16
        Modes       "640x480"
        ViewPort    0 0
        Virtual     0 0
    EndSubsection
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       32
        Modes       "640x480"
        ViewPort    0 0
        Virtual     0 0
    EndSubsection
EndSection

# The 16-color VGA server

Section "Screen"
    Driver      "vga16"
    Device      "Generic VGA"
    Monitor     "My Monitor"
    Subsection "Display"
        Modes       "640x480" "800x600"
        ViewPort    0 0
        Virtual     800 600
    EndSubsection
EndSection

# The Mono server

Section "Screen"
    Driver      "vga2"
    Device      "Generic VGA"
    Monitor     "My Monitor"
    Subsection "Display"
        Modes       "640x480" "800x600"
        ViewPort    0 0
        Virtual     800 600
    EndSubsection
EndSection

# The accelerated servers (S3, Mach32, Mach8, 8514, P9000, AGX, W32)

Section "Screen"
    Driver      "accel"
    Device      "My Video Card"
    Monitor     "My Monitor"
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       8
        Modes       "800x600" "640x480" "640x400"
        ViewPort    0 0
        Virtual     640 400
    EndSubsection
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       16
        Modes       "640x480"
        ViewPort    0 0
        Virtual     0 0
    EndSubsection
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       32
        Modes       "640x480"
        ViewPort    0 0
        Virtual     0 0
    EndSubsection
EndSection
===================================================================

George Sinclair - gsincl...@nodc.noaa.gov