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Old 04-14-2007, 11:07 PM
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Hello.

Since i'm makeing a new post, i have a problem and i have a problem with wind screen resolution, using ATI x1550 videocard.

There was no problem with instalation. It completed with no hitches, and loades with no problems, but, the max resolution i can use is 1024x768, using VESA drivers (just for testing, i changed Driver "vesa" to Driver "ati"(i don't have a clue if that was a good thing to do, but it worked), max resolution was 1600x1200, but still no WS resolutions in list).
also tried that kxgenerator, but that didn't help either.
my xorg.conf
Code:
# XFree86 configuration file for RoFreeSBIE

Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier     "XFree86 Configured"
	Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
	InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
	InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
        #Option "DisableVidModeExtension" "True" 
	#Option "NoTrapSignals"  "True"
	#Option "DisableModInDev"  "True"
EndSection
			  
Section "Files"
	RgbPath      "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
	ModulePath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules"
	FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic/"
	FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TrueType/"
	FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/illinoy/"
	FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/webfonts/"
	FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"
	FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TTF/"
	FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/"
	FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/"
	FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID/"
	FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"
        FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"
	FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/dejavu/"
	FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic/"
	FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/hebrew/"
	FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/vietnamese/"
	FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/indic/"
	FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/ae_fonts1/AAHS"
	FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/ae_fonts1/AGA"
	FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/ae_fonts1/FS"
	FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/ae_fonts1/Kasr"
	FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/ae_fonts1/MCS"
	FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/ae_fonts1/Shmookh"
	FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/local/"
		EndSection

Section "Module"
#	Load  "record"
	Load  "ddc"
        Load  "dri"
	Load  "dbe"
	Load  "extmod"
	Load  "glx"
	Load  "xtrap"
	Load  "freetype"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Keyboard0"
	Driver      "keyboard"
	Option      "XkbModel"   "pc105"
	Option      "XkbLayout"  "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Mouse0"
	Driver      "mouse"
	Option	    "Protocol" "auto"
	Option	    "Device" "/dev/sysmouse"
	Option      "Buttons" "6"
	Option      "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
	Option      "Emulate3Buttons"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
	Identifier "Screen0"
	Device     "Card0"
	Monitor    "Monitor0"
      DefaultDepth 24

	SubSection "Display"
		Depth     16
		Modes	"1440x900" "1280x800" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth     24
		Modes	"1440x900" "1280x800" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "DRI"
        Mode 0666
EndSection



Section "Monitor"
	Identifier   "Monitor0"
	ModelName    "Unprobed Monitor (no DDC)"

        #Info: All lines begining with # are comments
	#Info: Uncomment the the desired lines by removing
        # the  # sign  in front of them.
	#Warning: Dont forget to comment the unused lines
	# by adding a # sign in front of them
        
#	HorizSync    28.0 - 60.0 # Warning: This is for very old Monitors
	HorizSync    28.0 - 78.0 # Warning: This may fry olders Monitors
#	HorizSync    28.0 - 96.0 # Warning: This may fry old Monitors
         
                    #Info: TFT default or very old CRT Monitors
#        VertRefresh  50.0 - 60.0 # Extreme conservative. Will flicker.
                    
	            #Info: TFT Monitors or olders CRT Monitors
	VertRefresh  50.0 - 76.0 # Very conservative. May flicker.

		    #Info: Only for CRT monitors
#	VertRefresh  50.0 - 100.0 # Not conservative. It will not flicker.

	#  Default modes distilled from
	#      "VESA and Industry Standards and Guide for Computer Display Monitor
	#       Timing", version 1.0, revision 0.8, adopted September 17, 1998.
	#  $XFree86: xc/programs/Xserver/hw/xfree86/etc/vesamodes,v 1.4 1999/11/18 16:52:17 tsi Exp $
	
	# 800x600 @ 60Hz (VESA) hsync: 37.9kHz
	ModeLine "800x600"    40.0  800  840  968 1056    600  601  605  628 +hsync +vsync
	# 800x600 @ 72Hz (VESA) hsync: 48.1kHz
	ModeLine "800x600"    50.0  800  856  976 1040    600  637  643  666 +hsync +vsync
	# 800x600 @ 75Hz (VESA) hsync: 46.9kHz
	ModeLine "800x600"    49.5  800  816  896 1056    600  601  604  625 +hsync +vsync
	# 1024x768 @ 75Hz (VESA) hsync: 60.0kHz
	ModeLine "1024x768"   78.8 1024 1040 1136 1312    768  769  772  800 +hsync +vsync
	# 1024x768 @ 85Hz (VESA) hsync: 68.7kHz
	ModeLine "1024x768"   94.5 1024 1072 1168 1376    768  769  772  808 +hsync +vsync
	# 1152x864 @ 75Hz (VESA) hsync: 67.5kHz
	ModeLine "1152x864"  108.0 1152 1216 1344 1600    864  865  868  900 +hsync +vsync
	# 1280x960 @ 60Hz (VESA) hsync: 60.0kHz
	ModeLine "1280x960"  108.0 1280 1376 1488 1800    960  961  964 1000 +hsync +vsync


	# Extended modelines with GTF timings
EndSection


Section "Device"
        ### Available Driver options are:-
        ### Values: [i]: integer, <f>: float, <bool>: "True"/"False",
        ### <string>: "String", <freq>: "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz"
        ### [arg]: arg optional
        #Option     "ShadowFB"           	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "DefaultRefresh"     	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "ModeSetClearScreen" 	# [<bool>]
	Identifier  "Card0"
	Driver      "vesa"
	VendorName  "ATI Technologies Inc"
	BoardName   "Unknown Board"
	BusID       "PCI:1:0:0"
EndSection
setting requires resolutions in "Screen" section didn't change anything..probaly the right thing in "Monitor"/modeline section could do the right thing, but i have no idea what to write there and as you can see, i have no idea what i'm talking about, so my intuition can be wrong (and most probably it is) .
i will be thankful for any advise
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Old 04-14-2007, 11:27 PM
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And in kde |settings -> peripherals -> display| don't you have the new resolutions? I once found that problem with a Vaio 11" (with suse) and after changing resolutions in xorg I had to change it also in kde.
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Old 04-15-2007, 10:03 AM
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nop..there is still from 640x480 to 1024x768
also got the modline from /var/log/Xorg.0.log following the example of ->this<- link.
Code:
(II) VESA(0): Supported additional Video Mode:
(II) VESA(0): clock: 106.5 MHz   Image Size:  410 x 257 mm
(II) VESA(0): h_active: 1440  h_sync: 1520  h_sync_end 1672 h_blank_end 1904 h_border: 0
(II) VESA(0): v_active: 900  v_sync: 903  v_sync_end 909 v_blanking: 934 v_border: 0
(II) VESA(0): Ranges: V min: 56  V max: 75 Hz, H min: 30  H max: 81 kHz, PixClock max 140 MHz
(II) VESA(0): Monitor name: SyncMaster
and got:
Code:
ModeLine "1440x900" 106.5 1440 1520 1672 1940 900 903 909 934
added this to other modlines and still no changes.
and at last the extreme way, delated all modlines from monitor section, except that new one for 1440x900, deleted all resolutions from screen section, except 1440x900 and 1280x800, restarted and again got that crazy 1600x1200, with a bunch of other
resolutions (at settings -> peripherals -> display), but still non of ws res (and how can there be any, except those 1440x900 and 1280x800 if i removed them from xorg.con).
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Old 04-15-2007, 01:05 PM
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Do you have a XF86Config in /etc/X11 ?
If so, is it linking to xorg.conf?
I've seen some problems/solutions because of this 2 files but i don't recall what were the differences between them and their impact on the system. :twisted:
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Old 04-15-2007, 07:46 PM
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It appears you said you may have already tried this but your first message isn't too clear. You might try adding the resolution you seek to this part of your xorg.conf file
Code:
   SubSection "Display"
      Depth     16
      Modes   "1600x1200" "1440x900" "1280x800" "1024x768" "800x600"  640x480"
   EndSubSection
   SubSection "Display"
      Depth     24
      Modes   "1600x1200" "1440x900" "1280x800" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
   EndSubSection
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Old 04-15-2007, 08:48 PM
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Tricky, yes, i have XF86Config in etc/X11/, but how can i establish that they are linked?

dracheflieger, that was the first thing i did after i acknowledged that my resolutions was far from required
from my first post:
Code:
   SubSection "Display"
      Depth     16
      Modes   "1440x900" "1280x800" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
   EndSubSection
   SubSection "Display"
      Depth     24
      Modes   "1440x900" "1280x800" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
   EndSubSection
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Old 04-15-2007, 11:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Dzonis
how can i establish that they are linked?
in the shell type
Code:
ls -al /etc/X11/
If they are linked you should notice in xf86config -> xorg.conf
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Old 04-16-2007, 04:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Tricky
Do you have a XF86Config in /etc/X11 ?
If so, is it linking to xorg.conf?
I've seen some problems/solutions because of this 2 files but i don't recall what were the differences between them and their impact on the system. :twisted:
Reading one or the other will make differences. If there exists an xorg.conf file readings in it will override XF86Config.

You can also, as root and best after issuing a 'shutdown now', run both
Code:
X -configure
which will create a new XF86Config file or run
Code:
xorg -configure
which will create a new xorg.conf.new file in the /root directory which you will need to cp to /etc/X11
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Old 04-16-2007, 11:07 AM
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it seems, that this OS just don't like my videocard (x1550)..installed it (pcbsd) on a laptop with radeon 9700 mobility with RV350 chip and there was no problem...automaticaly recognized videocard, it's chip and resolutions (1280x800, so also a widescreen)
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Old 04-21-2007, 01:35 PM
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I have a similar problem on a desktop with a ATi Radeon 9250 128MB AGP card... the monitor is a HPw19ev 19" LCD which is designed for 1440x900 but there's no option for this. When i next boot PCBSD i will try removing all but the 16bit display subsection of screen.. so far i've had no success by adding 1440x900 to the front of the list, KDE gives the option for 1280x960 but it doesn't look too good so i would prefer a higher widescreen setting..

I have tried the vesa, ati and radeon display drivers in xorg.conf (i've only edited xorg.conf as i know it's a link by default on PCBSD) ati driver gives the best although someone here mentions using the radeon driver with an LVDS option... in a topic about ibooks which use 1440x900 on their LCDs (17")

I had no luck with the radeon driver at all.. X -configure didn't help but when i find the time i'll give xorgcfg a try since its the most reliable config utility i've seen..
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