XFree86 resolution

Bill Maltby LFS Related lfsbill at wlmcs.com
Tue Aug 13 04:20:34 PDT 2002


On Tue, 13 Aug 2002, Oliver Martin wrote:

> Jeroen Coumans schrieb:
> > On Monday 12 August 2002 19:54, Oliver Martin wrote:
> > 
> >>Section "Monitor"
> >>	Identifier   "Monitor0"
> >>	VendorName   "Monitor Vendor"
> >>	ModelName    "Monitor Model"
> >>EndSection
> > 
> > 
> > Specify the hsync and vsync values for your monitor under this section. 
> > Something like:
> >         VertRefresh     40-60
> >         HorizSync       30-120
> > 
> > Look up the correct values because they can damage your monitor if it's 
> > an old one.
> 
> I can't, because I don't have any manual and didn't find infos on the 
> web for my Siemens Xpert 710. But I don't think incorrect values would 
> damage it, when I set the refresh rate too high in Windows, I only get 
> an error message.

There is your solution for the valid rates! See what windows lets you
use and use that for Linux.

> 
> > Alternatively, you can specify 
> > 	Option         "DPMS"
> > under this section:
> > 
> > 
> >>Section "Device"
> [...]
> 
> Did you really mean I should put that line into the device section? When 
> I ran "XFree86 -configure" the first time, it auto-detected my monitor 
> correctly, and inserted that line in the monitor section. It also 
> detected the vendor name ("SIE") and the model name ("Xpert 710"). Those 
> settings worked fine until I created the .xinitrc file, after that, X 
> only came up un plain VGA mode. Even deleting X and all config files and 
>   compiling it from a freshly untarred source tree didn't help anything. 
> xfree86 -config doesn't autodetect my monitor now, and doesn't insert 
> the option dpms line. Inserting it manually didn't work too. What can 
> that be?
> 
> -- 
> Oliver
> 
> 
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