49Re: [gnubies-il] XFree86 resolution configuration
- Nov 8, 2000Hi,
I'm not gonna cover all of it below. There's a lot about using or configuring X.
You've asked for info on both. See my remarks below... .
>Just a tip - the manual page of XF86Config (X configuration file) is very nice.
> I bought a book that came with RedHat 6.2 bundelled in it.
> Installed it and everything went fine.
> During the installation process the program probed the hardware and
> created an XF86Config file. The file which was created has sections
> for "Device" and "Monitor" which are generic and sections which are
> specific to my hardware (Packard Bell 17" monitor and ATI Mach64
> card). It also created sections for "Screen" based on several
> combinations of the above.
It's quite readable, and will teach you a lot about playing with it.
> When I start X it enters into 640x480 mode and the picture isWhat I understand that you want to do is to pick *not* an X server, but A
> slightly distorted (shifted to the left and too long to fit into the
> How do I select which screen server (resolution and color depth) will
> be enabled when X starts? Should I simply remark the lines I do not
> want to work or is there a different way to tell X to switch
MODELINE to run the X in. Meaning, you wanna choose the resolution, color depth,
etc' (this isn't requiring changing the X server but tweaking it's configuration
via it's config file).
Before editing the config file, try to switch modes while X is running, if it's
enabled on your configuration - Ctrl+Alt+(+)/(-) .
When you find an already nice modeline which suits you, you can edit XF86Config
file to change the order of "selectable" modeline, where you put your favorite
> I guess that once I get to the right resolution I can usehere are some sites in which you can produce nice modelines:
> Xconfigurator to fine tune the distortions (does it save the values
> to XF86Config or should I copy the values manually to the file)?
Finally, I know this probably aint helping you too much, but I hope that with
some other help it'll give you a better understanding of the bigger picture. :-)
> ANy Help?
> Thank you,
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