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Re: [linux-dell-laptops] SuSE 7.3 on Inspiron 8K with Nvidia GeForce 2 go

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  • Adam Lowry
    ... ... As the log said, it can t find a resolution called 1600*1200 - because your syntax is wrong. 800x600 works because it s got an x instead of
    Message 1 of 3 , Mar 1, 2002
      On Fri, 2002-03-01 at 13:35, cwengler64 wrote:
      > Hi
      >
      > I am using a Dell Inspiron 8000 notebook
      > with NVIDIA GeForce 2 Go AGP (BIOS V. 3.11.01.13.08)OnBoard Mem 32 MB
      > Win2K preinstalled, Resolution 1600x1200, True Color 32 Bit.

      <snip>

      > SubSection "Display"
      > Depth 24
      > Modes "1600*1200" "1280*1024" "1024*768" "800x600"
      > ViewPort 0 0
      > EndSubSection

      As the log said, it can't find a resolution called "1600*1200" - because
      your syntax is wrong. "800x600" works because it's got an x instead of a
      star. Replace "1600*1200" with "1600x1200." It'll work.

      Adam
    • Tim Roberts
      On Fri, 01 Mar 2002 19:35:48 -0000, cwengler64 ... If you will allow me to poke fun, it s a bit embarrassing that you couldn t figure this out yourself. The
      Message 2 of 3 , Mar 1, 2002
        On Fri, 01 Mar 2002 19:35:48 -0000, "cwengler64"
        <chrisw@...> wrote:
        >
        >I am using a Dell Inspiron 8000 notebook
        >with NVIDIA GeForce 2 Go AGP (BIOS V. 3.11.01.13.08)OnBoard Mem 32 MB
        >Win2K preinstalled, Resolution 1600x1200, True Color 32 Bit.
        >...
        >The Xserver is starting but just with (default?) resolution 800*600.
        >How can I impress my Xserver to use 1600*1200 instead?

        If you will allow me to poke fun, it's a bit embarrassing that you couldn't
        figure this out yourself. The answer is all in the stuff you posted.

        First, look at the format of the resolution string in the modelines in your
        Monitor section:

        >Section "Monitor"
        > Identifier "Monitor0"
        > VendorName "Dell"
        >...
        > #Modeline "1400x1050" 110 1400 1400 1648 1776 1050 1050 1053
        >1067
        > #Modeline "1400x1050" 114.41 1400 1416 1704 1944 1050 1050 1060
        >1097
        > DisplaySize 305 230
        >EndSection

        OK, now look at the formst of the strings in the modelines that YOU added:

        >Section "Screen"
        > Identifier "screen1"
        > Device "NV AGP"
        > Monitor "Monitor0"
        > DefaultColorDepth 24
        > #SubSection "Display"
        > # Depth 32
        > # Modes "1600*1200" "1280*1024" "1024*768" "800x600"
        > # ViewPort 0 0
        > #EndSubSection
        > SubSection "Display"
        > Depth 24
        > Modes "1600*1200" "1280*1024" "1024*768" "800x600"
        > ViewPort 0 0
        > EndSubSection
        >EndSection

        Notice the difference? Do you see that the "800" string is different from
        all the others? If not, then finally take a look at the error messages that
        XFree86 plopped in the log:

        >(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1024x768" (bad mode
        >clock/interlace/doublescan)
        >(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using mode "1600*1200" (no mode of this name)
        >(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using mode "1280*1024" (no mode of this name)
        >(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using mode "1024*768" (no mode of this name)
        >(**) NVIDIA(0): Validated modes for Display Device 0:
        >(**) NVIDIA(0): Default mode "800x600": 56.3 MHz, 53.7 kHz, 85.1
        >Hz
        >
        >why is NVIDIA not using the desired resolution?

        Because you haven't asked for it properly. In XFree86, the width and height
        in the resolution strings are always separated with the "x" character, not
        the "*" character. Change your "Device" section to this:

        Modes "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600"

        and you should achieve success. This is a standard all throughout X. To
        specify the size of an xterm window, you use this, for example:

        xterm -geometry 80x50


        --
        - Tim Roberts, timr@...
        Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.
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