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Re: [linux-dell-laptops] Redhat 7.1 as a guest in VMware

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  • Peter Hayes
    ... http://zaph.com/Modeline/ # 1400x1050 @ 75Hz, 81.97 kHz hsync Mode 1400x1050 DotClock 153.46 HTimings 1400 1440 1600 1872 VTimings 1050 1054 1058
    Message 1 of 3 , Sep 28, 2002
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      On Thursday 29 August 2002 00:36, torreypjones wrote:
      > Hello Everyone,
      >
      > I have recently purchase a Inspiron 8200 (1.6Ghz, 384mg RAM, 30GB
      > HD, 32 MB Geforce2Go, 15" sxga+ upto 1400x1050). It currently is
      > running WinXP pro as it's "host" OS. I have Redhat 7.1 running as a
      > Guest OS via VMware. Everything so far works great except a couple
      > of things.
      >
      > 1st problem - I can not get X to run at 1400x1050, I can get it to
      > run at everything else (upto 1280x1024), but not 1400x1050. In my
      > XF86Config-4 I have no modelines, and a "Screen" section that looks
      > like the following:
      >
      > Section "Screen"
      > Identifier "Screen 1"
      > Device "VMware SVGA"
      > Monitor "VMware Monitor"
      > DefaultDepth 24
      >
      > Subsection "Display"
      > Depth 24
      > Modes "1024x768"
      > EndSubsection
      > EndSection
      >
      > I have changed the "Modes" to 1400x1050, but it drops down to
      > 1280x1024. I assume this is because 1400x1050 isn't a "standard"
      > reolution (except in the "laptop" world) and 4.x doesn't recoginize
      > it as such, so trying to think for me, 4.x drops the resolution to
      > 1280x1024. Is this a correct assumption? And... What can I do to
      > make it run at 1400x1050?
      >
      > 2nd Problem - Since I currently can not get X to run at 1400x1050,
      > whenever I enter full screen mode in VMware, everything appears a
      > little blurred around the edges. At first I thought that maybe it
      > could be due to needing to install another font package, but then I
      > noticed that the fuzziness occures around the edges of images. My
      > current thoughts on this problem is that it's related to my 1st
      > problem, since X is only running at (most) 1280x1024, it's trying to
      > stretch the display out to 1400x1050, causing it to blur... I have
      > also noticed that this same problem occurs when I resize my Windows
      > desktop to anything less than 1400x1050. So I'm not real sure that
      > this is a Linux problem. It could be an LCD problem. I'm not sure...
      > Any suggestions?


      http://zaph.com/Modeline/

      # 1400x1050 @ 75Hz, 81.97 kHz hsync
      Mode "1400x1050"
      DotClock 153.46
      HTimings 1400 1440 1600 1872
      VTimings 1050 1054 1058 1093
      EndMode

      based on a 75 Hz refresh rate, or

      # 1400x1050 @ 60Hz, 65.04 kHz hsync
      Mode "1400x1050"
      DotClock 113.95
      HTimings 1400 1432 1552 1752
      VTimings 1050 1053 1056 1084
      EndMode

      based on a 60 Hz rate.

      Note the caveat...

      Peter
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