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Old 08-02-02, 08:30 AM   #1
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Unhappy 1400x1050 res on Inspiron (RH7.2) ?


I'm running RH7.2 with kernel updated to 2.4.9, XFree86 4.1.0
on a Dell Inspiron 8000 laptop (GEForceGo2). I seem to be unable to
get 1400x1050 res - best I get is 1024x768 (@ depth 24). Have tried
2960 and older 2802 drivers, both rpm's and hand-compiled.

Relevant bits of my XF86Config-4 are (note - have tried leaving out the
modelines and letting the X server figure it out - no difference)

Section "Module"
# Load "GLcore"
Load "dbe"
Load "extmod"
Load "fbdevhw"
Load "pex5"
# Load "dri"
Load "glx"
Load "pex5"
Load "record"
Load "xie"

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "Monitor Model"
HorizSync 31.5-48.5
VertRefresh 50-70
Option "dpms"

# -- 1400x1050 --
# 1400x1050 @ 60Hz, 65.8 kHz hsync
Modeline "1400x1050" 129 1400 1464 1656 1960
1050 1051 1054 1100 +HSync +VSync

# 1400x1050 @ 70Hz, 76.8 kHz hsync
Modeline "1400x1050" 151 1400 1464 1656 1960
1050 1051 1054 1100 +HSync +VSync

# 1400x1050 @ 75Hz, 82.3 kHz hsync
Modeline "1400x1050" 162 1400 1464 1656 1960
1050 1051 1054 1100 +HSync +VSync

# 1400x1050 @ 85Hz, 93.2 kHz hsync
Modeline "1400x1050" 184 1400 1464 1656 1960
1050 1051 1054 1100 +HSync +VSync

Section "Device"
# no known options
Identifier "NVIDIA GeForce 2 Go (generic)"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "NVIDIA GeForce 2 Go (generic)"
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce 2 Go (generic)"


Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "NVIDIA GeForce 2 Go (generic)"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24

Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1400x1050"


Section "DRI"
Mode 0666
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Old 08-03-02, 08:08 AM   #2
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Thumbs up 1400x1050 res on Inspiron (RH7.2) - sorted

Problem sorted - refresh rates (fantastically undocumented) turned out to be the crucial settings:

HorizSync 30-100
VertRefresh 60

(found in "Linux on Laptops") seemed to do the trick.

PS. Apologies for the double post - accidentally posted 1st to graphics card forum, which was then transferred here...
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Old 09-10-02, 01:42 PM   #3
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I'm having the same problem as this guy, except that I wasn't able to fix the problem the same way he did. I have a Toshiba 5105-S501. Has anybody with this laptop been able to get X working correctly in 1400x1050? I've tried using the HorizSync 30-100 and VertRefresh 60 setting, but it won't work with this laptop apparently. Other than that, I have the same XF86Config-4 as lionelb.

If anybody has some ideas, please let me know. Thanks!
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