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RE: Horrible font on Toshiba 740CDT

OK, I'm getting a little further here.

It turns out that It's not running the 1024x768 mode at all.

Here's an excerpt from the x Server output.
(--) SVGA: Maximum allowed dot-clock: 56.125 MHz
(**) SVGA: Mode "800x600": mode clock = 40.000
(**) SVGA: Mode "640x480": mode clock = 30.000
(--) SVGA: Clock for mode "1024x768" is too high for the configured
hardware.  Limit is 56.125 MHz
(--) SVGA: Removing mode "1024x768" from list of valid modes.

Here's the line in my XF86Config that's defining the 1024x768 mode.

Modeline  "1024x768"  65.00 1024 1032 1176 1344 768 771 777 806 -hsync

I'm assuming that the problem is occurring because the 65.00 is greater than
I know that the video is capable of supporting 1024x768 as 60Hz.  I found
the previous line in a standard XF86Config file , which was listed as the
1024x768 @ 60Hz mode.

Here are some more particulars about the video.

It's the standard hardware on a Toshiba 740CDT.
Type:		TFT Active Matrix Colour
Dot Pitch:	.30mm x .30mm
Contrast Ratio:	100:1

Memory:	2 MB
Chip:		C&T F65554
Colour Palette:	16.7 M colours
Resolution:		800x600  16.7 M colours
			1024x768  64K colours

Again, any help would be greatly appreciated.

Till next time

-----Original Message-----
From: Peter Cordes [mailto:peter@llama.nslug.ns.ca]
Sent: Friday, March 30, 2001 14:29 PM
To: 'debian-laptop@lists.debian.org'
Subject: Re: Horrible font on Toshiba 740CDT

On Fri, Mar 30, 2001 at 01:45:33PM +0100, Conry, Lance wrote:
> Hi List
> I've just installed potato on my Toshiba 740CDT.  When I open a console in
> X, the fonts are horrible.  Much like what it looks like in windows when
> have the incorrect screen resolution and or colour depth.  I've not had
> problem before, but then again, this is the first laptop install I've

 Try installing some of the other fonts packages.  I don't know what ones to
recommend, but that's probably your problem.

> I'm running the SVGA X server, 1024x768 60hz 16.
> The spec says the machine will run at 1024x768 at 60Hz, with 64k colours.
> I've also enabled 640x480 and 800x600, but 1024x768 is the default.
> Interestingly, when I press the <ctrl><alt> +/- I can only cycle through
> modes, which suggests that they aren't all available.  I'm wondering if
> 1024x768 isn't working.  Is there any way to find what the current
> resolution is?

 Read the stdout from the X server (which is probably logged to a file if
you're using xdm or equivalent).  It will say what modes it let you use,
and why it tossed the modes it isn't letting you use.  (If you used a setup
tool to write your XF86Config, find the Modes line in the Display subsection
you are using (depth=16), and list all three modes if they aren't there.)

 xvidtune will actually show what's going on, if you want to be sure,
instead of correlating the screen sizes with the list of modes the server is

#define X(x,y) x##y
Peter Cordes ;  e-mail: X(peter@llama.nslug. , ns.ca)

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