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Re: xorg video modes question

Fred wrote:

I am running Debian 6.0 on a Sun Ultra 5 with a Sun 7205a LCD. The video mode defaults to 800x600 which is causing problems with the openbox window manager. The video mode probably needs to be set to 1280x1024 but I have been unable to determine how to do this. There is no longer an xorg command to run with -configure to give an xorg.conf file to edit and I have not been able to generate one that X will accept. I know the major timing numbers for the LCD but do not know what to use for "Video Card". What should I do to change the video mode?

I can't speak for an Ultra-5 (or -10 etc.) but for U60 or -80 with Creator-3D cards I do something like this

" /SUNW,ffb@1d,0:r1280x1024x76" select-dev boot

(note carefully the quote and space) in boot-command and this


in output-device (both done with OP's setenv etc.). I can't remember whence I got these, they might not apply directly to your hardware but they are likely to be a good starting point. The only reason I've had to fiddle with xorg.conf recently was to add Xinerama support.

Your mileage may vary.

Mark Morgan Lloyd
markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk

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