Re: Can XF86_SVGA do 1280x1024?
fwiw, maybe the problem is not (only) modeline related ...
>>>Fethi Okyar wrote:
> Phil Brutsche wrote:
> > A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far way, someone said...
> > > Marcin Kurc wrote:
> > >
> > > > I used to have 1280x1024 on matrox m II.
> > > > What version of XF are you running?
> > >
> > > I'm running version 188.8.131.52-4 of xserver-svga
We had no problem with this. You mentioned that the card has
4MB. So make sure you use at most 24 bpp.
8bit=1byte x 1280 x 1024 = 1.28MB
24bit=3byte x .. = 3.84MB
but 32 bit need more that 4MB. FYI: In 24 bit mode we got some strange
side effects (1 year ago):
o netscape icons are B&W (Home,Print etc.)
o kwm (in kde 1.1) showed 'lightings' while moving windows
o NT terminal manager refused to work with 24 bpp screen (32bbp
We first worked around this by using 1152x864 at 32bit.
This is the biggest resol. in 32bpp that fit into 4mb.
(Because the people here are used to 1280x1024 they complained. We found
out that add 4MB to the matrox card was more expensive than a new
Riva TNT. Guess what we did :)
> > I'm using 3.3.5-1.99 btw
> > >
> > > Phil Brutsche said:
> > > "First thing is check the refresh settings for the monitor"
> > >
> > > what can I do with this setting?? modify the modelines??
> > These are the horizontal and veritcal refresh settings on the
> monitor -
> > they need to correspond with what the card can do at the
> > resolution.
> > Modelines are another thing to check.
> What I cannot get to work at this point is the following
> I start XF86Setup
> choose the card in card settings
> choose the monitor, enter the correct hsync and vsync
> (i.e. ver_refres = 30-64, hor_refresh=47-104)
> and select 1280x1024 and 1024x768
> when I save and exit , in my XF86Config file there is only one
> Modeline "1024x768" 65.00 1024 1032 1176 1344 768 771 777
> 806 -hsync
> nothing in regard to 1280x1024...
> So, the question is, how can I get XF86Setup to add a modeline for
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