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Re: video card / crt monitor problem ?

Peter Ellison <p.pe@btopenworld.com> wrote:

> Hello all
> This is a real newbie question and I am now out of my depth.
>   I have built a system out of my scrap box to experiment with Debian 
> (netinst from testing) using a RIVA TNT2 video card(nv drivers) and 
> Panasync 5G crt.

The relevant part from 'lspci -v' might be necessary if it's not a
config problem.

> Using the gui for screen resolution I attempted to change between the 
> offerings ie 1024 x 768 @ 61hz,(would have expected 60hz here)800 x
> 600 and 640 x 480, no other refresh rates available. If I attempt to
> change from 1024 x 768 the screen blanks and returns me to the log in
> screen.

What GUI?

> I have found reference to the video card in the /var/log/x.org log
> and a lot of permutations for display settings which don't seem to
> correlate with the crt,s spec of H 30-64 V 50-160.

Do you have these specs in xorg.conf? Run

	dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

IIRC there are three ways to set monitor specs. You might need to
use the 'advanced' method. Also be sure to select (with space-bar)
all resolutions you want to be able to use.

If the reconfiguring fails then you should post the output of lspci
suggested above, your xorg.conf and Xorg.0.log (the log preferably on
some site because it can be quite long).

If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
(Albert Einstein)

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