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Re: Re (2): xorg.conf for vesa

On Mon, 21 Dec 2009 16:28:31 -0800, peasthope wrote:

> Date:	Mon, 21 Dec 2009 22:50:09 +0000 (UTC), Camaleon wrote,
>> Section "Device"
>> 	Identifier	"Configured Video Device"
>> 	Driver		"vesa"
>> EndSection
>> And restart X.
> Yields a black screen.

Ugh :-(

>> Review the xorg log to reassure vesa driver is the one being loaded.
> Xorg.0.log.old is visible here.
>   http://carnot.yi.org/Xorg.0.log.dalton
> The ".old" name extension caused trouble for my browser.
> The most grave complaint I see is
>   (WW) VESA(0): Unable to estimate virtual size
> although 640x400 should work on any VESA display.

I see that warning, but it seems auto-corrected afterwards:

(WW) VESA(0): Unable to estimate virtual size
(II) VESA(0): Not using built-in mode "640x400" (no mode of this name)
(--) VESA(0): Virtual size is 640x480 (pitch 640)

> Any further ideas welcome; thanks, 

Mmm, I guess you are using a VGA display (CRT), maybe you need to pass 
some more values to the "xorg.conf" file, such "video modes" or a 
"monitor" section :-?

In Debian wiki there is a faq about this:


You can follow the steps provided in *"What if I do not have an xorg 
config file?"* and let xorg to generate its own "xorg.conf" file. Then 
just change the "Driver" line and replace it with "vesa" :-?



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