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"
>> And restart X.
> Yields a black screen.
>> Review the xorg log to reassure vesa driver is the one being loaded.
> Xorg.0.log.old is visible here.
> 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" :-?