Re: XORG.CONF or a solution without xorg.conf needed
On Tue, 2011-05-31 at 20:14 +0300, Andrei Popescu wrote:
> On Ma, 31 mai 11, 13:18:15, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> > >
> > > For Debian I still need to set up a xorg.conf,
> > Why do you think so?
> > I don't think so, it's a declarative statement.
> Since you didn't provide more info I guessed you assumed you need one,
> while with reasonably recent hardware it's not needed in 99% of the
> cases ;)
> > I guess nobody wish to have a vertically frequency of 60Hz ;), it's not
> > very pleasant to look into a stroboscope. In addition I wish to be able
> > to select the screen resolution I like, 1152x864 @ 90Hz.
> That's a good reason for an xorg.conf ;)
> > Then I have several needs and need several drivers. I'm used to switch
> > the drivers automatically at startup, by adding
> > rm /etc/X11/xorg.conf
> > case $(uname -r) in
> > *rt*)
> > cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf.nv /etc/X11/xorg.conf
> > ;;
> > *)
> > cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf.nvidia /etc/X11/xorg.conf
> > ;;
> > esac
> > to /etc/rcS.d.
> Could you provide more details why you have to change drivers?
Yes, but lets skip this. One xorg.conf or an alternative without the
proprietary driver would satisfy me at the moment.
Sometimes the rt-patched kernel can't be used with NVIDIA proprietary
drivers, because it isn't able to build the driver or because the driver
isn't good regarding to real-time performance.
At the moment it's only important to get the wanted resolution + the
wanted vertically frequency, without the proprietary driver. I'll do
some trial and error later.
> > At the moment I urgently need help regarding to xorg.conf or any other
> > solution that enables me to select the driver, and to get 1152x864 @
> > 90Hz.
> > The graphics is a NVIDIA GeForce 7200 GS aka 7300 SE. The CRT monitor is
> > an Lifetec/Medion MD1998JB J91B.
> The big question about the monitor is if it (correctly) sends EDID data
> to the video card. Please post the full /var/log/Xorg.0.log after
> starting without any xorg.conf.
Ok, I'll flag this email, to keep this in mind.
> > At the moment for my Debian install, the mouse wheel isn't working, as
> > soon as I add a xorg.conf. Without an xorg.conf the mouse wheel seems to
> > work all the times. I stopped trying to use old xorg.confs.
> > I run Xorg -configure in recovery mode.
> > The mouse is a wired Trekker Wheel Mouse 2.0A PS/2.
> > This is what Xorg -configure generated
> > Section "InputDevice"
> > Identifier "Mouse0"
> > Driver "mouse"
> > Option "Protocol" "auto"
> > Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
> > Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5 6 7"
> > EndSection
> You don't have to specify everything in xorg.conf, just the minimal
> stuff to get your monitor working as you want it. Assuming your monitor
> doesn't send (correct) EDID data you'll need at least something like
> Section "Monitor"
> Identifier "My Monitor"
> HorizSync XX XX
> VertRefresh YY YY
I've got a set up that works with Ubuntu Maverick and Ubuntu Natty, but
it don't works for Debian stable, I need to check if I might have chaged
something randomly ... later today.
> The values for XX and YY should be taken from the monitors
> manual/specifications, otherwise you can fry it.
> With this info Xorg might be able to setup a usable resolution/refresh
> rate. The next step (if needed) would be to specify one ore more
> resolutions from which Xorg can choose (default will be the highest). If
> this is still not enough you'll need to generate a Modeline specific to
> your monitor.
> Hope this is enough info to get you going. If you get stuck feel free to
> ask for more infos on list, but always attach full xorg.conf (or
> xorg.conf.d files) and the respective /var/log/Xorg.0.log.
>  BTW, I do read the list, CC-ing me is not necessary ;)
Oops, perhaps an issue regarding to Evolution and mailing list
filtering, but maybe my fault.