gutsy: video problem

John L Vifian jongleur at
Mon Oct 22 02:43:01 UTC 2007

I installed gutsy last night with no big problems except that after the 
initial boot the logon screen came up as a totally black screen.

No Problem I had burned a install disk.  Unfortunately it had exactly the same 
problem & even the safe graphics mode failed to work. :-(

So I booted into the CL version and played around a bit with xorg.conf, 
finally running Xorg -configure to give me a xorg.conf file that worked.

Well sort of worked.  It no longer was able to give me a 1280x1024 resolution 
which I had working in Fiesty (not to mention the dreaded XP). Nonetheless 
Gutsy seems to be working just with really big print etc. :-(

Monitor: Princeton VL173 (17" capable of 1280X1024 @ 60hz in XP and previously 
in Fiesty)


Section "Monitor"
	#DisplaySize	  340   270	# mm
	Identifier   "Monitor0"
	VendorName   "PGS"
	ModelName    "VL173"
 ### Comment all HorizSync and VertRefresh values to use DDC:
	HorizSync    31.0 - 60.0
	VertRefresh  56.0 - 75.0
	Option	    "DPMS"

Note the print documentation for the monitor says that the HorizSync is 31 - 
80 and this is what I had it set as in Fiesty, but the monitor itself seems 
to only claim the max of 60.

I have tried various modelines in this section with no success.

The driver:  (commented lines removed)

Section "Device"
	Identifier  "Card0"
	Driver      "ati"
	VendorName  "ATI Technologies Inc"
	BoardName   "Radeon RV100 QY [Radeon 7000/VE]"
	BusID       "PCI:1:0:0"

any help greatly appreciated.

John L Vifian
Exuberance is better than taste.
Gustave Flaubert

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