Video settings

Billie Walsh bilwalsh at
Sun Apr 27 16:02:19 UTC 2008

Bruce Marshall wrote:
> On Sunday 27 April 2008, Billie Walsh wrote:
>> I know the system is capable of running at 1280x1024 at 75 because it has
>> done so with XP and SuSE 10.* with no problems.
> Show us the 'Monitor' section of your  /etc/X11/xorg.conf       file
Here's the pertinent section of xorg,conf from the 8.04 machine:

Section "Device"
   Identifier    "Configured Video Device"
   Boardname    "Intel 845"
   Busid        "PCI:0:2:0"
   Driver        "i810"
   Screen    0
   Vendorname    "Intel"

Section "Monitor"
   Identifier    "Configured Monitor"
   Vendorname    "Plug 'n' Play"
   Modelname    "Plug 'n' Play"
 modeline  "640x480 at 60" 25.2 640 656 752 800 480 490 492 525 -vsync -hsync
   Gamma    1.0

 From the 7.10 machine:

Section "Device"
   Identifier    "ATI Technologies Inc RC410 [Radeon Xpress 200]"
   Driver        "fglrx"
   Busid        "PCI:1:5:0"

Section "Monitor"
   Identifier    "Generic Monitor"
   Option        "DPMS"

Section "Screen"
   Identifier    "Default Screen"
   Device        "ATI Technologies Inc RC410 [Radeon Xpress 200]"
   Monitor        "Generic Monitor"
   Defaultdepth    24
   SubSection "Display"
       Modes        "1280x1024"    "1024x768"    "832x624"    
"800x600"    "720x400"    "640x480"

The native resolution for the monitor is 1280x1024 with a horizontal 
refresh of 80 and a vertical of 75. It almost looks to me like the 8.04 
is running 640x480 at 60 BUT the resolution on the screen is not 640x480. 
It "looks" more like 1280x1024. The "60" would explain the flicker though.

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