x configuration

Fabio Massimo Di Nitto fabbione at fabbione.net
Mon Sep 20 17:47:09 UTC 2004

On Mon, 20 Sep 2004, Fábio Mendes wrote:

> I just reinstalled ubuntu and got a nice working system, but I came
> across some small issues with X configuration.
> 1) it asked me to mannually choose the driver version of my video card.
> lshw says:
> *-display UNCLAIMED
>              description: VGA compatible controller (VGA)
>              product: TGUI 9660/938x/968x
>              vendor: Trident Microsystems
>              physical id: 8
>              bus info: pci at 00:08.0
>              version: d3
>              size: 4MB
>              clock: 33MHz
>              capabilities: vga
>              configuration: irq=201
> It detected the model correctelly but I`m not sure this board has 4mb, I
> thought it have only 2mb. The trident board is not mine, a friend
> borrowed me because my video board has burned. The config screen
> defaults to the vesa driver, but I know it also works with `trident`,
> which should be (but I never tested) optimal. Since I don`t care about
> getting the best possible video performance, I just hit <enter> and go
> with vesa anyway.

lshw is not part of xfree86, but i can't say if it is right or not either.
You need to make the final call for it.

In case please file a bug on the BTS at: https://bugzilla.ubuntu.com/

> 2) after the config was done, x started with an 800x600 24bits
> resolution, which is far annoying for use with gnome. The config file
> has some strange repeated entries. I edited it mannually to 16bit
> 1024x768 and it`s working fine. All displays (all dephs) had a strange
> configuration for the `Modes` entry:
> Modes           "1280x1024" "1024x768" "1024x768" "1024x768" "1024x768"
> "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "800x600" "800x600" "800x600" "720x400"
> "720x400" "640x480" "640x480" "640x480" "640x480" "640x480"

Yes, this is a known bug that has been fixed. Did you install from CD or
from the network?

> 3) all those issues, I guess, seems to be related to an incorrect
> detection of the video card. but the last issue will probably affect all
> non-US users. I choosed `br-abnt2` keyboard layout in the installation
> and the console works with this configuration, but X is configured to
> the default:
> 	Option          "XkbRules"      "xfree86"
>         Option          "XkbModel"      "pc104"
>         Option          "XkbLayout"     "us"
> I expected it to work with the same configuration as the console,
> specially because the gnome kbd applet is buggy and annoying from my
> experience. Again, a little modification in the config files and all is
> working nice, but unexperienced users probably won`t figure out those
> issues.

This might be related to a wrong LANG <-> keyboard layout mapping, can you
kindly tell us what is the correct layout for your LANG?


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<user> fajita: step two
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