[ubuntu-x] packages needing updates and other stuff

shirish shirishag75 at gmail.com
Mon Mar 31 03:53:50 BST 2008

On Mon, Mar 31, 2008 at 2:03 AM, Bryce Harrington <bryce at canonical.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 30, 2008 at 08:52:36PM +0500, shirish wrote:


>  > 2. Using Screen Resolution while I'm able to change the resolution I'm
>  > not able to change the refresh-rate, why is that ?
>  There can be a few reasons for that, but it's usually a function of your
>  monitor, not your video card.  LCD's, for instance, really only work at
>  60 Hz.  (I've seen some that advertise several rates "around" 60.)  Same
>  is true for laptop panels.

mine is a 17" philips CRT

>  One thing you can do is run either 'sudo ddcprobe' or 'sudo
>  get-edid|parse-edid', which displays what your monitor reports.  You can
>  use this to see exactly what refresh rates *should* be supported.  This
>  info is also present in your Xorg.0.log, and sometimes it gives clues
>  why the X server might ignore some of the available options (maybe they
>  don't fit with the graphic card's capabilities, or with other settings
>  in xorg.conf, etc.)

Ah ok, attaching the file. Which leads to the next question as to what
is the difference between timing and ctiming as shown in the ddcprobe

Another thing is this the correct way to understand what u guys are
doing? My understanding of the  bulletproof-X tool is that it uses
quite a few of the tools to know how things are set up and try to come
up with some workable solutions.

>  > This is the stuff I have
>  >
>  > shirish at Mugglewille:~$ lspci
>  > 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE/PE
>  > DRAM Controller/Host-Hub Interface (rev 03)
>  > 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation
>  > 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE Chipset Integrated Graphics Device (rev 03)
>  >
>  > shirish at Mugglewille:~$ aptitude show xserver-xorg-video-intel |grep Version
>  > Version: 2:2.2.1-1ubuntu6
>  >
>  > Lastly, it would be nice if you would blog more often at
>  > http://bryceharrington.org/drupal/blog/1 ;)
>  Thanks, nice to know someone's reading!!  :-)
>  I'll try to blog more frequently.  Often I don't know what to say!

This one should be one of the most easiest. Right from telling about
the tools which should be used by users to give info. to filing good
bug reports (so your job is easier) to thoughts about tools (like
dccprobe) and others and what could be done to improve on them to make
our lives/job easier.
      Also at points in time, if there is rant about a particular
device whose drivers are not open-sourced that would also make for a
good blog entry. All of which would make us, the users have a better
understanding of what to buy or not as well as how to help u to help
our own selves ;)

>  Bryce
 Shirish Agarwal
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