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Date:      Wed, 20 Jul 2011 04:17:09 +0100
From:      Frank Shute <>
To:        Dieter BSD <>
Subject:   Re: trying for 1920x1080 was: Re: Attempting to get an X11 server running
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On Wed, Jul 20, 2011 at 01:15:07AM +0000, Dieter BSD wrote:
> > Have you tried:
> > $ xset +dpms
> > to use standby etc.?
> xset: =A0unknown option +dpms
> I assume it needs more than the 5 coaxes to do dpms.
> (It did appear to be working with the short cable that came
> with the monitor.)

I wonder if the monitor doesn't support the Energy Star stuff or it's
not switched on. Try reading the manpage for xset and fiddling around
with the dpms option. E.g:

$ xset dpms force on
$ xset +dpms

You might also want to set the timings for when the monitor goes into
standby etc.

> > Font for xterm: x11-fonts/inconsolata-ttf
> I installed package inconsolata-ttf-20090215.tbz
> caching, new cache contents: 24 fonts, 0 dirs
> /var/db/fontconfig: cleaning cache directory
> fc-cache: succeeded
> xset fp+ /usr/local/lib/X11/fonts/OTF
> xset fp rehash
> xterm -fn "-*-inconsolata-*-r-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*"
> xterm: cannot load font -*-inconsolata-*-r-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*
> also xfontsel acts screwy if I select inconsolata.
> The sample doesn't get updated, and it starts acting like
> it needs backing store but doesn't have it. =A0If I then
> select some other family, then xfontsel starts acting
> normally again.

I've got this in ~.Xdefaults:

XTerm*faceName: Inconsolata
XTerm*faceSize: 16

> > Pixels off screen: x11/xvidtune
> > and "show" modeline once adjusted and stick it in xorg.conf
> That was easy, thanks!

Glad that worked.




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