Skip site navigation (1)Skip section navigation (2)
Date:      Wed, 22 Nov 2006 22:57:54 +0000
From:      "Frank Shute" <frank@esperance-linux.co.uk>
To:        Gary Robinson <grobinson@goombah.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Gnome display configuration problem
Message-ID:  <20061122225754.GA92361@melon.esperance-linux.co.uk>
In-Reply-To: <20061122165124.183885.77099789@goombah.com>
References:  <20061122140043.601684.8f5b0c7a@goombah.com> <20061122204940.GA91508@melon.esperance-linux.co.uk> <20061122165124.183885.77099789@goombah.com>

Next in thread | Previous in thread | Raw E-Mail | Index | Archive | Help
On Wed, Nov 22, 2006 at 04:51:24PM -0500, Gary Robinson wrote:
>
> 
> Frank,
> 
> Thanks for your suggestion:
> 
> >> Try replacing your screen section with something like this:
> >> 
> >> Section "Screen"
> >>         Identifier "Screen0"
> >>         Device     "Card0"
> >>         Monitor    "Monitor0"
> >>         DefaultColorDepth 24
> >> 
> >> 
> >>         SubSection "Display"
> >>         Depth       24
> >>         Modes       "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "640x480"
> >>         ViewPort    0 0
> >>         EndSubSection
> >> EndSection
> 
> I did that, and unfortunately it made no difference at all! I'm still 
> only seeing 640x480, and that's the only option that comes up in the 
> Screen Resolution Preferences panel. Actually the thing that bothers me 
> more is the 60 hz refresh rate. That's too slow and hurts my eyes!
> 
> Any other suggestions???
> 

Gary,

All I can think of (being unfamiliar with Gnome) is that the graphics
card isn't up to displaying 1280x1024 at 24 bits. Or you haven't copied
xorg.conf.new to /etc/X11/xorg.conf and it's picking up a stale
xorg.conf.

Try changing the following parameters:

         DefaultColorDepth 8
	 Depth		8
	 Modes		"1024x768"

in /etc/X11/xorg.conf and restart X/Gnome. If it works then add higher
resolutions and colour depths until you achieve a satisfactory result.

You can also try starting X bare:

Xorg -config /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Ctl+Alt+Backspace to kill it. That will determine whether it's an X
problem or a Gnome problem.


-- 

 Frank 


echo "f r a n k @ e s p e r a n c e - l i n u x . c o . u k" | sed 's/ //g'

                      --->PGP keyID: 0x10BD6F4B<---                          



Want to link to this message? Use this URL: <http://docs.FreeBSD.org/cgi/mid.cgi?20061122225754.GA92361>