display resolution

display resolution

Post by Gabi » Mon, 26 Jul 2004 00:06:39


I've tried to install SuSE 9.0 on my wife's notebook Fujitsu E360. There
is a problem with display resolution. All icons and some fonts are
distorted (have black shades at the bottom). I've tried to change settings
with Sax2 without any success. Please, help. Gabit
 
 
 

display resolution

Post by Sybren Stu » Mon, 26 Jul 2004 19:27:12

Gabit enlightened us with:

Try putting a screenshot online so we can see it too. If it's a
problem with the monitor, the screenshot will come out just fine on
other monitors - if that is the case, get a digital camera and shoot
the monitor ;-)

Sybren
--
The problem with the world is stupidity. Not saying there should be a
capital punishment for stupidity, but why don't we just take the
safety labels off of everything and let the problem solve itself?

 
 
 

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Post by Gabi » Tue, 27 Jul 2004 13:02:34

? Sun, 25 Jul 2004 12:27:12 +0200, Sybren Stuvel
?


I've reinstalled the whole system with the same screen problem, then
changed the settings with Sax2 to LCD 1024x786 (or smth) with 16 bit
colour and it worked (although it did not work with my first
installation). Now the screen is good but there is no sound. My soundcard
is not recognised. It is an old ES1879 card. Not sure what to do. gabit
 
 
 

display resolution

Post by Sybren Stu » Tue, 27 Jul 2004 17:12:44

Gabit enlightened us with:

You should do what you should always do when looking for answers:

http://www.yqcomputer.com/ +linux

Sybren
--
The problem with the world is stupidity. Not saying there should be a
capital punishment for stupidity, but why don't we just take the
safety labels off of everything and let the problem solve itself?
 
 
 

display resolution

Post by Ed » Wed, 09 Nov 2005 10:45:56

just re-installed debian sarge after mucking it up royally and I've run
into a problem with the display resolution. In the previous installation I
had a similar problem and it was solved by using dpkg-reconfigure xserver-
xfree86 and selecting the S3 ViRGE video card and setting 1024 x 768 @75hz,
which worked last time.

This time however, It's not getting me any results. I can get the 1024x768
allright, but there are horizontal lines of 'sparklies' and noise that
appear semi-randomly all over the screen very often making it almost
impossible to read text. *Note*, this is a dual boot system and the very
same card and monitor perform flawlessly 1024x768@75hz as my default
settings in win98se as well as in the previous debian installation.

lspci
0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 430TX - 82439TX MTXC (rev 01)
0000:00:01.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA (rev 01)
0000:00:01.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE (rev 01)
0000:00:01.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 USB (rev 01)
0000:00:01.3 Bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 01)
0000:00:09.0 Ethernet controller: 3Com Corporation 3c905B 100BaseTX
[Cyclone] (rev 24)
0000:00:0b.0 Multimedia video controller: 3Dfx Interactive, Inc. Voodoo
(rev 02)
0000:00:0c.0 VGA compatible controller: S3 Inc. 86c325 [ViRGE] (rev 06)
0000:00:0d.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc 264VT3 [Mach64
VT3] (rev 9a)

The way these are used in windows is the ATI device is built into the
motherboard, but since it blows chunks, I'm using the S3 ViRGE and routing
it through the 3dfx Voodoo on a sceptre monitor. How can I get this
arrangement to work with debian?

If anybody's got a clue, or better yet, an outright solution I'd be
gratefull. I hate it when something works differently even though I've
done everything the same way as when it did work.

===begin XF86Config-4===
# XF86Config-4 (XFree86 X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool,
using
# values from the debconf database.
#
# Edit this file with caution, and see the XF86Config-4 manual page.
# (Type "man XF86Config-4" at the shell prompt.)
#
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xfree86 package upgrades
*only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xfree86
# package.
#
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically
updated
# again, run the following commands as root:
#
# cp /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 /etc/X11/XF86Config-4.custom
# md5sum /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 >/var/lib/xfree86/XF86Config-4.md5sum
# dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86

Section "Files"
FontPath "unix/:7100" # local font server
# if the local font server has problems, we can fall back on these
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/misc"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/CID"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "GLcore"
Load "bitmap"
Load "dbe"
Load "ddc"
Load "dri"
Load "extmod"
Load "freetype"
Load "glx"
Load "int10"
Load "record"
Load "speedo"
Load "type1"
Load "vbe"
EndSection

Section "Inpu
 
 
 

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Post by Ed » Wed, 16 Nov 2005 14:29:16

Ed < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > wrote in



<snip>

Just in case anyone else has a similar problem, The solution I finally
found that worked was to use the VESA driver instead of the S3 ViRGE
driver.