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greetings, after a little bit of strife i was able to get debian 3 installed and running. my latestest stumbleing block is trying to configure xfree86, specifically the items that ...
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    xfree86 config problem


    greetings,

    after a little bit of strife i was able to get debian 3 installed and running. my latestest stumbleing block is trying to configure xfree86, specifically the items that relate to the video portion.

    my video is integrated on my mobo(i believe the chipset is i810). when i do a lspci, it tells me

    00:01.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corp. 82810E CGC [Chipset Graphics Controller] (rev 03)

    I am using a 17 inch kds avitron monitor.

    I thought I had all my settings right, but startx produces some very weird results. Moving my mouse cursor over any icons causes them to dissappear. The wallpaper does not take up the entire screen... that kind of stuff

    here is the contents of my config file:

    Code:
    ### BEGIN DEBCONF SECTION
    # XF86Config-4 (XFree86 server configuration file) 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.)
    #
    # If you want your changes to this file preserved by dexconf, only make changes
    # before the "### BEGIN DEBCONF SECTION" line above, and/or after the
    # "### END DEBCONF SECTION" line below.
    #
    # To change things within the debconf section, run the command:
    #   dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86
    # as root.  Also see "How do I add custom sections to a dexconf-generated
    # XF86Config or XF86Config-4 file?" in /usr/share/doc/xfree86-common/FAQ.gz.
    
    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/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	"pex5"
    	Load	"record"
    	Load	"speedo"
    	Load	"type1"
    	Load	"vbe"
    	Load	"xie"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
    	Identifier	"Generic Keyboard"
    	Driver		"keyboard"
    	Option		"CoreKeyboard"
    	Option		"XkbRules"	"xfree86"
    	Option		"XkbModel"	"pc104"
    	Option		"XkbLayout"	"us"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
    	Identifier	"Configured Mouse"
    	Driver		"mouse"
    	Option		"CorePointer"
    	Option		"Device"		"/dev/psaux"
    	Option		"Protocol"		"PS/2"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
    	Identifier	"Generic Mouse"
    	Driver		"mouse"
    	Option		"SendCoreEvents"	"true"
    	Option		"Device"		"/dev/input/mice"
    	Option		"Protocol"		"ImPS/2"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
    	Identifier	"Generic Video Card"
    	Driver		"vesa"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
    	Identifier	"Generic Monitor"
    	HorizSync	28-49
    	VertRefresh	43-72
    	Option		"DPMS"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
    	Identifier	"Default Screen"
    	Device		"Generic Video Card"
    	Monitor		"Generic Monitor"
    	DefaultDepth	8
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Depth		1
    		Modes		"1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    	EndSubSection
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Depth		4
    		Modes		"1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    	EndSubSection
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Depth		8
    		Modes		"1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    	EndSubSection
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Depth		15
    		Modes		"1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    	EndSubSection
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Depth		16
    		Modes		"1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    	EndSubSection
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Depth		24
    		Modes		"1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    	EndSubSection
    EndSection
    
    Section "ServerLayout"
    	Identifier	"Default Layout"
    	Screen		"Default Screen"
    	InputDevice	"Generic Keyboard"
    	InputDevice	"Configured Mouse"
    	InputDevice	"Generic Mouse"
    EndSection
    
    Section "DRI"
    	Mode	0666
    EndSection
    
    ### END DEBCONF SECTION

    Does anyone see anything I may need to tweak? Let me know if I need to provide more info.

    Thanks,

    -dave

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    Is this monitor an LCD ?
    If not your refresh rates seem too low, find out the correct refresh rates for your monitor

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