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hi guys, ive got a problem that i simply can't solve... the thing is that i cant get my resolution to higher levels than 640 x 480 in Gentoo. in ...
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    Screen resolution very low...


    hi guys, ive got a problem that i simply can't solve...

    the thing is that i cant get my resolution to higher levels than 640 x 480 in Gentoo. in windows (i dualboot) i can get all the way up to 1280 x 1024.

    the XF86Config look completely perfect as far as i know...

    the ctrl-alt-plus command does not work either.

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    well, post your XF86Config and someone might be able to help you =)

    are you using Nvidia, ATI ???
    more info pliiz

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    there you go....

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    # File generated by xf86config.

    #
    # Copyright (c) 1999 by The XFree86 Project, Inc.
    #
    # Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a
    # copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"),
    # to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation
    # the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense,
    # and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the
    # Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:
    #
    # The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in
    # all copies or substantial portions of the Software.
    #
    # THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR
    # IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY,
    # FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL
    # THE XFREE86 PROJECT BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY,
    # WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF
    # OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE
    # SOFTWARE.
    #
    # Except as contained in this notice, the name of the XFree86 Project shall
    # not be used in advertising or otherwise to promote the sale, use or other
    # dealings in this Software without prior written authorization from the
    # XFree86 Project.
    #

    # ************************************************** ********************
    # Refer to the XF86Config(4/5) man page for details about the format of
    # this file.
    # ************************************************** ********************

    # ************************************************** ********************
    # Module section -- this section is used to specify
    # which dynamically loadable modules to load.
    # ************************************************** ********************
    #
    Section "Module"

    # This loads the DBE extension module.

    Load "dbe" # Double buffer extension

    # This loads the miscellaneous extensions module, and disables
    # initialisation of the XFree86-DGA extension within that module.
    SubSection "extmod"
    Option "omit xfree86-dga" # don't initialise the DGA extension
    EndSubSection

    # This loads the Type1 and FreeType font modules
    Load "type1"
    Load "speedo"
    # Load "freetype"
    # Load "xtt"

    # This loads the GLX module
    Load "glx"
    # This loads the DRI module
    # Load "dri"

    EndSection

    # ************************************************** ********************
    # Files section. This allows default font and rgb paths to be set
    # ************************************************** ********************

    Section "Files"

    # The location of the RGB database. Note, this is the name of the
    # file minus the extension (like ".txt" or ".db"). There is normally
    # no need to change the default.

    RgbPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"

    # Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (which are concatenated together),
    # as well as specifying multiple comma-separated entries in one FontPath
    # command (or a combination of both methods)
    #
    # If you don't have a floating point coprocessor and emacs, Mosaic or other
    # programs take long to start up, try moving the Type1 and Speedo directory
    # to the end of this list (or comment them out).
    #

    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/local/"
    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"
    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/"
    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/"
    # FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TrueType/"
    # FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/freefont/"
    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"
    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"

    # The module search path. The default path is shown here.

    # ModulePath "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules"

    EndSection

    # ************************************************** ********************
    # Server flags section.
    # ************************************************** ********************

    Section "ServerFlags"

    # Uncomment this to cause a core dump at the spot where a signal is
    # received. This may leave the console in an unusable state, but may
    # provide a better stack trace in the core dump to aid in debugging

    # Option "NoTrapSignals"

    # Uncomment this to disable the <Crtl><Alt><Fn> VT switch sequence
    # (where n is 1 through 12). This allows clients to receive these key
    # events.

    # Option "DontVTSwitch"

    # Uncomment this to disable the <Crtl><Alt><BS> server abort sequence
    # This allows clients to receive this key event.

    # Option "DontZap"

    # Uncomment this to disable the <Crtl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> mode switching
    # sequences. This allows clients to receive these key events.

    # Option "Dont Zoom"

    # Uncomment this to disable tuning with the xvidtune client. With
    # it the client can still run and fetch card and monitor attributes,
    # but it will not be allowed to change them. If it tries it will
    # receive a protocol error.

    # Option "DisableVidModeExtension"

    # Uncomment this to enable the use of a non-local xvidtune client.

    # Option "AllowNonLocalXvidtune"

    # Uncomment this to disable dynamically modifying the input device
    # (mouse and keyboard) settings.

    # Option "DisableModInDev"

    # Uncomment this to enable the use of a non-local client to
    # change the keyboard or mouse settings (currently only xset).

    # Option "AllowNonLocalModInDev"

    EndSection

    # ************************************************** ********************
    # Input devices
    # ************************************************** ********************

    # ************************************************** ********************
    # Core keyboard's InputDevice section
    # ************************************************** ********************

    Section "InputDevice"

    Identifier "Keyboard1"
    Driver "Keyboard"

    # For most OSs the protocol can be omitted (it defaults to "Standard").
    # When using XQUEUE (only for SVR3 and SVR4, but not Solaris),
    # uncomment the following line.

    # Option "Protocol" "Xqueue"

    Option "AutoRepeat" "500 30"

    # Specify which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1))
    # Option "Xleds" "1 2 3"

    # Option "LeftAlt" "Meta"
    # Option "RightAlt" "ModeShift"

    # To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the
    # lines below (which are the defaults). For example, for a non-U.S.
    # keyboard, you will probably want to use:
    # Option "XkbModel" "pc102"
    # If you have a US Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use:
    # Option "XkbModel" "microsoft"
    #
    # Then to change the language, change the Layout setting.
    # For example, a german layout can be obtained with:
    # Option "XkbLayout" "de"
    # or:
    # Option "XkbLayout" "de"
    # Option "XkbVariant" "nodeadkeys"
    #
    # If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and
    # control keys, use:
    # Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:swapcaps"

    # These are the default XKB settings for XFree86
    # Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
    # Option "XkbModel" "pc101"
    # Option "XkbLayout" "us"
    # Option "XkbVariant" ""
    # Option "XkbOptions" ""

    # Option "XkbDisable"

    Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
    Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
    Option "XkbLayout" "se"
    Option "XkbOptions" "grp:lwin_switch,lv3:rwin_switch,altwin:meta_a lt"

    EndSection


    # ************************************************** ********************
    # Core Pointer's InputDevice section
    # ************************************************** ********************

    Section "InputDevice"

    # Identifier and driver

    Identifier "Mouse1"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
    Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

    # Mouse-speed setting for PS/2 mouse.

    # Option "Resolution" "256"

    # When using XQUEUE, comment out the above two lines, and uncomment
    # the following line.

    # Option "Protocol" "Xqueue"

    # Baudrate and SampleRate are only for some Logitech mice. In
    # almost every case these lines should be omitted.

    # Option "BaudRate" "9600"
    # Option "SampleRate" "150"

    # Emulate3Buttons is an option for 2-button Microsoft mice
    # Emulate3Timeout is the timeout in milliseconds (default is 50ms)

    # Option "Emulate3Buttons"
    # Option "Emulate3Timeout" "50"

    # ChordMiddle is an option for some 3-button Logitech mice

    # Option "ChordMiddle"

    EndSection


    # ************************************************** ********************
    # Other input device sections
    # this is optional and is required only if you
    # are using extended input devices. This is for example only. Refer
    # to the XF86Config man page for a description of the options.
    # ************************************************** ********************
    #
    # Section "InputDevice"
    # Identifier "Mouse2"
    # Driver "mouse"
    # Option "Protocol" "MouseMan"
    # Option "Device" "/dev/mouse2"
    # EndSection
    #
    # Section "InputDevice"
    # Identifier "spaceball"
    # Driver "magellan"
    # Option "Device" "/dev/cua0"
    # EndSection
    #
    # Section "InputDevice"
    # Identifier "spaceball2"
    # Driver "spaceorb"
    # Option "Device" "/dev/cua0"
    # EndSection
    #
    # Section "InputDevice"
    # Identifier "touchscreen0"
    # Driver "microtouch"
    # Option "Device" "/dev/ttyS0"
    # Option "MinX" "1412"
    # Option "MaxX" "15184"
    # Option "MinY" "15372"
    # Option "MaxY" "1230"
    # Option "ScreenNumber" "0"
    # Option "ReportingMode" "Scaled"
    # Option "ButtonNumber" "1"
    # Option "SendCoreEvents"
    # EndSection
    #
    # Section "InputDevice"
    # Identifier "touchscreen1"
    # Driver "elo2300"
    # Option "Device" "/dev/ttyS0"
    # Option "MinX" "231"
    # Option "MaxX" "3868"
    # Option "MinY" "3858"
    # Option "MaxY" "272"
    # Option "ScreenNumber" "0"
    # Option "ReportingMode" "Scaled"
    # Option "ButtonThreshold" "17"
    # Option "ButtonNumber" "1"
    # Option "SendCoreEvents"
    # EndSection

    # ************************************************** ********************
    # Monitor section
    # ************************************************** ********************

    # Any number of monitor sections may be present

    Section "Monitor"

    Identifier "My Monitor"

    # HorizSync is in kHz unless units are specified.
    # HorizSync may be a comma separated list of discrete values, or a
    # comma separated list of ranges of values.
    # NOTE: THE VALUES HERE ARE EXAMPLES ONLY. REFER TO YOUR MONITOR'S
    # USER MANUAL FOR THE CORRECT NUMBERS.

    HorizSync 31.5

    # HorizSync 30-64 # multisync
    # HorizSync 31.5, 35.2 # multiple fixed sync frequencies
    # HorizSync 15-25, 30-50 # multiple ranges of sync frequencies

    # VertRefresh is in Hz unless units are specified.
    # VertRefresh may be a comma separated list of discrete values, or a
    # comma separated list of ranges of values.
    # NOTE: THE VALUES HERE ARE EXAMPLES ONLY. REFER TO YOUR MONITOR'S
    # USER MANUAL FOR THE CORRECT NUMBERS.

    VertRefresh 56-85

    EndSection


    # ************************************************** ********************
    # Graphics device section
    # ************************************************** ********************

    # Any number of graphics device sections may be present

    # Standard VGA Device:

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "Standard VGA"
    VendorName "Unknown"
    BoardName "Unknown"

    # The chipset line is optional in most cases. It can be used to override
    # the driver's chipset detection, and should not normally be specified.

    # Chipset "generic"

    # The Driver line must be present. When using run-time loadable driver
    # modules, this line instructs the server to load the specified driver
    # module. Even when not using loadable driver modules, this line
    # indicates which driver should interpret the information in this section.

    Driver "nvidia"
    # The BusID line is used to specify which of possibly multiple devices
    # this section is intended for. When this line isn't present, a device
    # section can only match up with the primary video device. For PCI
    # devices a line like the following could be used. This line should not
    # normally be included unless there is more than one video device
    # intalled.

    # BusID "PCI:0:10:0"

    # VideoRam 256

    # Clocks 25.2 28.3

    EndSection

    # Device configured by xf86config:

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "Nvidia TI 4200 64 MB"
    Driver "nvidia"
    # unsupported card
    #VideoRam 65536
    # Insert Clocks lines here if appropriate
    EndSection


    # ************************************************** ********************
    # Screen sections
    # ************************************************** ********************

    # Any number of screen sections may be present. Each describes
    # the configuration of a single screen. A single specific screen section
    # may be specified from the X server command line with the "-screen"
    # option.
    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Screen 1"
    Device "Nvidia TI 4200 64 MB"
    Monitor "My Monitor"
    DefaultDepth 24

    Subsection "Display"
    Depth 8
    Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    ViewPort 0 0
    EndSubsection
    Subsection "Display"
    Depth 16
    Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    ViewPort 0 0
    EndSubsection
    Subsection "Display"
    Depth 24
    Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    ViewPort 0 0
    EndSubsection
    EndSection

    # ************************************************** ********************
    # ServerLayout sections.
    # ************************************************** ********************

    # Any number of ServerLayout sections may be present. Each describes
    # the way multiple screens are organised. A specific ServerLayout
    # section may be specified from the X server command line with the
    # "-layout" option. In the absence of this, the first section is used.
    # When now ServerLayout section is present, the first Screen section
    # is used alone.

    Section "ServerLayout"

    # The Identifier line must be present
    Identifier "Simple Layout"

    # Each Screen line specifies a Screen section name, and optionally
    # the relative position of other screens. The four names after
    # primary screen name are the screens to the top, bottom, left and right
    # of the primary screen. In this example, screen 2 is located to the
    # right of screen 1.

    Screen "Screen 1"

    # Each InputDevice line specifies an InputDevice section name and
    # optionally some options to specify the way the device is to be
    # used. Those options include "CorePointer", "CoreKeyboard" and
    # "SendCoreEvents".

    InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
    InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"

    EndSection

    # Section "DRI"
    # Mode 0666
    # EndSection

    ----------------------------------------------------------------

    hope it helps

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    This line can be found somewhere in the middle of the whole XF86Config:

    Code:
    # Device configured by xf86config:
    
    Section "Device"
    Identifier "Nvidia TI 4200 64 MB"
    Driver "nvidia"
    # unsupported card
    #VideoRam 65536
    # Insert Clocks lines here if appropriate
    EndSection

    The comment inserted by xf86config clearly indicates that there is something wrong. Unsupported card probably means that xf86config couldn't properly configure the card, that is, all it could do was decide that it was an nvidia card, and therefore assign it the "nvidia" driver.

    You may want to try to change this to "nv" instead of nvidia, which means that the Xserver will try to use its on built-in driver for nvidia cards, instead of the one supplied by nvidia.

    Other then this, I don't know what else I can tell you.
    There may (or may not) be issues with your videocard and the nvidia driver, you could always try to search for your card + linux and see if anyone else has experienced similar problems.

    good luck, post back if it still wont work

    /ooop[/quote]

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    well actually, when i installed the nvidia driver, it strictly said that it has to say nvidia, NOT nv, i dont know why but....

    else of that, well, i may try running the XF86'something' script that guides you through the configuration, but i dont think ill be able to do that in about 2 days...

    untill then i really would like to see any ideas you folks might have.

    if any files are needed ill try to post then asap.

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    hmm, maybe I got it backwards....

    have you installed the Nvidia driver on your box?

    /ooop

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    yes i have

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    actually i think that "unsupported card" part is another one of those "if your computer has ****** then uncomment this" lines...

    also ive tried changing the sequence of the resolutions, with no effect (or actually it didnt allow me to start X after i did that ... i wont do that again)


    plz guys,dont abandon me now...

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    ok some days without answers have gone so ill just persume that people have abbandoned me , ill try some other forum.

    ill tell you what i did if i solve the problem.

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    actually, looking at the device section, i noticed that you still have the generic vga device uncommented.. also, double check your monitor's hsync and vrefresh rates... also, uncomment that DRI part at the bottom of the XF86Config...

    what i'm thinking the problem is is this:
    X is using the *first* device it finds in that section, which is the generic vga... comment||delete that part and then try it.
    Their code will be beautiful, even if their desks are buried in 3 feet of crap. - esr

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