I'm a total n00b to Linux, i've just finished setting up gentoo i'm now on the 3rd kernel and have got xorg working...kind of
when I type xinit the screen says signal out of range and gives H and V frequencies. After I set xorg.conf.new to use these frequencies I discovered switching of and on my LCD monitor let me see the gnome screen.
I would like to fix the having to turn on and off the monitor but more irritatingly I am stuck in 640x480 mode.
It's kind of strange the screen is running at 1280x1024 but gnome is running within a letterbox in the middle that is 640x480. I tried to change the settings from within gnome but it only had 640x480 and 60Hz.
I have been experimenting with different kernel options to see if the problem is due to my console being 640x480 but I haven't had much luck i used
but the console still starts in 640x480 mode
Dunno if this helps at all but when i run X -config /root/xorg.conf.new and turn on and off my monitor the xorg box fills the screen but the mouse dosen't work?!
any help would be greatly appreciated