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RE: tweaking desktop.... xvidtune?



you need to preface your custom modeline with the  keyword
'ModeLine' (without the quotes)

See the XF86Config man page for more info.

Alex


--- Desmond Lee <desmond.lee@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hello 
> 
> Thank Thomas for your reply and thanks to everyone else.
> 
> So, here's my output from running xvidtuner:
> 
> Vendor: Monitor Vendor, Model: ViewSonic PF790
> Num hsync: 1, Num vsync: 1
> hsync range 0:  30.00 -  97.00
> vsync range 0:  50.00 - 160.00
> "1280x1024"   157.50   1280 1332 1492 1728   1024 1025 1028 1072
> +hsync
> +vsync
> 
> So I try and add this to my /etc/X11/XF86Config file:
> 
> Section "Monitor"
>         Identifier   "Monitor0"
>         VendorName   "Monitor Vendor"
>         ModelName    "ViewSonic PF790"
>         DisplaySize  360        270
>         HorizSync    30.0 - 97.0
>         VertRefresh  50.0 - 160.0
>         Option      "dpms"
>         #"1280x1024"   157.50   1280 1328 1488 1732   1024 1025 1028
> 1072 +hsync +vsync
> EndSection
> 
> 
> Of course the line I added is commented out because if I were to add
> it
> gives me a message saying that it didn't understand the line that I
> added.
> 
> Am I suppose to add something like "option" somewhere.
> 
> In the windows system it seems like the refresh rate is set at the
> max
> which is 85Hz but in linux I dunno what it's set at. Linux was really
> nice and it already knew my monitor type and set up all the settings
> for
> it already.
> 
> Thanks a bunch
> 
> Regards
> 
> Desmond
> 
> 
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: xfree86-list-admin@xxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:xfree86-list-admin@xxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Thomas Dodd
> Sent: Thursday, September 04, 2003 1:37 PM
> To: xfree86-list@xxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: tweaking desktop.... xvidtune?
> 
> 
> 
> Desmond Lee wrote:
> > I can solve this problem by physically adjusting my monitor
> settings 
> > again, but I have to do this every time I boot from one os to the
> other. 
> > I know that you can change this in freebsd by running the
> 'xvidtune" 
> > command and editing your /etc/X11/XFConfig file. But I tried this
> in 
> > redhat 9.0 and got no love. instead it couldn't even run the
> Xserver.
> 
> Can you post the Modeline you got from xvidtune and you XF86Config
> file?
> Also, the log file when X won't start would help too. Best to start X
> 
> form runlevel 3, so gdm doesn't keep trying to start X.
> 
> It should work, but the Modelines are a but different in XF86 4+.
> I have one in my XF86Config file that works fine.
> 
> 	-Thomas
> 
> 
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