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Re: X modes make my eyes cross (not literally).



Adam Luter wrote:
> 
> Well the EDID values are available, but the DDC ones aren't (which is
> the newer version, right?).  I'm not certain if X is reading the EDID
> values or not -- but it does give an error on reading DDC values.
> 
> I've tried other peoples modelines for similar monitors (I think a
> VL700).  And even tried my own, etc. But I can't claim to be an expert
> at this.  I was mainly fiddling with the clock and horizontal values;
> trying to get a 1280x1024 resolution.  The best I got was what looked
> like a 1600 that, looked ok, but a little blurry (well a 1600 with
> only 1280 pixels).
> 
> I'm including the output of get-edid|parse-edid and the log file for
> my X.  In case that helps point out something I'm missing.
> 
> -Gryn (Adam)
> 
> On Fri, Oct 04, 2002 at 09:17:55PM +1000, Russell wrote:
> > The widths and timings for the space either side of the horizontal and
> > vertical sync pulses is required. You could try values based on other models.
> >
> > http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&ie=ISO-8859-1&q=CTX+VL710
> > http://www.baber.com/monitors/ctx_vl710.htm
> >
> > It's a plug-n-pray monitor, so i think X is meant to read the
> > config from it, which you could probably find stored somewhere.
> >
> > It sounds like a fault if X can't set it up.
> 
>   ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
>    edid.txtName: edid.txt
>            Type: Plain Text (text/plain)
> 
>    edid2.txtName: edid2.txt
>             Type: Plain Text (text/plain)
> 
>    XFree86.0.logName: XFree86.0.log
>                 Type: Plain Text (text/plain)

It seems that the modeline parameters are too restrictive
(hsync out of range). See http://www.luv.asn.au/overheads/xconfig
It seems the specified minimum hsync of 65kHz is too high, which
makes the modelines unuseable.

(II) RADEON(0): CTX:5478: Using hsync range of 65.00-95.00 kHz
(II) RADEON(0): CTX:5478: Using vrefresh range of 50.00-160.00 Hz
(II) RADEON(0): Clock range:  12.00 to 400.00 MHz
(II) RADEON(0): Not using default mode "640x350" (hsync out of range)
(II) RADEON(0): Not using default mode "320x175" (hsync out of range)
(II) RADEON(0): Not using default mode "640x400" (hsync out of range)
(II) RADEON(0): Not using default mode "320x200" (hsync out of range)
(II) RADEON(0): Not using default mode "720x400" (hsync out of range)
(II) RADEON(0): Not using default mode "360x200" (hsync out of range)
(II) RADEON(0): Not using default mode "640x480" (hsync out of range)
(II) RADEON(0): Not using default mode "320x240" (hsync out of range)
(II) RADEON(0): Not using default mode "640x480" (hsync out of range)
(II) RADEON(0): Not using default mode "320x240" (hsync out of range)
(II) RADEON(0): Not using default mode "640x480" (hsync out of range)
(II) RADEON(0): Not using default mode "320x240" (hsync out of range)
(II) RADEON(0): Not using default mode "640x480" (hsync out of range)
(II) RADEON(0): Not using default mode "320x240" (hsync out of range)
(II) RADEON(0): Not using default mode "800x600" (hsync out of range)
(II) RADEON(0): Not using default mode "400x300" (hsync out of range)
(II) RADEON(0): Not using default mode "800x600" (hsync out of range)
(II) RADEON(0): Not using default mode "400x300" (hsync out of range)
(II) RADEON(0): Not using default mode "800x600" (hsync out of range)
(II) RADEON(0): Not using default mode "400x300" (hsync out of range)
(II) RADEON(0): Not using default mode "800x600" (hsync out of range)
(II) RADEON(0): Not using default mode "400x300" (hsync out of range)
(II) RADEON(0): Not using default mode "800x600" (hsync out of range)
(II) RADEON(0): Not using default mode "400x300" (hsync out of range)
(II) RADEON(0): Not using default mode "1024x768" (hsync out of range)
(II) RADEON(0): Not using default mode "512x384" (hsync out of range)
(II) RADEON(0): Not using default mode "1024x768" (hsync out of range)
(II) RADEON(0): Not using default mode "512x384" (hsync out of range)
(II) RADEON(0): Not using default mode "1024x768" (hsync out of range)
(II) RADEON(0): Not using default mode "512x384" (hsync out of range)
(II) RADEON(0): Not using default mode "1024x768" (hsync out of range)
(II) RADEON(0): Not using default mode "512x384" (hsync out of range)
(II) RADEON(0): Not using default mode "1280x960" (hsync out of range)
(II) RADEON(0): Not using default mode "640x480" (hsync out of range)
(II) RADEON(0): Not using default mode "1280x1024" (hsync out of range)
(II) RADEON(0): Not using default mode "640x512" (hsync out of range)
(II) RADEON(0): Not using default mode "1600x1200" (hsync out of range)
(II) RADEON(0): Not using default mode "800x600" (hsync out of range)
(II) RADEON(0): Not using default mode "1792x1344" (hsync out of range)
(II) RADEON(0): Not using default mode "896x672" (hsync out of range)
(II) RADEON(0): Not using default mode "1856x1392" (hsync out of range)
(II) RADEON(0): Not using default mode "928x696" (hsync out of range)
(II) RADEON(0): Not using default mode "1920x1440" (hsync out of range)
(II) RADEON(0): Not using default mode "960x720" (hsync out of range)
(II) RADEON(0): Not using default mode "832x624" (hsync out of range)
(II) RADEON(0): Not using default mode "416x312" (hsync out of range)
(II) RADEON(0): Not using default mode "1600x1024" (hsync out of range)
(II) RADEON(0): Not using default mode "800x512" (hsync out of range)
(--) RADEON(0): Virtual size is 1024x768 (pitch 1024)
(**) RADEON(0): Default mode "1024x768": 94.5 MHz, 68.7 kHz, 85.0 Hz
(II) RADEON(0): Modeline "1024x768"   94.50  1024 1072 1168 1376  768 769 772 808 +hsync +vsync
(**) RADEON(0): Default mode "640x480": 74.2 MHz, 85.9 kHz, 85.1 Hz (D)
(II) RADEON(0): Modeline "640x480"   74.25  640 672 752 864  480 480 482 505 doublescan +hsync
+vsync
(==) RADEON(0): DPI set to (75, 75)


A look at the rest of xf86config could be useful. Try this monitor section:

Section "Monitor"
        Identifier "CTX:5478"
        VendorName "CTX"
        ModelName "CTX:5478"
        # DPMS capabilities: Active off:yes  Suspend:yes  Standby:yes

        HorizSync   24-95
        VertRefresh 50-160

        Mode    "640x350"       # vfreq 70.072Hz, hfreq 31.462kHz
                DotClock        25.170000
                HTimings        640 656 752 800
                VTimings        350 387 389 449
                Flags   "-HSync" "+VSync"
        EndMode
        Mode    "640x480"       # vfreq 85.008Hz, hfreq 43.269kHz
                DotClock        36.000000
                HTimings        640 672 720 832
                VTimings        480 481 484 509
                Flags   "-HSync" "-VSync"
        EndMode
        Mode    "800x600"       # vfreq 85.061Hz, hfreq 53.674kHz
                DotClock        56.250000
                HTimings        800 832 896 1048
                VTimings        600 601 604 631
                Flags   "+HSync" "+VSync"
        EndMode
        Mode    "1024x768"      # vfreq 84.997Hz, hfreq 68.677kHz
                DotClock        94.500000
                HTimings        1024 1072 1168 1376
                VTimings        768 769 772 808
                Flags   "+HSync" "+VSync"
        EndMode
EndSection
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