Re: A related question



Thanks again Lenard for all the help. The tip on restarting X will save me much time as I work through this.


FYI: the /var/log/messages entry in your other reply shows the your virtual
consoles(Ctrl+Alt+F1 to F6) are at the higher resolution (1024x768), more
then 25 lines with 40 columns.

This makes sense as I had noticed that the resolution was much higher on the virtual consoles than under X. This means that my video card *must* support at least 1024x768, doesn't it?


Have a look at your /var/log/Xorg.0.log file what does it say about the
1280x1024 resolution??? You may have multiple lines to review.


I didn't know that this file existed but there seems to be a lot of relevant information. I deleted the file and restarted X just to make sure that there wouldn't be redundant information though the file may roll each time so that was probably a wasted effort. In any event, the file is too large to post in its entirety, but I grepped for lines with 1024 and here they are:

(II) RADEON(0): Panel ID string: 1024x768
(II) RADEON(0): Panel Size from BIOS: 1024x768
(WW) RADEON(0): Mode 1280x1024 is out of range.
(WW) RADEON(0): Valid modes must be between 320x200-1024x768
(WW) RADEON(0): Valid modes must be between 320x200-1024x768
(WW) RADEON(0): Valid modes must be between 320x200-1024x768
(II) RADEON(0): Valid mode using on-chip RMX: 1024x768
(II) RADEON(0): Not using default mode "1024x768" (hsync out of range)
(II) RADEON(0): Not using default mode "1024x768" (hsync out of range)
(II) RADEON(0): Not using default mode "1024x768" (hsync out of range)
(II) RADEON(0): Not using default mode "1024x768" (hsync out of range)
(II) RADEON(0): Not using default mode "1024x768" (hsync out of range)
(II) RADEON(0): Not using default mode "1280x1024" (hsync out of range)
(II) RADEON(0): Not using default mode "1280x1024" (hsync out of range)
(II) RADEON(0): Not using default mode "1280x1024" (hsync out of range)
(II) RADEON(0): Not using default mode "1600x1024" (hsync out of range)
(II) RADEON(0): Not using default mode "1024x768" (bad mode
clock/interlace/doublescan)
(II) RADEON(0): Not using default mode "1024x768" (bad mode
clock/interlace/doublescan)
(II) RADEON(0): Not using default mode "1024x768" (bad mode
clock/interlace/doublescan)
(II) RADEON(0): Not using mode "1280x1024" (no mode of this name)
(II) RADEON(0): Not using mode "1024x768" (no mode of this name)
(--) RADEON(0): Virtual size is 1024x768 (pitch 1024)
(**) RADEON(0): *Mode "1024x768": 65.0 MHz (scaled from 0.0 MHz), 48.4
kHz, 60.0 Hz
(II) RADEON(0): Modeline "1024x768" 65.00 1024 1040 1176 1344 768
770 776 806
(II) RADEON(0): Merged 1024x768 and 640x480 to 1024x768 (Clone)
(--) RADEON(0): MergedFB: Virtual width 1024
(II) RADEON(0): Memory manager initialized to (0,0) (1024,8191)
(II) RADEON(0): Reserved area from (0,768) to (1024,770)
(II) RADEON(0): Largest offscreen area available: 1024 x 7421
(II) RADEON(0): Largest offscreen area available: 1024 x 7417

Do you think that 'hysync out of range' is the culprit?

-exits
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