Continued: Upgrading Xorg 7.2 -> 7.4, black screens, evdev and all that

Martin Ward macros_the_black at ntlworld.com
Sun Apr 19 06:37:13 PDT 2009


Jeremy Henty wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 18, 2009 at 09:04:54PM +0100, Martin Ward wrote:
>
>   
>> this looks odd
>>
>> RADEON(0): Setting screen physical size to 54 x 3688
>>     
>
> Doesn't  it just?   Xorg 7.2  does not  log any  such  "Setting screen
> physical size" message.
>
>   
>> have  you tried  putting  a default  depth  and mode  lines in  your
>> xorg.conf
>>     
>
> RESULT!!!  I added  'DefaultDepth 8' to the Screen  section and 'Modes
> "1280x1024"' to the  Display subsection for that depth  and it worked.
> (Although  that weird "Setting  screen physical  size" you  spotted is
> still  there.  I  have  no idea  if it  has  anything to  do with  the
> problem.)  Thank you so much!
>
> But, why the %^&* should this be necessary?  We hear so much about how
> Xorg should autoconfigure itself these  days, yet this all Just Worked
> in version  7.2, but is clearly broken  in 7.4.  Time to  hit the Xorg
> list, I think.
>
> Regards,
>
> Jeremy Henty
>   
brilliant, why default depth 8, i usually use 24, could be the cause of 
your font problem, but that is just a stab in the dark

think about it it might also as ken has mentioned something about the 
dpi setting, causing gtk not to interpret the font settings correctly

Martin





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