Start X-server question

Alexander E. Patrakov patrakov at ums.usu.ru
Tue Jan 17 06:19:00 PST 2006


Stephen Liu wrote:

>Hi folks,
>
>LiveCD 6.1.1-2
>
>Have a 19" Philips LCD Monitor (190B) newly installed.
>
why not some 17" or 20" LCD monitor? 19" monitors don't offer better 
resolution over 17" and often have worse reaction time. But it's 
probably too late to reconsider.

>  At booting
>LiveCD ran;
>
>boot: linux vga=795
>  
>
Mistake #1: setting vga=... parameter when you are going to use X. Tthe 
vga=... value has nothing to do with the mode that the X server sets, 
and actually confuses X servers.

>After bootup runlevel 3, ran;
>
># startx
>
>could not start X-server with following warning displayed;
>CANNOT DISPLAY THIS VIDEO
>MOD, CHANGE COMPUTER DISPLAY
>INPUT 1280X1024 at 60HZ
>  
>
Mistake #2: not telling us the video card model.

>Tried 794 and 792 with the same result.
>  
>
That's expected.

>Finally edited /etc/X11/xorg.conf, adding following line on SubSection
>"Display";
>Modes    "1280x1024" "1024x768"
>  
>
That's probably correct. But LCD monitors work best at their native 
resolution, thus, please remove "1024x768".

>Re-ran
># startx
>
>X-server started.
>  
>
Congratulations. Does it start without additional help (i.e.: without 
the "Modes" line) if you don't use the vga=... parameter?

-- 
Alexander E. Patrakov



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