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  1. #1
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    [SOLVED] xorg file help

    I need a good xorg file to look at and repair mine or write a new one myself, and maybe just a bit of an explaination. Here is how my rig is set up,

    Gutsy amd64
    AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5000+ \ 4-Gig of 667 memory
    NVidia GeForce 7600 GS Dual 1-DVI-1-Analog head
    19" Acer Flat DVI or Analog
    32" Vizio with Analog RGB in (25' monitor cable) for 32 only

    Do I need to go to the manufacture website to retrieve all of the relevant data about the flat panels? What other info would be helpful? Here is my present xorg file. It is the failsafe one and works but the resolutions are a bit skewed.

    Code:
     # nvidia-settings: X configuration file generated by nvidia-settings
    # nvidia-settings:  version 1.0  (buildmeister@builder26)  Thu Feb 14 18:14:18 PST 2008
    
    # nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
    # nvidia-xconfig:  version 1.0  (buildmeister@builder26)  Thu Feb 14 18:13:41 PST 2008
    # xorg.conf (xorg X Window System server configuration file)
    #
    # This file was generated by failsafeDexconf, using
    # values from the debconf database and some overrides to use vesa mode.
    #
    # You should use dexconf or another such tool for creating a "real" xorg.conf
    # For example:
    #   sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg
    
    Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier     "Default Layout"
        Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
        InputDevice    "Generic Keyboard"
        InputDevice    "Configured Mouse"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Files"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Module"
        Load           "glx"
        Load           "v4l"
    EndSection
    
    Section "ServerFlags"
        Option         "Xinerama" "0"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier     "Generic Keyboard"
        Driver         "kbd"
        Option         "CoreKeyboard"
        Option         "XkbRules" "xorg"
        Option         "XkbModel" "pc105"
        Option         "XkbLayout" "us"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier     "Configured Mouse"
        Driver         "mouse"
        Option         "CorePointer"
        Option         "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
        Option         "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
        Option         "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
        Option         "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
        Identifier     "Failsafe Monitor"
        VendorName     "Generic LCD Display"
        ModelName      "LCD Panel 1440x900"
        HorizSync       31.5 - 56.0
        VertRefresh     56.0 - 65.0
        Gamma           1
        ModeLine       "800x600@56" 36.0 800 824 896 1024 600 601 603 625 +hsync +vsync
        ModeLine       "800x600@60" 40.0 800 840 968 1056 600 601 605 628 +hsync +vsync
        ModeLine       "1280x768@60" 80.1 1280 1344 1480 1680 768 769 772 795 -hsync +vsync
        ModeLine       "1280x720@60" 74.5 1280 1336 1472 1664 720 721 724 746 -hsync +vsync
        ModeLine       "1280x800@60" 83.5 1280 1344 1480 1680 800 801 804 828 -hsync +vsync
        ModeLine       "1440x900@60" 106.5 1440 1520 1672 1904 900 901 904 932 -hsync +vsync
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
    
    	#    
        Identifier     "monitor1"
        VendorName     "Generic LCD Display"
        ModelName      "LCD Panel 1024x768"
        HorizSync       31.5 - 48.0
        VertRefresh     56.0 - 65.0
        Gamma           1
        ModeLine       "640x480@60" 25.2 640 656 752 800 480 490 492 525 -hsync -vsync
        ModeLine       "800x600@56" 36.0 800 824 896 1024 600 601 603 625 +hsync +vsync
        ModeLine       "800x600@60" 40.0 800 840 968 1056 600 601 605 628 +hsync +vsync
        ModeLine       "1024x768@60" 65.0 1024 1048 1184 1344 768 771 777 806 -hsync -vsync
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
        Identifier     "Monitor0"
        VendorName     "Unknown"
        ModelName      "Acer P191W"
        HorizSync       30.0 - 83.0
        VertRefresh     55.0 - 75.0
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
        Identifier     "Failsafe Device"
        Driver         "nvidia"
        BoardName      "vesa"
        Option         "AddARGBVisuals" "True"
        Option         "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"
        Option         "NoLogo" "True"
        BusID          "PCI:1:0:0"
        Screen          0
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
    
    	#    
        Identifier     "device1"
        Driver         "vesa"
        BoardName      "vesa"
        BusID          "PCI:1:0:0"
        Screen          1
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
        Identifier     "Videocard0"
        Driver         "nvidia"
        VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
        BoardName      "GeForce 7600 GS"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
        Identifier     "Default Screen"
        Device         "Failsafe Device"
        Monitor        "Failsafe Monitor"
        DefaultDepth    24
        Option         "AddARGBVisuals" "True"
        Option         "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"
        Option         "NoLogo" "True"
        SubSection     "Display"
            Virtual     1440 900
            Depth       24
            Modes      "1440x900@60" "1280x800@60" "1280x720@60" "1280x768@60" "800x600@60" "800x600@56"
        EndSubSection
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
    
    	#    
        Identifier     "screen1"
        Device         "device1"
        Monitor        "monitor1"
        DefaultDepth    24
        SubSection     "Display"
            Depth       24
            Modes      "1024x768@60" "800x600@60" "800x600@56" "640x480@60"
        EndSubSection
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
    
    # Removed Option "metamodes" "DFP: 1440x900@60 +0+0, CRT: nvidia-auto-select +1440+0; DFP: 1280x800@60 +0+0, CRT: nvidia-auto-select +1280+0; DFP: 1280x720@60 +0+0, CRT: nvidia-auto-select +1280+0; DFP: 1280x768@60 +0+0, CRT: nvidia-auto-select +1280+0; DFP: 800x600@60 +0+0, CRT: nvidia-auto-select +800+0; DFP: 800x600@56 +0+0, CRT: nvidia-auto-select +800+0"
        Identifier     "Screen0"
        Device         "Videocard0"
        Monitor        "Monitor0"
        DefaultDepth    24
        Option         "TwinView" "1"
        Option         "TwinViewXineramaInfoOrder" "DFP-0"
        Option         "metamodes" "DFP: nvidia-auto-select +0+0, CRT: nvidia-auto-select +1440+0"
    EndSection
    Last edited by ktechman; May 10th, 2008 at 06:21 AM.

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    Re: xorg file help

    I just spent a crappy hr. getting the video settings, direct rendering, ect. working right on a fresh install of hardy on my main box.(nvidia card) The end result was that once I had a complete xorg.conf that could be successfully edited it was easy going from there. So in that regard I'm hesitant to suggest anything that's not in your direct control. (ie. editing directly into xorg). If your acer is listed in screens and graphics you should be able to set the proper res. and modelines from there. The Vizio you have to get from manu. or maybe at avs forums. The use of screens and graphics in hardy is not "recommended" but neither is having a 'working' xorg apparently.
    If you want to ck., screens and graphics is in Applications-> Other. You'll need to enable it from edit menus.

    main page http://www.avsforum.com/

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    Re: xorg file help

    Thank you for your reply. I am not really sure why the xorg file looks the way it does and generating the one by the phigh xserver as recommended by the xorg file did not do anything new for me the last time I tried it. Maybe I am doing something wrong???

    Regards

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    Re: xorg file help

    I'm assuming your using the proprietary drivers, I only had them for half an hour or so before major crash (had to reset bios ? ). I think I remember when running nvidia xconfig (from system menu) you could set the monitor type, not sure though. In any event screens and graphics did work (at least with restricted drivers). I don't think phigh xserver does anything of value.

    Note; I have same card as you, for whatever reason didn't work out with proprietary drivers, I 'm thinking the card overheated (which should never have even come close)

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    Re: xorg file help

    The other night after one of my "fights" with my rig I uninstalled "Screens and Graphics" Last night the twinview worked flawlessly but...... I know the xorg file is not right. I don't know but there may be a conflict between nvidia settings through
    Code:
     sudo nvidia-settings
    or not. I did have a clue after a restart though when then "Sceen Resolution" in the settings menu changed to 2536x900 (never seen that res before) but after I removed the "Screens and Graphics" through Synaptic my monitor, after a couple of hard restarts, is back to normal. So I am keeping my fingers crossed. You may want to ask "AstalaVista" about it though. I threw the kitchen sink at my computer over this "Envy" is even installed and that may be at the root of my xorg file problem. I am sure there is a solution for this problem I suspect that it is my setup of the xserver at first, most of it was easy but when it came to screen resolutions I was guessing. We both seem to be in a similar situation maybe someone will have pity on us and advise us on the proper way to manipulate this file and the apps that go with it. I ran across this from nvidia
    Code:
    http://nvidia.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/nvidia.cfg/php/enduser/popup_adp.php?p_sid=rY-O_f3j&p_lva=&p_li=&p_faqid=175&p_created=1101836633&p_sp=cF9zcmNoPTEmcF9zb3J0X2J5PSZwX2dyaWRzb3J0PSZwX3Jvd19jbnQ9NCw0JnBfcHJvZHM9JnBfY2F0cz0mcF9wdj0mcF9jdj0mcF9zZWFyY2hfdHlwZT1hbnN3ZXJzLnNlYXJjaF9ubCZwX3BhZ2U9MSZwX3NlYXJjaF90ZXh0PXhvcmc*
    and this http://www.xfree86.org/4.3.0/XF86Config.5.html both are pretty lengthly but I must dive in I can't resist a challenge such as this.

    Regards

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