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  1. #1

    Screen Resolution Probs!!!!

    Help!

    I really need help here!!

    I have installed Knoppix v3.6 with no Probs, but I cannot go above 1024*768 even i KNOW that my monitor can handle 1280*1024!! I have tried everything but no dice!!!!!!!!

    Here is some of my XFree86-4
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    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "Monitor0"
    Option "DPMS" "true"
    VendorName "VSC"
    ModelName "VSC5941"
    HorizSync 30 - 70 # DDC-probed
    VertRefresh 50 - 120 # DDC-probed
    # These are the DDC-probed settings reported by your monitor.
    # 1280x1024, 75.0Hz; hfreq=79.98, vfreq=75.03
    ModeLine "1280x1024" 135.00 1280 1296 1440 1688 1024 1025 1028 1066 +hsync +vsync
    # 1152x864, 75.0Hz; hfreq=67.50, vfreq=75.00
    ModeLine "1152x864" 108.00 1152 1216 1344 1600 864 865 868 900 +hsync +vsync
    # 1024x768, 75.0Hz; hfreq=60.02, vfreq=75.03
    ModeLine "1024x768" 78.75 1024 1040 1136 1312 768 769 772 800 +hsync +vsync
    # 1024x768, 70.0Hz; hfreq=56.48, vfreq=70.07
    ModeLine "1024x768" 75.00 1024 1048 1184 1328 768 771 777 806 -hsync -vsync
    # 1024x768, 60.0Hz; hfreq=48.36, vfreq=60.00
    ModeLine "1024x768" 65.00 1024 1048 1184 1344 768 771 777 806 -hsync -vsync
    # 800x600, 85.0Hz; hfreq=53.67, vfreq=85.06
    ModeLine "800x600" 56.25 800 832 896 1048 600 601 604 631 +hsync +vsync
    # 800x600, 75.0Hz; hfreq=46.88, vfreq=75.00
    ModeLine "800x600" 49.50 800 816 896 1056 600 601 604 625 +hsync +vsync
    # 800x600, 60.0Hz; hfreq=37.88, vfreq=60.32
    ModeLine "800x600" 40.00 800 840 968 1056 600 601 605 628 +hsync +vsync
    # 800x600, 56.0Hz; hfreq=35.16, vfreq=56.25
    ModeLine "800x600" 36.00 800 824 896 1024 600 601 603 625 +hsync +vsync
    # 640x480, 85.0Hz; hfreq=43.27, vfreq=85.01
    ModeLine "640x480" 36.00 640 696 752 832 480 481 484 509 -hsync -vsync
    # 640x480, 75.0Hz; hfreq=37.50, vfreq=75.00
    ModeLine "640x480" 31.50 640 656 720 840 480 481 484 500 -hsync -vsync
    # 640x480, 72.0Hz; hfreq=37.86, vfreq=72.81
    ModeLine "640x480" 31.50 640 656 696 816 480 481 484 504 -hsync -vsync
    # 640x480, 60.0Hz; hfreq=31.47, vfreq=59.94
    ModeLine "640x480" 25.17 640 648 744 784 480 482 484 509 -hsync -vsync
    # Extended modelines with GTF timings
    # 640x480 @ 100.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 50.90 kHz; pclk: 43.16 MHz
    ModeLine "640x480" 43.16 640 680 744 848 480 481 484 509 -HSync +Vsync
    # 768x576 @ 60.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 35.82 kHz; pclk: 34.96 MHz
    ModeLine "768x576" 34.96 768 792 872 976 576 577 580 597 -HSync +Vsync
    # 768x576 @ 72.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 43.27 kHz; pclk: 42.93 MHz
    ModeLine "768x576" 42.93 768 800 880 992 576 577 580 601 -HSync +Vsync
    # 768x576 @ 75.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 45.15 kHz; pclk: 45.51 MHz
    ModeLine "768x576" 45.51 768 808 888 1008 576 577 580 602 -HSync +Vsync
    # 768x576 @ 85.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 51.42 kHz; pclk: 51.84 MHz
    ModeLine "768x576" 51.84 768 808 888 1008 576 577 580 605 -HSync +Vsync
    # 768x576 @ 100.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 61.10 kHz; pclk: 62.57 MHz
    ModeLine "768x576" 62.57 768 816 896 1024 576 577 580 611 -HSync +Vsync
    # 800x600 @ 100.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 63.60 kHz; pclk: 68.18 MHz
    ModeLine "800x600" 68.18 800 848 936 1072 600 601 604 636 -HSync +Vsync
    # 1024x768 @ 100.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 81.40 kHz; pclk: 113.31 MHz
    ModeLine "1024x768" 113.31 1024 1096 1208 1392 768 769 772 814 -HSync +Vsync
    # 1152x864 @ 60.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 53.70 kHz; pclk: 81.62 MHz
    ModeLine "1152x864" 81.62 1152 1216 1336 1520 864 865 868 895 -HSync +Vsync
    # 1152x864 @ 85.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 77.10 kHz; pclk: 119.65 MHz
    ModeLine "1152x864" 119.65 1152 1224 1352 1552 864 865 868 907 -HSync +Vsync
    # 1152x864 @ 100.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 91.50 kHz; pclk: 143.47 MHz
    ModeLine "1152x864" 143.47 1152 1232 1360 1568 864 865 868 915 -HSync +Vsync
    # 1280x960 @ 72.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 72.07 kHz; pclk: 124.54 MHz
    ModeLine "1280x960" 124.54 1280 1368 1504 1728 960 961 964 1001 -HSync +Vsync
    # 1280x960 @ 75.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 75.15 kHz; pclk: 129.86 MHz
    ModeLine "1280x960" 129.86 1280 1368 1504 1728 960 961 964 1002 -HSync +Vsync
    # 1280x960 @ 100.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 101.70 kHz; pclk: 178.99 MHz
    ModeLine "1280x960" 178.99 1280 1376 1520 1760 960 961 964 1017 -HSync +Vsync
    # 1280x1024 @ 100.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 108.50 kHz; pclk: 190.96 MHz
    ModeLine "1280x1024" 190.96 1280 1376 1520 1760 1024 1025 1028 1085 -HSync +Vsync
    # 1400x1050 @ 60.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 65.22 kHz; pclk: 122.61 MHz
    ModeLine "1400x1050" 122.61 1400 1488 1640 1880 1050 1051 1054 1087 -HSync +Vsync
    # 1400x1050 @ 72.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 78.77 kHz; pclk: 149.34 MHz
    ModeLine "1400x1050" 149.34 1400 1496 1648 1896 1050 1051 1054 1094 -HSync +Vsync
    # 1400x1050 @ 75.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 82.20 kHz; pclk: 155.85 MHz
    ModeLine "1400x1050" 155.85 1400 1496 1648 1896 1050 1051 1054 1096 -HSync +Vsync
    # 1400x1050 @ 85.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 93.76 kHz; pclk: 179.26 MHz
    ModeLine "1400x1050" 179.26 1400 1504 1656 1912 1050 1051 1054 1103 -HSync +Vsync
    # 1400x1050 @ 100.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 111.20 kHz; pclk: 214.39 MHz
    ModeLine "1400x1050" 214.39 1400 1512 1664 1928 1050 1051 1054 1112 -HSync +Vsync
    # 1600x1200 @ 100.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 127.10 kHz; pclk: 280.64 MHz
    ModeLine "1600x1200" 280.64 1600 1728 1904 2208 1200 1201 1204 1271 -HSync +Vsync
    EndSection

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Screen0"
    Device "Card0"
    Monitor "Monitor0"
    DefaultColorDepth 24
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 1
    Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 4
    Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 8
    Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 15
    Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 16
    Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 24
    Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 32
    Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection

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    First of all, Welcome to Knoppix...

    Now, on to business...

    Monitor looks fine, but, that is only half of the equation, what about your video card? It takes both, working together, to get it to work...

    What is your video card, and is it being reported correctly in Knoppix? If your video card is being reported as a "generic", it may not allow you to go to higher resolutions, unless you get that working "up to par"...

    Check the XFree file for the video card, or use Control Center... If your video card is not supported in the "standard" video drivers, as mine isnt, you may have to install video drivers to gain the full potential of your specific video, as I had to do - My card is a NVidia GeForce4 MX440 - and though NVidia is supported, it did not include drivers for my model...

    If Knoppix is not reporting your video correctly, you might try Searching Knoppix.net and seeing if anyone else is having issues with your same video card, they may have already gotten resolves on it

    Hope this helps,
    Ms. Cuddles

  3. #3

    Ok....

    Mine is ALSO a nVidia Gefore4 440 MMX, and I have installed it with the original drivers from nVidias website, and have made the changed, in the XFree86-4 file (driver "nvidia")

    But one thing that I do not undertand, is that when Knoppix is booting, just below the penguin, about 10 lines down... it writes:
    Using Modes: "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"

    So it's configurating my monitor or videocard BEFORE the XFree86-4 file comes in action!

    Could it be that there is some sort of configuration file, that has to be edited also???

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    I dont think thats the issue, I think that is for "text mode", I get the same output, but, then when X comes up, the XFree config gets loaded and the GUI changes into higher resolution... Or so it does in my setup... I know I am running in at least 12xx by 1024, possibly even the 16xx by whatever - I have found by "poking" around in "Control Center", under the "Display" area, can mess up my driver and force it down to something like 800 x 600, yuck!

    If I have to examine my settings, I use "Info Center", less chance of KDE changing something on my display, and forcing me down to lower resolutions...

    No clue why its not working - I think I'm using the "newest" NVidia drivers from the site, and have forced them into the kernel - can you run glxgears ? If you dont have 3d active, it wont run at all...

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