[Nottingham] Probing the mysteries of xorg.conf

Teh Gooroo tehgooroo at gmail.com
Tue Apr 26 19:02:33 BST 2005

> lspci tells me the graphics card is a "Matrox Graphics, Inc. MGA 1064SG [Mystique] (rev 03)"
> (II) VESA(0): Supported VESA Video Modes:
> (II) VESA(0): 720x400 at 70Hz
> (II) VESA(0): 720x400 at 88Hz
> (II) VESA(0): 640x480 at 60Hz
> (II) VESA(0): 640x480 at 67Hz
> (II) VESA(0): 640x480 at 72Hz
> (II) VESA(0): 640x480 at 75Hz
> (II) VESA(0): 800x600 at 56Hz
> (II) VESA(0): 800x600 at 60Hz
> (II) VESA(0): 800x600 at 72Hz
> (II) VESA(0): 800x600 at 75Hz
> (II) VESA(0): 832x624 at 75Hz
> (II) VESA(0): 1024x768 at 87Hz (interlaced)
> (II) VESA(0): 1024x768 at 60Hz
> (II) VESA(0): 1024x768 at 70Hz
> (II) VESA(0): 1024x768 at 75Hz
> (II) VESA(0): 1280x1024 at 75Hz
> (II) VESA(0): 1152x870 at 75Hz
> .. which seems promising, but also mentions, later on::
> (II) VESA(0): Total Memory: 32 64KB banks (2048kB)
> (II) VESA(0): Eizo: Using hsync range of 30.00-96.00 kHz
> (II) VESA(0): Eizo: Using vrefresh range of 50.00-160.00 Hz
> (II) VESA(0): Not using mode "1280x1024" (no mode of this name)
> (II) VESA(0): Not using mode "1152x864" (no mode of this name)
> .. anyone got any insight? I'm scratching my head at the moment! The "no
> mode of this name" message would seem to be a useful clue but I couldn't
> find anything particularly helpful when I googled.
> Cheers
> James

Why are you using the Vesa framebuffer driver? have you tried the
Matrox driver (mga)
(thats quite a range on horizsync.. but then, i've never owned a decent monitor)


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