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Resolution Problems

Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 7:37
by crimsnalchmst
I am new to Sabayon (and Debian) and am having some problems with my resolution. I installed Sabayon 3.4 Mini at a friends house on his monitor and it worked just fine, but when I got home the resolution was all messed up. I have a Radeon X1300 card with the drivers installed (but Catalyst doesn't want to work for some reason, though I know the drivers are working) and my resolution for my monitor is 1440x900, but 1152x864 works on it just as good. I need one of those two resolutions for it to display properly and Sabayon only allows me the resolution 1920x1080 or 1920x1200 (I can't remember which, I am currently on Ubuntu Live CD until I can fix this problem). The result is my desktop being on screen with a empty black area to the right and the desktop cut off on the left. I don't know how to fix this and I would appreciate the help.

Edit 1: Oh and I cannot change it on my monitor, everything must be done on the computer itself.

Re: Resolution Problems

Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 8:14
by wolfden
have you visited the wiki for info?

http://wiki.sabayonlinux.org/index.php?title=Resolution

if you are booting the livecd use the cheat code res=1440x900
see wiki for cheat codes

Re: Resolution Problems

Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 8:33
by crimsnalchmst
wolfden wrote:have you visited the wiki for info?

http://wiki.sabayonlinux.org/index.php?title=Resolution

if you are booting the livecd use the cheat code res=1440x900
see wiki for cheat codes
ok thanks for that but I am still left confused. I installed it on the hard drive, so I cant do your live cd idea, but I got down to the Screen section in what it told me to do for the hard drive and it says this

# **********************************************************************
# Screen sections.
# **********************************************************************

Section "Screen"

# The Identifier, Device and Monitor lines must be present

Identifier "Screen 1"
Device "VESA"
Monitor "Generic Monitor"
#Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "true"

# The favoured Depth and/or Bpp may be specified here

DefaultDepth 24

SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
ViewPort 0 0
#Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection

SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
ViewPort 0 0
#Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection

SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
ViewPort 0 0
#Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection


EndSection


Section "ServerLayout"
# The Identifier line must be present

Identifier "Main Layout"
Screen 0 "Screen 1"
InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Mouse2" "SendCoreEvents"
#InputDevice "Synaptics1" "SendCoreEvents"
#InputDevice "wacom1" "SendCoreEvents"
#InputDevice "wacom2" "SendCoreEvents"
#InputDevice "wacom3" "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"

EndSection

Section "DRI"
Mode 0666
EndSection

Section "Extensions"
#Option "Composite" "Enable"
EndSection

and since I really am sort of new to Linux anyways, I really dont understand where to enter my resolution and such. And it confuses me that the code never mentions the resolution Sabayon is forcing me to have, 1920x1200.

Re: Resolution Problems

Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 9:03
by crimsnalchmst
Also, I tried this and it did absolutely nothing. (probably making an idiot of myself posting this most likely stupid mistake on here, but oh well)


SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
ViewPort 0 0
#Modes "1440x900" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection

SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
ViewPort 0 0
#Modes "1440x900" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection

SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
ViewPort 0 0
#Modes "1440x900" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection


---And this part of the code may or may not be important, i dont know, but ill put it here

# **********************************************************************
# Monitor section
# **********************************************************************

# Any number of monitor sections may be present

Section "Monitor"

Identifier "Generic Monitor"
#Option "DPMS"

VertRefresh 43 - 60
HorizSync 28 - 80

EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Graphics device section
# **********************************************************************

# Any number of graphics device sections may be present

Section "Device"
Identifier "VESA"
Driver "fglrx" # do not remove vesa
#Option "RenderAccel" "on"
#Option "XAANoOffscreenPixmaps"
#Option "BusType" "PCI"
#Option "ColorTiling" "on"
#Option "EnablePageFlip" "on"
EndSection

Re: Resolution Problems

Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 9:32
by wolfden
ummm you still have # there - the # comments the line out so it's not read

relook at the wiki page and compare it to yours

Re: Resolution Problems

Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 18:56
by momocore
Check out the wiki, read up on everything, and check out wolfdens guides as well.

The quick and dirty fix for your monitor:

in your xorg.conf change this:

Code: Select all

SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
ViewPort 0 0
#Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection
to this:

Code: Select all

SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
ViewPort 0 0
Modes "1440x900" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection
You can change all the depths if you like, but your default is set to 24. Note, too, that the '#' sign is removed from the Modes line.