[mythtv-users] Ahh - Evil xorg and modelines
damian at gingermagic.co.uk
Fri Jun 8 08:38:10 UTC 2007
I certainly didn't mean to be dismissive of people pointing that out to
me and I'll be sure to try again. I've just worked out how to access my
mythbox over ssh so it should all be a bit easier now.
I think what's happened is that I was sitting there trying lots of
modelines (actually I think, but if typos is my problem I'll be more
than happy to admit it when I check it out) and when none of that was
working I was trying more 'out there' things like using multiple lines
and specifying x and y and z etc. Obviously, those things didn't work so
when I think I've exhausted everything I'd try and get things back to a
readable situation to send an email to the group. I guess that's when a
few of my more wacky xorg entries got left in and I hold my hands up to
that as that's no use to anybody. I'll try not to let that happen again.
Unfortunately, I massaged my work this week to allow me to have a
pleasurable geek day off on Wednesday (a day which turned into a
depressing geek hell) which means that I'm absolutely snowed under
today. I don't think I'll get time to tweak any modelines, but I'll try
over the weekend.
I really appreciate the help I'm getting from this group when it's
needed. I'd be back in windows if it wasn't for you lot.
David Cramblett wrote:
> I have been watching your thread since it started the other day. I am
> new to MythTV so I have been reluctant to respond, however I have been
> working with X for many years. In the old days, configuring a plain old
> video card and mouse was this hard all of the time, they have come along
> One this I noticed that I thought I would point out is that two
> individuals noticed that you are not specifying the the _identical_
> resolution and frequency in both the modeline and the screen section of
> your config file. You dismissed (graciously, but all the same) both of
> those points by saying:
> "...don't think that's the problem. I've tried every combination of lots
> of different modelines and tried only specifying one, specifying two
> etc. nothing seems to get me anywhere."
> "I'll gladly try again, but I've tried each and every one of those
> While it me be me who is mistaken now (have been several times), your
> responses refer to how many different modelings you have tried and I can
> see all of those commented out in your config file. However, neither of
> your response or any of the config files you posted addressed the fact
> that you still do not have an _identical_ (character for character)
> resolution and rate specified in your modeline and your mode variable in
> the screen section.
> Again maybe you have indeed tried that and it did not help, however none
> of the responses or postings of your config file represent that you have
> correctly specified what was asked in the two previous emails.
> Several people who have posted success with there config files have:
> "1024x768_75" in both the modeline and the screen section.
> I hope this helps, I know your frustration
>> Steve Smith wrote:
>>>> Ok on the configfile below you've defined the modeline "1024x768 at 75"
>>>> but in the Screen section you've used "1024x768". Try putting both in.
>> Thanks for trying, but I really don't think that's the problem. I've
>> tried every combination of lots of different modelines and tried only
>> specifying one, specifying two etc. nothing seems to get me anywhere.
> >There is a problem here. In the top snip you define only one active
> >Modeline "1024x768 at 75" 85.56 1024 1056 1376 1408 768 782 792 807
> >but in the "Screen" section you tell xorg to use "1024x768" which is >not
> >defined and is not the same as "1024x768 at 75". Another thing that may be
> >an issue is the use of @ in your modeline. I may be all wrong here but
> >changing the modeline identifier to "1024x768_75" may make things
> >Modeline "1024x768_75" 85.56 1024 1056 1376 1408 768 782 792 807
> I'll gladly try again, but I've tried each and every one of those modelines.
> The config you have posted every time contains a screen section
> configured as such, with not rate included:
> Section "Screen"
> > Identifier "Default Screen"
> > Device "nVidia Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5200]"
> > Monitor "BenQ W100"
> > DefaultDepth 24
> > Subsection "Display"
> > Depth 24
> > Modes "1024x768"
> > EndSubsection
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