Subject: problems with X configuration
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <email@example.com>
Date: 01/04/2005 16:59:42
I'm having trouble trying to configure X on a new Dell 8400 with a flat
panel display. I ran X -configure; it mostly got things right, but
doesn't seem able to figure out the 1600x1200 resolution that the
adapter, the screen, and -- "the OS shipped with the box" -- can all
I've put the Xlog at http://www.machshav.com/~smb/Xlog; I think the
problem is that 1600x1200 is described as a "future mode". I assume I
need a Modes section; what I don't know is what all the mystical
numbers should be. I mean -- I don't even know what a DotClock or an
hdisp are, let alone what values I should supply....
Advice gratefully appreciated.
--Prof. Steven M. Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb