Subject: Re: Re:Resolution for Xserver
To: Thomas Gerner <>
From: None <>
List: port-atari
Date: 05/08/2000 18:31:01
On Sun, May 07, 2000 at 10:49:18PM +0200, Thomas Gerner wrote:
> The kernel driver does not use the timing values of the fbdev server. The timing
> values are only used by the fbdev server for compatibility.
> Therefore you can use modelines and HorizSync/VertRefresh what you like in order
> to make the XFree part of the server happy. As long as the console display, which
> means the kernel driver, can disply a special mode the xserver will show this
> mode, too.
> The only thing which is used is the 'Modes' line in 'Section "Screen"'. And this is
> used only as a hint. If you would specify depth 8 and Modes "1280x1024" while your
> display can only do 640x400 in depth 2 you will get 640x400 in depth 2.
> For your problem use
> HorizSync 30-72
> VertRefresh 50-120
> This are values of a multisync monitor to make XFree happy and let it use most of
> the modelines.
> Thomas
Thanks for your hints.
I made tests and it seems:
When you start startX (with a correct XF86Config file and a Atari monitor),
 it is not possible to change the resolution.
 The only way to change resolution, is to reboot (and under TOS to change resolution
 and then to run loadbsd.ttp)
With NetBSD on the console, iteconfig (options -w, -h and -d) does not seem to change