Subject: Re: XF86Config for mga
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Wolfgang S. Rupprecht <wolfgang+gnus20040409T084114@dailyplanet.dontspam.wsrcc.com>
Date: 04/09/2004 08:59:18
email@example.com (Tim Sellar) writes:
> I have built and installed current with XFree86-4.4.0 on a workstation
> but cannot persuade X to provide a usable display. The pointer is
I'm running XF-4.4.0 on a variety of mga's at 1200x1600 with no
XF86Config.bonnet.wsrcc.com: BoardName "MGA G550 AGP"
XF86Config.scoville.wsrcc.com: BoardName "MGA G400 AGP"
XF86Config.old-scoville.wsrcc.com: BoardName "MGA 2164W [Millennium II]"
I think you'll be happier if you let "X -configure" build your
XF86Config file for you and then added only mouse buttons, font path,
and perhaps some modules. XFree86 does a better job at picking good
timings then most people do. At one point when X first selected 85-hz
refresh for me om my Hitachi "Superscan Supreme 803" I went through
the timings it chose comparing to the constraints in the datasheets.
Everything was legit and fairly conservative.
I ended up using X's choice as the gold-standard and aligned all the
monitors to use that. One big advantage is that I can plug any
monitor into any display card and have it display with the same
Wolfgang S. Rupprecht http://www.wsrcc.com/wolfgang/