what's happening with xorg?

Gary Kline kline at tao.thought.org
Tue Oct 16 23:46:27 PDT 2007

On Wed, Oct 17, 2007 at 04:22:58AM +0200, Roland Smith wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 16, 2007 at 03:47:22PM -0700, Gary Kline wrote:
> > 	I'm in the middle of a portupgrade -aP, and saw that the newest
> > 	mga driver is installed.
> > 	So I did another X -configure, moved the file to
> > 	/etc/X11/xorg.conf and carefully tried out the new
> > 	xf86-video-mga-1.9.100..  The screen is much brighter at the
> > 	resolution is good, but the brightness is still very dingy
> > 	compared to the "vesa" driver.  There is nothing wrong with my
> > 	CRT; on the other KVM connections (and/or) with the vesa driver 
> > 	at 800x600, the screen is completely bright.  Is there some other
> > 	"ati" driver yet to finish?  
> The ati driver is for ATI chips like the Radeon.
> You could try playing with the gamma value of the monitor. When X is
> running you can use xgamma to adjust the gamma setting. You can also set
> this with the Gamma entry in the Monitor section of xorg.conf.

	Or should I ask somebbody to put back in the Radeon  card?  (i
	think that was the card i thought was "going bad"... ) Otherwise,
	I'll try the "Gamma"  entry in my Monitor section with my G450.
	What value should I use?  Or if it is boolen, do I try settting
	it to "on"??

	thanks lots,


	PS: to you, or to any other driver wizards::: is this mga driver
	    still being hacked-on?  The screen is only "dingy grey" not
	    black.  (*mumble*)

> Roland
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