what's happening with xorg?
rsmith at xs4all.nl
Wed Oct 17 11:18:56 PDT 2007
On Tue, Oct 16, 2007 at 11:46:27PM -0700, Gary Kline wrote:
> > 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"??
The default setting for gamma is 1. Try e.g. 2. See also xorg.conf(5).
Alternatively you can try to change it while X is running by typing
'xgamma -gamma 2' in a terminal. This does require that the
VidModeExtension is active, i.e. the ServerFlags option
DisableVidModeExtension should _not_ be set.
> 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*)
It looks like it is still in development;
BTW, I was assuming you have tried adjusting the brightness and contrast
settings of the monitor?
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