what's happening with xorg?
kline at tao.thought.org
Wed Oct 17 11:36:09 PDT 2007
On Wed, Oct 17, 2007 at 08:18:53PM +0200, Roland Smith wrote:
> 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).
I'll try your xgamma -gamma 2 suggestion, below. Thanks for the
data-point. I read [[ skimmed-thru ]] xorg.conf. This is another
man page that you've got to prrint out, go into a corner, and read
... very slowly :-|
> 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.
Good to know. So far, none of the flags are 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?
Ja. In fact, only when everything is maxed out (brightness &&
contrast) does the screen approach "dingy grey". Otherwise, it's
something like "light mud" ... and I'm not trying to be funny.
At least the hackers are still developing this driver. I booted
my DOS partition and it recognized problems and finally
displayed a 1024x768 display.
have a good one,
> R.F.Smith http://www.xs4all.nl/~rsmith/
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