what's happening with xorg?

Roland Smith rsmith at xs4all.nl
Wed Oct 17 13:41:37 PDT 2007

On Wed, Oct 17, 2007 at 11:36:09AM -0700, Gary Kline wrote:
> > 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  :-|

The good news is that the autodetection of Xorg has improved a lot. In a
lot of cases you can run 7.3 without xorg.conf.

> 	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.

You should make sure that this is not a hardware problem. Try using
another monitor or another VGA cable. If you can get your hands on
another graphics card (maybe built-in graphics on the mobo?) try that as

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