Continued: Upgrading Xorg 7.2 -> 7.4, black screens, evdev and all that
macros_the_black at ntlworld.com
Sun Apr 19 07:33:24 PDT 2009
Jeremy Henty wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 19, 2009 at 02:37:13PM +0100, Martin Ward wrote:
>> Jeremy Henty wrote:
>>> RESULT!!! I added 'DefaultDepth 8' to the Screen section and
>>> 'Modes "1280x1024"' to the Display subsection for that depth and
>>> it worked.
>> brilliant, why default depth 8, i usually use 24,
> That was just a first cut. I now do without the DefaultDepth line and
> add Modes lines to all the Display subsections. The driver selects
> depth 24, just as it did in Xorg 7.2. Interestingly, diffing the
> servers logs from successful and unsuccessful logs shows next to no
> difference. The only relevant change I can see is that the failed
> attempt selected a more high-res mode. Perhaps the problem is just
> that it chose a mode my card can't support (which in turn might be
> because Xorg 7.4 fails to identify the card).
>> could be the cause of your font problem,
> Unfortunately no, the fonts are still broken.
>> think about it it might also as ken has mentioned something about
>> the dpi setting, causing gtk not to interpret the font settings
> Sounds plausible, so how do I fix the dpi settings?
> Jeremy Henty
have a look at
xrandr --dpi 96 in .xinitrc
*directly to the xserver
for more info have a look at
it does sound like the server is misinterpreting the ddc information it receives from your monitor, hence the weird screen size earlier
, seem to recall some like this on the xorg list about six months ago, but my memory might be faulty
hope that helps
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