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Offline Misalf

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Re: .xorg.conf file
« Reply #15 on: November 22, 2015, 09:04:23 AM »
If you have different video cards in both systems, maybe on one system Xorg is falling back to the vesa driver as you are not loading the correct driver extension?

Otherwise, maybe it's sufficient for you to just add multiple optional modes for screen resolution. The first mode thought to be valid by Xorg will be used.
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Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device     "Card0"
Monitor    "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth    16
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600"
EndSubSection
EndSection


I don't know if there is a way to let Xorg know which setting is for which monitor.
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Offline Misalf

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Re: .xorg.conf file
« Reply #16 on: November 22, 2015, 09:12:56 AM »
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Re: .xorg.conf file
« Reply #17 on: November 22, 2015, 12:33:00 PM »
The running system's resolution can be found via xrandr, or via "xwininfo -root".
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Re: .xorg.conf file
« Reply #18 on: November 23, 2015, 06:17:36 AM »
To Misalf:

If you have different video cards in both systems, maybe on one system Xorg is falling back to the vesa driver as you are not loading the correct driver extension?

Otherwise, maybe it's sufficient for you to just add multiple optional modes for screen resolution. The first mode thought to be valid by Xorg will be used.
Code: [Select]
Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device     "Card0"
Monitor    "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth    16
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600"
EndSubSection
EndSection


I don't know if there is a way to let Xorg know which setting is for which monitor.


thank you for the multiple screen resolution option, I'll try it later. The two systems have both the integrated intel video card, though of different kind.
On the notebook I have a resolution of 1280x800; on the tower PC I have a monitor that supports 1400x1080.
Both this config run 16 bit color deph in Tiny Core. There's no way to get 32 bit on them. They all works in xorg mode because xvesa was removed from the drive.

To curaga:

The running system's resolution can be found via xrandr, or via "xwininfo -root".

that's what I wanted to know, thank you. But both method don't say if the resolution mode is 16 or 32 bit

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Re: .xorg.conf file
« Reply #19 on: November 23, 2015, 01:32:03 PM »
xwininfo does? grep Depth
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