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Alaric
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2008 4:47 am    Post subject: xorg, creator and widescreen? Reply with quote

Hey all-

Just wondering if the creator can handle a widescreen display. I have tried to set a resolution at 1680x1050 but its constantly dropped to 1280x1024 (stretched). Ive even set the depth level down to 8 bit with no luck. Maybe the creators cant push that resolution? Xorg.0.log isn't throwing out any errors that I can see. Below is my xorg.conf and I can put up a copy of the log if needed.

Code:


Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier     "X.org Configured"
        Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
        Screen      1  "Screen1" RightOf "Screen0"
        InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
        InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "Files"
        RgbPath      "/usr/share/X11/rgb"
        ModulePath   "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
        FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/misc/"
        FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/TTF/"
        FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/OTF"
        FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/Type1/"
        FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/CID/"
        FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/100dpi/"
        FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi/"
        FontPath     "/usr/share/aquafont/"
        FontPath     "/usr/share/aquapfont/"
        FontPath     "/usr/share/artwiz/"
EndSection

Section "Module"
        Load  "extmod"
        Load  "dbe"
        Load  "record"
        Load  "xtrap"
        Load  "dri"
        Load  "glx"
        Load  "freetype"
        Load  "type1"
        Load  "bitmap"
        Load  "drm"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier  "Keyboard0"
        Driver      "kbd"
        Option      "XkbModel" "type5"
        Option      "XkbRules" "xorg"
        Option      "XkbLayout" "us"
        Option      "XkbGeometry" "sun(type5)"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier  "Mouse0"
        Driver      "mouse"
        Option      "Protocol" "auto"
        Option      "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
        Option      "ZAxisMapping" "4 5 6 7"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
        Identifier   "Monitor0"
        VendorName   "Monitor Vendor"
        ModelName    "Monitor Model"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
        Identifier   "Monitor1"
        VendorName   "Monitor Vendor"
        ModelName    "Monitor Model"
EndSection

Section "Device"
        ### Available Driver options are:-
        ### Values: <i>: integer, <f>: float, <bool>: "True"/"False",
        ### <string>: "String", <freq>: "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz"
        ### [arg]: arg optional
        #Option     "SWcursor"                  # [<bool>]
        #Option     "HWcursor"                  # [<bool>]
        #Option     "NoAccel"                   # [<bool>]
        Identifier  "Card0"
        Driver      "sunffb"
        BusID       "SBUS:/SUNW,afb@1e,0"
EndSection

Section "Device"
        ### Available Driver options are:-
        ### Values: <i>: integer, <f>: float, <bool>: "True"/"False",
        ### <string>: "String", <freq>: "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz"
        ### [arg]: arg optional
        #Option     "SWcursor"                  # [<bool>]
        #Option     "HWcursor"                  # [<bool>]
        #Option     "NoAccel"                   # [<bool>]
        Identifier  "Card1"
        Driver      "sunffb"
        BusID       "SBUS:/SUNW,afb@1d,0"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
        Identifier "Screen0"
        Device     "Card0"
        Monitor    "Monitor0"
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth     24
                Modes   "1680x1050" "1600x900" "1440x900" "1280x1024"
                ViewPort 0 0
        EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
        Identifier "Screen1"
        Device     "Card1"
        Monitor    "Monitor1"
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth     24
                Modes   "1680x1050" "1600x900" "1440x900" "1280x1024"
                ViewPort 0 0
        EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "DRI"
        Group   "video"
        Mode    0666
EndSection



**EDIT** for some reason I cant get xdpyinfo to display the info on screen 0 correctly, unless im using it wrong which is most likely the case.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2008 5:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think that you need to add a modeline.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 5:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

AFAIK, Creators are fixed at 1280x1024. Maybe someone else can confirm this?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

First, Creator driver (sunffb) ignores mode lines.

Next, no, creator is not fixed. You can set it to several different resolutions from OBP, assuming it can't figure out from your monitor what is best. It supports about 24 different resolutions, and so I'm not going to list them here, although the highest it supports seems to be 1920x1200@70HZ. They are all listed in the Sun frame buffer handbook, available for free download here: http://onesearch.sun.com/search/docs/index.jsp?col=docs_en&locale=en&qt=Handbook+for+Sun+Frame+Buffers (just download the first one, http://dlc.sun.com/pdf/817-0438/817-0438.pdf ).

I can never remember the exact OBP (open boot prom) command to change the resolution. I *think* it is something like
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setenv output screen:r1280x1024x67

for example. Someone here will know exactly, or ask on IRC freenode #gentoo-sparc channel, or check the open boot manual.

Hope this is of some use,
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry for the late replay.

Thanks Ferris for the info, it got me pointed in the right direction. I found:

http://www.sunshack.org/data/fbfaq/FrameBuffer.html#0c

which has been quite helpful. Right now im going to pull my cards out and double check the part numbers to see which Creators I actually have. I haven't yet been able to get the settings to stick in OBP, and while it looks ok from the console, I can't get my FVWM to run anything more than 1280x1024.

Anyway, barring that, ill just go back to my twin samsung's. They worked fine, i was just hoping to get a bit more real estate out of the setup.

If anyone else wants to interject, feel free. Once I have a solution (or verify the part numbers), ill mark the thread resolved. Until then, if no one minds, im going to leave it open.

Thanks!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alaric wrote:
Right now im going to pull my cards out and double check the part numbers to see which Creators I actually have.


Actually if all you want is the part number, you might get away with reading it from openboot:
Code:
cat /proc/openprom/upa@8,480000/SUNW,afb@0,0/name
(Yours will likely vary, but the 'upa' is the important part)
For example, here that gives SUNW,540-3623 which is an Elite3D.

You can also see what resolution and refresh the card is set to by reading from the height, width and v_freq files.
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