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OpenGL/resolutions problem.

Post by insomnia » Wed Aug 31, 2005 4:59 pm

I just placed a 3D card(FX5700) in my stable Debian box.
All went well, till I closed an OpenGL game(Wolfenstein ET).
It stays in a lower resolution, showing only a part of my GNOME desktop.
GNOME itself gets fixed if I log out and in again, but GDM and Blackbox remain in this lower resolution(only a reboot brings back all the defaults) :?

Here's my XF86Config-4 "screen" section:
Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Device "Generic Video Card"
Monitor "Generic Monitor"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600"
EndSubSection
Thanks.

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Post by Void Main » Wed Aug 31, 2005 5:45 pm

It sounds like it isn't returning you back to your default resolution. When you exit the game you should be able to press the CTRL+ALT+KPPLUS ("+" and "-" on the number keypad) to switch between your 3 defined video modes.

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Post by insomnia » Wed Aug 31, 2005 5:50 pm

The part that isn't viewable in this lower resolution, stays black in all resolutions...

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Post by insomnia » Thu Sep 01, 2005 3:31 pm

Oh well, for now, I'll just keep restarting X after using anOpenGL game in GNOME(I almost never do anyway...).
Someone also told me this might be either GNOME or/and XFree86(highly patched by Debian) related, so I might consider using backports for X.org and a new GNOME version(seems that older ubuntu versions had the same problem).

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Post by Tux » Thu Sep 01, 2005 3:41 pm

Perhaps you could play games in a second X session, using a minimal WM like ratpoison?

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Post by cymon » Mon Jan 02, 2006 1:00 pm

Yeah, but do the Nvidia drivers support X.org?

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Post by Ice9 » Mon Jan 02, 2006 2:09 pm

cymon wrote:
Yeah, but do the Nvidia drivers support X.org?
x.org works without problem with the nvidia drivers.
Don't understand why stable hasn't moved away from xfree86 yet ...

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Post by Void Main » Mon Jan 02, 2006 2:11 pm

Yes, I've been using the nVidia drivers with X.org from first fork.

EDIT: Wow, what timing! Sorry Ice9! :)

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