On Wed, Oct 17, 2007 at 08:18:53PM +0200, Roland Smith wrote: > On Tue, Oct 16, 2007 at 11:46:27PM -0700, Gary Kline wrote: > > > You could try playing with the gamma value of the monitor. When X is > > > running you can use xgamma to adjust the gamma setting. You can also set > > > this with the Gamma entry in the Monitor section of xorg.conf. > > > > > > Or should I ask somebbody to put back in the Radeon card? (i > > think that was the card i thought was "going bad"... ) Otherwise, > > I'll try the "Gamma" entry in my Monitor section with my G450. > > What value should I use? Or if it is boolen, do I try settting > > it to "on"?? > > 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 :-| > > Alternatively you can try to change it while X is running by typing > 'xgamma -gamma 2' in a terminal. This does require that the > VidModeExtension is active, i.e. the ServerFlags option > DisableVidModeExtension should _not_ be set. Good to know. So far, none of the flags are set. > > > PS: to you, or to any other driver wizards::: is this mga driver > > still being hacked-on? The screen is only "dingy grey" not > > black. (*mumble*) > > It looks like it is still in development; > http://cgit.freedesktop.org/xorg/driver/xf86-video-mga/ > > BTW, I was assuming you have tried adjusting the brightness and contrast > settings of the monitor? 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. At least the hackers are still developing this driver. I booted my DOS partition and it recognized problems and finally displayed a 1024x768 display. have a good one, gary > > Roland > -- > R.F.Smith http://www.xs4all.nl/~rsmith/ > [plain text _non-HTML_ PGP/GnuPG encrypted/signed email much appreciated] > pgp: 1A2B 477F 9970 BA3C 2914 B7CE 1277 EFB0 C321 A725 (KeyID: C321A725) -- Gary Kline [EMAIL PROTECTED] www.thought.org Public Service Unix http://jottings.thought.org http://transfinite.thought.org _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"