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Old 07-19-2008, 06:34 AM
"Mumia W."
Default Xorg: getting VESA working

I have via onboard graphics, and I can get into X using the via driver,
but I can't trust it too much since it sometimes crashes my system hard,
so I want to get VESA working.

Getting Xorg to use "vesa" used to be a breeze in Debian Etch, but it's
not working in Ubuntu Hardy. I created a config file for vesa, but it
doesn't seem that vesa is even probing for the video modes. Here are my
Xorg.0.log and xorg.conf files:


I read this document:

But it doesn't really seem to explain why vesa fails, because VESA never
outputs the 'Not using default mode "xxxx"' lines. Is vesa even trying
to find modes?

I've been informed earlier that this may have something to do with
missing RandR support in the vesa driver; if so, I have no problem
manually including modelines in xorg.conf if that's what's needed (so
long as I know what to put in there).

I'm using Ubuntu Hardy i386 with 512MB of RAM. Please help me get vesa
working again if possible.


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