VGA problem with ISC X11 on Dell 310

Larry Campbell campbell at
Sun Feb 4 02:18:09 AEST 1990

In article <1493 at> stecz at (John Steczkowski) writes:
-In article <1529 at>, campbell at (Larry
-Campbell) writes:
-> I just installed ISC's X11 on a Dell 310 with Dell's VGA card (whatever that
-> is).  If I tell Xconfig that I have a Dell VGA, xinit makes my screen
-go crazy;
-> the virtual terminals are still there but the text is really
-weird-looking and
-> just barely readable.
-> Any clues?
-Which monitor do you have?  
-What resolution are you telling X11 to use?
-John Steczkowski
-Dell Unix Customer Support  P#: (512) 343-3571
-9505 Arboretum Blvd.	    !s: uunet!dell!hotwheel!stecz
-Austin, Texas 78759	    @s: stecz at

I have a monochrome monitor labelled "PC'S LIMITED VGA Monochrome".
If you choose the DELL option in xconfig, the only choices it offers
you for resolutions are 720x540 and 800x600.  Neither work.  I tried
manually editing Xconfig to say 640x480 but Xvga complained about an
unsupported resolution.

Another respondent suggested that I try a Video Seven type, since he
claimed that Dell OEMs Video Seven cards.  None of the three Video
Seven entries worked either.

Vanilla VGA *does* work for X -- it's just that the other virtual consoles
are black.  And if my card is indeed capable of better resolution than
640x480, I'd love to be able to use it.
Larry Campbell                          The Boston Software Works, Inc.
campbell at                 120 Fulton Street
wjh12!redsox!campbell                   Boston, MA 02109

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