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Unread 22-10-2007, 07:02 PM   #1
Stefan Arold
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Monitor says "Input not supported"

Since I use "Gutsy" I have problem with my monitor while booting. It
shows the bootsplash but monitor says "Input not supported". I have
looked in the xorg.conf file. The monitor is correct (PLE385).Here's an
excerpt:

"
Section "Device"
Identifier "nVidia Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5200]"
Driver "nvidia"
Busid "PCI:1:0:0"
Option "AddARGBVisuals" "True"
Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"
Option "NoLogo" "True"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "PLE385"
Option "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Device "nVidia Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5200]"
Monitor "PLE385"
Defaultdepth 24
SubSection "Display"

Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
EndSubSection
"

Anybody an idea what's wrong? I'm very pleased for every help.

Ari
 
Unread 22-10-2007, 07:02 PM   #2
clay
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Re: Monitor says "Input not supported"

Stefan Arold wrote:
> Since I use "Gutsy" I have problem with my monitor while booting. It
> shows the bootsplash but monitor says "Input not supported". I have
> looked in the xorg.conf file. The monitor is correct (PLE385).Here's an
> excerpt:
>
> "
> Section "Device"
> Identifier "nVidia Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5200]"
> Driver "nvidia"
> Busid "PCI:1:0:0"
> Option "AddARGBVisuals" "True"
> Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"
> Option "NoLogo" "True"
> EndSection
>
> Section "Monitor"
> Identifier "PLE385"
> Option "DPMS"
> EndSection
>
> Section "Screen"
> Identifier "Default Screen"
> Device "nVidia Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5200]"
> Monitor "PLE385"
> Defaultdepth 24
> SubSection "Display"
>
> Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
> EndSubSection
> "
>
> Anybody an idea what's wrong? I'm very pleased for every help.
>
> Ari


The monitor name (PLE385) is just a placeholder. It could be called
anything since doesn't mean anything to the configuration.
I'm not seeing any refresh rates.
I would expect to see something like this in the monitor section:
Section "Monitor"
#LCD
Identifier "Monitor[0]"
HorizSync 30.0 - 62.0
VertRefresh 50.0 - 75.0
Option "DPMS"
EndSection
Yours would be different, depending on which monitor you have...
 
Unread 22-10-2007, 07:02 PM   #3
Stefan Arold
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Re: Monitor says "Input not supported"

Am Mon, 22 Oct 2007 18:44:43 +0000 schrieb clay:
Hi Clay,

there's no information in my xorg.conf similar to that you sent in your
mail. How can I refresh the config-file?

> The monitor name (PLE385) is just a placeholder. It could be called
> anything since doesn't mean anything to the configuration. I'm not
> seeing any refresh rates.
> I would expect to see something like this in the monitor section:
> Section "Monitor"
> #LCD
> Identifier "Monitor[0]"
> HorizSync 30.0 - 62.0
> VertRefresh 50.0 - 75.0
> Option "DPMS"
> EndSection
> Yours would be different, depending on which monitor you have...


 
Unread 22-10-2007, 08:02 PM   #4
clay
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Re: Monitor says "Input not supported"

Stefan Arold wrote:
> Am Mon, 22 Oct 2007 18:44:43 +0000 schrieb clay:
> Hi Clay,
>
> there's no information in my xorg.conf similar to that you sent in your
> mail. How can I refresh the config-file?
>
>> The monitor name (PLE385) is just a placeholder. It could be called
>> anything since doesn't mean anything to the configuration. I'm not
>> seeing any refresh rates.
>> I would expect to see something like this in the monitor section:
>> Section "Monitor"
>> #LCD
>> Identifier "Monitor[0]"
>> HorizSync 30.0 - 62.0
>> VertRefresh 50.0 - 75.0
>> Option "DPMS"
>> EndSection
>> Yours would be different, depending on which monitor you have...

>


You can type in a terminal window:
sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg
Then restart x:
Ctrl+Alt+Backspace
to see the results.

Or, you can manually edit the file. First, find what refresh rates your
monitor supports. They will be different than mine.
In a terminal:
cd /etc/X11/
sudo cp xorg.conf bkup.xorg.conf (always make a backup first!)
You'll need to use an editor that will run with sudo.
Only one I know is vi and it's not real user friendly...
Anyway, add the HorizSync and VertRefresh lines (case is sensitive) and
restart x.
If it blows up:
sudo cp bkup.xorg.conf xorg.conf
to restore the old one.
 
Unread 22-10-2007, 08:02 PM   #5
Stefan Arold
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Re: Monitor says "Input not supported"

Am Mon, 22 Oct 2007 19:30:32 +0000 schrieb clay:

Now I've tried to change xorg.conf with the rates for my horizontal and
vertical refresh, but everything I have seen after ctrl+alt+backspace was
a black screen. So I moved xorg.conf.bak back to xorg.conf.

BTW: My monitor is a Iiyama ProLite 385 (refresh is: H: 30-60 KHz, V:
55-75 Hz)
 
Unread 22-10-2007, 09:01 PM   #6
clay
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Re: Monitor says "Input not supported"

Stefan Arold wrote:
> Am Mon, 22 Oct 2007 19:30:32 +0000 schrieb clay:
>
> Now I've tried to change xorg.conf with the rates for my horizontal and
> vertical refresh, but everything I have seen after ctrl+alt+backspace was
> a black screen. So I moved xorg.conf.bak back to xorg.conf.
>
> BTW: My monitor is a Iiyama ProLite 385 (refresh is: H: 30-60 KHz, V:
> 55-75 Hz)


Did you try the sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg first?
That should have added the refresh rates, etc. to xorg.
Have a look at the logfile in /var/log/ Xorg.log, or something. May hold
some clues.
Paste the entire xorg.conf and let's have a look at it. (also, post the
section you changed... just to be sure we got the syntax correct.)
 
Unread 22-10-2007, 09:01 PM   #7
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Re: Monitor says "Input not supported"

Am Mon, 22 Oct 2007 20:25:04 +0000 schrieb clay:

Here's my xorg.conf:

# xorg.conf (xorg X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool,
using
# values from the debconf database.
#
# Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
#
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades
*only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
#
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically
updated
# again, run the following command:
# sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "Files"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Driver "kbd"
Option "CoreKeyboard"
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "de"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "stylus"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "Type" "stylus"
Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4"# Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "eraser"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "Type" "eraser"
Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4"# Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "cursor"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "Type" "cursor"
Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4"# Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "nVidia Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5200]"
Driver "nvidia"
Busid "PCI:1:0:0"
Option "AddARGBVisuals" "True"
Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"
Option "NoLogo" "True"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "PLE385"
HorizSync 30.0 - 60.0
VertRefresh 55.0 - 75.0
Option "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Device "nVidia Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5200]"
Monitor "PLE385"
Defaultdepth 24
SubSection "Display"

Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
screen "Default Screen"
Inputdevice "Generic Keyboard"
Inputdevice "Configured Mouse"

# Uncomment if you have a wacom tablet
# InputDevice "stylus" "SendCoreEvents"
# InputDevice "cursor" "SendCoreEvents"
# InputDevice "eraser" "SendCoreEvents"
EndSection
Section "Module"
Load "glx"
EndSection

I've only changed the section "monitor". Nothing else.
 
Unread 22-10-2007, 10:02 PM   #8
clay
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Re: Monitor says "Input not supported"

Stefan Arold wrote:
> Am Mon, 22 Oct 2007 20:25:04 +0000 schrieb clay:
>
> Here's my xorg.conf:

....
> Section "Files"
> EndSection
>
> Section "InputDevice"
> Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
> Driver "kbd"
> Option "CoreKeyboard"
> Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
> Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
> Option "XkbLayout" "de"
> EndSection
>
> Section "InputDevice"
> Identifier "Configured Mouse"
> Driver "mouse"
> Option "CorePointer"
> Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
> Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
> Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
> Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
> EndSection
>
> Section "InputDevice"
> Driver "wacom"
> Identifier "stylus"
> Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
> Option "Type" "stylus"
> Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4"# Tablet PC ONLY
> EndSection
>
> Section "InputDevice"
> Driver "wacom"
> Identifier "eraser"
> Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
> Option "Type" "eraser"
> Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4"# Tablet PC ONLY
> EndSection
>
> Section "InputDevice"
> Driver "wacom"
> Identifier "cursor"
> Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
> Option "Type" "cursor"
> Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4"# Tablet PC ONLY
> EndSection
>
> Section "Device"
> Identifier "nVidia Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5200]"
> Driver "nvidia"
> Busid "PCI:1:0:0"
> Option "AddARGBVisuals" "True"
> Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"
> Option "NoLogo" "True"
> EndSection
>
> Section "Monitor"
> Identifier "PLE385"
> HorizSync 30.0 - 60.0
> VertRefresh 55.0 - 75.0
> Option "DPMS"
> EndSection
>
> Section "Screen"
> Identifier "Default Screen"
> Device "nVidia Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5200]"
> Monitor "PLE385"
> Defaultdepth 24
> SubSection "Display"
>
> Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
> EndSubSection
> EndSection
>
> Section "ServerLayout"
> Identifier "Default Layout"
> screen "Default Screen"
> Inputdevice "Generic Keyboard"
> Inputdevice "Configured Mouse"
>
> # Uncomment if you have a wacom tablet
> # InputDevice "stylus" "SendCoreEvents"
> # InputDevice "cursor" "SendCoreEvents"
> # InputDevice "eraser" "SendCoreEvents"
> EndSection
> Section "Module"
> Load "glx"
> EndSection
>
> I've only changed the section "monitor". Nothing else.


That part is correct.
The rest looks like it's been edited a bit though. Usually we see more
display modes, etc. But I've never seen the xorg in Gutsy.
Doesn't look like enough stuff in Section Module either. Again, I don't
know what the Gutsy one should look like.
Feisty, Edgy, etc., all have stuff like:
Section "Module"
Load "i2c"
Load "bitmap"
Load "ddc"
Load "extmod"
Load "freetype"
Load "glx"
Load "int10"
Load "type1"
Load "vbe"
EndSection
I don't pretend to know what it all does but I'm guessing things don't
work so well without them.

You could run:
sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
It will take you through configuring mouse, keyboard, etc. and make a
fresh xorg.
Appears you know your way around the terminal so you can easily get back
to this one if the new one doesn't work.

Maybe try changing the driver under device from "nvidia" to "nv" or
"vesa" to use the generic driver, in case the nvidia driver is the problem.

Was there any clues in the Xorg.log?

Other than that, I don't know. I assume this all worked before you
upgraded so it's probably not a hardware issue.
Are you running Beryl or any wackiness like that?
 
Unread 22-10-2007, 11:02 PM   #9
Stefan Arold
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Re: Monitor says "Input not supported"

Am Mon, 22 Oct 2007 14:25:51 -0700 schrieb clay:

Yeah, maybe it's the problem with compiz and xgl. It seems that others
have similiar problems and after de-installing compiz everything is fine.
I will try it tomorrow. I only hope my monitor doesn't become out of
order with this problem.

Thanks for your help
 
Unread 24-10-2007, 03:32 AM   #10
Ian Smith
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Re: Monitor says "Input not supported"

On Tue, 23 Oct 2007 00:04:57 +0200
Stefan Arold <stefan.arold@t-online.de> wrote:

> Am Mon, 22 Oct 2007 14:25:51 -0700 schrieb clay:
>
> Yeah, maybe it's the problem with compiz and xgl. It seems that
> others have similiar problems and after de-installing compiz
> everything is fine. I will try it tomorrow. I only hope my monitor
> doesn't become out of order with this problem.
>
> Thanks for your help


For what it's worth, and I'm no expert on linux, I found that
selecting the correct monitor (in my setup it's an Acer AL1912)
resulted in a "scrambled" screen on startup. Mistakenly thought that
selecting the monitor model would be the right thing to do. Anyway, to
resolve this involved the "sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg"
command mentioned earlier in this thread, which got the default
settings back. After that I left the monitor set as "Plug and Play",
which works fine at native resolution (1280x1024 and 75Hz).

One small thing, I noticed that there doesn't seem to be any gamma
correction built in to the Gnome settings, or maybe I've missed it (in
which case sorry for talking rubbish!). To compensate I made a small
startup script which uses the "xgamma" command and sets red, green and
blue values accordingly -

xgamma -rgamma 1.350
xgamma -ggamma 1.200
xgamma -bgamma 1.000

Put this into a ".sh" text file (with executable status) and save it
(e.g. on desktop). Then go to System/Preferences/Sessions and add this
file to the startup sequence.

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