Semi-working OpenGL

After playing around with my /etc/X11/xorg.conf a bit, I seem to have OpenGL sort of working on my new monitor. I should probably still replace my aging ATI Xpert 128 card, but for the time being I can at least play ZSNES at a decent resolution.

The main problem was that my card apparently can't do 1440x900 resolution with 24-bit color. In order to get DRI working with anything above 1024x768, I had to drop down to 16-bit color. That does make things just a little less pretty, but I can live with it. However, even after that, the generated monitor setup still didn't work.

After hacking up my xorg.conf file, I seem to come up with something functional. I've been testing two monitor setups, with corresponding screen setups. The first, named "Generic Monitor," is the monitor section generated by the Kubuntu display configuration tool. It has about 16 modelines and looks oh-so-very important. The second is "Old Monitor," which is my simple, hand-written configuration. It simply has horizantal and vertical refresh rates and two modelines stolen from the other section. Both monitor configurations work for 2D graphics, but I've only been able to get the "Old Monitor" setup to work with DRI. For some reason, when using the "Generic Monitor" setup, the glxinfo command dies with a segmentation fault. Don't ask me why. I was just happy to get both OpenGL and widescreen resolution working at the same time.

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