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Help with vertical scan in XF86Config-4

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I successfully installed Mandrake 8.2 (3 CD download version I bought from on AMD K6 266 (overclocked to 300 on the CPU) socket 7 mainboard with i430TX chipset.  The Mandrake install routine found everything, ISA SB soundcard, ISA modem, usb wheel mouse, all IDE devices, PCI nic OK.

XFDrake found my specific monitor (Princeton E040) and the PCI S3Virge/GX/4MB ram video card.
I edited XF86Config-4 adding multiple horiz scan values from the monitor specs and now the terminal screen is good after logging out of X.  I also fixed? the mouse cursor in X by uncommenting   Option  "HWcursor".

I need help with my remaining problem in X which is vertical scan.

Now when logged into X the mouse smears a gobbledy gook trail whenever you move it.  When I logout of X there are about four lines that all say vertical timings are timed out.

The monitor spec sheet says:
Vertical Scan Range:  Auto-synchronizing 50-110Hz.
It also says:
Maximum Dot Clock:    65MHz (-3db) nominal.
Boot message says I have a i686 kernel. I expected a i586 kernel on a Pentium I?

I can be more specific about error messages, or send you the XF86Config-4 text.
Do you need any other info that will help you to help me with this last vexing problem?

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