[SATLUG] Need more resolution choices

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Thu Sep 25 21:42:52 CDT 2008

Andrew Pickens wrote:

>        Modes        "800x600 at 72"    "800x600 at 75"    "800x600 at 56"   
> "800x600 at 85"    "640x480 at 85"
>    "800x600 at 60"    "640x480 at 75"    "832x624 at 75"    "640x480 at 72"   
> "1024x768 at 85"          "640x480 at 60"    "1024x768 at 75"    "1024x768 at 70"   
> "1024x768 at 60"    "1024x768 at 43"            "1152x864 at 75"           
> "1280x1024 at 75"   "1280x960 at 60"    "1280x1024 at 60"    "1280x960 at 75"       

Try putting the highest resolutions first.  X will use the first one it finds 
that fits.  In this case 800x600.  I've never tried to set the refresh rate in 
the way you have.

For all the modelines you have, take a look at /var/log/xorg.log and see which 
ones it says are out of range of the monitor/card combination you have.

This is what I have:

  Section "Monitor"
     Identifier     "Monitor0"
     HorizSync       30.0 - 92.0
     VertRefresh     59.0 - 61.0
     Option         "DPMS"

Section "Device"
     Identifier     "Card0"
     Driver         "nvidia"
     VendorName     "nVidia Corporation"
     BoardName      "Unknown Board"

Section "Screen"
     Identifier     "Screen0"
     Device         "Card0"
     Monitor        "Monitor0"
     DefaultDepth    24

     SubSection     "Display"
         Viewport    0 0
         Depth       16
         Modes      "1920x1200" "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "640x480"

In your case, since your card is using the vesa driver, I'd make the first 
resolution "1024x768".  I'm not sure if that driver supports higher resolutions 
or not.

   -- Bruce

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