Alexander E. Patrakov patrakov at ums.usu.ru
Fri Aug 12 19:20:18 PDT 2005

Jeremy Huntwork wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 12, 2005 at 10:41:10AM +0600, Alexander E. Patrakov wrote:
>>This produces exactly the same results as running without any modes 
>>specified: highest resolution that the monitor can handle at 60 Hz (even 
>>if it exceeds the maximum dot clock supported by the monitor). 
>>Therefore, my vote is "no" unless someone invents some heuristics for 
>>avoiding that effect for CRT monitors.
> Are you sure that running Xorg without any modes will give the highest
> resolution your *monitor* can handle?  Wouldn't it be your video card?

My video card can handle upto 2048x1536 (I think, it's a Radeon 9200), 
but the (old) CRT monitor is limited to 1280x1024. Xorg chooses 
1280x1024 at 60Hz. Yes, I don't like that.

> I
> have a few machines with high-end graphics cards, but two of my monitors
> can't do above 1024x768. When using the livecd, running Xorg without any
> modes always gives me a 'Input not supported' error because Xorg is trying
> to output in a higher resolution.

Which video card and monitors? (a driver problem is suspected)

Alexander E. Patrakov

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