Bug 121855 - can't set resoltuion to 1400x1050
Summary: can't set resoltuion to 1400x1050
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: system-config-display   
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Version: rawhide
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Brent Fox
QA Contact:
: 123262 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2004-04-28 17:28 UTC by Sasha
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2004-06-24 20:50:10 UTC
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xorg.conf file (3.43 KB, text/plain)
2004-04-28 17:30 UTC, Sasha
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Description Sasha 2004-04-28 17:28:53 UTC
system-config-display gives me the choice of resolutions 640x480 and
600x800, even though my system is capable of up to 1400x1050 - in
fact, it is at the moment runnign at 1400x1050, even though this
resoltuion does not show in system-config-display. I am attaching
xorg.conf file

The system is Dell Latitude laptop with 1400x1050 LCD screen and ATI
Radeon 9000 Mobility video card

Comment 1 Sasha 2004-04-28 17:30:06 UTC
Created attachment 99741 [details]
xorg.conf file

Comment 2 Mike Becker 2004-04-30 17:32:11 UTC
I did a clean install FC2-T3, three times.  The system here is a
Gateway M500 using a nVidia GeForce4 420 Go video card, which uses a
resolution of 1280x854. In FC1 & FC2-T2 I have been able to set the
1280x854 resolution by using a ModeLine but in FC2-T3 it fails to
work.  The log shows the 'nv' module is being loaded, etc. but it also
says that all resolutions it tries to set the X server to are out of
range, including 1280x854.  After it runs thrue all resolutions it
finally sets X to 640x480.

I was able to get the resolution in FC2-T3 "fixed" by installing
FC2-T2, setting up the system there and then doing an upgrade with the
FC2-T3 CDs.  The X server settings were carried over to FC2-T3 and now
the resolution is correct. 

Two observations - one, when I had the clean install of T3 running, it
used XF86Config.  I don't remember seeing the xorg.conf script as
reported by Sasha. I was working with XF86Config.  Two, with the
present configuration, T3 upgraded from T2, XF86Config is still being

Comment 3 Phil Anderson 2004-05-01 00:51:42 UTC
Probably a duplicate of bug 121766

Comment 4 Brent Fox 2004-05-17 18:28:47 UTC
*** Bug 123262 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 5 Darin May 2004-05-17 18:35:19 UTC
From bug 123262:

I'm using a fresh FC2-t3 install.  There are no legacy XFree86 configs.

Using system-config-display-1.0.14-1

Comment 6 Brent Fox 2004-05-17 18:37:06 UTC
Darin: Does /etc/X11/XF86Config exist?  There was a bug in test3 that
was causing both XF86Config and xorg.conf to be written, which was
confusing system-config-display.

Comment 7 Sasha 2004-05-17 18:46:35 UTC
Though the question was not addressed to me, on my system XF86COnfig
did exist. 

Comment 8 Darin May 2004-05-17 19:21:07 UTC
Yes it did.  Interesting, it was not there after the initial reinstall
of FC2-t3.

I renamed it and rebooted but the problem still persists.

Comment 9 Phil Anderson 2004-05-17 23:06:47 UTC
Isn't this a dupe of either 120950 or that kernel bug which was
recently fixed which caused DCC probes not to work?  These have both
been fixed in rawhide/FC2, but will require you to rebuild your
xorg.conf with system-config-display.

Comment 10 Darin May 2004-05-17 23:20:33 UTC
That did it.

After reselecting "Generic LCD 1024x768" and "ATI Rage Mobility" the
first panel's resolution dropdown now offered 1024x768. 
XFree86.config was not re-created.


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