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Description of problem:
I am actually using Fedora Core 3 release candidate
of Oct 29th, 2004.
After an install, at the beginning of first boot,
in Anaconda I choose "Generic LCD 1920x1200" but the
resolutions choices end with 1920x1440 not 1920x1200
which is missing. The xorg.conf file gets written with
1920x1440, which does not work so it falls back to 1600x1200
and the display appears streched.
I had to manually edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf and
restart the X display with ctrl-alt-backspace.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Fedora Core 3 release candidate of Oct 29 on
Dell Inspiron Laptop with 1920x1200 screen with
ATI Technologies Inc RV350 [Mobility Radeon 9600 M10]
2. On first boot change moditor to Generic LCD 1920x1200
3. Have 1920x1200 not listed as available resolutionbut
1920x1440 is listed.
4. Choose 1920x1440
Actual Results: Box boots into 1600x1200 resolution.
Expected Results: Running in 1920x1200 resolution would be nice.
I have duplicated this issue on my Dell Precision m60, using the
released version of FC3. "Generic LCD 1920x1200" does not enable any
of the wide aspect modes. Note that the other wide-aspect LCD panels
("1680x1050", "1440x900", and "1280x800") do not enable the wide
aspect modes. However, all 4 of these wide-aspect LCD panels enable
all the 3:4 modes including 1920x1440, which is interesting because
that's bigger than any of the LCD displays.
I saw something very similar under Fedore Core 4, with my Syncmaster 240T.
The xorg.conf listed 1920x1200 first, but the Xorg.0.log indicated that it
(among many others) had been rejected:
(WW) (1920x1200,Monitor0) mode clock 228.02MHz exceeds DDC maximum 200MHz
(II) NV(0): Not using default mode "1920x1200" (hsync out of range)
Oddly, it then defaulted to 1920x1440, which was also rejected, and which
appeared second in the xorg.conf:
(--) NV(0): Virtual size is 1920x1440 (pitch 1920)
This resulted in a virtual screen larger than the actual screen, so that
whenever I hit the bottom of the screen with my cursor, it "slid the
screen down". Cycling through the screen sizes with CTRL-ALT-+ never
appeared to reach the 1900x1200 configuration. I "fixed" the problem
by eliminating all the sizes BUT 1900x1200 from the xorg.conf. There
are still complaints in the Xorg.0.log, but the 1900x1200 screen size
is used, and the cursor now stops without sliding the screen around.
I saved the Xorg.0.log, in case it might be useful in diagnosing the
Please attach an Xorg.0.log from an affected system so the root cause can be
Created attachment 125600 [details]
Xorg.0.log with defaults
okay, so there's two bugs here. one is we don't have an entry in the built in
mode list for 1920x1200, and the other is the driver doesn't automatically
This should be working automatically as of xorg-x11-server 1.1.1-24.fc6. Can
Reporter, please test with FC6 test3 or later so we can verify that this issue
My apologies for not posting sooner. I did not see my
original problem when installing FC5, but don't
remember seeing the same screen.
I will download FC6 test3, and try again.
Just installed FC6 test 3 and it came up with the right
resolution without any adjustment by me. Excellent.