Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 227346
Must modify xorg.conf to get correct array of resolutions
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:56 EST
Description of problem: When I installed f7t1, the screen resolution was limited
to 800x600 or 640x480. xorg.conf listed the driver as vesa
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. install fc7t1 from i386 dvd
2. log in and observe screen resolution possibilities in Control Center
3. view xorg.conf and find that driver used is 'vesa'
only two resolutions allowed, 800x600 and 640x480
Full range of resolutions up to monitor native resolution of 1600x1200
Changing 'vesa' to 'nv' and restarting X gave expected results.
output for lspci -n as requested by Alan Jackson
[root@localhost ~]# lspci -n
00:00.0 0580: 10de:005e (rev a3)
00:01.0 0601: 10de:0050 (rev a3)
00:01.1 0c05: 10de:0052 (rev a2)
00:02.0 0c03: 10de:005a (rev a2)
00:02.1 0c03: 10de:005b (rev a3)
00:04.0 0401: 10de:0059 (rev a2)
00:06.0 0101: 10de:0053 (rev f2)
00:07.0 0101: 10de:0054 (rev f3)
00:08.0 0101: 10de:0055 (rev f3)
00:09.0 0604: 10de:005c (rev a2)
00:0a.0 0680: 10de:0057 (rev a3)
00:0b.0 0604: 10de:005d (rev a3)
00:0c.0 0604: 10de:005d (rev a3)
00:0d.0 0604: 10de:005d (rev a3)
00:0e.0 0604: 10de:005d (rev a3)
00:18.0 0600: 1022:1100
00:18.1 0600: 1022:1101
00:18.2 0600: 1022:1102
00:18.3 0600: 1022:1103
01:00.0 0300: 10de:0393 (rev a1)
Fixed in xorg-x11-drv-nv 126.96.36.199-2.fc7, thanks!
The bug was filed against xorg-x11-drv-vesa, not xorg-x11-drv-nv. The latter
worked fine before the bug report. It is the vesa driver that only shows two
possible resolution, 800x600 and 640x480.
The new nv driver still works fine.
That's fine, but we don't actually expect vesa do do better than 800x600, ever.
If we select nv by default for this chipset, then it's irrelevant what vesa does.