Bug 392511 - 1280x1024 resolution shown as not available, but worked in FC6
1280x1024 resolution shown as not available, but worked in FC6
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-drv-nv (Show other bugs)
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i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Adam Jackson
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-11-20 10:06 EST by Tim Wegener
Modified: 2011-08-12 16:05 EDT (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2008-02-12 11:12:48 EST
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xorg log file (oldest) (48.18 KB, text/plain)
2007-11-20 10:06 EST, Tim Wegener
no flags Details
Xorg log (older) (48.17 KB, text/plain)
2007-11-20 10:07 EST, Tim Wegener
no flags Details
Xorg log (recent) (48.17 KB, text/plain)
2007-11-20 10:08 EST, Tim Wegener
no flags Details
xorg.conf with manually added Modes line (754 bytes, text/plain)
2007-11-20 10:11 EST, Tim Wegener
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Description Tim Wegener 2007-11-20 10:06:27 EST
Description of problem:
Highest resolution is detected as 1280x960 and this is the resolution that gets
used by default.
Note that the auto-generated xorg.conf had no Modes line. 
Adding a modes line that included 1280x1024 and restarting X made that
resolution available again. 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
xorg-x11-drv-nv-2.1.5-2.fc8
xorg-x11-drivers-7.2-9.fc8

How reproducible:
Always.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Fedora 8
2. system-config-display
3. Click on 'Resolution' and notice that highest is 1280x960
  
Actual results:
Highest resolution is detected as 1280x960 and this is the resolution that gets
used by default.

Expected results:
Highest resolution should be 1280x1024 and used by default.

Additional info:
ViewSonic E771 monitor
nVidia GeForce2 MX400 video card (NV11)
Worked fine in Fedora Core 6
Comment 1 Tim Wegener 2007-11-20 10:06:27 EST
Created attachment 264981 [details]
xorg log file (oldest)
Comment 2 Tim Wegener 2007-11-20 10:07:37 EST
Created attachment 264991 [details]
Xorg log (older)
Comment 3 Tim Wegener 2007-11-20 10:08:46 EST
Created attachment 265001 [details]
Xorg log (recent)
Comment 4 Tim Wegener 2007-11-20 10:11:07 EST
Created attachment 265021 [details]
xorg.conf with manually added Modes line

Note that the only difference between this and the original auto-generated
xorg.conf file is the manually added Modes line.
Comment 5 Adam Jackson 2008-02-12 11:12:48 EST
All of those log files show 1280x1024 being selected.

But, that said, I know what behaviour you're seeing here, and it's intentional.
 The monitor reports a 4:3 physical size, so we pick the largest 4:3 video mode
that it claims to support, because non-square pixels are evil.
Comment 6 Tim Wegener 2008-03-09 07:05:43 EDT
I can't explain the log files, but all I know is that I was unable to select
1280x1024 resolution without modifying xorg.conf by hand. 

I really do not care whether or not my pixels are not perfectly square. They
look fine to me in 1280x1024 mode. I am much more concerned out maximizing
screen real estate and using my hardware capabilities to the fullest rather than
subtleties of pixel shape. 

At the very least, shouldn't I be able to select this resolution from the GUI,
rather than having to hand edit config files? 

I humbly implore you to reopen this bug.

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