Bug 441013 - vesa video driver does not support 1440x900 resolution
vesa video driver does not support 1440x900 resolution
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-drv-vesa (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: X/OpenGL Maintenance List
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Reported: 2008-04-04 22:58 EDT by Jim Bradbury
Modified: 2008-04-05 19:11 EDT (History)
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Xorg.0.log shows that vesa driver does not support mode "1440x900" (36.04 KB, text/plain)
2008-04-04 22:58 EDT, Jim Bradbury
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Description Jim Bradbury 2008-04-04 22:58:28 EDT
Description of problem:
vesa video driver does not support 1440x900 resolution

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible: configure vesa driver for mode "1440x900"

Steps to Reproduce:
1.configure vesa driver for mode "1440x900"
2. start x server (startx)
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Expected results:

Additional info:
Comment 1 Jim Bradbury 2008-04-04 22:58:28 EDT
Created attachment 301359 [details]
Xorg.0.log shows that vesa driver does not support mode "1440x900"
Comment 2 Dave Airlie 2008-04-04 23:12:05 EDT
The vesa driver doesn't do arbitary modes it is at the mercy of your BIOS so
nothing we can do to make it support modes your BIOS doesn't support.

you should use the nv driver.
Comment 3 Jim Bradbury 2008-04-04 23:18:47 EDT
from log:
(II) VESA(0): Not using mode "1440x900" (no mode of this name)
(--) VESA(0): Virtual size is 1024x768 (pitch 1024)
1440x900 is common in new laptops (Apr 08)
Video defaults to 1024x768
Comment 4 Jim Bradbury 2008-04-04 23:19:12 EDT
I'd like to use the nv driver but it doesn't support the GeForce 7150M that is
in my new HP laptop, so I'm stuck with using the vesa driver.

I just opened a bug on the nv driver.

I'd sure like to use Fedora on this new laptop using it's native 
resolution of 1440x900
Comment 5 Jim Bradbury 2008-04-05 01:44:08 EDT
The BIOS DOES support 1440x900 -- Windows Vista runs great -- wish Fedora would too
at 1440x900.
Comment 6 Jim Bradbury 2008-04-05 02:28:38 EDT
Windows Vista Display Configuration on same machine (1440x800) link:
Comment 7 Jim Bradbury 2008-04-05 02:31:01 EDT
(In reply to comment #6)
typo: That's 1440x900

Comment 8 Jim Bradbury 2008-04-05 13:12:58 EDT
Laptop Screen Resolutions:

1440x900 is listed as WXGA+
This is not an "arbitrary mode" as indicated in Comment #2 above.

Comment 9 Dave Airlie 2008-04-05 19:11:46 EDT
clearly you aren't listening.

the BIOS doesn't support it.

You need a real device driver. Guess what? Windows Vista has a real device driver.

just in case you missed it the first time : the BIOS DOES NOT SUPPORT THIS MODE.

I've asked nvidia when nv will support that chipset, they haven't replied to me yet.

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