Bug 490385 - Add wide screen modes to xorg-server by updating "extramodes"
Add wide screen modes to xorg-server by updating "extramodes"
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-drv-nv (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ben Skeggs
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-03-15 19:50 EDT by M Frost
Modified: 2009-12-18 04:01 EST (History)
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Xorg.0.log log file (24.90 KB, text/plain)
2009-06-05 14:52 EDT, M Frost
no flags Details
xorg configuration (877 bytes, text/plain)
2009-06-05 14:54 EDT, M Frost
no flags Details

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Description M Frost 2009-03-15 19:50:12 EDT
Description of problem:
1920x1200 screen mode is not supported by the standard list of modes

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

How reproducible:
Without fail

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Use screen and graphics card capable of 1920x1200
2. start system-config-display
Actual results:
1920x1200 is not available

Expected results:
1920x1200 should be available

Additional info:
Monitor is Samsung SyncMaster 2443BW
Graphics card is nVidia GeForce4 MX 4000

use standard "nv" driver or the livna nvidia  driver

Digging through the source code it is clear that neither the vesamodes nor the extramodes files define any 1920x1200 modes. I have successfully added 1920x1200 at 60Hz to the xorg.conf file, but less persistent users will find this difficult. The 1920x1200 and other widescreen modes should be in the baseline set of modes.
Comment 1 Ben Skeggs 2009-05-02 23:01:15 EDT
Can you post your /var/log/Xorg.0.log file please?  If your VBIOS hasn't programmed the panel for 1920x1200 nv will reject the modes as it doesn't have the code to reprogram it, I'd say that's what's happening here.
Comment 2 M Frost 2009-06-05 14:52:28 EDT
Created attachment 346702 [details]
Xorg.0.log log file

This is the version that works in wide screen with the modified xorg.conf
Comment 3 M Frost 2009-06-05 14:54:21 EDT
Created attachment 346703 [details]
xorg configuration

The modified xorg.conf file that specifies the 1920x1200 widescreeen mode. Parameters derived from CVTd6r1.xls obtained from internet.
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