Bug 89041 - Radeon 9700 Pro will not give 1600x1200 using DVI
Summary: Radeon 9700 Pro will not give 1600x1200 using DVI
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86
Version: 9
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Mike A. Harris
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-04-16 20:25 UTC by Ian Macdonald
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:53 UTC (History)
0 users

Fixed In Version: 4.3.0-5
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2003-04-29 18:44:04 UTC

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Description Ian Macdonald 2003-04-16 20:25:48 UTC
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Description of problem:
My Radeon 9700 Pro video card will not give 1600x1200 over DVI in Linux. It
works fine in Windows XP. In Linux, it instead falls back to 1280x1024. Over
VGA, there are no problems.

Checking through the X log file, it seems that DDC does not pick up this mode
from the monitor. Disabling DDC and adding a custom-crafted mode line does not
fix the issue, either. The monitor is a Dell 2000FP.

I applied the following patch:


and now things work fine. I came across this patch in a mailing-list archive at

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Connect monitor over DVI
2. Boot machine
3. Run redhat-config-xfree86 (monitor is correctly detected as digital here)
4. Save config file.
5. Restart X

Actual Results:  1280x1024

Expected Results:  1600x1200

Additional info:

Comment 1 Mike A. Harris 2003-04-29 18:44:04 UTC
Please test XFree86-4.3.0-6 from rawhide and reopen this bug report
if the problem persists.

Closing as fixed in RAWHIDE.

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