Fwd: Forcing monitor resolutions
so for e.g. a xvideomode=800x600
gets translated to: (perhaps we need an extra param for the refresh,
x61:~% gtf 800 600 75
# 800x600 @ 75.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 47.02 kHz; pclk: 48.91 MHz
Modeline "800x600_75.00" 48.91 800 840 920 1040 600 601 604 627
And then inserted into the /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Identifier "Configured Monitor"
Bit busy today, though I'll work on a patch if I get time.
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From: Brice Goglin <Brice.Goglin at ens-lyon.org>
Date: Thu, Aug 7, 2008 at 11:35 PM
Subject: Re: Forcing monitor resolutions
To: Kai Hendry <hendry at iki.fi>
Cc: debian-x <debian-x at lists.debian.org>
Kai Hendry wrote:
> Currently debian live seems to use a 1:7.3+5 deprecated way of setting
> the resolution:
> Use debconf from which dexconf generated the xorg.conf with the wanted
> screen resolution.
> What's the current debian way of forcing a resolution before X starts?
For RandR 1.2 drivers, you want to look at
http://wiki.debian.org/XStrikeForce/HowToRandR12 section III.5