Bug#355206: (no subject)
On Sat, 2006-03-04 at 00:59 +0000, Matthew T.Atkinson wrote:
> Since upgrading from 6.8.2 to 6.9.0 my Radeon 9100/NEC monitor are said
> to be unable to support certain video resolutions.
> I (as with many vision-impaired users) make use of the low resolution
> modes via the CTRL-ALT-+/- ``viewports'' feature to provide screen
> magnification. Without the lower resolutions working, I have no way to
> use X.
May I ask whether you've looked into using a tool designed for this
purpose, such as gnome-mag or kmag?
> Strangeley, when I enabled the IgnoreEDID option, I was stuck in 640x480
> and couldn't use any higher modes.
> A friend with a similar Radeon card indicates that he can use ``xvidtune
> -prev'' and ``xvidtune -next'' to switch between modes, but not the keypad.
> I can do neither of these things.
> Section "Monitor"
> Identifier "NEC MultiSync LCD 1830"
> HorizSync 24-82
> VertRefresh 55-85
> Option "DPMS"
> (II) RADEON(0): Generating MergedFB mode list
> (II) RADEON(0): No MetaModes given, linking largest common modes by default
> (II) RADEON(0): Merged "1024x768" (1024x768) and "1024x768" (1024x768) to 1024x768 (Clone)
Considering all of the above, and assuming there's only one monitor
connected to the graphics card, I suspect this is a duplicate of
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=353367 (Radeon 9100 is
mostly identical to 8500). If so, either of
Option "MonitorLayout" "CRT,NONE"
Option "MergedFB" "off"
should work around the problem.
Earthling Michel Dänzer | Debian (powerpc), X and DRI developer
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