On Mon, 2010-07-12 at 22:31 -0400, Stephen Powell wrote: [...] > But I can't get the nouveau driver > to use my custom 100 Hz Interlaced mode, or even the VESA standard 87 Hz > Interlaced mode. It insists on running the monitor at 60 Hz > non-interlaced. And my eyes just won't take that for very long. > At 100 Hz interlaced, I can look at the screen all day long with no eye > strain. But at 60 Hz non-interlaced, my eyes are tired after 30 minutes > or so. I assume that that is due to no support for UMS. I assume you've filed a bug requesting support for custom modes, as requested by the X maintainers? > >> There is no bug number here because > >> I'm sure that upstream would consider this a feature and not a bug. In other > >> words, they would consider operation of the driver with KMS off an enhancement > >> request. > > > > Indeed you would be wasting your time, upstream deliberately removed all > > UMS support from the nouveau X driver some months ago. > > That really annoys me. I was down on the nv driver because Nvidia decided > not to add support for newer GPUs to it. But at least it supports UMS for > older cards like mine. If you get rid of the nv driver, it looks like I will > have to get another monitor or another video card, even though there is nothing > wrong with either of them. > > The intel driver supports both KMS and UMS. Not any more. > I see no reason why the nouveau > people should decide to RAM KMS down our throats, whether we want it or not. Because UMS is a nasty hack that makes various features impossible, and it is too much work to maintain both models. > And with my present hardware, nv appears to be my only viable solution. Ben. -- Ben Hutchings Once a job is fouled up, anything done to improve it makes it worse.
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