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Re: wrong resolution with ATI and open source drivers

On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 4:30 PM, Stephen Powell <zlinuxman@wowway.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 3 Mar 2010 16:21:18 -0500 (EST), Jordan Metzmeier wrote:
>> The open source radeon drivers should work without a xorg.conf. Try
>> moving the xorg.conf and running xserver without one. If you are
>> finding that without a xorg.conf it attempts to load radeon, fails,
>> then falls back to vesa you could be looking at an issue of
>> incompatibility.
> According to the original post, it worked but did not use the maximum
> resolution available when run without an xorg.conf.  The only way
> I know to fix that is to create an xorg.conf that defines things
> the way he wants them.

>From my experience, the resolution issue is usually a side-effect of
xorg falling back to vesa. xrandr can be used to adjust to resolution
if it is not automatically configured to the proper setting.

Jordan Metzmeier

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