Too many Xorg modes

Josh Paetzel josh at
Thu Aug 24 22:59:04 UTC 2006

On Thursday 24 August 2006 17:43, Perry Hutchison wrote:
> In 6.1, how would I set up xorg.conf to restrict Xorg to a few
> specific modes?  The Xorg.8.log created during xorgcfg shows 24
> modelines, but when I cycle through the modes using CtrlAltPlus
> there are two which don't work at all and the remaining 22 cover
> only 8 resolutions (of which only about 3 seem likely to actually
> be useful.)
> A search for "modeline" in the docs and manpages turned up nothing
> applicable beyond xorg.conf(5), which does not describe how to
> prevent the implicit inclusion of built-in modes whose names do
> not match any explicitly-specified modes.
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The easiest way to do this is manually remove the modes you don't use 
from your xorg config.

The config can be in a couple of different places, your log will show 
where it is.


Josh Paetzel

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