Dell M4400 && Xorg-vesa && 1920x1200 res?

Stefan Ehmann shoesoft at
Thu May 14 15:18:19 UTC 2009

On Thursday 14 May 2009 10:46:17 Matthias Apitz wrote:
> Hello,
> I've a brand new Dell M4400 laptop running CURRENT; the nVidia
> Corporation Quadro FX 770M
> ship is currently not fully supported by the nouveau driver and I'm
> bound to 'vesa' driver for that, at least for the moment. The resolution
> of the laptop is normally 1920x1200, but 'vesa' seems not been willing to
> use this res. even if the Xorg.0.log has lines saying that there is an
> internal mode like that but not being used:
> (II) VESA(0): Monitor0: Using default hsync range of 31.50-37.90 kHz
> (II) VESA(0): Monitor0: Using default vrefresh range of 50.00-70.00 Hz
> (II) VESA(0): Not using built-in mode "1920x1200" (no mode of this name)
> ...
> (II) VESA(0): Not using built-in mode "1920x1200" (hsync out of range)

Adding a custom modeline and/or adjusting the hsync/vrefresh values should fix 
this. I'd guess the fallback to the default hsync/vrefresh values is the 

Booting a linux live CD might provide some usable values.

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