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Re: ATI drivers (was Re: nVidia and ATi drivers in Fedora 2)



On Mon, 2004-05-03 at 12:54, Jonathan Baron wrote:
> On 05/03/04 09:10, Andy Green wrote:
> >-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
> >o  ATI I don't know about, it certainly supports ATI notebook video to the
> >extent of 2D and XV (accellerated movie playback) though.
> >- --
> 
> Not quite.  The new Dell Inspiron 9100 has a "WSXGA+" ATI video
> card, which is designed to work with the 1680x1050 display.  (I
> guess the "W" is for "wide."  It is very wide.)  The current
> driver that comes with Fedora Core 2 test 3 will do only
> 1400x1050.  The result is that everything is  s t r e t c h e d
> out.  (I admit that I didn't notice it right away.  I though I
> was just having trouble finding nice fonts.)

Totally different video hw (nvidia on a latitude d800), but it might be
that this is only due to missing modelines for wide video modes, i.e. I
had to put this into /etc/X11/xorg.conf to get my 1680x1050 mode to
work:

[...]
Section "Modes"
        Identifier "16:10"
        # 1280x800 @ 75.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 62.62 kHz; pclk: 107.21 MHz
        Modeline "1280x800"  107.21  1280 1360 1496 1712  800 801 804 835
        # 1280x800 @ 85.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 71.40 kHz; pclk: 123.38 MHz
        Modeline "1280x800"  123.38  1280 1368 1504 1728  800 801 804 840
        # 1280x800 @ 100.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 84.80 kHz; pclk: 147.89 MHz
        Modeline "1280x800"  147.89  1280 1376 1512 1744  800 801 804 848
        # 1680x1050 @ 60.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 65.22 kHz; pclk: 147.14 MHz
        Modeline "1680x1050"  147.14  1680 1784 1968 2256  1050 1051 1054 1087
        # 1680x1050 @ 75.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 82.20 kHz; pclk: 188.07 MHz
        Modeline "1680x1050"  188.07  1680 1800 1984 2288  1050 1051 1054 1096
        # 1680x1050 @ 85.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 93.76 kHz; pclk: 214.51 MHz
        Modeline "1680x1050"  214.51  1680 1800 1984 2288  1050 1051 1054 1103
        # 1680x1050 @ 100.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 111.20 kHz; pclk: 256.20 MHz
        Modeline "1680x1050"  256.20  1680 1808 1992 2304  1050 1051 1054 1112
        # 1920x1200 @ 75.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 93.97 kHz; pclk: 246.59 MHz
        Modeline "1920x1200"  246.59  1920 2064 2272 2624  1200 1201 1204 1253
        # 1920x1200 @ 85.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 107.10 kHz; pclk: 282.74 MHz
        Modeline "1920x1200"  282.74  1920 2072 2280 2640  1200 1201 1204 1260
        # 1920x1200 @ 100.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 127.10 kHz; pclk: 337.58 MHz
        Modeline "1920x1200"  337.58  1920 2072 2288 2656  1200 1201 1204 1271
EndSection
[...]
Section "Monitor"
[...]
        UseModes     "16:10"
EndSection
[...]

HTH,
Nils
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