Originally Posted by yitzle
xvidtuner says (when I hit test) "Sorry: You have requested a mode-line\nThat is not possible, or not supported by your hardware configuration"
Where in the xorg.conf file do I stick a modeline?
In the "Monitor" section of xorg.conf. On my system, "man xorg.conf" is actually pretty thorough. I like Etch but have never found setting up / getting all of the man pages together to be easy; here's the skinny on ModeLine, shamelessly copied from 'man xorg.conf':
"ModeLine "name" mode-description
This entry is a more compact version of the Mode entry, and it also
can be used to specify video modes for the monitor. is a single
line format for specifying video modes. In most cases this isnít
necessary because the built-in set of VESA standard modes will be
The mode-description is in four sections, the first three of which
are mandatory. The first is the dot (pixel) clock. This is a sin-
gle number specifying the pixel clock rate for the mode in MHz.
The second section is a list of four numbers specifying the hori-
zontal timings. These numbers are the hdisp, hsyncstart, hsyncend,
and htotal values. The third section is a list of four numbers
specifying the vertical timings. These numbers are the vdisp,
vsyncstart, vsyncend, and vtotal values. The final section is a
list of flags specifying other characteristics of the mode. Inter-
lace indicates that the mode is interlaced. DoubleScan indicates a
mode where each scanline is doubled. +HSync and -HSync can be used
to select the polarity of the HSync signal. +VSync and -VSync can
be used to select the polarity of the VSync signal. Composite can
be used to specify composite sync on hardware where this is sup-
ported. Additionally, on some hardware, +CSync and -CSync may be
used to select the composite sync polarity. The HSkew and VScan
options mentioned above in the Modes entry description can also be
Good luck with it; sounds like it's put you through the mill...