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Old 05-02-2008, 07:47 PM   #61
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I guess not.
 
Old 05-02-2008, 10:27 PM   #62
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Any idea where I can get an opensource mga driver? I'm all for that if it works...
It should be built into the default install of xorg, although I don't really know how it works in Slackware. It's called mga in xorg.conf. I don't know if installing the official driver messes anything up. I know the official nvidia driver screws around with stuff that a video driver has no business screwing with (the kernel).
 
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It would also appear the mga driver only supports Xorg up to 7.0. Not 7.2 which is what Slackware 12 calls 1.3.
 
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I've been messing with the official nvidia driver, after long using the open source nv driver (which doesn't work very well but it adequate for basic needs). I discovered that the official nvidia driver ignores custom modelines and other xorg.conf settings, if the Mode name is anything like a "standard" resolution name. I found a workaround for it--using a custom Modeline with a name I made up. I changed it from "1280x960" to "1280x960ijk".

With "1280x960", the nvidia driver ignored my desired settings and always used 1280x960p at 85hz. With "1280x960ijk", I was able to use a custom modeline.

So, if your video driver has similar behavior, it might be possible to use the same workaround. Instead of calling your resolution "1440x900", call it "1440x900cyph". Here's a modeline to try out:

Code:
ModeLine "1440x900cyph" 110.09 1440 1504 1824 1952 900 902 914 940 #60Hz
In your Mode lists, include "1440x900cyph" and no other resolutions.
 
  


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