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Old 07-24-2004, 04:36 AM   #1
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modeline madness

I have a question about the XF86Config-4 file. How can so many "modeline" options exist in the one configuration file? How does the computer deal with them?
I mean take an example
# 800x600 @ 60Hz (VESA) hsync: 37.9kHz
ModeLine "800x600"    40.0  800  840  968 1056    600  601  605  628 +hsync +vsync
I have about 20 to thirty of these in XF86Config-4, all giving different parameters.
Sure, the resolution line has a hash, so that means it's ignored? So maybe it's a comment. But the modeline is not hashed, so what does the com¨ter do with so many of them?
Surely, for optimimum performance, we should be specifying just one modeline for our monitor...
I ask all this without really knowing what a modeline does ... so if you know, pelase tell.
Old 07-24-2004, 05:37 AM   #2
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All I can tell you from my reading of the manuals (in search of Twinview info) is that xorg.conf does not need mode lines at all. Go take a gander at the page for as much knowledge as you can take.


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