Feature Request: Custom Modelines with KMS

Jamie Smith hutts at internode.on.net
Tue Nov 30 05:11:08 PST 2010

Hi Felix,

I moved my modelines from xorg.conf into 50-monitor.conf as per your advice, and it actually works.  I've been using XF86Config/xorg.conf for so many years in ignorance that I barely noticed the arrival of xorg.conf.d.  I'd say that the issue is definitely related to KMS being enabled - without KMS enabled, all the old modelines in xorg.conf worked.

Anyway, thanks.


On Thu, 25 Nov 2010 09:15:03 -0500
Felix Miata <mrmazda at earthlink.net> wrote:

> On 2010/11/26 00:07 (GMT+1100) Jamie Smith composed:
> > I'm not sure if this applies more to drivers or xorg itself.  I have a
> > linux HTPC and it's connected to my television via SCART socket.  My old
> > tv doesn't support EDID and the like, so I need to use custom modelines in
> > xorg.conf.  I'd like to enable KMS to reap all the benefits of it, but all
> > my modelines are totally ignored.
> > Is there a way, or can an option be added to force KMS to honour extra
> > modelines in xorg.conf?
> Even though xorg.conf remains officially supported, some things that should
> work in it often don't, and may or may not have anything to do with KMS being
> enabled or not.
> In these cases moving the options into /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d and/or
> /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc usually does work. Modelines can be put in
> 50-monitor.conf same as you would in xorg.conf, or via xrandr in xinitrc.
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