1440x900 no clock available for mode?

Alex Deucher alexdeucher at gmail.com
Thu Aug 3 12:33:55 PDT 2006

On 8/3/06, Jay R. Ashworth <jra at baylink.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 03, 2006 at 11:15:56AM -0600, drew at technteach.com wrote:
> > Trying to set a custom ModeLine to get support for 1440x900 to support
> > my brand new wide screen lcd panel
> >
> > Only discussion of: no clock available for mode I have been able to find
> > was somebody saying: "What?"
> I had to deal with this on an i810 equipped Sony subnote; the problem
> there was that the X server wouldn't ignore the bios, which wouldn't
> admit to the mode.  Someone had a modified X server, which I dropped
> in, and that fixed the problem.

It's not that it wouldn't ignore the bios, it's that the i810 driver
until recently (git intel modesetting branch) required the bios to set
the mode.  Thus you were limited to the modes the bios knew how to


> Whether this is your problem as well, no doubt someone smarter than me
> will tell you from looking at your logs, but I thought the datapoint
> might be helpful.
> Cheers,
> -- jra
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