1440x900 no clock available for mode?

Jay R. Ashworth jra at baylink.com
Thu Aug 3 13:07:45 PDT 2006

On Thu, Aug 03, 2006 at 03:33:55PM -0400, Alex Deucher wrote:
> 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
> program.

Thanks for the clarification.  It was a year ago, and I was a little
vague then as to why it wouldn't work.

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