Can't get X to start in 1280 x 1024 resolution

Tom throw_away_2002 at
Fri Aug 4 11:12:23 PDT 2006

--- Russell Shaw <rjshaw at> wrote:
> It just picked the highest resolution
> things would allow because you didn't
> specify a modes line like this:
>       SubSection  "Display"
>           Viewport    0 0
>           Depth       16
>           Modes       "1280x1024"
>       EndSubSection

Yes, I know (sort of) why it started
at 1400 x 1050 (although shouldn't
the monitor prevent that?), but I
can't figure out why it won't start
at all when I put in a modes line
exactly like you have above.

> You get more colours if you specify
>    DefaultDepth    24

Definitely over my head here, but
doesn't DRI require a maximum of 16
bpp (and does it speed things up
enough to justify running at 16 bpp)?

> Also, you don't need those
> "Viewport    0 0" lines.

I can take those out. The automatic
configuration put them there, so I
didn't see any reason to delete them.

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