installer uses wrong resolution for sgi 1600sw monitor

Jason Dravet dravet at
Fri Jul 21 07:57:32 PDT 2006

>From: Ian Romanick <idr at>
>To: Jason Dravet <dravet at>
>CC: xorg at
>Subject: Re: installer uses wrong resolution for sgi 1600sw monitor
>Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2006 07:53:29 -0700
>Hash: SHA1
>Jason Dravet wrote:
> > I have tried installing FC6T1 and todays rawhide.  The installer uses
> > the wrong resolution.  My monitor and video card are SGI 1600SW digital
> > LCD (non-DDC) and a Number Nine Revolution IV video card (32MB of ram).
> > I opened a bug in fedora's bugzilla but the bug has been open for over
> > two years and they don't seem to care.  The problem is anaconda starts
> > the monitor at 1024x768 and that is not the correct resolution for this
> > monitor.  The correct resolution is either 800x512 and 1600x1024.  The
> > redhat group says it an X problem so I am asking the X group.  Whose
> > problem is this?  I have lived with this problem for 6 years.
> >
> >
>There are several similar problems, including one involving an IBM LCD
>display.  I think some of the work that ajax is doing may resolve some
>of these issues.

Is there anything I can do to help?  I would be willing to test patches.


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