G965, VGA flat panel, xf86-video-intel 2.0.0 and xorg-server

JM Ibanez jm at orangeandbronze.com
Tue May 8 11:21:26 PDT 2007

"Javier Ruiz Hidalgo" <jrhlist at gmail.com> writes:

> Hi,
> Sorry I can't help you as I've got a similar problem using same server and intel driver versions using Ross' ubuntu feisty packages though  (thanks again ross for providing them!). When starting the server
> it refuses to use the panel's 1440x900 resolution (it's an LG flat panel connected through VGA) saying something like "1440x900" (bad mode clock/interlace/doublescan)". Here is the xorg log:
> http://gps-tsc.upc.es/imatge/_Jrh/intel_problems/Xorg.0.log
> If I then use xrand1.2 to switch between the LG panel and the internal laptop screen it detects the 1440x900 resolution and 'xrandr --outoput VGA --auto" switches to 1440x900 but it looks distorted and the
> screen only fills half of the LG panel, see this picture (maybe you andrew can try this to see if it helps):
> http://gps-tsc.upc.es/imatge/_Jrh/intel_problems/distortion.JPG

I have a sneaky suspicion that these monitors are providing incorrect
EDID data.

As I don't know enough of EDID, I can't help. Can you try hardcoding a
modeline in the Monitor section for your external monitor?

JM Ibanez
Software Architect
Orange & Bronze Software Labs, Ltd. Co.

jm at orangeandbronze.com

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