1920x1200 on 965G / P5B-VM

Marius Gedminas mgedmin at b4net.lt
Sat Mar 1 07:39:59 PST 2008

On Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 08:32:05PM +0100, Nicolas George wrote:
> I have an Asus P5B-VM motherboard, with a 965G video controller. It is
> currently running with a CRT monitor at 1600×1200 (75 Hz), quite well¹, but
> the monitor is showing signs of old age, and I consider replacing it with a
> 1920×1200 LCD.
> I know that it should work perfectly, and maybe I am being somewhat
> overparanoid, but I have read horror stories about some Intel chipsets at
> non-4/3 resolutions, so I want to be really sure before buying.

The older Intel video driver (i810) had problems with non-4/3
resolutions.  The new driver (intel) works fine.

I've a laptop with Intel GM965 and a 1280x800 screen.  Ubuntu Gutsy
works fine.

> The best answer I could hope for would be "I have the same motherboard, it
> works for me [with the following tricky settings]", but any piece of
> informed advice would be welcome.
> 1 : except that, for some mysterious reason, the preferred resolution is
> 1280×1024 at 85, and I have to use xrandr to switch just after the startup; but
> that is not a big issue.

Could be the OS prefers a mode with a larger refresh rate (I think
Ubuntu does this, after many complaints of users unhappy with tiny
pixels and flickering screens).

Or it could be a GNOME setting -- if you ever used the GNOME display
resolution dialog, it will remember your last choice made there and
apply it on every login.

Marius Gedminas
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