kms howto - is there one?

Bruno Wolff III bruno at
Fri Mar 19 05:10:28 UTC 2010

On Fri, Mar 19, 2010 at 00:56:04 -0400,
  Felix Miata <mrmazda at> wrote:
> Actually not (AFAICT), if the driver version is current F13 (intel on i845G &
> radeon on rv200 at least). Setup via xorg.conf is working in current Factory,
> Lucid & Cooker, using all drivers I tested with, and also working in F13 if
> using mga. In every case, those working properly require no modelines in
> xorg.conf, and no mode or modeline configuration with xrandr, to escape from
> the 1024x768 lockdown.

By working, I meant that you could do it entirely in xorg.conf. But that does
include defining mode lines there as the drivers don't. You can't just
request a display size as it won't be used if it doesn't correspond to
a defined mode line.

I am doing this for both an rv280 and an nv28.

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