kms howto - is there one?

Adam Jackson ajax at
Mon Mar 22 14:07:15 UTC 2010

On Fri, 2010-03-19 at 15:26 -0700, Adam Williamson wrote:
> On Fri, 2010-03-19 at 17:21 -0400, Felix Miata wrote:
> > But the monitor definition in Mandriva is sufficient by providing HorizSync
> > and VertRefresh ranges exclusively (same as in F13 with mga). The only
> > modelines I've ever seen drakx11 insert are the same two old 768x576 at 79 &
> > 768x576 at 100 it did back when the whole distro fit on one CD.
> This is making my brain leak out of my ears, but if I have it right, the
> fundamental issue under all of this verbiage is that you find that on
> F13, just setting a correct horizsync is not enough to make all the
> modes that fit in that horizsync range available, you also have to
> provide modelines, right?
> Well, it's up to ajax whether that's desired behaviour or a bug. ajax,
> what say you?

For outputs where we don't find EDID, that's a bug.

For outputs where we do find EDID, it's... subtle.  I suppose at that
point you've asked for range-based validation, regardless of whether the
monitor really is multisync in the CRT sense, so we may as well generate
modes for you.  So probably a bug there too.

- ajax
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