[Linux-fbdev-devel] Matrox G550, dual head, 1680x1050
hjk at linutronix.de
Tue Mar 6 01:38:15 PST 2007
Am Dienstag, 6. März 2007 10:25 schrieb Petr Vandrovec:
> Hans-Jürgen Koch wrote:
> > Am Montag, 5. März 2007 05:59 schrieb Petr Vandrovec:
> >> Can you try setting vxres for second head from 1680 to 1696, or 1728?
> >> Maybe X look at vxres and not at framebuffer line length (what fbset -i
> >> reports for line length?)
> > Here are more details:
> > 1.) I boot my kernel (vanilla 22.214.171.124) with the following parameters:
> > video=matroxfb:outputs:120,pixclock:7380,xres:1680,yres:1050,upper:32,
> > lower:4,left:32,right:224,hslen:136,vslen:4,depth:32
> > This initializes the primary head correctly. The second head is probably
> > wrong, because the monitor's on screen message complains about a
> > non-ideal resolution.
> Second head always starts in 640x480/32bpp. You have to use fbset to
> switch it to different mode, so matroxfb works fine as far as I can tell.
> > As you can see, the second monitor fell back to VGA resolution, but the
> > logs tell that X thinks it successfully switched to 1680x1050. The KDE
> > control center reports the same. The image on the second monitor is
> > distorted.
> Because X (mga driver) was programming hardware...
> > 4.) I then issue the following command:
> > $ fbset -fb /dev/fb1 -g 1680 1050 1696 1050 32 -t 7380 224 32 32 4 136 4
> > With that, the image on the second monitor immediately becomes clear, and
> > I have a fully working xinerama configuration then.
> Yes, and this corrects X programming mistake.
> > As far as I can see, fbset is the only way to initialize the second head
> > properly. Neither matroxfb nor mga do it correctly with 1680x1050.
> Well, fbset == matroxfb, so I do not quite understand your complaint.
If matroxfb deliberately initializes the second head to 640x480/32bpp, then it
is OK. I thought the kernel boot parameters would apply to both heads. But on
second thought, I agree, it has to be that way. Otherwise you'd run into
trouble if you had two different monitors connected as there are no
individual settings for both heads.
Thanks for your explanations!
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