Intel driver does not honor Preferred Mode

Alex Deucher alexdeucher at
Tue Oct 9 08:35:16 PDT 2007

On 10/9/07, Chase Douglas <chasedouglas at> wrote:
> My TMDS-1 connected monitor does not like the default 1600x1200
> resolution used by X. I have created a new mode for this resolution that
> works for me. Unfortunately, the intel driver does not honor the
> "PreferredMode" option in my Monitor section.
> I'm using a gentoo ebuild, and I am trying to debug it, but it doesn't
> seem to build anything within src/modes and a grep on for
> "using initial mode" shows that the code that outputs that line in the
> xorg log file is not included in the Where is the mode
> choosing code compiled into?

The xserver (not the driver) handles the parsing and use of the monitor section.


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