Ripe for adding new modelines?

Alex Deucher alexdeucher at
Thu Aug 11 20:39:12 PDT 2005

On 8/11/05, Philip Prindeville <philipp_subx at> wrote:
> I was just looking at:
> Xserver/hw/xfree86/etc/extramodes
> and noticed it's been relatively unchanging the last 2-3 years...
> I also noticed that there are a lot of laptop and LCD monitor modes
> (such as 1680x1050 or 1920x1200) which aren't VESA norms but
> have become defacto standards.
> Further, timing modes for PAL/SECAM, ATSC, NTSC, and the
> various DVD and HD modes should probably also find a home
> here (like 1280x720, 1440x960, etc).
> With TV-out becoming more prevalent, wouldn't this be A Good
> Thing?
> Or am I missing something?
> Speaking from personal experience, I've used monitors (like the Dell
> 2005FPW) that report *wrong* timing modes via DDC/EDID and
> had to tweak them by hand or via xvidtune...  Or else I've googled
> modelines hoping that someone out there had already done the
> homework and figured out what the appropriate timings were.  I'd
> like to see other people spared having to do the same, and "just have
> it work" instead.
> -Philip

By all means!  Post a patch on xorg bugzilla (


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