Intel driver does not honor Preferred Mode

Alex Deucher alexdeucher at
Tue Oct 9 09:13:04 PDT 2007

On 10/9/07, Colin Guthrie <gmane at> wrote:
> Alex Deucher wrote:
> > 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.
> See:
> and

does any one have a preference on the second patch (I know there are
several floating around.  We should apply one of them to master.


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