Intel driver: initial mode issue..

Eric Anholt eric at
Thu Oct 18 15:24:57 PDT 2007

On Thu, 2007-10-18 at 18:24 +0800, Rob Kramer wrote:
> Hi,
> After upgrading to openSuse 10.3 x86_64, my screen doesn't want to start in
> 1600x1200 anymore. Instead, it uses 1152x864:
> (II) intel(0): Output VGA using initial mode 1152x864
> I can use xrandr to change this, but I'm just wondering why it doesn't pick
> the first entry in the Screen section anymore. 

Your monitor has a buggy EDID and doesn't advertise a preferred mode
despite advertising 1.3.  Since it has a credible-looking detailed
timing, I've added a quirk for it to X Server master to prefer that one,
so if you update, you shouldn't need any of the modelines or
PreferredMode setting you currently have.

Eric Anholt                             anholt at
eric at                         eric.anholt at

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