New Monitor Weirdnesses or how do I get Xorg to pay attention to my xorg.conf file?
heller at deepsoft.com
Fri Dec 4 07:30:50 PST 2015
At Fri, 4 Dec 2015 12:32:59 +1000 Dave Airlie <airlied at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 4 December 2015 at 12:27, Robert Heller <heller at deepsoft.com> wrote:
> > At Thu, 3 Dec 2015 16:27:22 -0500 Felix Miata <mrmazda at earthlink.net> wrote:
> >> Robert Heller composed on 2015-12-03 16:00 (UTC-0500):
> >> > I use a distro with long term support.
> >> Not without a price. What you have is hardware technology that is more
> >> advanced than the foundation on which that support is built. A GeForce 8200
> >> needs either the FOSS nouveau driver, which seems to be missing from CentOS
> >> 5, or the proprietary NVidia driver. VESA is a low technology fallback driver
> >> wholly incapable of properly supporting widescreen displays. AFAICT, there's
> >> no amount of xorg.conf or xrandr twiddling you can do to overcome the
> >> shortcomings of a fallback driver.
> > The video chipset has been working fine with the CentOS software, with a 4:3
> > monitor. The (available) proprietary NVidia driver won't work with a Xen
> > kernel.
> The graphics card BIOS contains the modes that vesa can use. It doesn't have
> widescreen modes in it. The below 3 choices are yours.
> CentOS6 should drive things better in theory.
I guess I will have to upgade to CentOS 6...
> >> > *I* have better things to do than
> >> > spend all of my time dealing with incompatible updates every few months.
> >> You have 3 choices that I can see:
> >> 1-upgrade software to the technology level of your hardware (nouveau driver,
> >> likely requiring KMS kernel)
> >> 2-backlevel your video hardware (either supported gfxcard, or supported 4:3
> >> or 5:4 aspect display)
> >> 3-suffer a standard aspect video mode on your widescreen display
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