Copyright © 2000 Eric S. Raymond
$Date: 2003/07/14 21:32:42 $
|Revision 6.4||2003-07-14||Revised by: esr|
|Revision 6.3||2003-02-22||Revised by: esr|
|Revision 6.2||2002-02-03||Revised by: esr|
|Minor corrections about mode line autogeneration.|
|Revision 6.1||2001-10-29||Revised by: esr|
|Note that VESA modes top out at 1920x1440.|
|Revision 6.0||2001-08-09||Revised by: esr|
|Clearer explanation of DDC and EDID. This HOWTO is now basically obsolete.|
|Revision 5.0||2000-08-22||Revised by: esr|
|First DocBook version.|
This HOWTO is effectively obsolete. Current (4.0.1 and up) versions of XFree86 compute optimal modelines from the resolution you specify in the Modes section of your X configuration file.
How to compose a mode line for your card/monitor combination under XFree86. The XFree86 distribution now includes good facilities for configuring most standard combinations; this document is mainly useful if you are tuning a custom mode line for an ultra-high-performance monitor or very unusual hardware. It may also help you in using kvideogen to generate mode lines, or xvidtune to tweak a standard mode that is not quite right for your monitor.