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Date:      Mon, 13 Jul 2009 10:09:22 -0500
From:      Robert Noland <>
To:        "Andrew J. Caines" <>
Subject:   Re: Problem with VESA and 1680x1050
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On Sun, 2009-07-12 at 23:26 -0400, Andrew J. Caines wrote:
> John,
> > I have a new box with an onboard GeForce 8200, which is not supported
> >  by the 'nv' driver yet.
> If you don't mind the closed code and aren't running 64 bit, you can use
> x11/nvidia-driver.
> Another option is x11-drivers/xf86-video-nouveau, but according to the
> status page[1], "Some gpu's integrated onto the motherboard do not
> function with nouveau for unknown reason, they include the geforce
> 8200/8300"

You can try nouveau with and/or without my kernel patch for drm support.

which should work with the current ports of libdrm and

should work with libdrm and nouveau from git.  IGP chips should be
supported.  I would be interested to hear reports of success or failure
either way.


> You might be able to get more help if you provide the chip ID.
> > (II) VESA(0): Not using mode "1680x1050" (no mode of this name) So
> > what gives? It seems like VESA is aware that the mode is supported,=20
> > yet it drops it later on anyway.
> That's not a VESA mode[1].
> [1]
> [1] See e.g.
> since is useless for getting any information

Robert Noland <>

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