Copyright © 2000 by Eric S. Raymond
$Date: 2001/08/11 00:37:48 $
|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 a 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.