Subject: Re: problems with X configuration
To: Wolfgang S. Rupprecht <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/05/2005 16:27:21
In message <>, "Wolfgang S. Rupprecht" writes:
>Matthieu Herrb <> writes:
>> Why isn't Dell's BIOS  advertising the 1600x1200 mode, I can't
>> tell. 
>Does the LCD in question even have 1600x1200 pixels?
>I've been looking at LCD's for a while, but most of them are only
>1280x1024.  Only the largest units (21" or over) seem to have
>1200x1600 pixels.  (eg. Samsung 213T and Viewsonic VP211b)

Yes, it has 1600x1200 resolution; it's a 20.1" display.

What I don't understand is the phrae "Supported Future Video Modes".
Does that mean that VESA is considering the mode, but hasn't endorsed 
it yet?  And what, if anything, in the X suite should know about it?

		--Prof. Steven M. Bellovin,