Subject: Re: GeForce2 MX, vesa XFree86 driver and "Not using mode
To: None <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/24/2006 16:10:17
On Mon, 24 Apr 2006 21:38:27 +0200, Joel CARNAT <> wrote:

> Hi,
> I did configure my XFree86 (from NetBSD 3.99.17) to use the vesa driver
> (rather than nv) with my GeForce2 MX (64Mo of memory). Since then, I
> can't go above "1024x768" (when I can do 1280x1024 with the nv driver).
> The XFree86 logs seems to indicate the card knows some "1280x1024" modes
> but at the end, X claims not to know any.
> Is there a special thing to do to enable resolution above 1024x768 with
> the vesa driver ? Log and Conf are attached.
I had to switch to xorg on some of my machines to deal with similar issues.

		--Steven M. Bellovin,