Subject: Re: GeForce2 MX, vesa XFree86 driver and "Not using mode "1280x1024" (no mode of this name)"
To: None <>
From: Jared D. McNeill <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/24/2006 18:08:57
On 24-Apr-06, at 4:38 PM, 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.

Your VESA BIOS claims to only support 1280x1024 at 4, 8, and 16bpp;  
your XF86Config is trying to use 24bpp. I'd be willing to bet that if  
you use the following Screen section it will work:

Section "Screen"
	Identifier "Screen0"
	Device     "Card0"
	Monitor     "LCD"
	DefaultDepth     16
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     16
		Modes    "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600"