Resolution problem solved

Yesterday I posted about trying to get my old CRT to do 1600×1200 again using Fedora 11. Yesterday I had an incorrect xorg.conf, here’s the correct one that is working for me. The key to my problem was adding the Modeline to the Monitor section NOT to the Display section.

After putting this xorg.conf into action I got 1600×1200 from the gdm
login screen onwards. I don’t think there is any hope for the bootup screens they still show up with some awful resolution.

# Xorg configuration created by system-config-display

Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier     "single head configuration"
	Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
	InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Keyboard0"
	Driver      "kbd"
	Option	    "XkbModel" "pc105"
	Option	    "XkbLayout" "us+inet"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier   "Monitor0"
	ModelName    "NEC MultiSync E900+"
	HorizSync    31.0 - 96.0
	VertRefresh  55.0 - 160.0
	Option	    "dpms"
	Modeline "1600x1200"  190.50  1600 1720 1888 2176  1200 1203 1207 1252 -hsync +vsync
EndSection

Section "Device"
	Identifier  "Videocard0"
	Driver      "radeon"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
	Identifier "Screen0"
	Device     "Videocard0"
	Monitor    "Monitor0"
	DefaultDepth     24
    
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     24
		Modes    "1600x1200"
        #"1600x1024" "1440x900" "1400x1050" "1360x768" "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480" "640x400" "640x350"
	EndSubSection
EndSection
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