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Hi! I have my HTPC connected through VGA to a 50" plasma, outputting the panel native resolution at 1366x768, with different refresh rates according to content to be played back (24Hz or 48Hz, 50Hz, 60Hz, etc.).

Booting the Live CD works perfectly but I'm unable to get those resolutions that I had to create through the control panel, in Windows.

How can I access them in Linux (Live)?
Anyone?
Please list your hardware and how you connect to your display exactly? Debug log from XBMC also needed.
E2180, 2GB RAM, Nvidia 8800GT, connected through VGA to the plasma panel.

Under Windows I can set a custom resolution for the native resolution of the panel, as its EDID, for reasons unknown, is communicating the wrong resolutions (there are several available, but the native resolution is not among them. XBMC shows me these).

The Nvidia driver allows, through the Windows control panel, for the creation of custom resolutions.

I am unable to provide a log, as I don't (yet) own a USB key big enough to store XBMC and CD is read only.

I guess the question could be, very newbie I know: does Linux allow for custom resolutions with Nvidia cards, the same way as Windows does?
ashlar Wrote:Hi! I have my HTPC connected through VGA to a 50" plasma, outputting the panel native resolution at 1366x768, with different refresh rates according to content to be played back (24Hz or 48Hz, 50Hz, 60Hz, etc.).

Is that even possible?
You can create custom modelines with this tool
http://xtiming.sourceforge.net/cgi-bin/xtiming.pl

Example modeline to place in xorg.conf
Modeline "[email protected]" 136.31 1920 1952 2464 2496 1080 1103 1112 1135
cloud79 Wrote:Is that even possible?
Under Windows? Yes, it is. Search for Reclock and see for yourself (but I saw something similar for XBMC as well, maybe in the plugin section?).
Quote:You can create custom modelines with this tool
http://xtiming.sourceforge.net/cgi-bin/xtiming.pl

Example modeline to place in xorg.conf
Modeline "[email protected]" 136.31 1920 1952 2464 2496 1080 1103 1112 1135
Ok, so custom resolutions are possible under Linux... I was not sure about that. I see that the link you gave sticks to multiple of 8 for the resolution. That's a somewhat old limitation, AFAIK.
Regarding autoswitching for refresh rate, have a look here: http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=36972
Cool! I didn't know that. Hope it will be implemented soon