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I'd like to create a custom modeline/resolution for the DVI output of my 8400GS card in my Ubuntu 9.04 system, using the nvidia restricted driver.

  1. Is this possible?
  2. If so, how do I do it? xorg.conf? Or some secret nvidia database?

I ask because I spent man-days trying to make a custom resolution work with a component video output under 8.04 only to find out that for some unfathomable reason it is simply not supported (it's trivial in Windows with the same hardware).

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It's been a decade since I did that (ran a fixed frequency high res sun monitor), and while thing have changed, I'd think it can be done. Google it? – Ronald Pottol Sep 14 '09 at 0:28
Googling hasn't helped yet. Occasionally see people that want something similar but no definitive answers either way. – Fred Hamilton Sep 14 '09 at 6:21

I believe it can be done.

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