View Full Version : 9600GT VESA BIOS: needless underscan

07-15-11, 02:42 AM
I have connected a Hanns.G HL225DBB 1080p LED monitor via DVI-D to my 9600GT from Gigabyte.

I often use the Linux console in VESA mode, because KMS is not compatible with nVidia's Linux drivers for X. The problem is: Using the VESA BIOS for modesetting, I have the console in a 17" sized window surrounded by big black bars. Seems the BIOS thinks, my monitor is a TV screen and does needless underscanning. Also the 1920x1080 native mode is not available from the VESA BIOS, only 720p (1280x720) can be used. Is there anything I can do about it? Additionally is there a chance to correct the aspect ratio of 4:3 modes, while the BIOS is used? Currently they are distorted, windowboxed and not pillowboxed as it should be.

Of course, there is no problem with the nVidia driver. Using X, everything is fine. Because it is a BIOS issue, I posted to this forum.