There is a mode line above the one commented out which has:
This corresponds to the Modeline entry in the monitor section. This seems to be the only way I have found to force X to recognize the 1280x1024 mode for this monitor. I did not have to do this with RH9 but seems to be necessary with RHEL. The modes line that is commented out were the only resolutions recognized by the configuration tool.
Thanks for taking a look.