videogen - Create arbitrary-res modelines using hardware parameters

Property Value
Distribution Debian 10 (Buster)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package filename videogen_0.33-8_amd64.deb
Package name videogen
Package version 0.33
Package release 8
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Category hardware::video interface::commandline role::program scope::utility use::configuring x11
License -
Maintainer Bas Zoetekouw <>
Download size 26.64 KB
Installed size 78.00 KB
Videogen is a small but nice utility to create modelines you can
insert into your xorg.conf and fb.modes files.
Modeline is created by telling the program the resolution you want
and your video hardware parameters (maximum video adapter
bandwidth, maximum HCF and VCF of the monitor etc).
Note that for most modern installations, Xorg will handle its own modesetting
automatically, and you don't need videogen to generate any Modelines.
The tool 'some_modes' may help you to create some common modes fast.


Package Version Architecture Repository
videogen_0.33-8_i386.deb 0.33 i386 Debian Main
videogen - - -


Name Value
bc -
libc6 >= 2.14


Type URL
Binary Package videogen_0.33-8_amd64.deb
Source Package videogen

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install videogen deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install videogen




2019-04-29 - Bas Zoetekouw <>
videogen (0.33-8) unstable; urgency=medium
* Fix FTCBFS: (Closes: #928066)
+ Let dh_auto_build pass cross tools to make.
+ Don't force a build architecture CC.
(patch by Helmut Grohne <>)
2019-02-12 - Bas Zoetekouw <>
videogen (0.33-7) unstable; urgency=low
* Update packaging
* Install upstream changelog in the correct place
* Fix gcc warnings
* Add recommends on dialog | whiptail | zenity to make the some_modes script
useful by default
2018-08-09 - Bas Zoetekouw <>
videogen (0.33-6) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix FTBFS: linking to libm is necessary on archs for which floor()
is not a macro
2018-08-09 - Bas Zoetekouw <>
videogen (0.33-5) unstable; urgency=low
* Update standards-version to 4.2.0
- added Rules-Requires-Root: no to control
- update copyright file to machine-parseble format
* Update watch file
2014-12-28 - Bas Zoetekouw <>
videogen (0.33-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Properly use specified CPPFLAGS
2014-12-23 - Bas Zoetekouw <>
videogen (0.33-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Woops 2, fix install target
2014-12-23 - Bas Zoetekouw <>
videogen (0.33-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Woops, don't forget to link against libm
2014-12-22 - Bas Zoetekouw <>
videogen (0.33-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release
- fixed a bug that caused maximal vfreq to be disregarded when desired
vfreq was higher
- added ability to use floating point value for max_dotclk in the
configuration file
* Fixes to some_modes script (Closes: #545921)
Thanks to Ross Combs.
* Switch to dpkg-source 3.0 (quilt) format (Closes: #670936)
Thanks to Jari Aalto.
* Switch to debhelper version 9
* Bumped standards-version to 3.9.6
2009-07-03 - Bas Zoetekouw <>
videogen (0.32-5) unstable; urgency=low
* Move to debhelper version 5
* Add explicit copyright notice to copyright file
* Move to standards-version 3.8.3:
- add Homepage field to control file
2007-12-14 - Bas Zoetekouw <>
videogen (0.32-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix debian/controlto refer to xorg.conf instead of XF86Config-4
* Fix manpages to refer to Xorg and fix bad language
Thanks to J. S. Bygott for the patches.
[07_videogen_man.dpatch] (Closes: #410361)
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.7.3 (no changes required)
* Don't ignore errors in call to make clean, as suggested by lintian

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