modeset(0): Modeline "1680x1050"x0.0

Colin Law clanlaw at
Tue Nov 20 15:41:12 UTC 2018

On Fri, 9 Nov 2018 at 20:59, Chris <chris.pollock1948 at> wrote:
> Since update to 18.04.1LTS in Aug periodically what's shown here
> gets output to syslog.

Did you tell us how often it is happening?  I don't know whether you
suspend the PC but if you do then I think it will happen on resume.
tail -f /var/log/syslog | grep -i modeline
and leave the terminal open.  See if it happens when you do something
in particular.

I am seeing a number of these each day, looking at the log, I am
running the command to see when it happens here.


 I can see that it appears to be informational or
> at least I assume that's what the (II) stands for. I can find nothing
> that actually causes it. At first I thought it was possibly the XFE
> file browser as it seemed to show up when bringing it up but that's
> been proven not true. It's not hurting anything I'm just curious what's
> the cause. Didn't happen with 16.04LTS.
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> Description:    Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS, kernel 4.15.0-38-generic
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