DebianThis forum is for the discussion of Debian Linux.
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
Ok, thanks to farslayer now it's alright. To create modelines i used http://www.sh.nu/nvidia/gtf.php it's simpler and avoid wrong input from the user. After adding modes to Monitor section, add them also under resolution in Screen section, just add the "..." part (example: "1152x864_100.00"). I still cant select the modes from Dekstop/Preferences/Screen Resolution menu, but it's all selectable from the menu: Applications/System Tools/NVIDIA X Server Settings/X Server Display Configuration and select what res/refresh you want. Then click "Apply". After a restart i found the refresh set to Auto without knowing which refresh was applied, likely it's the correct one but i dont know. Or you could click "Save to X Configuration File" (nivida panel) (it makes a backup) but it changes your conf, dont know if it's the case, it seems to save modelines tho.
This my current (working) xorg.conf:
I dont know whats metamodes and all that stuff, i'd stick with the original one.
EDIT: so now i have restarted and im using my original conf(the first one above in this post). I set via nvidia cp the refresh, at restart as i said it's set to Auto, BUT i noticed now that it DID save the refresh, since when i select a different one my screen goes black for a moment to change mode, while it doesnt if i select the refresh i previously chosed. Hooray. So, forget that "Save to X Configuration File" crap. Thanks for the help.
Thanks everybody for contributing to this thread, and I hope I can get some assistance from any of you.
Fresh install of Etch, the system has on-board nVidia (GEForce 6500), and I have the driver. Proceeded to install as described above. First it complained that it couldn't find gcc, so installed that. Now it complains that it can't find the "kernel source tree." I have a pretty good idea what that is, but can't find any such thing under the Synaptic Package Manager.
Without that, it won't compile the kernel routines it needs (oh, and it has already tried and failed to find one on the nVidia site).
This is a viewsonic monitor (lcd) and on-board video with capabilities up to 1600x1200 - 60 Hz. It ran at that resolution/refresh under Mandriva, without even having to install the nVidia-downloaded driver.
Any help you can offer is greatly appreciated. My goal is to get it to 1600x1200, and then use randr to rotate the output vertically.
The nvidia packages that I use are the Debian ones from Randall Donald. At some point, when I was using etch just like now, I got a higher kernel version (the sources are now 2.6.18). I recompiled the kernel and installed it, and expected to just do
But not only does my nvidia card not work (which is bad enough), my complete X has stopped working! It says "no devices found" with both the nv and the nvidia driver!!!
Would anyone be able to help me with this? I can login as root (maybe that's the problem so would be able to provide detailed information!
By the way: my card is an oldie: GeForce2 MX 400.
I tried installing nvidia-legacy and nvidia-glx-legacy, but that doesn't work.
In the "stable" branch, I get the message "what is nvidia-legacy?" and in the testing and unstable branches, I get "what is nvidia-glx-legacy?"
The strangest reply I could have predicted was "package not found"...
Any idea on how to get X back (either with nv or with nvidia)?
I haven't been able to find the legacy package in etch either, and that is definitely what you need for that card. so you need to PURGE the Debian nvidia driver or you will have issues with the one from nvidia.
Please post the your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file and list your graphic hardware: pci/pci-e/integrated (if it is the case that you are using the integrated, I don't think it is, let me know if this is intel...)
include you monitor and spcecifications as well, why not, eh?
Also, if you switch you /etc/X11/xorg.conf video driver to "nv" does this work? Did it every work with the Nvidia drivers, say, before a recent update?
My machine is AMD64
Motherboard is Gigabyte
Card is 7300 GT (AGP)
Monitor is Benq fp731
This is ONE of many xorgs
# xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration file)
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
# Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
# sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg
Identifier "Default Screen"
Monitor "Configured Monitor"
Device "Configured Video Device"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Identifier "Default Layout"
screen "Default Screen"
Identifier "Configured Monitor"
I suspect that this xorg.conf file does not work; you have not specified the video screen resolutions, pci/agp bus location (lspci should locate it for you)and a few other things.
When you reconfigure X, dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg, with the correct parameters: video card driver as nv (just to be on the safe side)and the screen resolution set correctly, I assume it works? Just not 3D though, no?
And, when you try to install the Nvidia driver, log in as root without starting X. Start the installation and do not let the Nvidia install update your xorg.conf, do that yourself. Edit the xorg.file to include glx, extentions after