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Old 01-20-2011, 09:41 PM   #1
lugoteehalt
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Squeeze newly installed, wrong aspect ratio, nvidia driver?


Just installed squeeze from small CD that talks to the internet. Did it on old monitor with a squarish screen. Now on TV 'monitor' with wide screen the aspect ratio is wrong, not wide enough.

It is using Debian's graphics driver. On the previous Lenny X would only work with NVidia's proprietary driver. Should I install NVidea's driver (I've tried this and it gets nasty) or should I stick with the Debian thing - and, if so, how I get it to better aspect ratio? Using KDE. Thanks for any help.
 
Old 01-21-2011, 07:31 AM   #2
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You may now need a custom xorg.conf file with the appropriate modelines. From a terminal window as root:
Code:
Xorg -configure :1
This will create the file xorg.conf.new. Edit it as needed (I have to add a modeline for my monitor's default 1680x1050 mode or I just get 1024x768) and copy the fixed-up version to /etc/X11/xorg.conf. Restart X and you should be good to go.
 
Old 01-21-2011, 09:15 AM   #3
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The open source nouveau-driver and the proprietary nvidia driver should both detect your monitor on startup. Are you sure that you are using the right driver? Please post your Xorg.0.log (can be found in /var/log) between code-tags here.
 
Old 01-21-2011, 08:06 PM   #4
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The open source nouveau-driver and the proprietary nvidia driver should both detect your monitor on startup. Are you sure that you are using the right driver? Please post your Xorg.0.log (can be found in /var/log) between code-tags here.
This might upset a moderator but to do as you asked:
Code:
X.Org X Server 1.7.7
Release Date: 2010-05-04
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.32.26-dsa-amd64 x86_64 Debian
Current Operating System: Linux fido 2.6.32-5-amd64 #1 SMP Wed Jan 12 03:40:32 UTC 2011 x86_64
Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-5-amd64 root=UUID=7581ad58-9ba0-4d6c-bb40-05541d7477ef ro quiet
Build Date: 02 December 2010  01:10:32AM
xorg-server 2:1.7.7-10 (Julien Cristau <jcristau@debian.org>) 
Current version of pixman: 0.16.4
        Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
        to make sure that you have the latest version.
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
        (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
        (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Fri Jan 21 18:35:35 2011
(==) Using system config directory "/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d"
(==) No Layout section.  Using the first Screen section.
(==) No screen section available. Using defaults.
(**) |-->Screen "Default Screen Section" (0)
(**) |   |-->Monitor "<default monitor>"
(==) No monitor specified for screen "Default Screen Section".
        Using a default monitor configuration.
(==) Automatically adding devices
(==) Automatically enabling devices
(WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic" does not exist.
        Entry deleted from font path.
(==) FontPath set to:
        /usr/share/fonts/X11/misc,
        /usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/:unscaled,
        /usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/:unscaled,
        /usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1,
        /usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi,
        /usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi,
        /var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType,
        built-ins
(==) ModulePath set to "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
(II) The server relies on udev to provide the list of input devices.
        If no devices become available, reconfigure udev or disable AutoAddDevices.
(II) Loader magic: 0x7c7500
(II) Module ABI versions:
        X.Org ANSI C Emulation: 0.4
        X.Org Video Driver: 6.0
        X.Org XInput driver : 7.0
        X.Org Server Extension : 2.0
(++) using VT number 7

(--) PCI:*(0:5:0:0) 10de:0404:0000:0000 nVidia Corporation G84 [GeForce 8400 GS] rev 161, Mem @ 0xfa000000/16777216, 0xd0000000/268435456, 0xf8000000/33554432, I/O @ 0x00009c00/128, BIOS @ 0x????????/131072
(II) Open ACPI successful (/var/run/acpid.socket)
(II) LoadModule: "extmod"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libextmod.so
(II) Module extmod: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
        compiled for 1.7.7, module version = 1.0.0
        Module class: X.Org Server Extension
        ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 2.0
(II) Loading extension SELinux
(II) Loading extension MIT-SCREEN-SAVER
(II) Loading extension XFree86-VidModeExtension
(II) Loading extension XFree86-DGA
(II) Loading extension DPMS
(II) Loading extension XVideo
(II) Loading extension XVideo-MotionCompensation
(II) Loading extension X-Resource
(II) LoadModule: "dbe"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libdbe.so
(II) Module dbe: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
        compiled for 1.7.7, module version = 1.0.0
        Module class: X.Org Server Extension
        ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 2.0
(II) Loading extension DOUBLE-BUFFER
(II) LoadModule: "glx"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libglx.so
(II) Module glx: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
        compiled for 1.7.7, module version = 1.0.0
        ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 2.0
(==) AIGLX enabled
(II) Loading extension GLX
(II) LoadModule: "record"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/librecord.so
(II) Module record: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
        compiled for 1.7.7, module version = 1.13.0
        Module class: X.Org Server Extension
        ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 2.0
(II) Loading extension RECORD
(II) LoadModule: "dri"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libdri.so
(II) Module dri: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
        compiled for 1.7.7, module version = 1.0.0
        ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 2.0
(II) Loading extension XFree86-DRI
(II) LoadModule: "dri2"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libdri2.so
(II) Module dri2: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
        compiled for 1.7.7, module version = 1.1.0
        ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 2.0
(II) Loading extension DRI2
(==) Matched nouveau as autoconfigured driver 0
(==) Matched nv as autoconfigured driver 1
(==) Matched vesa as autoconfigured driver 2
(==) Matched fbdev as autoconfigured driver 3
(==) Assigned the driver to the xf86ConfigLayout
(II) LoadModule: "nouveau"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/nouveau_drv.so
(II) Module nouveau: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
        compiled for 1.7.7, module version = 0.0.15
        Module class: X.Org Video Driver
        ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 6.0
(II) LoadModule: "nv"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/nv_drv.so
(II) Module nv: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
        compiled for 1.7.7, module version = 2.1.17
        Module class: X.Org Video Driver
        ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 6.0
(II) LoadModule: "vesa"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/vesa_drv.so
(II) Module vesa: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
        compiled for 1.7.7, module version = 2.3.0
        Module class: X.Org Video Driver
        ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 6.0
(II) LoadModule: "fbdev"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/fbdev_drv.so
(II) Module fbdev: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
        compiled for 1.7.6.901, module version = 0.4.2
        ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 6.0
(II) NOUVEAU driver Date:   Tue Mar 16 13:08:37 2010 +1000
(II) NOUVEAU driver for NVIDIA chipset families :
        RIVA TNT    (NV04)
        RIVA TNT2   (NV05)
        GeForce 256 (NV10)
        GeForce 2   (NV11, NV15)
        GeForce 4MX (NV17, NV18)
        GeForce 3   (NV20)
        GeForce 4Ti (NV25, NV28)
        GeForce FX  (NV3x)
        GeForce 6   (NV4x)
        GeForce 7   (G7x)
        GeForce 8   (G8x)
(II) NOUVEAU driver Date:   Tue Mar 16 13:08:37 2010 +1000
(II) NOUVEAU driver for NVIDIA chipset families :
        RIVA TNT    (NV04)
        RIVA TNT2   (NV05)
        GeForce 256 (NV10)
        GeForce 2   (NV11, NV15)
        GeForce 4MX (NV17, NV18)
        GeForce 3   (NV20)
        GeForce 4Ti (NV25, NV28)
        GeForce FX  (NV3x)
        GeForce 6   (NV4x)
        GeForce 7   (G7x)
        GeForce 8   (G8x)
(II) VESA: driver for VESA chipsets: vesa
(II) FBDEV: driver for framebuffer: fbdev
(II) Primary Device is: PCI 05@00:00:0
drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card0
drmOpenByBusid: Searching for BusID pci:0000:05:00.0
drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card0
drmOpenDevice: open result is 8, (OK)
drmOpenByBusid: drmOpenMinor returns 8
drmOpenByBusid: drmGetBusid reports pci:0000:05:00.0
(II) [drm] nouveau interface version: 0.0.15
(EE) [drm] KMS not enabled
(WW) Falling back to old probe method for fbdev
(II) Loading sub module "fbdevhw"
(II) LoadModule: "fbdevhw"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/linux/libfbdevhw.so
(II) Module fbdevhw: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
        compiled for 1.7.7, module version = 0.0.2
        ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 6.0
(EE) open /dev/fb0: No such file or directory
(II) Loading sub module "vbe"
(II) LoadModule: "vbe"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libvbe.so
(II) Module vbe: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
        compiled for 1.7.7, module version = 1.1.0
        ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 6.0
(II) Loading sub module "int10"
(II) LoadModule: "int10"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libint10.so
(II) Module int10: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
        compiled for 1.7.7, module version = 1.0.0
        ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 6.0
(II) VESA(0): initializing int10
(II) VESA(0): Primary V_BIOS segment is: 0xc000
(II) VESA(0): VESA BIOS detected
(II) VESA(0): VESA VBE Version 3.0
(II) VESA(0): VESA VBE Total Mem: 14336 kB
(II) VESA(0): VESA VBE OEM: NVIDIA
(II) VESA(0): VESA VBE OEM Software Rev: 96.132
(II) VESA(0): VESA VBE OEM Vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
(II) VESA(0): VESA VBE OEM Product: G84 Board - p403h05 - p403h05 
(II) VESA(0): VESA VBE OEM Product Rev: Chip Rev   
(II) VESA(0): Creating default Display subsection in Screen section
        "Default Screen Section" for depth/fbbpp 24/32
(==) VESA(0): Depth 24, (--) framebuffer bpp 32
(==) VESA(0): RGB weight 888
(==) VESA(0): Default visual is TrueColor
(==) VESA(0): Using gamma correction (1.0, 1.0, 1.0)
(II) Loading sub module "ddc"
(II) LoadModule: "ddc"
(II) Module "ddc" already built-in
(II) VESA(0): VESA VBE DDC supported
(II) VESA(0): VESA VBE DDC Level none
(II) VESA(0): VESA VBE DDC transfer in appr. 0 sec.
(II) VESA(0): VESA VBE DDC read failed
(II) VESA(0): VESA VBE PanelID read failed
(II) VESA(0): Searching for matching VESA mode(s):
Mode: 100 (640x400)
        ModeAttributes: 0x3bf
        WinAAttributes: 0x7
        WinBAttributes: 0x0
        WinGranularity: 64
        WinSize: 64
        WinASegment: 0xa000
        WinBSegment: 0x0
        WinFuncPtr: 0xc0008dde
        BytesPerScanline: 640
        XResolution: 640
        YResolution: 400
        XCharSize: 8
        YCharSize: 16
        NumberOfPlanes: 1
        BitsPerPixel: 8
        NumberOfBanks: 1
        MemoryModel: 4
        BankSize: 0
        NumberOfImages: 14
        RedMaskSize: 0
        RedFieldPosition: 0
        GreenMaskSize: 0
        GreenFieldPosition: 0
        BlueMaskSize: 0
        BlueFieldPosition: 0
        RsvdMaskSize: 0
        RsvdFieldPosition: 0
        DirectColorModeInfo: 0
        PhysBasePtr: 0xf9000000
        LinBytesPerScanLine: 640
        BnkNumberOfImagePages: 14
        LinNumberOfImagePages: 14
        LinRedMaskSize: 0
        LinRedFieldPosition: 0
        LinGreenMaskSize: 0
        LinGreenFieldPosition: 0
        LinBlueMaskSize: 0
        LinBlueFieldPosition: 0
        LinRsvdMaskSize: 0
        LinRsvdFieldPosition: 0
        MaxPixelClock: 229500000
Mode: 101 (640x480)
        ModeAttributes: 0x3bf
        WinAAttributes: 0x7
        WinBAttributes: 0x0
        WinGranularity: 64
        WinSize: 64
        WinASegment: 0xa000
        WinBSegment: 0x0
        WinFuncPtr: 0xc0008dde
        BytesPerScanline: 640
        XResolution: 640
        YResolution: 480
        XCharSize: 8
        YCharSize: 16
        NumberOfPlanes: 1
        BitsPerPixel: 8
        NumberOfBanks: 1

<big snip>

(II) VESA(0): Total Memory: 224 64KB banks (14336kB)
(II) VESA(0): <default monitor>: Using default hsync range of 31.50-37.90 kHz
(II) VESA(0): <default monitor>: Using default vrefresh range of 50.00-70.00 Hz
(WW) VESA(0): Unable to estimate virtual size
(II) VESA(0): Not using built-in mode "1600x1200" (no mode of this name)
(II) VESA(0): Not using built-in mode "1280x1024" (no mode of this name)
(II) VESA(0): Not using built-in mode "1024x768" (no mode of this name)
(II) VESA(0): Not using built-in mode "800x600" (no mode of this name)
(II) VESA(0): Not using built-in mode "640x480" (no mode of this name)
(II) VESA(0): Not using built-in mode "640x400" (no mode of this name)
(II) VESA(0): Not using built-in mode "320x400" (no mode of this name)
(II) VESA(0): Not using built-in mode "320x240" (no mode of this name)
(II) VESA(0): Not using built-in mode "320x200" (no mode of this name)
(WW) VESA(0): No valid modes left. Trying less strict filter...
(II) VESA(0): <default monitor>: Using hsync range of 31.50-37.90 kHz
(II) VESA(0): <default monitor>: Using vrefresh range of 50.00-70.00 Hz
(WW) VESA(0): Unable to estimate virtual size
(II) VESA(0): Not using built-in mode "1600x1200" (hsync out of range)
(II) VESA(0): Not using built-in mode "1280x1024" (hsync out of range)
(II) VESA(0): Not using built-in mode "1024x768" (hsync out of range)
(II) VESA(0): Not using built-in mode "640x400" (hsync out of range)
(II) VESA(0): Not using built-in mode "320x400" (hsync out of range)
(II) VESA(0): Not using built-in mode "320x240" (illegal horizontal timings)
(II) VESA(0): Not using built-in mode "320x200" (illegal horizontal timings)
(--) VESA(0): Virtual size is 800x600 (pitch 800)
(**) VESA(0): *Built-in mode "800x600"
(**) VESA(0): *Built-in mode "640x480"
(==) VESA(0): DPI set to (96, 96)
(II) VESA(0): Attempting to use 60Hz refresh for mode "800x600" (115)
(II) VESA(0): Attempting to use 60Hz refresh for mode "640x480" (112)
(**) VESA(0): Using "Shadow Framebuffer"
(II) Loading sub module "shadow"
(II) LoadModule: "shadow"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libshadow.so
(II) Module shadow: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
        compiled for 1.7.7, module version = 1.1.0
        ABI class: X.Org ANSI C Emulation, version 0.4
(II) Loading sub module "fb"
(II) LoadModule: "fb"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libfb.so
(II) Module fb: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
        compiled for 1.7.7, module version = 1.0.0
        ABI class: X.Org ANSI C Emulation, version 0.4
(II) UnloadModule: "nv"
(II) Unloading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/nv_drv.so
(II) UnloadModule: "fbdev"
(II) Unloading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/fbdev_drv.so
(II) UnloadModule: "fbdevhw"
(II) Unloading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/linux/libfbdevhw.so
(==) Depth 24 pixmap format is 32 bpp
(II) Loading sub module "int10"
(II) LoadModule: "int10"
(II) Reloading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libint10.so
(II) VESA(0): initializing int10
(II) VESA(0): Primary V_BIOS segment is: 0xc000
(II) VESA(0): VESA BIOS detected
(II) VESA(0): VESA VBE Version 3.0
(II) VESA(0): VESA VBE Total Mem: 14336 kB
(II) VESA(0): VESA VBE OEM: NVIDIA
(II) VESA(0): VESA VBE OEM Software Rev: 96.132
(II) VESA(0): VESA VBE OEM Vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
(II) VESA(0): VESA VBE OEM Product: G84 Board - p403h05 - p403h05 
(II) VESA(0): VESA VBE OEM Product Rev: Chip Rev   
(II) VESA(0): virtual address = 0x7f17c03e5000,
        physical address = 0xf9000000, size = 14680064
(II) VESA(0): Setting up VESA Mode 0x115 (800x600)
(==) VESA(0): Default visual is TrueColor
(==) VESA(0): Backing store disabled
(==) VESA(0): DPMS enabled
(==) RandR enabled
(II) Initializing built-in extension Generic Event Extension
(II) Initializing built-in extension SHAPE
(II) Initializing built-in extension MIT-SHM
(II) Initializing built-in extension XInputExtension
(II) Initializing built-in extension XTEST
(II) Initializing built-in extension BIG-REQUESTS
(II) Initializing built-in extension SYNC
(II) Initializing built-in extension XKEYBOARD
(II) Initializing built-in extension XC-MISC
(II) Initializing built-in extension SECURITY
(II) Initializing built-in extension XINERAMA
(II) Initializing built-in extension XFIXES
(II) Initializing built-in extension RENDER
(II) Initializing built-in extension RANDR
(II) Initializing built-in extension COMPOSITE
(II) Initializing built-in extension DAMAGE
SELinux: Disabled on system, not enabling in X server
(II) AIGLX: Screen 0 is not DRI2 capable
(II) AIGLX: Screen 0 is not DRI capable
(II) AIGLX: Loaded and initialized /usr/lib/dri/swrast_dri.so
(II) GLX: Initialized DRISWRAST GL provider for screen 0
(II) config/udev: Adding input device Power Button (/dev/input/event3)
(**) Power Button: Applying InputClass "evdev keyboard catchall"
(II) LoadModule: "evdev"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/input/evdev_drv.so
(II) Module evdev: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
        compiled for 1.7.6.901, module version = 2.3.2
        Module class: X.Org XInput Driver
        ABI class: X.Org XInput driver, version 7.0
(**) Power Button: always reports core events
(**) Power Button: Device: "/dev/input/event3"
(II) Power Button: Found keys
(II) Power Button: Configuring as keyboard
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Power Button" (type: KEYBOARD)
(**) Option "xkb_rules" "evdev"
(**) Option "xkb_model" "pc105"
(**) Option "xkb_layout" "us"
(II) config/udev: Adding input device Power Button (/dev/input/event2)
(**) Power Button: Applying InputClass "evdev keyboard catchall"
(**) Power Button: always reports core events
(**) Power Button: Device: "/dev/input/event2"
(II) Power Button: Found keys
(II) Power Button: Configuring as keyboard
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Power Button" (type: KEYBOARD)
(**) Option "xkb_rules" "evdev"
(**) Option "xkb_model" "pc105"
(**) Option "xkb_layout" "us"
(II) config/udev: Adding input device AT Translated Set 2 keyboard (/dev/input/event1)
(**) AT Translated Set 2 keyboard: Applying InputClass "evdev keyboard catchall"
(**) AT Translated Set 2 keyboard: always reports core events
(**) AT Translated Set 2 keyboard: Device: "/dev/input/event1"
(II) AT Translated Set 2 keyboard: Found keys
(II) AT Translated Set 2 keyboard: Configuring as keyboard
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "AT Translated Set 2 keyboard" (type: KEYBOARD)
(**) Option "xkb_rules" "evdev"
(**) Option "xkb_model" "pc105"
(**) Option "xkb_layout" "us"
(II) config/udev: Adding input device ImPS/2 Logitech Wheel Mouse (/dev/input/event5)
(**) ImPS/2 Logitech Wheel Mouse: Applying InputClass "evdev pointer catchall"
(**) ImPS/2 Logitech Wheel Mouse: always reports core events
(**) ImPS/2 Logitech Wheel Mouse: Device: "/dev/input/event5"
(II) ImPS/2 Logitech Wheel Mouse: Found 3 mouse buttons
(II) ImPS/2 Logitech Wheel Mouse: Found scroll wheel(s)
(II) ImPS/2 Logitech Wheel Mouse: Found relative axes
(II) ImPS/2 Logitech Wheel Mouse: Found x and y relative axes
(II) ImPS/2 Logitech Wheel Mouse: Configuring as mouse
(**) ImPS/2 Logitech Wheel Mouse: YAxisMapping: buttons 4 and 5
(**) ImPS/2 Logitech Wheel Mouse: EmulateWheelButton: 4, EmulateWheelInertia: 10, EmulateWheelTimeout: 200
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "ImPS/2 Logitech Wheel Mouse" (type: MOUSE)
(II) ImPS/2 Logitech Wheel Mouse: initialized for relative axes.
(II) config/udev: Adding input device ImPS/2 Logitech Wheel Mouse (/dev/input/mouse1)
(II) No input driver/identifier specified (ignoring)
(II) config/udev: Adding input device PC Speaker (/dev/input/event4)
(II) No input driver/identifier specified (ignoring)
(II) config/udev: Adding input device Macintosh mouse button emulation (/dev/input/event0)
(**) Macintosh mouse button emulation: Applying InputClass "evdev pointer catchall"
(**) Macintosh mouse button emulation: always reports core events
(**) Macintosh mouse button emulation: Device: "/dev/input/event0"
(II) Macintosh mouse button emulation: Found 3 mouse buttons
(II) Macintosh mouse button emulation: Found relative axes
(II) Macintosh mouse button emulation: Found x and y relative axes
(II) Macintosh mouse button emulation: Configuring as mouse
(**) Macintosh mouse button emulation: YAxisMapping: buttons 4 and 5
(**) Macintosh mouse button emulation: EmulateWheelButton: 4, EmulateWheelInertia: 10, EmulateWheelTimeout: 200
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Macintosh mouse button emulation" (type: MOUSE)
(II) Macintosh mouse button emulation: initialized for relative axes.
(II) config/udev: Adding input device Macintosh mouse button emulation (/dev/input/mouse0)
(II) No input driver/identifier specified (ignoring)
Rockdocter:
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        s3virge
        tdfx
        s3
        siliconmotion
        fbdev
        vesa
vmware: Please ignore above "FATAL: Module vmwgfx not found."
(++) Using config file: "/root/xorg.conf.new"
(==) Using system config directory "/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d"
(EE) [drm] No DRICreatePCIBusID symbol
Number of created screens does not match number of detected devices.
  Configuration failed.
There is no existing /etc/X11/xorg.conf file.

Don't know if relevant but there is something wrong with the whole thing - it is odd and slow, 'virtuoso-t' is using average 10 percent of cpu, very unusual, and 'nepomukservices' has multiple instances and is using, in one instance, 30 percent of the 4G memory.
 
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I am not using KDE, so I can say nothing about nepomuk, same with virtuoso-t, but what I can say is that your system is using the vesa-driver, and this driver knows nothing about wide-screen. It seems that the nouveau-driver is loaded first, but then fails to initialize the card and the vesa-driver drops in.
So I would think it is the easiest solution to use the proprietary driver from nVidia.
 
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Looks like your system is using the vesa driver, and the xorg.conf.new file used it too. I'm including the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file (minus some of the commented out lines) that I'm using with the Ubuntu 11.04 prerelease. Hope it helps. Be sure to use HorizSync and VertRefresh rates appropriate for your monitor.

Code:
Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier     "X.org Configured"
    Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
    InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
    InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "Files"
    ModulePath      "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/:unscaled"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/:unscaled"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi"
    FontPath        "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
    FontPath        "built-ins"
EndSection

Section "Module"
    Load           "extmod"
    Load           "dbe"
    Load           "record"
    Load           "glx"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier     "Keyboard0"
    Driver         "kbd"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier     "Mouse0"
    Driver         "mouse"
    Option         "Protocol" "auto"
    Option         "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    Option         "ZAxisMapping" "4 5 6 7"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier     "Monitor0"
    VendorName     "Monitor Vendor"
    ModelName      "Monitor Model"
    DisplaySize     432    270
    HorizSync       30.0 - 86.0
    VertRefresh     56.0 - 76.0
    ModeLine       "1440x900" 106.5 1440 1520 1672 1904 900 901 904 932 -hsync +vsync
    ModeLine       "1680x1050" 147.1 1680 1784 1968 2256 1050 1051 1054 1087 -hsync +vsync
    Option         "PreferredMode" "1680x1050"
    Option         "IgnoreEDID" "TRUE"
	#UseModes     "Modes0" #monitor0usemodes
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Option         "IgnoreEDID" "TRUE"
    Identifier     "Card0"
    Driver         "nouveau"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier     "Screen0"
    Device         "Card0"
    Monitor        "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth    24
    Option         "IgnoreEDID" "True"
    Option         "NoLogo" "True"
	### Available Driver options are:-
    SubSection     "Display"
        Viewport    0 0
        Depth       24
        Modes      "1680x1050" "1440x900" "1280x1024"
    Option         "IgnoreEDID" "True"
    EndSubSection
EndSection
 
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I am not using KDE, so I can say nothing about nepomuk, same with virtuoso-t, but what I can say is that your system is using the vesa-driver, and this driver knows nothing about wide-screen. It seems that the nouveau-driver is loaded first, but then fails to initialize the card and the vesa-driver drops in.
So I would think it is the easiest solution to use the proprietary driver from nVidia.
Code:
lsmod|grep nouveau
nouveau               353128  0 
ttm                    39986  1 nouveau
drm_kms_helper         20065  1 nouveau
drm                   142359  3 nouveau,ttm,drm_kms_helper
i2c_algo_bit            4225  1 nouveau
i2c_core               15712  9 nouveau,drm_kms_helper,drm,i2c_algo_bit,saa7134,v4l2_common,i2c_nforce2,videodev,tveeprom
button                  4650  1 nouveau
Code:
lsmod|grep vesa 
<nothing>
Don't know what to make of that.

So probably the thing is to remove the nouveau driver, this is what the NVidea installer complained of not being able to do itself, and install nvidia's proprietarty thing?

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Nouveau kernel module is loaded, but for some reason X used the vesa driver. You could just blacklist the nouveau driver - check out the files in /etc/modprobe.d for howto.
 
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Nouveau kernel module is loaded, but for some reason X used the vesa driver. You could just blacklist the nouveau driver - check out the files in /etc/modprobe.d for howto.
May be I don't get the point here, but what use would it be to blacklist the needed driver?
 
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May be I don't get the point here, but what use would it be to blacklist the needed driver?
Because the NVidia driver won't install with the nouveau driver present? Incidentally putting 'blacklist nouveau' into blacklist.conf did not get rid of said nouveau.

Have got the nvidia proprietary driver in. It always seems to be something different that does it, in this case: export CC=gcc-4.3 as root. Still aspect ratio too narrow, and missing stuff from the edges; will try above xorg.conf.
 
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Have now got widescreen with nvidia proprietory driver. Used this xorg.conf file:
Code:
cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf 
# nvidia-settings: X configuration file generated by nvidia-settings
# nvidia-settings:  version 1.0  (buildmeister@builder58)  Wed Oct  1 15:13:37 PDT 2008

# nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
# nvidia-xconfig:  version 1.0  (buildmeister@builder58)  Wed Oct  1 15:12:53 PDT 2008
# lugo commented out next block and added the block after.  To try to get 1280x768
#Section "Screen"
#    Identifier     "Screen0"
#    Device         "Device0"                                                                                                                                          
#    Monitor        "Monitor0"                                                                                                                                         
#    DefaultDepth    24                                                                                                                                                
#    SubSection     "Display"                                                                                                                                          
#        Depth       24                                                                                                                                                
#    EndSubSection                                                                                                                                                     
#EndSection                                                                                                                                                            
#                                                                                                                                                                      
#                                                                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                                                       
Section "ServerLayout"                                                                                                                                                 
    Identifier     "Layout0"                                                                                                                                           
#    Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0                                                                                                                                      
    Screen         "Screen0"
    InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
EndSection

Section "Files"
EndSection

Section "Module"
    Load           "dbe"
    Load           "extmod"
    Load           "type1"
    Load           "freetype"
    Load           "glx"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
    Option         "Xinerama" "0"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

    # generated from default
    Identifier     "Mouse0"
    Driver         "mouse"
    Option         "Protocol" "auto"
    Option         "Device" "/dev/psaux"
    Option         "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
    Option         "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

    # generated from default
    Identifier     "Keyboard0"
    Driver         "kbd"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
    Option         "CalcAlgorithm" "UseFrameBufferTiming"
#    CRT-1: 400.0 MHz maximum pixel clock
#    DisplaySize    1360 768
    Identifier     "Monitor0"
    VendorName     "Unknown"
    ModelName      "CRT-1"
#    HorizSync       30.0 - 110.0
    HorizSync      31.5 - 47.8
    VertRefresh     60
    Option         "DPMS"
     # 1360x768 @ 60.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 47.70 kHz; pclk: 84.72 MHz
    #Modeline "1360x768@60.00"  84.72  1360 1424 1568 1776  768 769 772 795 # -HSync +Vsync 
    Modeline "1360x768 +0+0" 82.98 1360 1400 1600 1736 768 770 772 808  # 83 MHz, 47.8 kHz, 59.2 Hz
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier     "Device0"
    Driver         "nvidia"
    VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
    BoardName      "GeForce 8400 GS"
# lugo put in next line.
    Option         "RenderAccel" "true"
EndSection

Section "Screen"

#   SubSection     "Display"
#       Depth       1
#       Modes      "1280x768" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
#   EndSubSection
#   SubSection     "Display"
#       Depth       4
#       Modes      "1280x768" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
#   EndSubSection
#   SubSection     "Display"
#        Depth       8
#        Modes      "1280x768" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
#    EndSubSection
#    SubSection     "Display"
#        Depth       15
#        Modes      "1280x768" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
#    EndSubSection
#    SubSection     "Display"
#        Depth       16
#        Modes      "1280x768" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
#    EndSubSection
#    SubSection     "Display"
#        Depth      24 
#        Modes      "1360x768" "1280x768" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
#       Modeline "1360x768@60.00"  84.72  1360 1424 1568 1776  768 769 772 795  -HSync +Vsync
#    EndSubSection

    Identifier     "Screen0"
    Device         "Device0"
    Monitor        "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth    24
    Option         "TwinView" "0"
    Option         "metamodes" "1360x768 +0+0; 1280x768 +0+0; 800x600 +0+0; 640x480 +0+0"
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       24
    EndSubSection
EndSection

# lugo put in next block.
Section "Extensions"
    Option         "Composite" "Enable"
EndSection
There is still the problem that nvidia says it is using 1360x768 and the type faces have got smaller than the previous Lenny which nvidia said was 1280x768. However the television says it is using 1280x768, and if a circle is drawn in Gimp it is stretched sideways - for fullscreen which is 1360x768.

The television's controls allow 'full1' and 'full2', full1 leaves an inch of space at the sides of the picture, but circles are the correct shape, full2 fills the screen, and is perfectly acceptable, but circles are stretched sideways.

Anyone any thoughts on whether to revert to 1280x768, am I getting any benefit from the ostensible 1360x768?
 
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Because the NVidia driver won't install with the nouveau driver present? Incidentally putting 'blacklist nouveau' into blacklist.conf did not get rid of said nouveau.

Have got the nvidia proprietary driver in. It always seems to be something different that does it, in this case: export CC=gcc-4.3 as root. Still aspect ratio too narrow, and missing stuff from the edges; will try above xorg.conf.
Why not use the driver from the repos? In case you need the latest, look at the experimental repo. Will do th blacklisting of nouveau automatically.
 
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Thanks, I should probably take your advice....but now that it's working....anyway I'll probably give it a try. Thanks again.
 
  


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