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Old 07-07-2006, 06:31 PM   #1
Cassius-Muffin
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Resolution still low after installing nvidia drivers


Hello, I'm definitely a noob to Fedora Core 5. I installed Fedora Core 5 a few weeks ago and I got the nvidia drivers working, had great resolution and whatnot, life was good. A few days ago I screwed everything and had to reinstall a fresh copy of fc5. I updated to the lastest kernel 2.6.17-1.2145_FC5. Then I installed kmod-nvidia drivers through livna. It went fine except I got the error "FATAL: Module nvidia not found". Under system tools I can see NVIDIA Display Settings and everything seems fine. But in display settings I can't go above 800x600.

Thinking that I had just better do it the way they said on nvidia's website, I uninstalled kmod-nvidia drivers and downloaded the drivers from nvidia's website. I ran the utility while X was disabled, reenabled, and then ran the nvidia-xconfig utility. Everything seemed to go okay, I can see NVIDIA X Server Settings in System Tools, but still no resolution. After looking at a bazillion threads, I reinstalled kmod-nvidia from livna, but to no avail. My only guess is that the kernel version has something to do with this. The following is my xorg.conf file:

# Xorg configuration created by system-config-display

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "single head configuration"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "Files"

# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, a font server independent of the X server is
# used to render fonts.
ModulePath "/usr/lib64/xorg/modules/extensions/nvidia"
ModulePath "/usr/lib64/xorg/modules"
FontPath "unix/:7100"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "dbe"
Load "extmod"
Load "fbdevhw"
Load "record"
Load "freetype"
Load "type1"
Load "glx"
Load "dri"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

# Specify which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1))
# Option "Xleds" "1 2 3"
# To disable the XKEYBOARD extension, uncomment XkbDisable.
# Option "XkbDisable"
# To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the
# lines below (which are the defaults). For example, for a non-U.S.
# keyboard, you will probably want to use:
# Option "XkbModel" "pc102"
# If you have a US Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use:
# Option "XkbModel" "microsoft"
#
# Then to change the language, change the Layout setting.
# For example, a german layout can be obtained with:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# or:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# Option "XkbVariant" "nodeadkeys"
#
# If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and
# control keys, use:
# Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:swapcaps"
# Or if you just want both to be control, use:
# Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:nocaps"
#
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "kbd"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"

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Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "MCN0bc2"
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HorizSync 31.5 - 37.9
VertRefresh 50.0 - 70.0
Option "dpms"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "nVidia Corporation Unknown device 0392"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 16
Modes "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24
Modes "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Please save me. Thanks.
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Old 07-07-2006, 06:40 PM   #2
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Quote:
Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 16
Modes "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24
Modes "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection
Assuming that your video card and monitor support it, you should be able to add other modes in the section above. For example, just follow the format and add "1280x1024" "1024x768" or whatever resolution for each Depth in your xorg.conf file.

Last edited by Chromezero; 07-07-2006 at 06:42 PM.
 
Old 07-07-2006, 08:29 PM   #3
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Tried that. Doesn't work. If there's any output anybody needs, just let me know, and I'll get it. Thanks so much for your reply.
 
Old 07-08-2006, 05:22 PM   #4
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I presume you know that with each kernel upgrade, you need to (upgrade) the mod from livna to match the new kernel? Check and see what you have (yum list kmod-nvidia) and you should have one for each kernel you have. Otherwise remove them and re-install the mod.

You could try poping the Horizsync and VertSync values to the bottom of the your monitor section. Yours seem quit low. I use a gforce card latest fc5 kernel and coresponding kmod-nvidia from livna repo a viewsonic monitor and I get many resolution options 2048X to 640X. Be sure and logout and back in after edit.

Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "P95f+-2"
DisplaySize 360 270
### Comment all HorizSync and VertSync values to use DDC:
HorizSync 30.0 - 110.0
VertRefresh 50.0 - 160.0
Option "dpms"
EndSection
 
Old 07-08-2006, 10:47 PM   #5
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Thanks so much for the help folks! I seem to have figured the problem out on my own - it was my monitor, not my video card that was set to a low resolution. Who would have thought. This being my second time around trying to get nvidia drivers installed on FC5, I thought I would post a few hints that might help others doing the same. Hopefully they'll help some poor lost soul:

-Don't get the drivers from nvidia.com, get them from livna by enabling your livna repo and running "yum install kmod-nvidia"
-Check to make sure your x configuration file is sound and they match up with correct ones that you see on forums
-Make sure SElinux is disabled
-Run "yum update"
-Lastly - Make sure your monitor settings are correct!
-Don't give up, no matter how pissed and frustrated you are.

Hopefully those might help somebody. Thanks a million to LLS and chromezero who took time to help me. Linux users are truly the friendliest around.
James

Last edited by Cassius-Muffin; 07-08-2006 at 10:48 PM.
 
  


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