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Old 07-26-2009, 02:18 PM   #16
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I see, in that case it might be better to download the driver from Nvidia and install it for yourself. If you need help doing that just let us know.

BTW: Don't expect too much from your card, it is quite an old card.

Last edited by {BBI}Nexus{BBI}; 07-26-2009 at 02:19 PM.
Old 07-26-2009, 02:43 PM   #17
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Old or not, it's still a 128MB graphics card. It should do SOMETHING beyond the basic display. (Edit: In Ubuntu. I hate to say it but it works damn fine in windoze.)

There are only two compatible drivers, 96 and 173. I've tried them both. Also tried a manual driver install. In order to update xorg.conf from the NVidia X Server manager I had to copy, then open using sudo gedit paste and save. Still no joy. I've copied both flavors below.

When I log on it still won't even load my slightly modified X Server Color Correction profile until I manually launch the X Server manager.

Really irritating.

Section "Screen"
	Identifier	"Default Screen"
	Option	"AddARGBGLXVisuals"	"True"
	DefaultDepth	24

Section "Module"
	Load	"glx"

Section "Device"
	Identifier	"Default Device"
	Driver	"nvidia"
	Option	"NoLogo"	"True"
# nvidia-settings: X configuration file generated by nvidia-settings
# nvidia-settings:  version 1.0  (buildd@palmer)  Sun Feb  1 20:21:04 UTC 2009

Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier     "Layout0"
    Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
    InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"

Section "Files"

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

Section "ServerFlags"
    Option         "Xinerama" "0"

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

Section "InputDevice"
    # generated from default
    Identifier     "Keyboard0"
    Driver         "kbd"

Section "Monitor"
    # HorizSync source: edid, VertRefresh source: edid
    Identifier     "Monitor0"
    VendorName     "Unknown"
    ModelName      "AOC 919Sw-1"
    HorizSync       30.0 - 83.0
    VertRefresh     50.0 - 76.0
    Option         "DPMS"

Section "Device"
    Identifier     "Device0"
    Driver         "nvidia"
    VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
    BoardName      "GeForce FX 5500"

Section "Screen"
    Identifier     "Screen0"
    Device         "Device0"
    Monitor        "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth    24
    Option         "TwinView" "0"
    Option         "TwinViewXineramaInfoOrder" "CRT-0"
    Option         "metamodes" "1440x900_60 +0+0; nvidia-auto-select +0+0"
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       24

Last edited by ZeroFossilFuel; 07-26-2009 at 02:47 PM.


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