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Old 07-17-2006, 01:58 PM   #1
halakar
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Gaming Issue in mandriva


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I have a strange issue here. I have Mandriva Linux 2006 2.6.16-1 kernel, NVIDIA 8762 drivers installed. I can play quake 4, doom 3, quake 3, quake 2, ut 2004 and all my favorite games, but the problem I have here is that they only fill the whole screen when they are set to run at the same desktop resolution as the desktop. How to fix this? Anyone heard of this problem before? I don't really want to play Doom 3 DM @ 1600x1200...that could be a problem.
 
Old 07-17-2006, 05:00 PM   #2
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Are you using Cedega, Wine, or something else? In any case, check that you can change your desktop resolution to any one you want.
 
Old 07-17-2006, 06:02 PM   #3
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I'm using the installers from the software developers. That doesn't matter. I would change my resolution, but IIRC that requires logging out of X. The installers for ID Software games are at zerowing.idsoftware.com. Really easy to install. I don't have a problem with any other game except Doom 3 and Quake 4 - I can play all the others at 1600x1200 no problem...

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Old 07-17-2006, 08:09 PM   #4
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Do you have a list of valid "modes" (resolutions) in your X config file? Like so:
Code:
Section "Screen"
        Identifier "Screen0"
        Device     "Videocard0"
        Monitor    "Monitor0"
        DefaultDepth     24
        SubSection "Display"
                Viewport   0 0
                Depth     16
                Modes    "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Viewport   0 0
                Depth     24
                Modes    "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        EndSubSection
EndSection
I have found that some apps will rely on the valid modes defined here (which are parsed onto the X server) to actually set the rsolution correctly.
 
Old 07-17-2006, 09:39 PM   #5
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actually, in that section under my /etc/X11/xorg.conf I have:

Section "Screen"
Identifier "screen1"
Device "device1"
Monitor "monitor1"
DefaultColorDepth 24

Subsection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1600x1200"
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1600x1200"
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1600x1200"
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1600x1200"
EndSubsection
Option "DPMS"
EndSection

So If I am to fill in other modes, these games may actually fill the entire screen? Let me know what you think and I'll change it.
 
Old 07-19-2006, 01:34 PM   #6
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Just add that other modes to the Modes lines, these modes should be your desired resolutions. These will be read from left to right (actually only important for X default resolution, the left most is the default for the X server, AKA, your desktop)
 
  


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