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Old 06-23-2007, 03:36 PM   #1
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I have an old unidentified Dell monitor and old legacy machine


My computer is a standard old machine with a GeForce FX 5700/256mb

The monitor is an old Dell, max resolution is 1152x864, 32-bit color, 60hz

The problem is, I can't get XFree on RedHat FC 5 to work with this monitor. I can't even find the old XF86Config utility that used to come with Redhat distros. How would I get this thing working with Linux at 640x480, if it's at all possible? I can't find any XFree config utilities on here at all.

Thanks in advance!
 
Old 06-24-2007, 06:35 AM   #2
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First you need to realize that things change, RHEL5 now uses the newer Xorg 7.1 drivers. As a suggestion try reviewing the manuals:

http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/enterprise/

Try this:

system-config-display --reconfig --set-resolution=1024x768 --set-depth=16

Also visit: http://dag.wieers.com/rpm/FAQ.php#B

When done type: yum install nvidia-x11-drv

Also review chapter 6 of from here:
http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree8...DME/index.html

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Old 06-24-2007, 06:35 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by Lenard
First you need to realize that things change, RHEL5 now uses the newer Xorg 7.1 drivers. As a suggestion try reviewing the manuals:

http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/enterprise/

Try this:

system-config-display --reconfig --set-resolution=1024x768 --set-depth=16

Also visit: http://dag.wieers.com/rpm/FAQ.php#B

When done type: yum install nvidia-x11-drv

Also review chapter 6 of from here:
http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree8...DME/index.html

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http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/enterprise/ is for Enterprise Linux. I'd be looking for Fedora docs, and unfortunately those repositories that I added to yum report "Could not find update match for nvidia-x11-drv". But at least now I can get it working up to 800x600...
 
Old 06-24-2007, 07:07 PM   #4
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Ok this is how I fixed it.

I actually tried typing

system-config-display --reconfig

Then set my monitor type to generic CRT then selected the sub setting 1024x768

then changed my video card driver from "Vesa" to "nv"

Then hit ok to kick back out, then went back and did

system-config-display (minus the reconfig)

and selected my actual display settings, 1152x864, millions of colors


Bang zip zoom I'm back to my max resolution. Couldn't have done it without hearing about "system-config-display"

Thanks!
 
Old 06-25-2007, 05:18 AM   #5
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First, glad you got the resolution issue fixed.

Second, sorry I misread your posting and was thinking RHEL5 and not FC5.........

Do add the freshrpms.net to your yum repos:

rpm -ivh http://ftp.freshrpms.net/pub/freshrp....fc.noarch.rpm

Then try the yum command again: yum install nvidia-x11-drv

Also edit your /etc/xorg.conf file and make the changes as suggested by the nvidia readme file.

FC5 docs can be found here: http://docs.fedoraproject.org/
 
  


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