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Old 03-27-2004, 04:01 AM   #1
sueisfine
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nvidia drivers & startx, resolution problems.


hello! i think the problem is quite typical, but though it confuses me.

i'm using slackware 9.1 and XFree is 4.4.0.

i used 'nv' drivers before i installed 'nvidia' drivers from their homesite.

'nv' XF86Config file had critical lines like this:

Code:
# Any number of monitor sections may be present

Section "Monitor"

    Identifier  "My Monitor"

    HorizSync   30-96

    VertRefresh 50-160

vendorname "NEC"
modelname "MultiSync fe791sb"
ModeLine "1152x864/99Hz" 137.65 1152 1184 1312 1536 864 866 885 902  -HSync -VSync
EndSection

# Any number of graphics device sections may be present

Section "Device"
    Identifier  "VESA Framebuffer"
    Driver      "nv"

vendorname "NVidia"
boardname "GeForce3"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier  "Screen 1"
    Device      "VESA Framebuffer"
    Monitor     "My Monitor"

    DefaultDepth 16    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       8
        Modes "1152x864/99Hz" "800x600" "640x480"
    Virtual 0 0
    EndSubsection
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       16
        Modes "1152x864/99Hz" "800x600" "640x480"
    Virtual 0 0
    EndSubsection
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       24
        Modes "1152x864/99Hz" "800x600" "640x480"
    Virtual 0 0
    EndSubsection
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       32
        Modes "1152x864/99Hz" "800x600" "640x480"
    Virtual 0 0
    EndSubsection

EndSection
this config worked with 'nv' drivers like expected. 1152x864 and 100Hz. i created that file using old working XF86Config VESA drivers config file, that's why the device is named "VESA Framebuffer", and as i understand, that is not what matters. so i edited my XF86Config and replaced 'nv' with 'nvidia' and checked that other options are correct. i did a reboot and wondered, if i am supposed to or not.

when i started X with startx, my visual resolution was 800x600 and 85 Hz, but the screen was larger (i think 1052x864) and i was able to move it using mouse.

then i altered:

Code:
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       16
        Modes "1152x864/99Hz" #"800x600" "640x480"
    Virtual 0 0
after i commented out this part (#"800x600" "640x480"), X started with 1052x864 resolution, but was using only 75Hz.

i haven't got any ideas, what to do. i want it working with 100Hz.

Last edited by sueisfine; 03-27-2004 at 04:05 AM.
 
Old 08-23-2004, 05:24 AM   #2
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i have the same problem with latest X.org and nvidia drivers under gentoo.

please help!

and if i comment out modeline which defines 1152x864, then x comes up with 1152x864@75Hz

Last edited by sueisfine; 08-23-2004 at 06:18 AM.
 
  


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