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Old 08-13-2013, 10:10 PM   #1
rahulvishwakarma
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Nvidia grahics card GeForce 210 enormous display in centos6.3


Hi to all,

I have centos 6.3 and NVIDIA GeForce 210 graphics card. After disabling nouveau and installing driver
NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-319.17.run
display is enormous and one inch right sided. I did like this :-

Code:
# cd /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/kernel/drivers/gpu/drm/nouveau
# mv nouveau.ko nouveau.ko.bak

# cd /boot
# mv initramfs-$(uname -r).img initramfs-$(uname -r).img.nouveau
# dracut initramfs-$(uname -r).img $(uname -r)

... wait...

# shutdown -r now
Do (*) again.

After gonig to runlevel 3 :-

# cd ~

Or wherever you stored you driver installer, in init 3 runlevel
Code:
# ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-319.17.run

I followed the guide, responde yes or okay when applicable.

When I see the prompt again,


Code:
# shutdown -r now
Now I should have a nice GNOME 3 desktop waiting for me to login.

But This was not happened. There was only 848x468 max resolution
nothing was clear.

And this card is wonking properly in Win 7 at resolution 1360x768

Please tell me what should I do next to resolve this problem.

I also tried adding vga=795 to your Grub options for vga mode of 1024x768
resolution and 16M colors. but nothing was happned except CLI changed to
high resolution and GUI was same enormous

Thanx in advance.
 
Old 08-14-2013, 01:43 AM   #2
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is it just the login screen that is bigger than the monitor

or is everything including the normal user desktop

if everything run "nvidia-settings" as root from the terminal from the normal user account
Code:
su -
nvidia-settings
and set the resolution in the gui

Also is this an OLD CRT monitor or a new LCD

the nouveau driver IS needed for the plymouth DE

so just moving the nouveau.ko will not uninstall it

the .run needs it uninstalled
or
allow it to blacklist the driver in udev

Last edited by John VV; 08-14-2013 at 01:45 AM.
 
Old 09-05-2013, 02:04 PM   #3
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Respected Sir John VV,
In CentOS 6.4, it is not only low resolution (848x648) and also nvidia screen settings doesn't shows more than that. I tried about everything and at least 10 times of fresh installation of centos but nothing is going on right after installation of Nvidia driver also display is 848x648 and one inch right sided. I have LCD, I also blacklisted nouveau in /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf and in grub.conf.

Last edited by rahulvishwakarma; 09-05-2013 at 02:08 PM.
 
Old 09-05-2013, 04:10 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rahulvishwakarma View Post
Hi to all,
I have centos 6.3 and NVIDIA GeForce 210 graphics card. After disabling nouveau and installing driver NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-319.17.run display is enormous and one inch right sided. I did like this :-
Code:
# cd /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/kernel/drivers/gpu/drm/nouveau
# mv nouveau.ko nouveau.ko.bak
# cd /boot
# mv initramfs-$(uname -r).img initramfs-$(uname -r).img.nouveau
# dracut initramfs-$(uname -r).img $(uname -r)
... wait...
# shutdown -r now
Going back to TWO YEARS AGO when you asked a question about CentOS and nVidia cards:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...entos6-915993/

...the instructions on nVidia's website are very easy to follow, and don't mention those steps, unless you KNOW for certain that your initrd image was built with nouveau...was it?? They're typically NOT.
http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree8...alldriver.html
http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree8...s.html#nouveau
Quote:
Do (*) again.
After gonig to runlevel 3 :-
# cd ~
Or wherever you stored you driver installer, in init 3 runlevel
Code:
# ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-319.17.run
I followed the guide, responde yes or okay when applicable. When I see the prompt again,
Code:
# shutdown -r now
Now I should have a nice GNOME 3 desktop waiting for me to login. But This was not happened. There was only 848x468 max resolution nothing was clear. And this card is wonking properly in Win 7 at resolution 1360x768

Please tell me what should I do next to resolve this problem.
If you DID follow the instructions on nVidia's website, you should have it working. Executing their installer performs blacklisting for nouveau, and builds/installs the module FOR YOU. All you have to do is reboot.

You should do a fresh install, or at least go back to your default initrd image, and make a backup copy of your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file. From there, boot into runlevel 3, log in as root, and execute the .run file. That's it.
 
Old 09-05-2013, 06:26 PM   #5
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by chance is this a laptop with a so called "GeForce 210" chip

or a 3d card

or is this a desktop install
and if a desktop it it a real install or a Virtual install
 
Old 09-19-2013, 12:12 PM   #6
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Respected sir TB0ne,
After fresh installation of CentOS 6.4, by going to runlevel 3 and installing nvidia driver, it asks for blacklisting nouveau but after restarting it doesn't work. We have to explicitly blacklist nouveau, then nvidia driver installs. But having enormous display on my system.

is this graphics card problem, should change it.


this is Desktop real installation. attached to the computer as PCI card.

Last edited by rahulvishwakarma; 09-19-2013 at 12:19 PM.
 
Old 09-19-2013, 12:28 PM   #7
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when you run this
Code:
su -
nvidia-settings
under ( on the left side menu ) " X server Display Configuration"
the ONLY screen size you can select it 848x648 from the drop down menu on the right ?
that is rather odd ???????
It should list a lot of sizes

and if the nvidia tool dose not run or display , then the nvidia .run driver DID NOT INSTALL
Cent like rhel and SL have a bit of an issue with blacklisting the nouveau and installing the .run

however it is normally better to use the kmod-nvidia instead of the .run
( unless you have been using the .run for YEARS AND YEARS )
install the CentOS elrepo
http://wiki.centos.org/AdditionalResources/Repositories

then
Code:
su -
yum install kmod-nvidia

---- or if you leave elrepo  disabled - some like to do that ----

yum --enablerepo=elrepo install kmod-nvidia
and be done with it

Last edited by John VV; 09-19-2013 at 12:37 PM.
 
Old 09-19-2013, 12:39 PM   #8
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Quote:
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Respected sir TB0ne,
After fresh installation of CentOS 6.4, by going to runlevel 3 and installing nvidia driver, it asks for blacklisting nouveau but after restarting it doesn't work.
...and if you actually told us what the phrase "doesn't work" entails, we might be able to help. I have NEVER seen a system where it doesn't work, unless the drivers weren't installed correctly. Can you post ANY details from the logs/setup??
Quote:
We have to explicitly blacklist nouveau, then nvidia driver installs. But having enormous display on my system. is this graphics card problem, should change it. this is Desktop real installation. attached to the computer as PCI card.
No idea what you mean by "desktop real installation attached to the computer as PCI card".

Once the driver is installed, you very obviously have to set things up to be like you WANT them. The computer isn't going to automatically 'know' what resolution you want. Once you log in, change it....again, a brief Google search will turn up lots:
http://www.techotopia.com/index.php/...tiple_Monitors

You only have to follow the first part, that tells you how to set your screen resolution. And unless there is a real NEED for you to run a server-class distro on your PC, you really should run something geared towards consumer hardware, like Mint.
 
  


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