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Old 05-30-2003, 12:46 AM   #1
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Angry Nvidia TNT2 problems


Ok I just installed Redhat 9, and durring configuration the monitor detection came up. I said that it was an unrecongnized monitor. So I left it to that. Then up pops the video card configuration. I have the built in video card, (which can't be disabled on the motherboard, already talked to manufacturer), and I have a nvidia tnt2 32mb card. (non agp) The config says that it detects the built in. I manually select the nvidia, and put in all the right numbers(video mem, resolution, ect..). Then after setup is done, I look up redhat, and it still says its using the built in card. I try to change that as well as resolution, I restart, and it resets its self back to the built in. I have download the driver from nivida, and still no help.. Anyone have any suggestions??
 
Old 05-30-2003, 11:00 AM   #2
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Uh, which card is your monitor plugged into?
 
Old 05-30-2003, 12:59 PM   #3
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The nvidia card... Thats what makes it so strange.
 
Old 05-30-2003, 01:04 PM   #4
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It might have something to do with how something is in the xfree config file. Can you post what your monitor section says?
 
Old 05-30-2003, 03:59 PM   #5
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Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "Unprobed Monitor"
HorizSync 31.5 - 37.9
VertRefresh 50.0 - 70.0
Option "dpms"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "nv"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "NVIDIA Riva TNT2 (generic)"
VideoRam 16384
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "DRI"
Group 0
Mode 0666
EndSection

Now thats seems weird that a 32 mb card can only display those two resolutions.. I have used the same card running xp before, and it was a lot different.

Last edited by Darkfire; 05-30-2003 at 04:02 PM.
 
Old 05-30-2003, 04:22 PM   #6
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Hmm, that looks right. How are you checking to see which card it uses?
 
Old 05-30-2003, 04:25 PM   #7
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By having the monitor plugged in to the nvidia card. If it is working then why can't I get a higher res with the card?
 
Old 05-30-2003, 04:33 PM   #8
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Because x isn't configured to do it. exit x and run xf86config. When you get to the video resolution, choose which resolutions you want to have. Make sure you make a backup of your current config file. That way if something gets jacked up you can still fix everything very easily.
 
Old 05-31-2003, 03:11 AM   #9
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I tried that still dosen't work. I also tried going to the display config in x; it lists a whole bunch of resolutions, to choose, but when I restart x to let them take affect, it switches back.
 
Old 05-31-2003, 10:21 AM   #10
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This may be a hassle, but are you willing to try another distro? I gave redhat a shot and it just wouldn't work with my soundcard. No matter what I did, it just didn't like it. I tried mandrake and everything worked perfectly. For some reason, different distros handle things different (duh) and some distros run better than others on certain machines. If you can't get it to work on other distro's, then you know it's a hardware problem and not a software problem.
 
Old 05-31-2003, 02:36 PM   #11
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errr... I think that is what I am going to have to try... Thanks for helping out thought...
 
  


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