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Old 11-02-2003, 07:37 PM   #1
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RedHat no gui console with DVI flat panel


I installed a GeForce 3 into my RedHat 9 box. With the VGA cable all is well. With the DVI cable only the text works, with GUI the monitor acts as if there is no signal.

Is there something I have to modify to get the DVI output turned on?
 
Old 11-04-2003, 02:19 AM   #2
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Yes, you need to tell X that you are using a DFP. Put the following in your XF86Config file under "Device":

Option "ConnectedMonitor" "DFP"
 
Old 11-04-2003, 05:35 AM   #3
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Here is what I placed in X86Config but it did not work:

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "nv"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce 3 (generic)"
Option "ConnectedMonitor" "DFP"
EndSection
 
Old 11-04-2003, 09:45 AM   #4
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Ah ok, no the ConnectedMonitor is a property for the 'nvidia' driver from nvidia.com. I have no idea how to make it work with the 'nv' driver =(
 
Old 11-04-2003, 10:04 AM   #5
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Is the DVI connection the only one plugged in from power on?
I've had a problem where I couldn't get X to work with DVI b/c
I was swapping VGA and DVI. The BIOS had selected the VGA
connection as the primary display and so X would show up
on VGA but not DVI.

If that doesn't help here are all the options for the nv driver
http://unixhelp.ed.ac.uk/CGI/man-cgi?nv+4
 
Old 11-04-2003, 02:11 PM   #6
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The only cable I have connected is the DVI. So far nothing I have read is making this any better.
 
Old 11-04-2003, 03:37 PM   #7
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Have you tried going from the software 'nv' driver to the (from nvidia) 'nvidia' driver (you get OpenGL hardware acceleration to boot) & then doing as Garfi advised?
 
  


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