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Old 01-18-2007, 06:04 AM   #1
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Widescreen res on nvidia 7950 using fc5


Hi, due to being fed up with having to purchase yet another license of windows i decided to crosss over to fedora core 5 (tried 6 but it went crazy and couldn't set res to anything other one so high i couldn't read anything on screen).

I want to install some drivers for my nvidia 7950 so it will display widescreen. Problem is i'm a linux noob and have no idea how to do this.

On top of this i am using the alsa drivers for my onboard sound, and all i can get through speakers is a buzzing noise?!

Dont really care about the sound for the moment but i really need to figure out the graphics drivers.
 
Old 01-18-2007, 06:22 AM   #2
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Hi, due to being fed up with having to purchase yet another license of windows i decided to crosss over to fedora core 5 (tried 6 but it went crazy and couldn't set res to anything other one so high i couldn't read anything on screen).

I want to install some drivers for my nvidia 7950 so it will display widescreen. Problem is i'm a linux noob and have no idea how to do this.

On top of this i am using the alsa drivers for my onboard sound, and all i can get through speakers is a buzzing noise?!

Dont really care about the sound for the moment but i really need to figure out the graphics drivers.
Check the horizontal and vertical frequencies of your monitor (find them in the manual of you monitor, or somewhere on the net)
enter those values in your xorg.conf file (or xfree). Also put the resolution you want, for example 1680*1050, in your xorg.conf file) Your graphics card will surely support it.., since i have the gf5200 FX, "old" cheap card, and it support my current resolution, 1680*1050, as well.
for your audio problem.. if your current alsa config supports your audo chip, try "alsamixer" in the console to unmute your card.
 
Old 01-19-2007, 03:34 PM   #3
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....Ok i tried wat you said and it was already set to 1680x1040 as i had already gone to system > administration > display and set the res there to that. But when i go system > preferences > screen res i can only set it to a max of 1280x1040. Weird but hey.

Sorry not using command line yet for stuff(or wat ever its called in linux)

Heres where the res issue gets really annoying. I went to system > administration > display hardware tab then selected video card configuration and selected 'nv' as opposed to 'vesa'. When i restarted the res was actually set as 1680x1040! BUT the screen was split with the right hand side of the screen now on the left. HELP! Someone mentioned to me kmod_nvidia. No idea where to find this or what it is.
 
Old 01-21-2007, 08:04 AM   #4
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anybody? come on please help i'm this close to going back to xp.
 
  


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