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Old 05-19-2005, 05:13 AM   #1
macaldwell
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Angry 1280X800 Resolution on HPZv5000


Hello all I am in huge need of some assistance. I have an HPZv5000 laptop with an Nvidia Geforce 4 440 Go 64Meg video card. I can't seem to get the native resolution working which is 1280X800 with the nvidia drivers which support the accellerated 3D.. I have downloaded the latest Nvidia drivers with still no luck. After downloading and installling the new drivers I don't have the option of 1280X800 only 1024X768. I am running the Ubuntu 5.04 Hoary distro. I have tried to manually make some changes to the Xorg.conf file but have not had any luck and I am still somewhat of a newbie. Here is what my Xorg.conf file looks like right now.

# /etc/X11/xorg.conf (xorg X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
#
# Edit this file with caution, and see the /etc/X11/xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man /etc/X11/xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
#
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
#
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following commands:
#
# cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.custom
# sudo sh -c 'md5sum /etc/X11/xorg.conf >/var/lib/xfree86/xorg.conf.md5sum'
# sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

Section "Files"
FontPath "unix/:7100" # local font server
# if the local font server has problems, we can fall back on these
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/misc"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/CID"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi"
# paths to defoma fonts
FontPath "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
FontPath "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/CID"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "bitmap"
Load "dbe"
Load "ddc"
Load "dri"
Load "extmod"
Load "freetype"
Load "glx"
Load "int10"
Load "record"
Load "type1"
Load "vbe"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Driver "keyboard"
Option "CoreKeyboard"
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc104"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection
Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Synaptics Touchpad"
Driver "synaptics"
Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
Option "HorizScrollDelta" "0"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "NVIDIA Corporation NV17 [GeForce4 420 Mac 32M/GeForce 440 Go 64M]"
Driver "nv"
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Generic Monitor"
Option "DPMS"
HorizSync 30-67
VertRefresh 30-60
Modeline "1280x800@60" 83.91 1280 1312 1624 1656 800 816 824 841
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Device "NVIDIA Corporation NV17 [GeForce4 420 Mac 32M/GeForce 440 Go 64M]"
Monitor "Generic Monitor"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 1
Modes "1280x800"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 4
Modes "1280x800"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1280x800"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1280x800"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1280x800"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x800"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen "Default Screen"
InputDevice "Generic Keyboard"
InputDevice "Configured Mouse"
InputDevice "Synaptics Touchpad"
EndSection

Section "DRI"
Mode 0666
EndSection
 
Old 05-19-2005, 06:35 PM   #2
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I've got the same laptop and tried to help out someone else. I'm not sure if they ever got it but here's the thread. I don't see what distro you're using but I'm on SuSE 9.2 now.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=311459

edit:
I see you're on Ubuntu. I did some reading this AM about lots of people having problems with NVidia and freeze ups. I'd take a look around the Ubuntu forum here and on their own Community page. You may need to disable acceleration. I forget the specifics though. I'm curious to hear how you make out. I tried the Live Ubuntu today and it was really fast and looked nice and clean.

Last edited by ithawtewrong; 05-19-2005 at 06:37 PM.
 
Old 05-20-2005, 10:50 AM   #3
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Have already looked at the Ubuntu Forum

I appreciate the information but I have already looked at the Ubuntu forum. I haven't been able to find any help there. I have installed the Nvidia drivers but they don't let me change my screen resolution past 1024X768 and I have a WXGA Widescreen monitor on my HP.I would very much like to be able to use the Nvidia drivers cause I get a much crisper clearer picture.
 
Old 05-20-2005, 10:52 AM   #4
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The link in the post I made above should help you. The settings and info in there are how I got mine working. The reference I made to the Ubuntu forum was only if you had a problem with freeze ups once you got the NVidia setup and working.
 
Old 05-20-2005, 11:31 AM   #5
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The zv5000 is the the same laptop as the Compaq R3000z series and the HP Business Laptop nx9105. We on the R3000 Linux mailing list started a wiki that deals with most issues on these laptops, including video configuration. It may be of some help to you.


Håkan
 
Old 05-21-2005, 01:04 AM   #6
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I use 1280x800 on my laptop, it's a centrino with intel graphics, but the modeline and display settings should be basically the same.

Here is my entire xorg.conf: (yes it's short)

Code:
Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier     "Layout"
	Screen      0  "Screen" 0 0
	InputDevice    "Keyboard" "CoreKeyboard"
	InputDevice    "Touchpad" "CorePointer"
EndSection

Section "Files"
EndSection

Section "Module"
	Load "freetype"
	# Load "xtt"
	Load  "extmod"
	Load  "glx"
	Load  "dri"
	Load  "dbe"
	Load  "record"
	Load  "xtrap"
	Load  "type1"
	Load  "speedo"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Touchpad"
	Driver      "mouse"
	Option	    "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
	Option	    "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
	Option	    "Z Axis Mapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Keyboard"
	Driver      "keyboard"
	Option	    "XkbModel" "pc104"
	Option	    "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier   "Toshiba LCD"
	HorizSync    31.5 - 64.3
	VertRefresh  50.0 - 90.0
	Modeline "1280x800@60" 83.91 1280 1312 1624 1656 800 816 824 841
EndSection

Section "Device"
	Identifier  "Intel Extreme"
	Driver      "i810"
	ChipSet     "852GM/855GM"
	Card        "i810 852GM/855GM"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
	Identifier "Screen"
	Device     "Intel Extreme"
	Monitor    "Toshiba LCD"
	DefaultDepth     24
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     24
		Modes    "1280x800@60"
	EndSubSection
EndSection
this works for me, hope it helps.
 
Old 05-29-2005, 02:43 PM   #7
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1280X800 Resolution on HPZv5000

macaldwell-
This part of your xorg.conf file indicates you're still using the open source nv driver, not the proprietary nvidia one you downloaded and installed.

Section "Device"
Identifier "NVIDIA Corporation NV17 [GeForce4 420 Mac 32M/GeForce 440 Go 64M]"
Driver "nv"
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
EndSection

If you have downloaded and installed the nvidia drivers, change the "nv" to "nvidia" and restart X.

If all is ok you should see the nvidia splashscreen before your desktop appears.
 
  


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