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Old 03-05-2005, 10:18 AM   #1
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Sony Vaio VGN-FS115M - GeForce Go 6200


  • NVIDIA GeForce Go 6200
  • 1280x800
There seems to be no driver available which is suitable for that particular chip (The official nvidia driver does not support it ;-( )

I'm stuck with the vesa driver and 1024x768...

Any ideas?

Last edited by Gigantas; 03-10-2005 at 05:22 PM.
 
Old 03-10-2005, 06:11 AM   #2
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I have a Sony S3XP and am having the same problems. My only solution at the moment is using the VESA driver and 1024x768 too

I have heard that Mandrake natively supports this resolution, but I'm still not sure if our card will work.
 
Old 03-10-2005, 05:22 PM   #3
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it doesn't...
 
Old 03-10-2005, 05:27 PM   #4
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This thread is reasonably encouraging:

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=47146
 
Old 03-11-2005, 05:18 AM   #5
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it is...
let's wait and see
thx for the link...
 
Old 03-11-2005, 05:55 AM   #6
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Also, FWIW, I just tried the "nv" driver in Xorg 6.8.2-r1 (I think it was that version). It used all the screen (woohoo!), but I could only get it going at 640x480 (boo!). I'm going back to my last stable version of Xorg and will wait, although if you've desperate and fancy a play, it may be workable if you're better at setting up Xorg than me.

Good luck to us both!
 
Old 03-11-2005, 06:01 AM   #7
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i guess i'll wait till they come up with the "real" driver...
;-)
 
Old 03-17-2005, 07:48 AM   #8
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Driver is already out

The driver for GeForceGo 6200 is out for linux. I've installed it but i can't get the screen running at 1280x800, i only get 1158x768, working with nvidia updated driver, or something similar. I've tried many things, but nothing works. Any suggestions?

regards
 
Old 03-17-2005, 12:59 PM   #9
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Dear All,

I'm a newbie, so anything I say might be wrong, but...

I just installed FC3 on my VAIO. My screen is at 1280x800. Same thing happened, and I had to run for days in 1024x768.

I read here that you can choose your res by making your own custom etc/X11/xorg.conf file.

The relevant sections you need to change are:

Code:
Section "Screen"
	Identifier "Screen0"
	Device     "Videocard0"
	Monitor    "Monitor0"
	DefaultDepth     24
#	SubSection "Display"
#		Viewport   0 0
#		Depth     16
#		Modes    "800x600" "640x480"
#	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     24
		Modes    "1920x1200" "1680x1050" "1280x800"
# "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
EndSection
What I did was added my screen res, saved and rebooted. And voila, it was done! I didn't even have to change it myself in the system settings!

The site has a demo .conf file here.

Good luck!

Akiva

[EDIT]
I think you can use the vesa driver...
[/EDIT]

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Old 03-17-2005, 01:11 PM   #10
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Here is a link to my working xorg.conf for my Sony S3XP (nvidia 6200@1280x800).

I couldn't get the VESA driver to work at all so am using the recent Nvidia one.
 
Old 03-17-2005, 01:15 PM   #11
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Ooops!

I really don't know...I'm the king of newbies...

The vesa driver gave me a horrible 1024x768 but the changes made to the xorg.conf worked for me...

Sorry about that if it was a bit irrelevant/incorrect!

Akiva

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Old 03-19-2005, 08:28 AM   #12
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I just solved my problem on my Vaio VGN-FS115M.
After installing the newest nvidia driver, i was still stuck at 1024x768....

After trying several modelines, i finally found the correct one:

Code:
Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "Monitor Model"
# http://www.linuxforen.de/forums/arc...p/t-175226.html
Modeline "1280x800" 80.58 1280 1344 1480 1680 800 801 804 827
...
with that one, my X used the 1280x800 resolution...
 
  


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