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Old 07-05-2008, 04:43 PM   #1
ChairmanMeoww
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Another nvidia display res issue


Ello

I've got an nvidia GeForce 7000M graphics card on my system which I managed to get working with a mish-mash on nvidia drivers and Livna display config but the issue seems to be on the nvidia side. When I log into my user profile it's back to low res and if I log into the nvidia display settings it'll be on 1024x768, now if I change this to auto or 1200x800 all is well and looks lovely. However upon logging off and on again it reverts to 1024x768.

I have relentlessly tried changing this, changing it in root(although root automatically boots into auto and is thus fine :-S) and even editing the xorg.conf to include modes "1200x800" all to absolutely minimal joy.

Oh yeah...also the nvidia software reads my monitor as supporting 1200x800 so that shouldn't be an issue.

Anyway I'm out so if anyone has any advice it'd be godlike

Here be the xorg contents if anyone's interested..
Quote:
# Xorg configuration created by system-config-display

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "single head configuration"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "Files"
ModulePath "/usr/lib64/xorg/modules/extensions/nvidia"
ModulePath "/usr/lib64/xorg/modules"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
Option "AIGLX" "on"
Option "Xinerama" "0"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

# keyboard added by rhpxl
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "kbd"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "gb"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Unknown"
ModelName "LPL LP154WX4-TLC8"
HorizSync 30.0 - 75.0
VertRefresh 60.0 - 60.0
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation"
BoardName "GeForce 7000M / nForce 610M"
Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"
EndSection

Section "Screen"

# Removed Option "metamodes" "1280x800 +0+0"
# Removed Option "metamodes" "nvidia-auto-select +0+0"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
Option "TwinView" "0"
Option "metamodes" "1280x800_60 +0+0"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Extensions"
Option "Composite" "Enable"
EndSection
 
Old 07-05-2008, 06:04 PM   #2
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Hey guys

Got it sorted....I played around with the xorg file and for some ungodly reason removing the 60 from after 1200x800 seems to have resolved the issue.

Now for resizing the filesystem..........

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Originally Posted by ChairmanMeoww View Post
Ello

I've got an nvidia GeForce 7000M graphics card on my system which I managed to get working with a mish-mash on nvidia drivers and Livna display config but the issue seems to be on the nvidia side. When I log into my user profile it's back to low res and if I log into the nvidia display settings it'll be on 1024x768, now if I change this to auto or 1200x800 all is well and looks lovely. However upon logging off and on again it reverts to 1024x768.

I have relentlessly tried changing this, changing it in root(although root automatically boots into auto and is thus fine :-S) and even editing the xorg.conf to include modes "1200x800" all to absolutely minimal joy.

Oh yeah...also the nvidia software reads my monitor as supporting 1200x800 so that shouldn't be an issue.

Anyway I'm out so if anyone has any advice it'd be godlike

Here be the xorg contents if anyone's interested..
 
Old 07-05-2008, 06:15 PM   #3
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I'm not sure about this line. For one thing, it seems to reference a manually entered modeline which you don't have. My xorg.conf file doesn't have a metamodes line.
Option "metamodes" "1280x800_60 +0+0"

I think that a metamodes entry would be used when dealing with 2 or more monitor types:
Option "MetaModes" "CRT-0: 1280x800, DFP-0: 1024x768"


Also, try running the "nvidia-xconfig" script.

If that doesn't work, run the "gtf" program to generate a custom line.
You can enter the modeline in the Screen section if you don't have a referenced "UseModes" entry.
run "gtf 1280 800 60 -x"
Edit out the ".00" from the label, and add the "1280x800_60" to the screens

Code:
Section "Screen"
    Identifier     "Screen[0]"
    Device         "Device[0]"
    Monitor        "Monitor[0]"
    DefaultDepth    24
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       15
        Modes      "1280x800_60" "1024x768" "800x600"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       16
        Modes      "1280x800_60" "1024x768" "800x600"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       24
        Modes      "1280x800_60" "1024x768" "800x600"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       8
        Modes      "1280x800_60" "1024x768" "800x600"
    EndSubSection
EndSection
Also, the nvidia installer probably installed documentation in /usr/share/doc/nvidia. There is also an xorg.conf manpage.
 
Old 07-05-2008, 06:16 PM   #4
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Sorry, I was editing this post when you posted your update. Glad you got it going.
 
  


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