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Old 10-12-2006, 11:18 AM   #1
Kelketek
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Display resolution problems


Hello there! I have a laptop display capable of 1920x1200, but the resolution on my distro defaulted max at 800x600, or something like that, anyway, I did the following to try to fix this:

I installed the NVidia driver from their website (GeForce 7900 Go) and had it compile the kernel module (I think it was called) and edit the x configuration file. Well, 3D enhancement worked (evidenced by glxgears) but the resolutions still would not jump where I wanted it. I tried to edit my config file, and this worked, but not completely. The resolution was at 1920x1200, but you had to scroll to see most of the screen. After I logged in, I set it back to the preconfigured resolution, and it worked fine, so I tried setting it back to 1920x1200, and this time it displays correctly. However, it will only display correctly after I login and do this. Every time I boot up, I have to scroll to the login screen. Additionally, at least once, the x window system failed to start, and when I typed startx, it said "no screens found" so I reinstalled the NVidia driver and now it works.

Wait, scratch that, I've discovered upon bootup that I'll probably have to reinstall the driver every time I want to start x.

Here's my config file:

Code:
# nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
# nvidia-xconfig:  version 1.0  (buildmeister@builder3)  Tue Aug  1 21:11:12 PDT 2006

# XFree86 4 configuration created by pyxf86config

Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier     "Default Layout"
    Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
    InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
    InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice    "Synaptics" "AlwaysCore"
EndSection

Section "Files"

# RgbPath is the location of the RGB database.  Note, this is the name of the 
# file minus the extension (like ".txt" or ".db").  There is normally
# no need to change the default.
# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Red Hat 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.
    RgbPath         "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
    ModulePath      "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules"
    FontPath        "unix/:7100"
EndSection

Section "Module"
    Load           "dbe"
    Load           "extmod"
    Load           "fbdevhw"
    Load           "record"
    Load           "freetype"
    Load           "type1"
    Load           "synaptics"
    Load           "glx"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

# Specify which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1))
#	Option	"Xleds"		"1 2 3"
# To disable the XKEYBOARD extension, uncomment XkbDisable.
#	Option	"XkbDisable"
# To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the
# lines below (which are the defaults).  For example, for a non-U.S.
# keyboard, you will probably want to use:
#	Option	"XkbModel"	"pc102"
# If you have a US Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use:
#	Option	"XkbModel"	"microsoft"
#
# Then to change the language, change the Layout setting.
# For example, a german layout can be obtained with:
#	Option	"XkbLayout"	"de"
# or:
#	Option	"XkbLayout"	"de"
#	Option	"XkbVariant"	"nodeadkeys"
#
# If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and
# control keys, use:
#	Option	"XkbOptions"	"ctrl:swapcaps"
# Or if you just want both to be control, use:
#	Option	"XkbOptions"	"ctrl:nocaps"
#
    Identifier     "Keyboard0"
    Driver         "kbd"
    Option         "XkbModel" "pc105"
    Option         "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier     "Mouse0"
    Driver         "mouse"
    Option         "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
    Option         "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    Option         "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    Option         "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier     "Synaptics"
    Driver         "synaptics"
    Option         "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    Option         "Protocol" "auto-dev"
    Option         "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier     "Monitor0"
    VendorName     "Monitor Vendor"
    ModelName      "Unknown monitor"
    HorizSync       31.5 - 37.9
    VertRefresh     50.0 - 70.0
    Option         "dpms"
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier     "Videocard0"
    Driver         "nvidia"
    VendorName     "Videocard vendor"
    BoardName      "VESA driver (generic)"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier     "Screen0"
    Device         "Videocard0"
    Monitor        "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth    24
    SubSection     "Display"
        Viewport    0 0
        Depth       16
        Modes      "800x600" "640x480" "1920x1200"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection     "Display"
        Viewport    0 0
        Depth       24
        Modes      "800x600" "640x480" "1920x1200"
    EndSubSection
EndSection

And while I'm at it, my touchpad is using that scroll feature, where if move your finger down the side it scrolls. Well, I utterly abhor that. Anyway I can disable it?
 
Old 10-12-2006, 01:09 PM   #2
Kelketek
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Ya'know, this would be better placed in another thread. I think that at this point, I know enough to jump out of the noobie catagory...

How do you delete a post?
 
Old 10-12-2006, 01:23 PM   #3
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BTW, what distro are you using ? Every (almost) distro comes with its own X configuration wizard. You might wanna make use of that.

Did you read README file that comes with NVidia driver you downloaded ? It should be in : /usr/share/doc/NVIDIA_GLX-1.0/README.txt

The xorg.conf you have posted, is this the entire xorg.conf really ? Here's mine:
Quote:
Section "Files"
InputDevices "/dev/gpmdata"
InputDevices "/dev/input/mice"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/local"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/URW"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/truetype"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/uni:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID"
FontPath "/opt/kde3/share/fonts"
FontPath "/usr/local/share/fonts"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
Option "AllowMouseOpenFail" "on"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "glx"
Load "type1"
Load "extmod"
Load "dbe"
Load "freetype"
Load "v4l"
Load "record"
Load "xie"
Load "bitmap"
Load "vbe"
Load "int10"
Load "synaptics"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "kbd"
Identifier "Keyboard[0]"
Option "Protocol" "Standard"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
Option "XkbModel" "pc104"
Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "mouse"
Identifier "USB Mouse"
Option "Buttons" "7"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Name" "PS/2+USB Mouse"
Option "Protocol" "explorerps/2"
Option "Vendor" "Sysp"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "synaptics"
Identifier "Synaptics Touchpad"
# Option "Buttons" "5"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "on"
Option "InputFashion" "Mouse"
Option "Name" "Synaptics;Touchpad"
Option "Protocol" "explorerps/2"
Option "SHMConfig" "on"
Option "Vendor" "Sysp"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
DisplaySize 305 230
HorizSync 28-60
Identifier "Monitor[0]"
ModelName "1024X768@60HZ"
Option "DPMS"
VendorName "--> LCD"
VertRefresh 50-60
UseModes "Modes[0]"
EndSection

Section "Modes"
Identifier "Modes[0]"
Modeline "1024x768" 61.89 1024 1080 1184 1328 768 785 788 794
Modeline "1024x600" 47.26 1024 1064 1168 1312 600 601 604 621
Modeline "800x600" 36.88 800 832 912 1024 600 601 604 621
Modeline "768x576" 33.74 768 792 872 976 576 577 580 596
Modeline "640x480" 23.06 640 656 720 800 480 481 484 497
EndSection

Section "Screen"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1024x768" "1024x600" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1024x768" "1024x600" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768" "1024x600" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1024x768" "1024x600" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"
EndSubSection
Device "Device[0]"
Identifier "Screen[0]"
Monitor "Monitor[0]"
EndSection

Section "Device"
BoardName "GeForce4 420 Go 32M"
BusID "PCI:01:00:0"
Driver "nvidia"
Identifier "Device[0]"
Screen 0
VendorName "NVidia"
Option "Nologo" "1"
Option "AllowGLXWithComposite" "1"
Option "RenderAccel" "1"
Option "NRenderAccel" "1"
Option "DigitalVibrance" "1"
Option "IgnoreDisplayDevices" "1"
Option "NvAGP" "1"
Option "FlatPanelProperties" "Scaling = scaled, Dithering = enabled"
Option "backingstore" "1"
Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "1"
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Layout[all]"
InputDevice "Keyboard[0]" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "USB Mouse" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Synaptics Touchpad" "AlwaysCore"
Option "Clone" "off"
Option "Xinerama" "off"
Screen "Screen[0]"
EndSection

Section "DRI"
Group "video"
Mode 0660
EndSection

Section "Extensions"
Option "Composite" "1"
EndSection
 
  


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