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Old 11-04-2013, 11:47 AM   #1
malik808
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Nvidia driver and resolution Issues


i am way in over my head. i tried fixing a flash issue and now my resolution is stuck at 640x480.

My card:

lspci | grep VGA
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation NV18 [GeForce4 MX 440 AGP 8x] (rev a2)

i installed my linux cinammon 15 with my hard drive in another computer, brought it home, cinnammon desktop was slow, changed it to xfce4. shockwave flash crashed always. tried to fix the problem, installed nvidia-current didnt help. tinkered some more and now my resolution is stuck at 640x480. Please help me someone.

Last edited by malik808; 11-04-2013 at 12:01 PM. Reason: more information
 
Old 11-04-2013, 12:06 PM   #2
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if it helps this is my xorg.conf

nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
# nvidia-xconfig: version 319.37 (buildmeister@swio-display-x64-rhel04-03) Wed Jul 3 19:35:58 PDT 2013


Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Layout0"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
EndSection

Section "Files"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

# generated from default
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "auto"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

# generated from default
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "kbd"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Unknown"
ModelName "Unknown"
HorizSync 28.0 - 33.0
VertRefresh 43.0 - 72.0
Option "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Device0"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Device0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
EndSubSection
EndSection
 
Old 11-04-2013, 01:59 PM   #3
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well with a Gforce4 card you will have problems
Xorg no longer supports the antique nvidia 96 driver cards
( Gforce 4 and older, the gforce4 card is 12 years old )


so you CAN NOT use the nvidia.run driver with xorg greator than 1.12
that basically removes almost all still supported distros


now
Nouveau will run it BUT it might not run well
i can not get the fan to run on my legacy card , so after 5 min. the computer turns off to SAVE the card .


very old legacy hardware is a pain in the "bleep " to support

CentOS 5.9 or 5.10 will support a gforce 4 and below card
centos 6.4 with xorg downgraded will also

Last edited by John VV; 11-04-2013 at 02:01 PM.
 
Old 11-04-2013, 03:01 PM   #4
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nouveau was working fine. Can you help me at least re-install it back?
 
Old 11-04-2013, 04:29 PM   #5
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I do not use mint ( i use redhat os's)

but basically you UNDO the blacklisting of the nouveau driver that you did
- or reinstall it if you uninstalled it

then you rebuild the bootimage WITH nouveau
( just the opposite of what you did to try the nvidia.run

you did run "dracut" to make a new boot image that had nouveau removed ? right

you have to redo that but this time with the nouveau driver

Last edited by John VV; 11-04-2013 at 04:30 PM.
 
  


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