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Old 04-08-2003, 03:05 PM   #1
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NVIDIA Driver problems!!


Hi, i just installed the new nvidia drivers and kernel and when i startx my screen is just off, theres about a 1 inch black line on the right side and on the bottom of the screen there like... another piece of desktop its odd... It never did this before i isntalled the nvidia drivers, anyone have any ideas?
 
Old 04-08-2003, 05:31 PM   #2
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have you tried switching resolutions ?

(when i install the nvidia drivers on my machine the desktop goes
from 1400x1050 to 1280x1024)
 
Old 04-08-2003, 06:03 PM   #3
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You did not tell us what distro you use.
Check this tutorial to see if you did all the right steps installing and configuring:
http://icculus.org/~dolson/mdkxp/?c=ttrls/nvidianew
 
Old 04-08-2003, 06:11 PM   #4
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A one inch line? Does this mean that you are missing some of your desktop or is it all there minus one inch at the top and other side. It could just mean that you need to adjust your picture.

Apologies if you've already checked this.
 
Old 04-08-2003, 06:38 PM   #5
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Ya, its just a one inch black line.. that was not there before the new drivers, i dont belive its a resolution problem because my res is fine... and im using the newly relseaed slackware 9.0
 
Old 04-08-2003, 06:41 PM   #6
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Tweak you monitor ??
 
Old 04-08-2003, 06:52 PM   #7
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Are you on a laptop?? There are a couple of module lines you need to add if you are using one.
 
Old 04-08-2003, 07:23 PM   #8
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Yes this is on a toshiba 1955 s801 series laptop
 
Old 04-08-2003, 07:29 PM   #9
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Try this.. I have a Toshy also and needed to add this line to /etc/modules.conf

options nvidia "NVreg_SoftEDIDs=0" "NVreg_Mobile=2"

This NVreg_Mobile flag is specific to our laptop manufacturer.

Good luck
 
Old 04-08-2003, 07:35 PM   #10
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well that fixed the black line and the screen problem at the bottom, but for some reason now theres a little to much resolution hehe... like the clock on the taskbar is cut off
 
Old 04-08-2003, 07:38 PM   #11
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What is your LCD's native display?? Check out your Screen section in your XF86Config or XF86Config-4 file. There might be something wrong in there. Don't try and push a higher than native resolution.
 
Old 04-08-2003, 07:41 PM   #12
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Also.... you said you updated your kernel. Did you update the kernel first, then reinstall the new drivers?? -or- Did you install new drivers then a new kernel??
 
Old 04-08-2003, 07:42 PM   #13
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did kernel first, and my res is the native 1024x768
 
Old 04-08-2003, 07:47 PM   #14
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Cool.. what does Screens say in XF86Config??
 
Old 04-08-2003, 07:54 PM   #15
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heres some of my xf86config

Section "monitor"
Identifier "Monitor1"
HorizSync 31-50
VertRefresh 60-61
vendorname "LCD-Monitors"
modelname "Generic 1024x768"
ModeLine "1024x768/60hz" 65 1024 1032 1176 1344 768 771 777 806 -HSync -VSync
End Section

Section "device"
Identifier "Geforce4 Go"
Driver "nvidia"
End Section

Section "Screen"
ident "Screen 1"
Device "Geforce4 Go"
Monitor "My monitor"
DefaultDepth 24
Subsection "Display"
depth 24
Modes "1024x768/60hz"
Virtual 1024 768
 
  


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