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Old 11-19-2005, 05:27 AM   #1
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nvidia, slack, resolution


ok i have an hp pavilion zd7000, it has an nvidia gforce go"some number", it has a wide screene. .

im running slackware with kernel 2.6.13 and the blackbox gui.

iv searched the forum a few times and havent seen waht im looking for,

xrandr offers me
*0 1024 x 768 ( 321mm x 201mm ) *60
1 800 x 600 ( 321mm x 201mm ) 60 56
2 640 x 480 ( 321mm x 201mm ) 60
3 512 x 384 ( 321mm x 201mm ) 60
4 400 x 300 ( 321mm x 201mm ) 60 56
5 320 x 240 ( 321mm x 201mm ) 60

in windows i use 1440x900, dont need it to be that large but i wold like to rase my resolution, i tryed changing the resolutions in xorg.conf but that only bumps me down to a lower one.

iv bin working on this for like a day and a half, and i wold appreciate any help.
 
Old 11-19-2005, 05:37 AM   #2
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First of all, you will need to install the nvidia drivers. go to http://nvidia.com/content/drivers/drivers.asp

Next, follow the instructions that come with the readme file, which will tell you to change the "driver" from "nv" to "nvidia".

Now try changiing the resolution from Xorg, if you still cant get it to work, then posting your xorg.conf file will help
 
Old 11-19-2005, 06:13 AM   #3
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sorry i guss i forgot to include that i did install the driver "NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-7676-pkg1.run" and changed xorg to say nvidia. i actualy get an nvidia splash when i start x, i just cant cahnge my res

so heres some of my xorg.conf i hope these are the rite peaces

Section "Device"
Identifier "VESA Framebuffer"

Driver "nvidia"

VideoRam 4096
# Insert Clocks lines here if appropriate
EndSection
Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen 1"
Device "VESA Framebuffer"
Monitor "My Monitor"

# If your card can handle it, a higher default color depth (like 24 or 32)
# is highly recommended.

# DefaultDepth 8
# DefaultDepth 16
DefaultDepth 24
# DefaultDepth 32

# "1024x768" is also a conservative usable default resolution. If you
# have a better monitor, feel free to try resolutions such as
# "1152x864", "1280x1024", "1600x1200", and "1800x1400" (or whatever your
# card/monitor can produce)

Subsection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection
Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection
Subsection "Display"
Depth 24

Modes "1280x800" "1152x864" "1024x768"
EndSubsection
Subsection "Display"
Depth 32
Modes "1280x800" "1152x864" "1024x768"
EndSubsection
EndSection

Last edited by d2490n; 11-19-2005 at 07:04 AM.
 
Old 11-19-2005, 07:14 AM   #4
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In Section "monitor" try adding your monitor refresh rates:

These are mine:

Code:
Section "Monitor"

    Identifier  "Samsung"

# HorizSync is in kHz unless units are specified.
# HorizSync may be a comma separated list of discrete values, or a
# comma separated list of ranges of values.
# NOTE: THE VALUES HERE ARE EXAMPLES ONLY.  REFER TO YOUR MONITOR'S
# USER MANUAL FOR THE CORRECT NUMBERS.

    HorizSync   31.5 - 57.0

#    HorizSync	30-64         # multisync
#    HorizSync	31.5, 35.2    # multiple fixed sync frequencies
#    HorizSync	15-25, 30-50  # multiple ranges of sync frequencies

# VertRefresh is in Hz unless units are specified.
# VertRefresh may be a comma separated list of discrete values, or a
# comma separated list of ranges of values.
# NOTE: THE VALUES HERE ARE EXAMPLES ONLY.  REFER TO YOUR MONITOR'S
# USER MANUAL FOR THE CORRECT NUMBERS.

    VertRefresh 40-150

EndSection
 
Old 11-19-2005, 10:40 AM   #5
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Section "Monitor"

Identifier "My Monitor"

# HorizSync is in kHz unless units are specified.
# HorizSync may be a comma separated list of discrete values, or a
# comma separated list of ranges of values.
# NOTE: THE VALUES HERE ARE EXAMPLES ONLY. REFER TO YOUR MONITOR'S
# USER MANUAL FOR THE CORRECT NUMBERS.

HorizSync 31.5 - 60.0

# HorizSync 30-64 # multisync
# HorizSync 31.5, 35.2 # multiple fixed sync frequencies
# HorizSync 15-25, 30-50 # multiple ranges of sync frequencies

# VertRefresh is in Hz unless units are specified.
# VertRefresh may be a comma separated list of discrete values, or a
# comma separated list of ranges of values.
# NOTE: THE VALUES HERE ARE EXAMPLES ONLY. REFER TO YOUR MONITOR'S
# USER MANUAL FOR THE CORRECT NUMBERS.

VertRefresh 40,60,65,75,70

EndSection


ok, tryed that. xrandr still wont give me anything higher than 1024 x 768.
 
Old 11-20-2005, 04:31 AM   #6
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bump.

still cant seeme to get it fixed.
 
Old 11-20-2005, 10:08 AM   #7
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I'm stumped too...maybe you could try using a GUI tool?
 
Old 11-20-2005, 06:03 PM   #8
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well i tryed nvidia-settings, but it dosent have any resolution option. i dont know of any other tools i might use.
 
Old 11-20-2005, 07:39 PM   #9
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You'll also need to add the resolutions you want in the display subsection. It is probably easier and simpler to just run xorgconfig again and be sure to enter the correct refresh rates for your monitor
 
Old 11-20-2005, 09:29 PM   #10
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Make sure to check your monitors specifications. Setting horiz sync and vert refresh rates low probably won't hurt, but setting them higher than your monitor is capable of can literally smoke it.
 
Old 11-21-2005, 05:34 PM   #11
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ok well i got it fixed. a friend of mine swaped out the xorg.conf file, to bad i wold have liked to actualy lern how it was done but atleast gaim dosent take up half of my screene anymore.
 
  


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