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Old 09-08-2009, 01:37 PM   #1
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problem with shine on X


Hi there,

sorry to bother you all once again...

My laptop's monitor appears very much without shine when i enter X (kde). I didn't noticed until now because i just installed Slackware a few weeks ago and was trying to do as much as possible from the command line. The thing is i noticed that or i was going blind or something was wrong with the monitor, it is dark in de upper half and too shiny in the bottom.

I booted an Ubuntu's LiveCD and it looks great, so i confirmed i doesn't have to go to the ophtalmologist yet. Could it be related to the Refresh Rates? I mod from 50 to auto, on KDE settings but nothing changed.

And i can't see, it's like a mirror, i see myself allt the time altough i shut the windows, and if i move a little bit the laptop i can't even see the dark cursor and the icons get all burry at the bottom.

Please, give me a hand!

And, of course, thanks!!!

PS: I forgot to said, the configuration was done automaticaly with nvidia's driver.

Thanks!

Last edited by 10100010; 09-08-2009 at 01:52 PM.
 
Old 09-08-2009, 02:29 PM   #2
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can you post what your xorg.conf file looks like? that will give us a starting point. Can you also post the model of your laptop?
 
Old 09-08-2009, 05:12 PM   #3
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Thanks for replying

My laptop is a Compaq F754LA, since in all the manuals it just didn't said a word about it i called to tech support, to know refresh rates and stuff and after having me on the phone around half an hour they said they don't know, only the display's fabricant does and they doesn't have contact with them... hurray for HP!

This is my xorg.cong

Code:
# nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
# nvidia-xconfig:  version 1.0  (buildmeister@builder63)  Tue Jul 28 16:20:20 PDT 2009

Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier     "X.org Configured"
    Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
    InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
    InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "Files"
    ModulePath      "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/local"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/TTF"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/OTF"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/Type1"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/misc"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/CID"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/100dpi"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/cyrillic"
EndSection

Section "Module"
    Load           "dri2"
    Load           "dbe"
    Load           "glx"
    Load           "extmod"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier     "Keyboard0"
    Driver         "kbd"
    Option         "XkbModel" "pc101"
    Option         "XkbLayout" "es,es,es(nodeadkeys)"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier     "Mouse0"
    Driver         "mouse"
    Option         "Protocol" "auto"
    Option         "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    Option         "ZAxisMapping" "4 5 6 7"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier     "Monitor0"
    VendorName     "Monitor Vendor"
    ModelName      "Monitor Model"
EndSection

Section "Device"

        ### Available Driver options are:-
        ### Values: <i>: integer, <f>: float, <bool>: "True"/"False",
        ### <string>: "String", <freq>: "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz"
        ### [arg]: arg optional
        #Option     "SWcursor"           	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "HWcursor"           	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "NoAccel"            	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "ShadowFB"           	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "UseFBDev"           	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "Rotate"             	# [<str>]
        #Option     "VideoKey"           	# <i>
        #Option     "FlatPanel"          	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "FPDither"           	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "CrtcNumber"         	# <i>
        #Option     "FPScale"            	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "FPTweak"            	# <i>
        #Option     "DualHead"           	# [<bool>]
    Identifier     "Card0"
    Driver         "nvidia"
    VendorName     "Unknown Vendor"
    BoardName      "Unknown Board"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier     "Screen0"
    Device         "Card0"
    Monitor        "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth    24
    SubSection     "Display"
        Viewport    0 0
        Depth       1
    EndSubSection
    SubSection     "Display"
        Viewport    0 0
        Depth       4
    EndSubSection
    SubSection     "Display"
        Viewport    0 0
        Depth       8
    EndSubSection
    SubSection     "Display"
        Viewport    0 0
        Depth       15
    EndSubSection
    SubSection     "Display"
        Viewport    0 0
        Depth       16
    EndSubSection
    SubSection     "Display"
        Viewport    0 0
        Depth       24
    EndSubSection
EndSection
I'm sorry if i'm not very clear, i don't know about it and it's difficult to explain then, especially in another language. It's like it's light missing from the display, the LiveCD i tried earlier it was more strong, defined, this is mirrorlike and if i don't look in an exact angle it gets or too shiny or to dark.

Thanks again!

Last edited by 10100010; 09-08-2009 at 05:19 PM.
 
Old 09-08-2009, 05:16 PM   #4
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ok to change the screen size you can edit the xorg.conf file and under
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24
EndSubSection

add
Code:
Modes "1024x768" "800x600"
you can add more just by adding "<size>" with a space in between each size.


Now for the refres rate. Let me do some digging and I will look post back when I get something.
 
Old 09-08-2009, 05:43 PM   #5
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I did it and i get a "no screens found" message and finally "unable to connect to X server".

EDITED

Sorry, i had to add it in "Display Subsection", before the EndSubsection, now it worked, i added 1280x800 besides the two you said (it's the maximum resolution according to http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c01295900.pdf", a maintenance manual for and Compaq F700.

Thanks for helping me out, really!

Last edited by 10100010; 09-08-2009 at 06:05 PM.
 
  


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