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Old 09-18-2007, 07:56 PM   #1
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refresh rate asus n6200


I'm a newbie and I just install Fedora 7.

I used this to install driver for nvidia for my asus n6200

su -
yum install kmod-nvidia xorg-x11-drv-nvidia
nvidia-config-display enable
service nvidia restart
First problem is that if I do system-config-display the maximum resolution that I have is 1280x1024, unknow monitor and unknow graphic card.

Second, when I boot I can see the nvidia logo, but how I know if is correctly install and if it is this driver that is running right now.

Third, the only way I know right now to change my monitor refresh rate is to go to Configure desktop > Display > refresh rate. But the problem is that I only have 50hz. How can I change and add more rate?

cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf

# Xorg configuration created by livna-config-display

Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier     "Default Layout"
        Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
        InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"

Section "Files"
        ModulePath   "/usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/nvidia"
        ModulePath   "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"

Section "ServerFlags"
        Option      "AIGLX" "on"

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier  "Keyboard0"
        Driver      "kbd"
        Option      "XkbModel" "pc105"
        Option      "XkbLayout" "us"

# This is the config used from  Samsung SyncMaster 750S White 17" CRT Monitor
Section "Monitor"
    Identifier   "Monitor0"
    ModelName    "Monitor Samsung 750s"
    HorizSync    30.0 - 70.0
    VertRefresh  50.0 - 160.0
    Option        "dpms"

Section "Device"
        Identifier  "Videocard0"
        Driver      "nvidia"
        Option      "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"
        Option      "DisableGLXRootClipping" "True"

Section "Screen"
        Identifier "Screen0"
        Device     "Videocard0"
        DefaultDepth     24
        SubSection "Display"
                Viewport   0 0
                Depth     24

Section "Extensions"
        Option      "Composite" "Enable"
Old 09-18-2007, 08:27 PM   #2
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1) In the 'device' section, add the two following lines, edited appropriately for YOUR make of card:

VendorName "nVidia Corp."
BoardName "NV44-A2 nVidia GeForce 7100GS TurboCache"

2) Look up the technical specs of your monitor in the manual or on Google, and make sure that the Horizontal and Vertical rates are correct. If not, change them as necessary. Once the correct ranges are specified, and the X server has chosen a display resolution, the monitor will decide on its own what vertical refresh rate to use. Much of the time, laptop flat panels only use a very narrow range of 50-60 Hz. Infact, it can be dangerous to your hardware to run such flat screens on laptops at excessively high rates, and can damage the display.

3) The nVidia driver, when installed, removes any previously existing driver. It can only have ONE of itself installed. Therefore, if it is working and shows you the logo on startup, you can be fairly certain that it IS the driver you installed. If in doubt, type 'lshw' in a root console, or look in your system menu for a 'Info-Center' area, and verify the driver release version there.

4) There are no MODES section in your Screen section. In the Subsection "Display" area, there should be a line like:

Modes "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1024x768"

but change the resolutions to which one(s) you want available for your system.

Does this help?

Last edited by GrapefruiTgirl; 09-18-2007 at 08:30 PM.


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