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Old 03-22-2004, 12:19 PM   #1
glorenfeld
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resolution problems with latest nvidia drivers


** using a gforce 3 ti 200 chip on an Abit siluro card, 64 mb onboard DDR ram**

I have just installed slackware 9.1, and KDE 3.2 and noticed that my resolution was a poor 1024x768, considering I can get 1600x1200 in Windows.

I did the obvious thing and downloaded the latest drivers from the nvidia website, and altered the XF86Config file as per the instructions on the nvidia site.

However I still can't get above 1024x768, and was wondering if there was something else I needed to change in XF86Config. At the moment my screen section looks like this:

# **********************************************************************
# Screen sections
# **********************************************************************

# Any number of screen sections may be present. Each describes
# the configuration of a single screen. A single specific screen section
# may be specified from the X server command line with the "-screen"
# option.
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 "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection
Subsection "Display"
Depth 32
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection

EndSection



and my graphics device section is as follows:

# **********************************************************************
# Graphics device section
# **********************************************************************

# Any number of graphics device sections may be present

Section "Device"
Identifier "VESA Framebuffer"
Driver "nvidia"
#VideoRam 4096
# Insert Clocks lines here if appropriate
EndSection


Any help would be greatly appreciated!

MIke
 
Old 03-22-2004, 01:06 PM   #2
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Mike, do you get the nvidia spash screen when xdm/gdm/kdm starts?
 
Old 03-22-2004, 01:41 PM   #3
glorenfeld
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yeh, getting the splash.
 
Old 03-22-2004, 01:42 PM   #4
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I had a similar problem with my screen resolution, my problem was down to the wrong HorizSync and Vert Refresh settings in the monitor section of the xf86config file, just check that section to make sure its right for you monitor.

You could also try running the Generic "nv" driver, but back up your xf86config first before you try this,

good luck and let us know how you get on.
 
Old 03-22-2004, 01:51 PM   #5
glorenfeld
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I have tried with the generic drivers b4 i installed the nvidia ones. I think it could well be to do with the vert and horiz sync rates, as i know these effect ur max res, but i wouldn't be able to begin to guess the correct ones for my monitor.

I am using a Dell 19" monitor, but that is really about all I know
 
Old 03-23-2004, 10:57 AM   #6
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Sorted it now , it was indeed the sync rates!

I searched Dell for my monitor make and found the correct ones!

Thanks for your help
Mike
 
  


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