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Old 09-11-2006, 05:25 PM   #1
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Screen Resolution Question


Build: Fedora Core 5 latest Kernel x86_64
Video Card: Nvidia 6600GT
Monitor: Syncmaster 204T Samsung

Problem: I can get the display to 1600x1200, but I can't get the SCREEN Resolution to 1600x1200. Kinda annoying. I tried editing the x config file, but no luck. Anyone have any ideas how to manually set this?
 
Old 09-11-2006, 08:04 PM   #2
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What does the screen section in xorg.conf look like? What res are you getting?


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Old 09-11-2006, 08:43 PM   #3
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/etc/X11/xorg.conf posted below, but to clarify, For Display, I get all the resolutions for 1600x1200 and below, but for Screen Resolution, it locks me at 60hz, and the highest resolution is 1280x960

# Xorg configuration created by system-config-display

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "single head configuration"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "Files"

# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, a font server independent of the X server is
# used to render fonts.
FontPath "unix/:7100"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "dbe"
Load "extmod"
Load "fbdevhw"
Load "glx"
Load "record"
Load "freetype"
Load "type1"
Load "dri"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

# Specify which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1))
# Option "Xleds" "1 2 3"
# To disable the XKEYBOARD extension, uncomment XkbDisable.
# Option "XkbDisable"
# To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the
# lines below (which are the defaults). For example, for a non-U.S.
# keyboard, you will probably want to use:
# Option "XkbModel" "pc102"
# If you have a US Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use:
# Option "XkbModel" "microsoft"
#
# Then to change the language, change the Layout setting.
# For example, a german layout can be obtained with:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# or:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# Option "XkbVariant" "nodeadkeys"
#
# If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and
# control keys, use:
# Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:swapcaps"
# Or if you just want both to be control, use:
# Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:nocaps"
#
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "kbd"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"

### Comment all HorizSync and VertSync values to use DDC:
### Comment all HorizSync and VertSync values to use DDC:
### Comment all HorizSync and VertSync values to use DDC:
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "LCD Panel 1600x1200"
### Comment all HorizSync and VertSync values to use DDC:
Modeline "1600x1200_85.00" 234.76 1600 1720 1896 2192 1200 1201 1204 1260 -HSync +Vsync
Option "dpms"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "nv"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "nVidia Corporation NV43 [GeForce 6600/GeForce 6600 GT]"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24
Modes "1600x1200_85.00" "1400x1050" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "DRI"
Group 0
Mode 0666
EndSection
 
Old 09-12-2006, 12:00 AM   #4
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(II) NV(0): Mode "1600x1200_85.00" is larger than BIOS programmed panel size of 1280 x 1024. Removing.

Noticed this in the log file. What is causing it?
 
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Sorry, I wouldn't have a clue; I'd suggest to ask on the NVidia forum.


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Try using gtf and specify the resolution and refresh rate. The maximum refresh rate for your LCD screen is 60 Hertz. If you are using DVI, then it is a hardware limitation of the video card.

Download and use nVidia modules (drivers) to support your hardware better.
 
  


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