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Old 07-22-2003, 09:22 PM   #1
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Unhappy After The NVidia Drivers are loaded...


ok,
lsmod says:
nvidia 1672480 10 (autoclean)
so the drivers are loaded. (which took me 3days)

When i press Ctrl+Alt+"+" the resolution increases however the actual resolution i can see is still at 800x600, which means i can scroll around the 1024x768 resolution. kinda like im zoomed in.
What can i do to fix this?

XF86Config says:
Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "Nvidia"
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce 3"
EndSection
 
Old 07-22-2003, 09:27 PM   #2
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change your screen resolution size.

ie:
you have a graphic card rez of 1024 x 768
and you have a monitor screen rez of 800 x 600

so you are looking through a smaller port hole.

hope it helps
 
Old 07-22-2003, 09:43 PM   #3
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not sure what you mean m8? i've tried to set the resolution in "System Settings > Display"

It then tell sme i need to restart the X Server, now how is best to do this, i have a few ways but i wana b sure its correct.
 
Old 07-22-2003, 09:59 PM   #4
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well the longshot way is just to reboot your machine, or kill x with ctrl-alt-backspace and get booted back to the console and type startx
 
Old 07-22-2003, 10:13 PM   #5
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when i do this and its robooted, the resolution hasn't changed. its at the default 800x600, i want it at 1152x864.
i know the drivers are working also because Tux racer works perfectly, so the gfx cards definitely working.

might it be the screen?
 
Old 07-22-2003, 10:17 PM   #6
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do you have 1152x864 in your screen section in your xf86config file under Modes? if not then your not going to obtain this resoltion until you add it manually, or run the x configurator.
 
Old 07-22-2003, 10:23 PM   #7
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yeah i have ;(

thing is it wont save it after i reboot or restart X Server.

Same with the Actual Screen resolution setting in 'System Setting > Display'
 
Old 07-22-2003, 10:36 PM   #8
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maybe you have the wrong settings set up for your monitor? if you are unsure about them, check into specs about your monitor and see if the horizontal and vertical freq.'s are properly set.
 
Old 07-23-2003, 06:24 AM   #9
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uh ooooo, last night i finally managed to change the resolution of the monitor, only problem now is that the refresh rate i wrong and i cant boot up the Linux GUI.

I've tried in vein to open the XF86Config from the command promt (the one u get after pressing Ctrl+Alt+F3). but it cant ope n it.

Damn, this fookin sux ass, 4days to install + change screen res. Whats the point in Linux again?
 
  


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