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Old 03-10-2006, 04:50 PM   #1
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Bad Resolution - FDC4 - No monitor!


I have a system that I recently install Nvidia drivers for and now X is booting into a resolution that the monitor does not support, what file dictates this resolution so I can scale it back to get into the system. I still have acess to runtime 3 so I will be able to do modifications.

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Old 03-11-2006, 10:58 AM   #2
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If you recently installed the Nvidia driver, you probably downloaded the 8xxx series. Many people are having problems using this driver. On two of my machines, it won't even start X because it misreads the pixel clock frequency.

I suggest you download the 7676 driver, which appears to be the most stable. Uninstall the previous driver (with the '--uninstall' option) and then run the 7676 installer.
 
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If you recently installed the Nvidia driver, you probably downloaded the 8xxx series. Many people are having problems using this driver. On two of my machines, it won't even start X because it misreads the pixel clock frequency.

I suggest you download the 7676 driver, which appears to be the most stable. Uninstall the previous driver (with the '--uninstall' option) and then run the 7676 installer.
OK, I will switch back, but really this is not the 8xxx driver because it was working perfectly fine until I accidently tried to push a resolution and refresh rate the monitor is not capable of doing. In order for me to switch back though I am going to need to be able to get into X windows to download it because I don't have any browsers that are command line capable. Do you happen to know the file where I can manually edit the resolution and refresh rate?
 
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The file is '/etc/X11/xorg.conf'. You can restart with the initial configuration by running (as root):

cp -a /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.backup
Xorg -configure

You'll then need to recustomize it per the Nvidia documentation.
 
  


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