No matter what settings I tweak, and how many times I try, I cannot get Xwindows to display in 1280x800. It always goes to 1024x768, which is horribly stretched on my laptop's display. Despite this, the Nvidia logo displays before X loads, which I take as a good sign. I've experimented with many different modelines, and they either have only displayed 1024x768, or they have made my screen go blank and not go back to normal until I reboot. Also, I have tried switching resolutions while in Xwindows, and this only causes a blank screen as well, or a screen with weird colored lines (the nvidia driver messed up my console window apparently).
I have thoroughly tried both approaches to this problem on similiar laptops outlined in these articles - http://web.tagus.ist.utl.pt/~ricardo...tm#Section_III
Also, in another thread, an excellent gentleman who helped me get my wireless card working suggested I try to patch my VBIOS with the 855resolution package. That didn't work - said I had an unrecognized VBIOS.
I'm using the most recent "nvidia" driver, which I downloaded from nvidia.com, on Slackware 10.1 using the 2.4.29 kernel. Here are the relevent parts of my current xorg.conf file:
Identifier "Laptop LCD"
HorizSync 28.0 - 96.0
VertRefresh 50 - 86.0
Modeline "1280x800@70" 101.92 1280 1312 1696 1728 800 816 825 841
Identifier "Nvidia GeForce 420 Go 32 MB"
Identifier "LCD Screen"
Device "Nvidia GeForce 420 Go 32 MB"
Monitor "Laptop LCD"
Anybody have an ideas? I really could use them.