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Old 04-26-2011, 12:11 PM   #1
huskarl21
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Red face Nvidia wrong resolution after installing proprietary driver


Hi..
i'm new to linux, and i have installed linux slackware 64bit..
after a complete setup i downloaded the latest Nvidia proprietary drivers, the binary package from nvidia.com..
i have a geforce gts250..it's the first time i encounter this issue..
i have already installed the driver with my old monitor (an lg flatron with max 1680x1050)and it always worked fine..
with this new monitor (lg w2243s with a res of 1920x1080) it seems that every bin package from nvidia don't recognize the monitor...after installing i find a res of 640x480 and i get stucked, i tried to force it by editing the xorg.conf file..but nothing changes..
how can i get the max res with nvidia bin package?it's driving me nuts (=/)
thank you for your help
 
Old 04-26-2011, 12:35 PM   #2
samac
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Welcome to the Slackware forum.

I have a similar monitor LG W2361V and the nvidia driver automatically recognizes the correct resolution. I am using NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-270.41.06.run on the latest Slackware64-current.

Are you using an hdmi, dvi or D-Sub cable?

Have you tried changing the settings in Settings/NVIDIA X Server Settings ?

samac
 
Old 04-27-2011, 04:00 AM   #3
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thank you for your answer
yes i've tried to change almost everything..and i still have 640x480...
i have 3 ports, VGA - DVI - HDMI, the first time i tried with the normal VGA, since the monitor has been shipped with it's own vga-cable, then i've tried the DVI with an adapter from nvidia, but still no solution to both..
i've also heard that could be related to the impossibility of recognizing the EDID..but i don't know how to get the EDID and to edit the files to make it good.. (sorry for my writing i'm not english lol)
 
Old 04-27-2011, 04:07 AM   #4
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I had this problem with one my my old computers, I added the line

Option "IgnoreEDID" "true"

to my Xorg.conf file in the "Screen" section. Not sure if it will fix your problem, but you could give it a try.

Also the above command may be depreciated. If it doesn't work then try

Option "UseEDID" "FALSE"

Last edited by Daedra; 04-27-2011 at 04:09 AM.
 
Old 08-01-2014, 07:29 AM   #5
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This may seem like thread necro but this is one of the few posts I can respond to related to this monitor.

This can be fixed by doing:
Code:
modprobe i2c-dev
Background:

As my LG W2243S monitor was not being detected properly (unknown monitor / undetected EDID), I located a tool that gave out more diagnostic information in read-edid. As that further confirmed the lack of detection, I emailed my results to the author (he says to do so on the web page).

His response was:
Quote:
Yeah, the old VBE interface was great back in the early days of
plug-n-play monitors (back when those were a thing and your system
BIOS and video BIOS were integrally connected), but support for it has
gotten REAL sketchy over the years - after all, it requires a
real-mode interface, and nobody's had a real one of those since DOS.
Your best bet is to get the i2c interface working - I'm not sure about
your software or hardware configuration, but there are modules
available in the kernel for it (it's possible all you have to do is
modprobe i2c-dev).
 
  


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