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Old 05-20-2004, 05:35 AM   #1
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Screen Resolutions


Well I'm running slackware-current atm on this box but i installed Peanut Distro on a spare box last night and it set up my screen resolution at 1400x1150 which looked awesome and that was the default setting with some crappy hardware and drivers.

BUT in slackware the most i can get is 1280x1040 :|, i have the newest NVIDIA drivers 5336 but i can not get the resolution any higher then what it is? I have messed with XF86Config for hours with no result, any one know of a fix or is it a locked resolution?
 
Old 05-20-2004, 05:39 AM   #2
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Can you post the relevant sections of your xf86config file? (use the code tags to let it keep all formatting). We will better be able to advise if we can see that.
 
Old 05-20-2004, 05:45 AM   #3
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Code:
# **********************************************************************
# Monitor section
# **********************************************************************

# Any number of monitor sections may be present

Section "Monitor"

    Identifier  "My Monitor"

# HorizSync is in kHz unless units are specified.
# HorizSync may be a comma separated list of discrete values, or a
# comma separated list of ranges of values.
# NOTE: THE VALUES HERE ARE EXAMPLES ONLY.  REFER TO YOUR MONITOR'S
# USER MANUAL FOR THE CORRECT NUMBERS.

    HorizSync   31.5 - 64.3

#    HorizSync	30-64         # multisync
#    HorizSync	31.5, 35.2    # multiple fixed sync frequencies
#    HorizSync	15-25, 30-50  # multiple ranges of sync frequencies

# VertRefresh is in Hz unless units are specified.
# VertRefresh may be a comma separated list of discrete values, or a
# comma separated list of ranges of values.
# NOTE: THE VALUES HERE ARE EXAMPLES ONLY.  REFER TO YOUR MONITOR'S
# USER MANUAL FOR THE CORRECT NUMBERS.

    VertRefresh 50-100

EndSection


# **********************************************************************
# Graphics device section
# **********************************************************************

# Any number of graphics device sections may be present

# Standard VGA Device:

Section "Device"
    Identifier	"Standard VGA"
    VendorName	"Unknown"
    BoardName	"Unknown"

# The chipset line is optional in most cases.  It can be used to override
# the driver's chipset detection, and should not normally be specified.

#    Chipset	"generic"

# The Driver line must be present.  When using run-time loadable driver
# modules, this line instructs the server to load the specified driver
# module.  Even when not using loadable driver modules, this line
# indicates which driver should interpret the information in this section.

    Driver     "nvidia"
# The BusID line is used to specify which of possibly multiple devices
# this section is intended for.  When this line isn't present, a device
# section can only match up with the primary video device.  For PCI
# devices a line like the following could be used.  This line should not
# normally be included unless there is more than one video device
# intalled.

#    BusID      "PCI:0:10:0"

#    VideoRam	256

#    Clocks	25.2 28.3

EndSection

# Device configured by xf86config:

Section "Device"
    Identifier  "** NVIDIA (generic)                   [nv]"
    Driver      "nvidia"
    VideoRam    131072
    Option      "NvAgp"  "1"
    Option      "NoLogo" "on"
    # Insert Clocks lines here if appropriate
EndSection


# **********************************************************************
# Screen sections
# **********************************************************************

# Any number of screen sections may be present.  Each describes
# the configuration of a single screen.  A single specific screen section
# may be specified from the X server command line with the "-screen"
# option.
Section "Screen"
    Identifier  "Screen 1"
    Device      "** NVIDIA (generic)                   [nv]"
    Monitor     "My Monitor"
    DefaultDepth 24

    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       8
        Modes       "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        ViewPort    0 0
    EndSubsection
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       16
        Modes       "1400x1050" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        ViewPort    0 0
    EndSubsection
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       24
        Modes       "1400x1050" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        ViewPort    0 0
    EndSubsection
EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# ServerLayout sections.
# **********************************************************************
As you can see i have the line 1400x1150 but it doesnt get recognized
 
Old 05-20-2004, 05:56 AM   #4
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You entered 1400x1050 in your config.
 
Old 05-20-2004, 06:03 AM   #5
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Originally posted by Azmeen
You entered 1400x1050 in your config.
Yes i did but it did nothing?
 
Old 05-20-2004, 07:42 AM   #6
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At the moment, your pc appears to be using the generic Nvidia driver. Although it works fine it is a bit limited. It may be that it can't handle that size resoluton. I'd suggest getting the current drivers from www.nvidia.com (ensure you have installed your kernel sources) and see if getting the correct drivers will fix it.

Please note: there is a little bit of configuring to do with the Nvidia drivers, make sure you either print off the instructions or makes notes of the relevant sections, that is, the bits that apply to xf86config changes.
 
Old 05-20-2004, 07:47 AM   #7
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HorizSync 31.5 - 64.3

# HorizSync 30-64 # multisync
# HorizSync 31.5, 35.2 # multiple fixed sync frequencies

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Your current HorizSync settings will not allow anything over 1280x1024.

Change your HorizSync rate to

HorizSync 31.5-86

then add the resolution you like and it will be listed in kcontrol the next time you start x.

Last edited by Frank_Drebin; 05-20-2004 at 07:49 AM.
 
Old 05-20-2004, 09:01 AM   #8
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Thanks ppl but i figured it out

If anyone else has the same probs which alot will , if you use the 5336 drivers , it limits the resolution to what the monitor can handle but there is a way around it
Under the "Monitor" section in XF86Config put

Option "IgnoreEDID"

and thats it it will over ride the resolutions that your monitor tells the Graphics card it can use and up the Vert and Horz Frequency too while ya there .

Thanks for ya help
 
  


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