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Old 08-20-2006, 08:05 PM   #1
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slightly fuzzy video on nvidia


Howdy,

Just dualbooted a friend's PC with suse10.0.

Everything is cool except I noticed that the video is 'slightly' fuzzy.
i think this has something to do with drivers for the nvidia card.

I have no idea how to attempt installing better drivers.

I've seen posts reference repositories that have these video drivers, but i have no idea how to access them. I even installed "smart" to see if that is help, but i am unsure how to use this program as well.

Could someone give me some general pointers for this? = ]

Thanks as always!!
 
Old 08-20-2006, 09:28 PM   #2
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is it on an lcd?
if it is, just set res to optimal resolution of lcd. otherwise, pixel stretching occurs, and it = ugly
yast2 -> graphics and display
 
Old 08-20-2006, 09:50 PM   #3
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Open a console and run the command lsmod. Do you see a module named nv? Do you see a module named nvidia?

If you see nvidia, you already have a driver from nvidia. You can get the latest driver from their website. If you see nv, you are using the default kernel video module for nvidia, which isn't as full-featured as the driver from nvidia. You will have to download and install the nvidia module. Be sure to also get a copy of the installation instructions for SuSE. Up to SuSe 9.3, the module installs as a pre-compiled binary. For SuSE 10.x, you will have to compile the driver. At least, that was the instruction a few weeks ago. It may have changed since then.

Once you have the driver installed, go into YaST -> Hardware to configure your graphics card.
 
Old 08-21-2006, 12:17 AM   #4
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IMO it's running on LCD Monitor and not at optimal resolution.
 
Old 08-21-2006, 08:02 PM   #5
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you guys are smart as hell

Quote:
Originally Posted by bigrigdriver
Open a console and run the command lsmod. Do you see a module named nv? Do you see a module named nvidia?
no nv or nvidia anywhere!
Why? because im a dummy!
this thing doesnt even have an nvidia installed! its just an Onboard video!! DOH!

running this:
# lspci -v |grep VGA
gives me:
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE Chipset Integrated Graphics Device (rev 03)

yaw. sorry about that. Any ideas now?


Quote:
Originally Posted by gummybearx
is it on an lcd?
if it is, just set res to optimal resolution of lcd. otherwise, pixel stretching occurs, and it = ugly
yast2 -> graphics and display
Quote:
Originally Posted by EclipseAgent
IMO it's running on LCD Monitor and not at optimal resolution.
Yaw, you guys are correct. im using a dell flat panel E173FP. It comes in crisp & sharp when i switch over to my PC (on a KVM switch), but its a little fuzzy and blurry for my friends' PC.
(Hmmm, my PC is using an onboard ATI... my friend's PC is using that intel... does that matter?)

Okay, so im guessing that you are probably going to say that even if i fix this now on my LCD, the settings will be off again when he hooks his PC back up to his CRT monitor blah blah,

but Now i just want to know how to get this working for my sake = ]

Okay, so im not running at "optimal resolution", eh?

where do i change that? = ]
So i went to YAST - Harware - GraphicsCard&Monitor,

MAN, i am blind.
Okay, i see Resolutions:
1024x768(XGA)
Colors:
16.7 Mio [24bit]

hmmm, how do i know what the optimal resolution is? And would would i set it = ]

thanks as always!!

Last edited by bonito; 08-21-2006 at 08:16 PM.
 
Old 08-21-2006, 10:10 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bonito
no nv or nvidia anywhere!
Why? because im a dummy!
this thing doesnt even have an nvidia installed! its just an Onboard video!! DOH!

running this:
# lspci -v |grep VGA
gives me:
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE Chipset Integrated Graphics Device (rev 03)

yaw. sorry about that. Any ideas now?






Yaw, you guys are correct. im using a dell flat panel E173FP. It comes in crisp & sharp when i switch over to my PC (on a KVM switch), but its a little fuzzy and blurry for my friends' PC.
(Hmmm, my PC is using an onboard ATI... my friend's PC is using that intel... does that matter?)

Okay, so im guessing that you are probably going to say that even if i fix this now on my LCD, the settings will be off again when he hooks his PC back up to his CRT monitor blah blah,

but Now i just want to know how to get this working for my sake = ]

Okay, so im not running at "optimal resolution", eh?

where do i change that? = ]
So i went to YAST - Harware - GraphicsCard&Monitor,

MAN, i am blind.
Okay, i see Resolutions:
1024x768(XGA)
Colors:
16.7 Mio [24bit]

hmmm, how do i know what the optimal resolution is? And would would i set it = ]

thanks as always!!
Open up a terminal
su [enter]
root password [enter]
init 3 [enter]
when run level 3 has been reached run sax2
change sax configuraiton to your LCD's max resolution capability (17"? 15"?) I am guessing it'll be about 1280 x 1024 @ 60hz (This is the actual LCD Hardware and not the resolution)

Also configure the resolution to 1280 x 1024..

Let us know if it's any clearer. Also do you know what DPI it's running at? 96"
 
Old 08-21-2006, 11:22 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by EclipseAgent
change sax configuraiton to your LCD's max resolution capability (17"? 15"?) I am guessing it'll be about 1280 x 1024 @ 60hz (This is the actual LCD Hardware and not the resolution)
Also do you know what DPI it's running at? 96"
Yes, a 17"inch lcd.

im looking right at sax2... but i dont see any setting Anywhere that lists the hertz option. I see choices for the Resolutions.... i see 1280x1024 (already selected), but they dont show the hertz ( @60hz ).

there is a checkbox for DPI, it is checked. but i see no place for the actual settings.

Do you see these settings on your suse10.0 system?

maybe i need to start taking screenshots because im struggling over here...

thanks!!

Last edited by bonito; 08-21-2006 at 11:32 PM.
 
Old 08-22-2006, 09:45 PM   #8
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you really wont be able to see a diff in refresh rate, be it 60 or 75 hz, no matter what ur optimal res is. dell e177fp=1280*1024 and i am assuming the 173 is same resolution. if u have compiz installed (window handler) it puts a display info thing in your tray(next to clock.) u can set res and freq there easy
 
  


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