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Old 11-02-2009, 11:55 AM   #1
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Komic Koala - Is manual edit necessary to fix scrn res ?


Hi,

I have a great crt monitor (with which i had a res 1600x1200 @ 75/85Hz) which i want to keep. Koala os recomends i install nvidia 173 driver but if i do, the install res of 800x600 in Koala drops to 600x480 and the nvidia gui - if it works, is to big to operate on the display.

I understand a solution is to manually edit:

/etc/X11/xorg.conf

substituting a few lines.

However it's been a while since i solved this prob -or edited a file, and foolishly i didn't keep a record of how i was guided through this procedure and i need a lot of help.

Can anyone advise me please ?

nnjond@den-desktop:~$ cd /etc/X11
nnjond@den-desktop:/etc/X11$ ls
app-defaults fonts xinit Xresources Xsession.options
cursors rgb.txt xkb Xsession XvMCConfig
default-display-manager X xorg.conf Xsession.d Xwrapper.config
nnjond@den-desktop:/etc/X11$


If you have any ideas, please make sure i can get back to 800x600, because 600x4800 is a strain on my eyes.

Thanks.

nnjond@den-desktop:~$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 760/M760 Host (rev 03)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SG86C202
00:02.0 ISA bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS964 [MuTIOL Media IO] (rev 36)
00:02.5 IDE interface: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 5513 [IDE] (rev 01)
00:02.7 Multimedia audio controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] AC'97 Sound Controller (rev a0)
00:03.0 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.1 Controller (rev 0f)
00:03.1 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.1 Controller (rev 0f)
00:03.2 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.1 Controller (rev 0f)
00:03.3 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 2.0 Controller
00:04.0 Ethernet controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS900 PCI Fast Ethernet (rev 91)
00:05.0 IDE interface: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] RAID bus controller 180 SATA/PATA [SiS] (rev 01)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5500] (rev a1)
nnjond@den-desktop:~$
 
Old 11-02-2009, 12:19 PM   #2
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What's the output of lsmod, what does /var/log/Xorg.0.log say the driver in use is?
 
Old 11-02-2009, 12:33 PM   #3
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Thanks for your interest.

nnjond@den-desktop:~$ lsmod
Module Size Used by
nls_utf8 1568 0
isofs 31620 0
usb_storage 52544 0
nls_iso8859_1 3740 1
nls_cp437 5372 1
vfat 10716 1
fat 51452 1 vfat
binfmt_misc 8356 1
snd_intel8x0 30168 2
snd_ac97_codec 101216 1 snd_intel8x0
ac97_bus 1532 1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_pcm_oss 37920 0
snd_mixer_oss 16028 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm 75296 3 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss
snd_seq_dummy 2656 0
snd_seq_oss 28576 0
snd_seq_midi 6432 0
snd_rawmidi 22208 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_midi_event 6940 2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
snd_seq 50224 6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
iptable_filter 3100 0
snd_timer 22276 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device 6920 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
ip_tables 11692 1 iptable_filter
snd 59204 14 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_ti mer,snd_seq_device
x_tables 16544 1 ip_tables
k8temp 4188 0
soundcore 7264 1 snd
snd_page_alloc 9156 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
ppdev 6688 0
shpchp 32272 0
parport_pc 31940 1
lp 8964 0
parport 35340 3 ppdev,parport_pc,lp
hid_a4tech 2652 0
usbhid 38208 0
floppy 54916 0
sis900 19932 0
mii 5212 1 sis900
sis_agp 6972 0
amd64_agp 9796 1
agpgart 34988 2 sis_agp,amd64_agp
nnjond@den-desktop:~$


nnjond@den-desktop:~$ cd /var/log
nnjond@den-desktop:/var/log$ ls
apparmor dmesg lastlog speech-dispatcher
apt dmesg.0 lpr.log syslog
auth.log dpkg.log mail.err syslog.1
boot faillog mail.info udev
bootstrap.log fontconfig.log mail.log unattended-upgrades
btmp fsck mail.warn user.log
ConsoleKit gdm messages wtmp
cups installer news Xorg.0.log
daemon.log jockey.log pm-powersave.log
debug jockey.log.1 pycentral.log
dist-upgrade kern.log samba
nnjond@den-desktop:/var/log$ run Xorg.0.log
No command 'run' found, did you mean:
Command 'zrun' from package 'moreutils' (universe)
Command 'runq' from package 'exim4-daemon-heavy' (main)
Command 'runq' from package 'exim4-daemon-light' (main)
Command 'runq' from package 'sendmail-bin' (universe)
Command 'grun' from package 'grun' (universe)
Command 'qrun' from package 'torque-client' (multiverse)
Command 'lrun' from package 'lustre-utils' (universe)
Command 'rn' from package 'trn' (multiverse)
Command 'rn' from package 'trn4' (multiverse)
Command 'rup' from package 'rstat-client' (universe)
Command 'srun' from package 'slurm-llnl' (universe)
run: command not found
nnjond@den-desktop:/var/log$
 
Old 11-02-2009, 12:49 PM   #4
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OK ... so the nvidia module isn't loaded. Did you actually run
the installation of the suggested nvidia driver?

Also, to look at a log you don't use 'run' but something like
'more' or 'less' ...

And with these words I'm moving the thread over to the Ubuntu
forum, as the problem (or its potential resolution, given that
you mention the installer suggesting proper drivers) is distro
specific. Good luck!


Cheers,
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Old 11-02-2009, 12:57 PM   #5
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More or less is not the command.

when i install the rec commend driver the res drops down to 600x480 and the nvidia gui - if it works, is to big to operate on the display.
 
  


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