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Old 02-14-2006, 02:00 AM   #1
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Graphics driver problem


I was doodling around with debian and opted for the net install. Anyway, the problem started when I did not have a xorg.conf file so that I could fix the resolution to reflect a 1280x1024@60 res. The hardest thing I ever tried to do in any linux distro was try to install the NVidia driver for my graphics card.Is there supposed to be a xorg.conf file so that I can configure the res? I gave up on the whole thing, but could not stay away for long. I'll try again today, but wanted to know if anyone else knows why the file was missing? Oh yea, there was some sort of kernel problem that I can't recall. Bummer cause I was ready to tackle this bad boy.
 
Old 02-14-2006, 06:13 AM   #2
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I'm facing the same problem.
I need to set up X for a 1280x1024@75Hz res but i can't.
I've been working with Fedora since FC2 and i decided to switch to Debian last weekend.
FC used x.org as its X server but Debian Sarge (3.1) seems to stick with XF86.
I tried to edit manually my XF86Config file but that didn't help much.
I then found that X reads the XF86Config-4 so i manually edited the monitor section and added the res i wanted, but for some reason, it sticks to 1024x768 and not 1280x1024.
I also tried to run XF86Config but that didn't do much either.
I have an ATI Rage 128 graphics card which i used to set in xorg.conf as 'r128' but the same is not working here (i guess this is the reason why i can't get the res i want). xvidtune won't run either as it says that "Video modes are not tunable on this chip".
If anyone could help i'd also be grateful.
And one more question:
Is it possible to move to x.org server and delete completely XF86 files?
 
Old 02-14-2006, 08:10 AM   #3
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Debian always sets the refresh rate ranges too low for the monitors on install of X get out your monitor manual or doing a Google search on the make/model number should come up with the correct values. Once found edit the file /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 put them in and restart the X server. To the original poster if you have non-free in your /etc/apt/sources.list then you should just be able to install the modules needed for the nvidia card with apt-get. To the second poster try searching at http://backports.org they have packages built for stable/sarge like the newer X.org there BTW it is not really a good idea to jump in on someones thread it is best to start your own..
 
Old 02-14-2006, 08:35 AM   #4
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Thanks for the info HappyTux. I'll try it when i get back home.
BTW, I know it's not right to jump on someone's thread but i just thought it wouldn't be appropriate to start another thread asking the exact same thing. :-)
 
Old 02-14-2006, 01:58 PM   #5
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Aw F**K. And I already installed the distro I had before switching to debian with that problem. I didn't think of the apt-get thing and modifying my sources.list and then installing the NVIDIA graphics driver. I was so pissed that I could not get the res to work that I just gave up. DUH!! Thanks anyway. I'll try to reinstall debian some other time. some other time
 
  


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