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Old 04-04-2005, 01:20 PM   #1
jeffk42
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FC3 Laptop display issues....


I'm relatively new to the Linux thing, so you'll have to be patient with me.

I just got a Compaq Presario R3200Z last week. I just put Fedora 3 on it, and spent the next 5 days trying to get the 1280x800 display working. Nothing anyone told me helped, but I ended up getting it working (sort of).

One problem is that you are supposed to change ' Driver "nv"' to "Driver "nvidia"'. As soon as I do that and restart, 1280x800 goes away, and 1024x768 (non-stretchy, just black on the right side) shows up and won't go away.

"So I won't do that, " I thought, except that when I keep "nv", I get errors about how the device doesn't support the GLX plugin (i.e. in the screensavers that use GL).

Below I will post my xorg.conf.

The other problem is (and I have NOOO idea how I managed to do this) while I was messing with xorg.conf, I somehow removed metacity during startup. Meaning I can bring up Gnome but the windows show up at the top left and there's no title bar to drag them around with. And I get the "X" cursor.

So can anyone help me with this?

Here's my xorg.conf:
Code:
# Xorg configuration created by system-config-display

Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier     "single head configuration"
	Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
	InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
	InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "Files"

# RgbPath is the location of the RGB database.  Note, this is the name of the 
# file minus the extension (like ".txt" or ".db").  There is normally
# no need to change the default.
# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Red Hat 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.
	RgbPath      "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
	FontPath     "unix/:7100"
EndSection

Section "Module"
	Load  "dbe"
	Load  "extmod"
	Load  "fbdevhw"
	Load  "glx"
	Load  "record"
	Load  "freetype"
	Load  "type1"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

# Specify which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1))
#	Option	"Xleds"		"1 2 3"
# To disable the XKEYBOARD extension, uncomment XkbDisable.
#	Option	"XkbDisable"
# To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the
# lines below (which are the defaults).  For example, for a non-U.S.
# keyboard, you will probably want to use:
#	Option	"XkbModel"	"pc102"
# If you have a US Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use:
#	Option	"XkbModel"	"microsoft"
#
# Then to change the language, change the Layout setting.
# For example, a german layout can be obtained with:
#	Option	"XkbLayout"	"de"
# or:
#	Option	"XkbLayout"	"de"
#	Option	"XkbVariant"	"nodeadkeys"
#
# If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and
# control keys, use:
#	Option	"XkbOptions"	"ctrl:swapcaps"
# Or if you just want both to be control, use:
#	Option	"XkbOptions"	"ctrl:nocaps"
#
	Identifier  "Keyboard0"
	Driver      "kbd"
	Option	    "XkbModel" "pc105"
	Option	    "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Mouse0"
	Driver      "mouse"
	Option	    "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
	Option	    "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
	Option	    "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
	Option	    "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
EndSection

Section "Modes"
	Identifier     "16:10"
	ModeLine     "1280x800" 83.5 1280 1344 1480 1680 800 801 804 828
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier   "Monitor0"
	ModelName    "LCD Panel 1280x800"
	UseModes     "16:10"
	HorizSync    31.5 - 90.0
	VertRefresh  60.0 - 60.0
	Option	    "UseEdidFreqs" "1"
	Option	    "FlatPanelProperties" "Scaling = aspect-scaled"
EndSection

Section "Device"
	Identifier  "NVidia GeForce4 440 Go 64M"
	Driver      "nv"
	BoardName   "NVIDIA GeForce 4 (generic)"
	Option	    "NvAgp" "3"
	Option	    "NoLogo" "0"
	Option	    "UseEdidFreqs" "1"
	Option	    "FlatPanelProperties" "Scaling = aspect-scaled"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
	Identifier "Screen0"
	Device     "NVidia GeForce4 440 Go 64M"
	Monitor    "Monitor0"
	DefaultDepth     24
	SubSection "Display"
		Virtual   1280 800
		Depth     24
		Modes    "1280x800" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
EndSection
This is the configuration that works for me resolution-wise, but doesn't support GLX.
Also, I do get a window manager, as long as I login as root, so it's just my user account. Odd, since it worked an hour ago.

video driver: NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-1.0-7174
kernel: 2.6.11-1.7_FC3 for x86_64

Let me know if there's any other info I need to help you help me.

Thanks!
Jeff
 
Old 04-04-2005, 01:37 PM   #2
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you want to subscribe to the mailing list for your laptop. I have one, and I think there are fixes on the list for everything, including som wierd memory issues.

http://lists.pcxperience.com/mailman...nfo/linuxr3000

As far as acceleration:
google for a howto on builing nvidia-kernel and instlaling nvidia-glx

change driver line in XF86Config-4 or xorg.conf to read nvidia instead of nv

add
Code:
options nvidia NVreg_Mobile=0
to /etc/modprobe.conf

restart.
 
Old 04-04-2005, 02:01 PM   #3
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Thanks for the advice... going to reboot now to see how it goes....

btw... metacity started coming up on startup again after I executed manually once. Weird.
 
Old 04-04-2005, 02:20 PM   #4
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Everything is working perfectly now! Thanks!

And thanks for the link, I'll be checking that out.
 
Old 04-04-2005, 07:39 PM   #5
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subscribe to the list and get a gmail account for best results, e-mail me if you need an invite mrgenixus at gmail
 
  


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