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Old 11-18-2005, 06:33 AM   #1
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Driver NVIDIA installed but changes nothing


I just installed Fedora Core 4 (full install) and my first task was to install the Nvidia driver which i managed to do.

The problem is, since it is installed, nothing has change at all, and particularly, I am still limited to choose between 800*600 and 640*480 for my screen resolution.

Here's what I did:

I exited the x mode (init 3)
I installed the driver (it worked perfectly)
I typed : modprobe nvidia
I commented in xorg.conf load "dri"
I replaced in the same file "nv" by "nvidia"
I restarted everything and rebooted a couple of times.

When Fedora starts, I do see the nvidia logo.

Something strange happened once. After I commented the load "dri" line, I rebooted, and the same line appeared uncommented under the commented one. It happened only once. I deleted it of course.

Any idea about what's going on?

Thank you
Old 11-18-2005, 06:42 AM   #2
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Extra screen resolutions are made available by adding them to the "Screen" section like this.
Section "Screen"
        Identifier      "Screen_0"
        Device          "0-NV420"
        Monitor         "External"
        DefaultDepth    24
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth           24
                Modes           "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600"
                ViewPort        0 0
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth           16
                Modes           "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600"
                ViewPort        0 0
Old 11-18-2005, 07:33 AM   #3
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Ok thanks i 'll try that as soon as i finish working and will let you know about it.




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