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Old 09-20-2004, 10:53 PM   #1
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fx5200 resolution problems

k. im running slack, like that makes a diff here. just got this xfx geforce fx5200. the driver runs fine and all, but when i start the x server, the resolutions tiny. so i check the resolution settings and the max resolution is 800x600. i cant go higher. i check my xorg.conf file. its set that it can go to 1024x768. heres wat it looks like.
Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"

with my default color depth set to 24. i use gnome, and i tried to see how it was in kde or any other manager and its the same.
no idea wat the problem is. thanks in advance.
Old 09-21-2004, 02:18 AM   #2
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Have you installed the driver from Nvidia?
Old 09-21-2004, 11:43 PM   #3
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hm.. didnt no id have to...
ill try that
Old 09-23-2004, 04:29 AM   #4
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Where it looks like this

"1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"

Change it to this


I found that that worked for me under Debian.
Old 09-23-2004, 12:44 PM   #5
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You've probably not got the correct refresh rates put in for your monitor.
You should have a section which looks like:
Section "Monitor"
        Identifier   "Monitor0"
        VendorName   "Monitor Vendor"
        ModelName    "Unprobed Monitor"
        HorizSync    30 - 105
        VertRefresh  50 - 150
        Gamma        1.35 1.35 1.35
The 'HorizSync' and 'VertRefresh' should be changed to suit your monitor. The manual for your display, or a Google search should tell you what these values should be.

Old 09-25-2004, 07:58 AM   #6
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thanks for the suggestions.

it works now. seems that i was using the vesa driver (stupid me). i dld the nvidia driver. it was constantly crashing, so i now use the nv driver, except when im playing 3d games.


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