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Old 12-09-2003, 05:51 PM   #1
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Nvidia refresh rate hijacking GF4+RH9

Simulpost from, trying to solve this thing.

This is very, very off, has me climbing the walls.
X crashes, with an error of 'no usable configurations' (more below)
when using the nvidia 4496 and 4363 drivers under Red Hat 9 (same error using 4496 under MDK 9.1 and 9.2)

System specs:
Asus A7N8X-DX Motherboard
Visiontek GeForce4 Ti4200 128MB AGP
Sony CPD-E200 monitor
From the XF86config file:
Section "Monitor"
	Identifier   "Monitor0"
	VendorName   "Monitor Vendor"
	ModelName    "Sony CPD-E200/E200E"
	HorizSync    30.0 - 85.0
	VertRefresh  48.0 - 120.0
	Option	    "dpms"

Section "Device"
	Identifier  "Videocard0"
	Driver      "nvidia"
	VendorName  "Videocard vendor"
	BoardName   "NVIDIA GeForce 4 (generic)"
	VideoRam    131072
	Option	    "NvAgp" "1"

Section "Screen"
	Identifier "Screen0"
	Device     "Videocard0"
	Monitor    "Monitor0"
	DefaultDepth     24
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth     24
		Modes    "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
Note the refresh rates under the monitor are H: 30-85 V:48-120
Now the Log file from that config:
(II) Module ddc: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
	compiled for 4.3.0, module version = 1.0.0
	ABI class: XFree86 Video Driver, version 0.6
(WW) NVIDIA(0): The user specified VertRefresh "48.000-120.000" has been
(WW) NVIDIA(0):      adjusted to "" (the intersection with EDID-specified
(WW) NVIDIA(0):      VertRefresh "161.000-255.000"
(EE) NVIDIA(0): no VertRefresh values remaining
(II) NVIDIA(0): Monitor0: Using hsync range of 30.00-85.00 kHz
(WW) NVIDIA(0): Monitor0: using default vrefresh range of 161.00-255.00Hz
(II) NVIDIA(0): Clock range:  12.00 to 350.00 MHz
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "640x350" (vrefresh out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1024x768" (hsync out of range)
(WW) NVIDIA(0): Mode pool is empty
(EE) NVIDIA(0): No modes remaining for display device CRT-1
(EE) NVIDIA(0):  *** Aborting ***
(II) UnloadModule: "nvidia"
(II) UnloadModule: "ddc"
(II) Unloading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libddc.a
(II) UnloadModule: "vgahw"
(II) Unloading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libvgahw.a
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.

Fatal server error:
no screens found
Note the new values 161-255
it makes X puke, this happens with both drivers in multiple distros, i'm thinking the monitor's the culprit. at theis point.

X runs fine with the 'nv' red hat default drivers in operation, but pukes otherwise, with the 4496 drivers, it kills the framebuffer too, the 43x doesnt do that. HELP!!!
Old 12-09-2003, 06:55 PM   #2
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Try commenting out the lines about refresh rates. My monitor has problems when I try to specify the refresh rates, namely an annoying whine because the horizontal is wrong. Without any specification of refresh rates X just uses some low default values. I can't get much higher anyway because my monitors cheap. But this worked for me and it can at least get X started for you, maybe. Hope it works!
Old 12-10-2003, 05:33 AM   #3
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No Joy there, still get the same damn errors.


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