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nixon_vb 07-12-2005 08:37 AM

Try to get resolution 1280*1024 on nVidia NVS 280
I have a DELL Precision 370 with Redhat 4.0 and a nVidia NVS 280 Graphics.
Now I installed the driver:

However when I enter "lspci" then I get:
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV37GL [Quadro FX 330] (rev a2)

And when I enter "nvidia-settings" then it says that "nVidia NVS280" the graphics card is.

Now I selected a monitor: "Dell 2000FP (Analog)" because Redhat 4.0 couldn't detect it. The real monitor is a "Dell 1905FP" but this one is not in
the list. This monitor selection made me possible to select a resolution higher than 800*600

So, now when I logged out from Xwindows then I got a high resolution (don't know exactly). But when I log in again, then the resolution is not that what I set before I logged out Xwindows, but still 800*600 while the settings are 1280*1024.

I assume I only have to set somewhere a little thing, but what ?
Is anybody aware of this phenonomen ?

titanium_geek 07-12-2005 09:59 AM

Hi! welcome to LQ.

one thing that might be the cause of the problem is the RedHat 4. (it's ancient!) I would definitly suggest you trying a different and newer distro, such as fedora. Or, try a one CD distro if bandwidth is a problem- ubuntu, mepis etc. If bandwidth is a REAL pain, then try ubuntu's shipit feature- they will ship free CD's to anywhere in the world for free- they will even pay for the shipping. (

ok. If you must persist with the older distro, my question would be to check out the capabilities of your monitor (google) is it capable of a high resolution? (nevermind if it did it, what does the product's website say?) umm... you will need to look in /etc/X11 to see if there is a configuration file- for me on slackware it was /etc/X11/xorg.conf and on debian it was /etc/X11/XF86Config-4
look for a configuration file that is either xorg (unlikely) or Xfree86. ( is a fork of xfree86)

hope this helps.


nixon_vb 07-13-2005 03:54 AM

I forgot to say that it is Redhat Enterprise Linux 4.0
This is (as far as I now) the newest release.

Any suggestions ?

titanium_geek 07-17-2005 10:01 PM

ah... ENTERPRISE (this changes things.. :) )

follow the second paragraph- look in /etc for a folder called /X11 or similar, and, after following the above second paragraph- start reading config files or looking for a gui tool. Look for a gui tool. :)


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