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Old 07-31-2004, 08:16 PM   #1
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Unhappy Video dvr problem in Fedora 2, using 32 MB nVidia TNT2

Dear someone out there, please help!
I am very new to Linux and have a limited knowledge of basic operations under Linux. I have a 4-year-old 32 MB nVidia TNT2 M64 AGP video card. I installed Fedora Core 2 today onto a second drive. I absolutely have had no sharing or booting issues with Windows XP Pro so far. The only problem is that both Windows and Fedora are set for 1152X864 resolution and 85 Hz refresh rate, but the display area of the monitor in Fedora is smaller and distorted around the edges. I know that it is probably because of the refresh rate, but like I said it's the same as in XP. So I looked at the video card driver in Fedora and it said RIVA TNT2, which is I think the same card. So, I am lost!
Does anyone know what I am facing here?
Thank you right away!
Old 08-01-2004, 05:53 AM   #2
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I have a similar card and it runs fine at 1024*768 @ 60Hz refresh rate. Try to lower your refresh rate and see if it makes a difference.
Old 08-01-2004, 07:42 AM   #3
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What I guess I am trying to do is to use the same monitor settings for both Windows XP and Fedora. I have installed the nVidia driver update, but now I can't figure out how to edit the xorg.conf because it is a readonly file. Does anyone know how to begin to edit xorg.conf? And does anyone know if that will solve the above problem?

I have a 19" Hitachi CRT, so 60 Hz refresh rate doesn't do the monitor justice. Otherwise I would switch the refresh rate.

Thank you!
Old 08-01-2004, 02:51 PM   #4
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You need to be running as root in order to manually edit xorg.conf. As long as you are familiar with manually editing a file, just open it up using your favorite editor (vim, emacs, pico, whatever) and start making the changes. Note: I would strongly encourage you to make a copy of the existing file, just in case you need to fall back to it.

If you have not manually edited a file, or are unsure how to go about doing it, it may be simpler/easier to just rerun the xorg configuration process by running: xorgconfig

That will take you through a series of questions asking about your monitor, your video card, etc, and the result will be a new xorg.conf file. Again, make a copy of the existing file just in case. Good luck with it and welcome to LQ -- J.W.


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