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Old 09-07-2006, 09:42 PM   #1
legalbeagle
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Why is everything tiny after NVIDIA driver install?


I just installed the drivers from NVIDIA's website on my Mandriva2006 machine running GeForce FX 5200 and everything is now mysteriously small - particularly the file icons in konqueror. I tried selecting larger icons in looknfeel but there were no larger ones available. I also tried changing monitor resolution but then X wouldn't start until I put the old resolution (1280X1024) back in xorg.conf. Also, LBreakout is now only running in a little box in the center of the screen. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
 
Old 09-07-2006, 10:21 PM   #2
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If I remember correctly, doesn't the nvidia driver install program rewrite xorg.conf? I believe it backs up your previous xorg.conf under another name, then writes it's own. If so, you might open both files and compare them line by line, especially through the video settings lines, and perhaps the Monitor section.

You might have already tried this. If so, you might restore the old xorg.conf and just change the "driver" line to the new driver.
 
Old 09-07-2006, 11:19 PM   #3
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I have an xorg.conf; an xorg.conf.old and an xorg.conf.backup. I compared them all and they appear to all be the same (although the sections are in different orders) except for xorg.conf.backup which has the lower resolutions in Section "Screen." These, of course, are the same values it had when X refused to start, so I don't think it would help to restore them. The driver settings are all the same.
 
Old 09-08-2006, 12:44 AM   #4
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I assume you mean though that the "Driver" line is different between your current xorg.conf and the backup? One should call for the standard driver and one should call for the new nvidia driver, and they should have different names.

Your problem sure sounds like a setting problem, and not a mismatch between your hardware and the driver. As far as I've ever seen, all settings for video are made in xorg.conf.

Sorry I can't help any further.
 
Old 09-08-2006, 06:42 PM   #5
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Driver line appears to be the same, oddly enough. Is it possible that nvidia's backup somehow got overwritten by my later changes? Or did it hide its backup somewhere else?
 
Old 09-08-2006, 10:26 PM   #6
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What is your driver actually called? My driver is called "nv" but I can't remember if I did the nvidia install on this system or not.

Is your driver called something else?
 
Old 09-09-2006, 11:14 AM   #7
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Thank you dave111; however, I seem to have stumbled across the solution and it is far "lower-tech" than I suspected. Somehow, after the nvidia install, my konqueror icons had been changed to "tiny." I swear I didn't do it (esp. since I didn't know how to fix it), but it turned out to simply be a matter of changing icon size back to "default" under the "view" tab.

Sorry for wasting your time and thanks for your assistance nonetheless.
 
  


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