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Old 12-13-2007, 05:27 PM   #1
blaine1045
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yet another issue with Nvidia drivers - can somone help?


well i just ditched winblows, again, and have suceeded in installing fedora 7, and everything runs fine except when you login and X starts the resiloution is horribly small!

i have a AGP nvidia geforce fx 5600 XT (128mb), and it should be able to give me exelent resolutions, so i did some troubleshooting and found this...

http://www.mjmwired.net/resources/mj...f7.html#nvidia
and followed that to the letter and it ran successfully and i even rebooted (wich shouldnt be nessesary right?)

but the x starts and same resolutions no change at all....

what can i do?

oh and also during boot where it says "press I to enter interactive mode"
there was a failed for nvidia.ko or somthing it went by too fast for me to catch it..

methinks this is it but don know what to do

please help....
 
Old 12-13-2007, 05:49 PM   #2
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anyone? please?
 
Old 12-13-2007, 06:23 PM   #3
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There is an nvidia-xconfig program installed that will configure your /etc/X11/xorg.conf video settings for you.

Also look in the Xorg log in /var/log. You may have your monitor settings wrong as well causing most of your resolutions to be rejected. Look for lines starting with (EE).
 
Old 12-13-2007, 08:39 PM   #4
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I see this question all the time. The fix is easy for me. I don't worry about nV or ati drivers. (I don't game). If you want to change resolution to make the stuff on the screen easier to read, this is what I do in fedora although other distros usually have something similar. It just takes a few mouse clicks.
In the taskbar click on system-administration-display(enter root pw)-hardware-monitor type-configure. click on the arrow for your monitor type (generic crt or generic lcd) Choose a resolution number higher than what you will use, click ok. Then click settings, choose your resolution-ok. You then restart x-server, ctrl+alt+backspace.
It took me a lot longer to type this than it does to do it. Should take you less than a minute.
 
  


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