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Old 11-04-2001, 11:53 AM   #1
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Display problem

I have installed Redhat 7.1 on my P-II machine with 64 MB ram. I was earlier using a 'S3 Trio 64V+' card with 2 MB VRAM which used to provide me 800 x 600 resolution with 24 bit colours. However, after replacing my display card with an expensive 32 MB Geforce 2MX AGP I am getting only 640 x 480. Whats wrong?

Redhat 7.1 recognises the chip and installs the driver accordingly.
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not sure why it's doing that, i'd guess it's defaulting to the bogstandard vga display, like windows safemode.

try getting the closed nvidia driver form

it should work fine tho, i'm running that card under MD80 using both drivers perfectly well.

make sure you're using X version 4...
Old 11-04-2001, 09:50 PM   #3
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Display Problems

Have you run Xconfigurator? If so, did you get any unusual messages or limited options?

This might be a stupid question, but I thought I would start with the obvious!
Old 11-06-2001, 03:57 AM   #4
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As the above asked, have you run xf86config yet? I'm assuming you are using 4.x.x version of X? If older you can try xf86Setup for a gui style. I have a creative geforce 2mx also and use the generic 'nv' drivers during the setup. Pick the monitor that best suites yours and as it should ask about screen res. for 8,16,24 bit options, choose to modify the one you will use, for me 24bit and chose only 1 screen res and saved so it knows it can only do that res. I'm not sure if this helps, but try xf86config and playing with those options, and if all else fails you may need to write some custom modelines...


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