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Old 05-16-2006, 12:07 PM   #1
pilatus666
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Mess up my screen


I just installed the new Nvidia driver and my screen is f*cked up... It looks like the displayed desktop is bigger than my monitor is, so when I move the mouse the screen mouves whit it... and I can see the rest of the desktop... I allready try to get the resolution down but it's the same, and I reinstalld the older driver too but the problem steel the same... any help or tips will be much appreciated...!!!
Thx!
 
Old 05-16-2006, 12:10 PM   #2
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It looks like the whole desktop would be zoomed in!!!!
 
Old 05-17-2006, 02:49 AM   #3
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hi pilatus666,

is there anyway you can post your /etc/X11/xorg.conf for us to see? It should be fairly simple to fix once you actually take a look at that file.

Thanks!
 
Old 05-17-2006, 03:31 AM   #4
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I managed to get my desktop back with the old driver (81.76) here is the xorg.conf before reinstalling the old driver: this is the xorg.conf (backup)
# nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
# nvidia-xconfig: version 1.0 (buildmeister@builder3) Wed Mar 29 14:43:26 PST 2006

# File generated by XFdrake.
# **********************************************************************
# Refer to the XF86Config man page for details about the format of
# this file.
# **********************************************************************

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "layout1"
Screen "screen1" 0 0
InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
EndSection

Section "Files"

# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Mandrake 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.
FontPath "unix/:-1"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "dbe" # Double-Buffering Extension
Load "v4l" # Video for Linux
Load "extmod"
Load "type1"
Load "freetype"
Load "glx" # 3D layer
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"

#DontZap # disable <Crtl><Alt><BS> (server abort)
# allows the server to start up even if the mouse does not work
#DontZoom # disable <Crtl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> (resolution switching)
Option "allowmouseopenfail"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard1"
Driver "keyboard"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us(alt-intl)"
Option "XkbOptions" "compose:rwin"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "6 7"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "monitor1"
VendorName "Samsung"
ModelName "Samsung SyncMaster 750(M)s(T)"
HorizSync 30.0 - 70.0
VertRefresh 50.0 - 160.0
ModeLine "768x576" 50.0 768 832 846 1000 576 590 595 630
ModeLine "768x576" 63.1 768 800 960 1024 576 578 590 616
ModeLine "1152x864_120" 176.0 1152 1240 1368 1584 864 865 868 926 -hsync +vsync
ModeLine "1152x864_100" 143.5 1152 1232 1360 1568 864 865 868 915 -hsync +vsync
ModeLine "1152x864_85" 119.7 1152 1224 1352 1552 864 865 868 907 -hsync +vsync
ModeLine "1152x864_75" 105.0 1152 1224 1352 1552 864 865 868 902 -hsync +vsync
ModeLine "1152x864_60" 81.6 1152 1216 1336 1520 864 865 868 895 -hsync +vsync
ModeLine "1152x864_50" 66.8 1152 1208 1328 1504 864 865 868 889 -hsync +vsync
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "device1"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "nVidia Corp."
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce4 (generic)"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "screen1"
Device "device1"
Monitor "monitor1"
DefaultDepth 24
Option "DPMS"
SubSection "Display"
Virtual 1152 864
Depth 8
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Virtual 1152 864
Depth 15
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Virtual 1152 864
Depth 16
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Virtual 1152 864
Depth 24
EndSubSection
EndSection

When I wanted to change the resolution with the newer driver (87.56) I had only 2 choices!!!! 1024x768 and 1152x864 of resolution and only one refresh rate (85HZ) (my monitor is a Samsung SyncMaster 753s 17') and it looked like the displayed desktop would be 19' instead of 17'
The old driver only supports a 75 Hz refreshrate with 1152x864 (this is my favourite resolution) and it looked better with 85 Hz so I still want the new driver If I can solve thiz "zoomed" issue!

Last edited by pilatus666; 05-17-2006 at 03:32 AM.
 
Old 05-17-2006, 03:36 AM   #5
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I also tryed to change the monitor model but no matter what model did I used it still looked like displaying 19' instead of 17'! Anyway here is the xorg.conf with the old driver, thats what I'm using now:
# nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
# nvidia-xconfig: version 1.0 (buildmeister@builder3) Wed Dec 14 16:39:22 PST 2005

# File generated by XFdrake.
# **********************************************************************
# Refer to the XF86Config man page for details about the format of
# this file.
# **********************************************************************

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "layout1"
Screen "screen1" 0 0
InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
EndSection

Section "Files"

# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Mandrake 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.
FontPath "unix/:-1"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "dbe" # Double-Buffering Extension
Load "v4l" # Video for Linux
Load "extmod"
Load "type1"
Load "freetype"
Load "glx" # 3D layer
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"

#DontZap # disable <Crtl><Alt><BS> (server abort)
# allows the server to start up even if the mouse does not work
#DontZoom # disable <Crtl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> (resolution switching)
Option "allowmouseopenfail"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard1"
Driver "keyboard"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us(alt-intl)"
Option "XkbOptions" "compose:rwin"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "6 7"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "monitor1"
VendorName "Samsung"
ModelName "Samsung SyncMaster 750(M)s(T)"
HorizSync 30.0 - 70.0
VertRefresh 50.0 - 160.0
ModeLine "768x576" 50.0 768 832 846 1000 576 590 595 630
ModeLine "768x576" 63.1 768 800 960 1024 576 578 590 616
ModeLine "1152x864_120" 176.0 1152 1240 1368 1584 864 865 868 926 -hsync +vsync
ModeLine "1152x864_100" 143.5 1152 1232 1360 1568 864 865 868 915 -hsync +vsync
ModeLine "1152x864_85" 119.7 1152 1224 1352 1552 864 865 868 907 -hsync +vsync
ModeLine "1152x864_75" 105.0 1152 1224 1352 1552 864 865 868 902 -hsync +vsync
ModeLine "1152x864_60" 81.6 1152 1216 1336 1520 864 865 868 895 -hsync +vsync
ModeLine "1152x864_50" 66.8 1152 1208 1328 1504 864 865 868 889 -hsync +vsync
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "device1"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "nVidia Corp."
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce4 (generic)"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "screen1"
Device "device1"
Monitor "monitor1"
DefaultDepth 24
Option "DPMS"
SubSection "Display"
Virtual 1152 864
Depth 8
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Virtual 1152 864
Depth 15
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Virtual 1152 864
Depth 16
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Virtual 1152 864
Depth 24
EndSubSection
EndSection
 
  


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