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Old 07-06-2008, 10:23 AM   #1
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"out of range" monitor problem in OpenGL games

(kubuntu 8.04) When I open an OpenGL game my TFT/LCD monitor displays an "out of range" masage (i thnk it supports up to 60Hz) I searched and found that i would have to edit my Xorg.conf file but whenever i did it the X-server crashed and i had to reboot from recovery mode to reset it. My graphics card is geforceFX 5200 and i installed the drivers with envyNG(I can't post the site since this is my first thread).
Does anyone know how to solve this problem?

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Old 07-06-2008, 02:45 PM   #2
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May be you have the wrong driver ??
Files in my Ubuntu 8.04 for FX5200 :

903. linux-restricted-modules-2.6.24-16-generic
904. linux-restricted-modules-common
905. linux-restricted-modules-generic

970. nvidia-glx-new 169.12+
971. nvidia-kernel-common 20051028+1ubuntu8
972. nvidia-settings 1.0+20080304-0ubuntu1

(The numbering is from 'pdbv' PackageDataBaseView, list.html)

Most flatpanels are 60 Hz, recommended for xorg.conf is 60-60,
or use 'sudo nvidia-settings' "set 60" and "Save X Configuration"

( I have 2 old "difficult" Compaq panels )

P.S.: Just tested 'gl-117' runs fine, quality 5, view 130.

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Old 07-09-2008, 05:20 PM   #3
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There is some progress! With sudo nvidia-settings i set the refresh rate at 800x600 end i press "save to X configuration file" then i run the game and it plays! but the problem comes back when i change the resolution to 1240x1025 the game gets "out of range" again. I noticed that the "double scan" option at 60Hz displays the "out of range" massage again i thing that the game is trying to use this "double scan" option and that is the problem. Do you know any way to get rid of it?
Old 07-10-2008, 09:11 AM   #4
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I Solved IT! The broblem was with double scan but when i edited my xorg.conf i typed the modes separated with "800x600 +0+0" "1024x768_60" but i should separate them with ";"
e.g. "800x600 +0+0; 1024x768_60"

Thank you for your help you gave me the push i needed by showing me the "sudo nvidia-settings" command that allawed me to change th xorg.conf file


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