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Old 11-15-2010, 11:08 AM   #1
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Screen rez low after Nvidia driver install

I am running Fedora 14 on a Dell Lat D630 laptop.

When originally installing my resolution was a perfect 1440x900.

I then installed the Nvidia drivers with:

YUM install kmod-nvidia

This worked fine, I tried out Super Tux 2 to test it and I do indeed have 3D acceleration now. The only problem is my resolution has gone way down. The Nvidia software states its still 1440x900 but it definitely is not... And my monitor is down as (Not in front of it right now so canít remember exactly) Generic or not detected... Is that what's causing the issue?

So to summarize, I have 3D hardware acceleration, the appropriate Nvidia drivers, it's just my resolution and the fact the Nvidia software is lying about it...
Old 11-15-2010, 03:48 PM   #2
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Try this...

You might look at the README for the Nvidia driver. You can look at and edit the file that was created when you installed the Nvidia driver. You can write in your desired resolution and refresh rate.

Notice the command "nvidia-xconfig" and its uses. See also man nvidia-xonfig.

Last edited by thorkelljarl; 11-15-2010 at 03:53 PM.
Old 11-15-2010, 03:55 PM   #3
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On my system, which is OpenSuse, and not the same as yours, I have a binary called nvidia-settings, where I can set/change the screen res. Try it on your command line, and see if something happens.


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