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Old 02-01-2010, 09:41 AM   #1
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Nvidia driver problem


i got nvidia 6150se nforce 430 i install it's drivers from the hardware drivers but the max resolution it gets its 1360x768 which are not enough what should i do to fix it?
 
Old 02-01-2010, 09:58 AM   #2
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What you should do...

You really should post back with more information, particularly about which distribution you are using and whether you installed the Nvidia driver from the distro's repositories or from the Nvidia installer. You will most likely have to edit your "xorg.conf" file, but the details are not the same for every linux.

Read Chapter 6 and 7 from the Nvidia README as a guide.

http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree8...hapter-06.html

http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/...Ask_a_Question

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Old 02-01-2010, 10:24 AM   #3
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What you should do...

You really should post back with more information, particularly about which distribution you are using and whether you installed the Nvidia driver from the distro's repositories or from the Nvidia installer. You will most likely have to edit your "xorg.conf" file, but the details are not the same for every linux.

Read Chapter 6 and 7 from the Nvidia README as a guide.

http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree8...hapter-06.html

http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/...Ask_a_Question
i use ubuntu 9.10 and all i did is this system hardware drivers search i found the drivers install it and then open the nvidia drivers and put it in the max ressolution
 
Old 02-01-2010, 10:48 AM   #4
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More detail...

Did you install from the Ubuntu repositories? You can't have just installed the driver if you downloaded it from Nvidia.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Bi...erHowto/Nvidia

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Old 02-01-2010, 11:19 AM   #5
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I had the same problem for the longest time except my max resolution was 640x400. My computer could not properly detect my monitor to set it up properly. I had to manually enter the specs in the xorg file.
Code:
Section "Monitor"
    Identifier     "Monitor0"
    VendorName     "Unknown"
    ModelName      "Unknown"
    HorizSync       28.0 - 83.0
    VertRefresh     43.0 - 76.0
    Option         "DPMS"
EndSection
HorizSync and VertRefresh were the cause of my problem. They were set too low, so they limited my resolution. You will need to try to find these rates. Your manufacturer should have them in the manual and the manual should be available online. Mine was not so I look at models with similar maximum resolutions and made a guess. It worked.

hope this fixes your problem
 
Old 02-04-2010, 12:04 PM   #6
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I had the same problem for the longest time except my max resolution was 640x400. My computer could not properly detect my monitor to set it up properly. I had to manually enter the specs in the xorg file.
Code:
Section "Monitor"
    Identifier     "Monitor0"
    VendorName     "Unknown"
    ModelName      "Unknown"
    HorizSync       28.0 - 83.0
    VertRefresh     43.0 - 76.0
    Option         "DPMS"
EndSection
HorizSync and VertRefresh were the cause of my problem. They were set too low, so they limited my resolution. You will need to try to find these rates. Your manufacturer should have them in the manual and the manual should be available online. Mine was not so I look at models with similar maximum resolutions and made a guess. It worked.

hope this fixes your problem
I wrote this sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf to find the file and i past what you told me I made saved but nothing happened then i changed the numbers i made saved but nothing happened my monitor is hp l2208w what should i write?
 
Old 02-05-2010, 05:36 AM   #7
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Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Default Monitor"
HorizSync 27.0 - 96.0
VertRefresh 50.0 - 160.0
Option "DPMS"
EndSection
 
Old 02-05-2010, 08:37 AM   #8
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In reference to the OP, you want to hit CTRL+ALT+F1 to get a terminal. Login and Stop the X server with: /sbin/init 3. Enter X -configure, and follow the on screen instructions. Test ~/xorg.conf.new. If you see an x, and you can move it around using the mouse, the new file works. In the Monitor section of xorg.conf.new type:

Option HorizSync 52.6-82.2
Option VertRefresh 48.0-75.0


Copy ~/xorg.conf.new to /etc/X11/xorg.conf. If there is an existing /etc/X11/xorg.conf, move it to /etc/X11/org.conf.bak, before you copy the new file to it. Restart X with: /sbin/init 5. Now you should have more choice of possible screen resolutions.
 
Old 02-05-2010, 09:05 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by Taso5 View Post
i got nvidia 6150se nforce 430 i install it's drivers from the hardware drivers but the max resolution it gets its 1360x768 which are not enough what should i do to fix it?
I'll let you meet my sister if you can give me 1360x768.
Code:
        *-display
             description: VGA compatible controller
             product: GeForce 8400 GS
             vendor: nVidia Corporation
             physical id: 0
             bus info: pci@0000:05:00.0
             version: a1
             width: 64 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: vga_controller bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=nvidia latency=0 module=nvidia
I know 1360x768 is possible on this computer since kubuntu gives it. But Lenny will only allow something like 1280x768.

So do I simply change the horizontal and vertical like dpeterson3 says? I'm afraid of frying the TV. I've put in all sorts of modelines in the past.

Hope this is not hijacking the thread.
 
  


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