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Old 05-12-2004, 05:45 AM   #1
spectrumver1
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XFree86, Custom Rez, NVidia GeForce4 Go 32 AMD64


I've search all the threads on the forums and none of them matches my particular problem, as all of them are trying to acheive higher "standard" resolutions.

I have a Compaq Presario R3000 (amd64 3000+, GeForce4 Go 32MB)

The problem is that it's a wide screen monitor. The rez doesn't stretch or anything to match the screen size, so I have black space on the sides and am missing some of the top and bottom of the screen.

When I calculated everything out, the screen seems to want a resolution of 1280x787 to fit the screen perfectly. I don't know much about configuring X and I know that a bad setup can damage hardware...so I'd rather go to the pros.

The monitor specs are:
31-67
50-80

I don't know what to do to get this working right. X doesn't seem to want to take custom rez, such as mentioned above, and I'm not sure what all the extra numbers in the modeline are. Am I better going to Xorg even if I can get XFree86 to work the way I want it to?
 
Old 05-12-2004, 09:43 AM   #2
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Hi Can u tell me what linux distribution du u have? the X configuration may change from one distr to another. You should try to look at the screen setup ant try to find a screen that match with your display
plz tell me wich linux u're running
 
Old 05-12-2004, 09:47 AM   #3
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Quote:
Originally posted by Racoon
Hi Can u tell me what linux distribution du u have? the X configuration may change from one distr to another. You should try to look at the screen setup ant try to find a screen that match with your display
plz tell me wich linux u're running
well look at the distro option he has RedHat 9.0. Still seems like a strange one? I wonder if there are controls on the monitor itself to allow him to strecth the screen via the monitor... tho his res will probably look awful on that... hmm. still if worse comes to the worst.
 
Old 05-12-2004, 09:56 AM   #4
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If It's redhat, the one thing u could do to avoid this awfull stretch is to look at the display settings, and the advanced tab and then try configure your monitor
try to probe it and if it doesn't work look at the compaq section, or put your sync range or refresh range manualy
I hope it'll help you
 
Old 05-12-2004, 12:22 PM   #5
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Sorry for the delay....I'm gonna have to redo my profile.

I'm running Gentoo with kernel 2.6.4-ck1 sources.

The problem with just probing is that there is no documentation that came with the laptop as to the sync values. I've tried the closest thing to my monitor on the Compaq menu, but the dimensions of this screen are strange.

The console framebuffer fits it out perfectly, as does the boot splash, but once in the display manager, it's all f*cked up.

I'm reinstalling Gentoo right now, so hopefully I can figure out a way to solve the problem in the initial config....as I said, maybe xorg will allow me to do that. XFree86 is deprecated for Gentoo AMD64 and is masked, so I would have to force a DL anyways.
 
Old 05-14-2004, 02:13 PM   #6
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well, I'm back with no success story yet. As it is a laptop monitor, Compaq can't provide me with sync boundaries. All they tell me is the screen size and capable resolution (15.4 WXGA 1280x800). There aren't any hardware controls to stretch the screen and, besides, that would hurt my eyes almost as much as 60Hz would. I've reemerged xorg now and I'm going to retry all of this. I'm also gonna reemerge my nvidia drivers. Are they really only available in binary form, cuz I'd love to have a kernel patch for them. Anyways, I'm gonna write a tutorial when I get done with all this, since the widescreen nvidia thing is becoming a standard in laptops, now.

Spectrum out.
 
Old 05-15-2004, 10:34 PM   #7
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RESOLVED!!!!

Used a modeline generator, copied and pasted to suggested modeline in and here I am. The screen looks great, and thanks for everyone's time. I was just surprised that restarting the X server didn't put the new modeline into effect. I had to actually restart the computer.

The only problem I'm having now is that my boot-time framebuffer is all....funky. This has been since minute one with the amd64. When printing everything out to the screen in the boot sequence, all the colors are all scrambled and the screen jumps constantly. I'm gonna play around with the kernel framebuffer settings, but I'm wondering if this is just something unavoidable in mobile NVidia cards.

Also, openGL graphics are....well....slow. I'm getting like 1 fps on my euphoria screensaver. I'm gonna try a new NVidia driver and see if that fixes the problem. Anyways...

Spectrum out
 
Old 05-15-2004, 11:19 PM   #8
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[edit]Hmm, this isnt the right thread. Sorry.[/edit]
 
Old 05-15-2004, 11:25 PM   #9
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If you want to know why restarting X didnt activate the changes, its probably because you didnt unload then reload the nvidia module.
 
Old 05-20-2004, 12:09 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by spectrumver1
RESOLVED!!!!

Used a modeline generator, copied and pasted to suggested modeline in and here I am. The screen looks great, and thanks for everyone's time. I was just surprised that restarting the X server didn't put the new modeline into effect. I had to actually restart the computer.

The only problem I'm having now is that my boot-time framebuffer is all....funky. This has been since minute one with the amd64. When printing everything out to the screen in the boot sequence, all the colors are all scrambled and the screen jumps constantly. I'm gonna play around with the kernel framebuffer settings, but I'm wondering if this is just something unavoidable in mobile NVidia cards.

Also, openGL graphics are....well....slow. I'm getting like 1 fps on my euphoria screensaver. I'm gonna try a new NVidia driver and see if that fixes the problem. Anyways...

Spectrum out
Any chance you could post the xorg.conf file? I'm running gentoo on a compaq R3120 and getting nowhere with the sync rates - or mouse for that matter.

Thanks.
 
Old 05-23-2004, 10:30 PM   #11
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I was able to get my Presario R3000 working in 1280x800 by copying a few choice lines from this link


http://pangea.stanford.edu/~jfrank/x...wto/XF86Config

I hope this is of some assistance....
 
Old 06-03-2004, 07:37 AM   #12
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I have the same screen (Presario 3120 laptop) and same problem (only 1024x768 res)

However - I'm not too sure of what to put in for refresh rate or mode in my xf86config-4 file (sorry I'm a 3 day linux neophyte)
Dist is Mandrake 10 and this is my config file

Quote:
# File generated by XFdrake.

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

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 "ServerFlags"
#DontZap # disable <Crtl><Alt><BS> (server abort)
AllowMouseOpenFail # allows the server to start up even if the mouse doesn't work
#DontZoom # disable <Crtl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> (resolution switching)
EndSection

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

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard1"
Driver "Keyboard"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "en_US"
Option "XkbOptions" ""
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 "Generic"
ModelName "Flat Panel 1024x768"
HorizSync 31.5-48.5
VertRefresh 40-70

# Sony Vaio C1(X,XS,VE,VN)?
# 1024x480 @ 85.6 Hz, 48 kHz hsync
ModeLine "1024x480" 65.00 1024 1032 1176 1344 480 488 494 563 -hsync -vsync

# TV fullscreen mode or DVD fullscreen output.
# 768x576 @ 79 Hz, 50 kHz hsync
ModeLine "768x576" 50.00 768 832 846 1000 576 590 595 630

# 768x576 @ 100 Hz, 61.6 kHz hsync
ModeLine "768x576" 63.07 768 800 960 1024 576 578 590 616
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "device1"
VendorName "nVidia Corporation"
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce4 (generic)"
Driver "nv"
Option "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "screen1"
Device "device1"
Monitor "monitor1"
DefaultColorDepth 16

Subsection "Display"
Depth 8
Virtual 1024 768
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 15
Virtual 1024 768
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Virtual 1024 768
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Virtual 1024 768
EndSubsection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "layout1"
InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
Screen "screen1"
EndSection
I would guess but I'm afraid of screwing something up.
 
Old 06-03-2004, 12:53 PM   #13
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can you please tell me what files exactly you copied from that site. I too have the same display. Thank you!
 
Old 06-11-2004, 07:21 AM   #14
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Okay, i have a problem, not entirely related but you have the same model of laptop(except its the athlon xp 3000+ instead of the amd64) so you may be able to help me. When i try to boot my gentoo livecd the screen just goes blank? Any of you guys have any idea why? I know the live cd works cause i used it like two days ago on desktop. This is pretty frustrating, any info you guys might have would be appreciated, thanks.
 
Old 06-29-2004, 08:11 PM   #15
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Presario R3000 Laptop Hardware ?'s

Help....I have the same laptop with the same problems....and more!! I am having the same problems with the monitor as mentoined above. I am also having problems with the mouse being detected. I can plug in a USB mouse and it cruises, but when I try to use the built-in mouse the cursor doesn't move. I am also having problems with the integragted Broadcom 54g MaxPerformance 802.11g wireless card.

I have a Compaq Presario R3000 with 512 RAM, 60g HD, 15.4" WXGA TFT display, DVD/CD Burner, AMD 64 3000+. I have XP on one partition and Fedora Core 2 on the other.

Help would be greatly appreciated!
 
  


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