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Old 09-19-2004, 04:54 AM   #1
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After installing NVIDIA driver, resolution limited to 1024x768

I've searched for people with similar experiences but no luck so far. I had my Slackware 10.0 system setup with my NVIDIA 5200 FX graphics card w/o the NVIDIA driver installed, and it could run in 1280x1024. Now that the driver is installed, it won't go past 1024x768.

I installed the driver in accordance with the documentation provided by NVIDIA. I'm sure my horizontal sync and vertical refresh rates are correct; I'm sure I have "1280x1024" entered in the appropriate place in my xorg.conf, I'm sure it says Driver "nvidia" and Load "glx" in the graphics card section of my xorg.conf; and I'm sure Load "dri" and Load "GLcore" have been removed from xorg.conf.

The GL screensavers work really nicely and I see the NVIDIA splash screen when starting X so I know it installed. The only thing I can think it could be is that in the install it told me a certain module was being loaded in my kernel that could conflict with the NVIDIA driver. I forgot what exactly it was but I could go back and find out somehow if this is the only suspicious thing.
Old 09-19-2004, 05:21 AM   #2
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It was probably agpgart and that's more than likely not your problem but go ahead and comment it out of /etc/rc.d/rc.modules . Sorry if the folder direction is wrong but I'm on my windows partition.
Old 09-19-2004, 10:11 AM   #3
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i don't want to hi-jack the thread but I do have similar problem.

I am running redhat 9 in my Dell Inspiron 8200 notbook which has an nVidia GeForce 4 440 Go video card. After installing the appropriate driver from nvidia, my resolution is limited to 800x600. whenever i try to change the display settings, I receive this notification:

Display settings changed

You need to log out and restart the X server for the changes to take effect.
Configuration was written to /etc/X11/XF86Config, original configuration saved as /etc/X11/XF86Config.backup.
but when i try to logout and login again, I even restarted the system, it is still going back to 800x600 resolution,

Need help. Thanks.


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