Using 5336 with flat panel
I'm getting completely inconsistent results trying to get a flat panel working with the nvidia drivers.
starting X causes the monitor to display 'No signal' then shut down. Exiting with Ctrl-Alt-Backspace restores console.
Analog signal transmitted over VGA (which looks crap on a flatpanel). No digital signal.
Same as DFP,CRT
Black screen. Ctrl-Alt-Backspace does not recover - reboot required.
Randomly the driver will freeze in this mode requiring me to power cycle.
What is the correct setting for a flat panel? Is there another driver option I'm missing (the 'Work=Yes' option?)
Dual booting to XP proves the hardware is working - I get a digital display on that.
How is your flat panel monitor hooked up?
I mean, are using a DVI adaptor from the DVI output of your video card?
Some flat panel monitors only come with the standard 15pin VGA connector.
If you are, you need to change your config file to:
You might also want to check out what's in your server layout section,
and in your monitor section.
Are you trying to run "TwinView"?
It's connected using the digital connector.
As I mentioned, I get a proper digital picture under XP, so I know the hardware is OK.
I'm not running twinview as I only have one monitor.
trying to help out
Option "ConnectedMonitor" "crt,dfp"
Take this out and see if it gets picked up by default.
Can you post with your XF86Config file?
I think your issue is somewhere in your Device or Screen section?
If you don't use the connectedmonitor line it tries to use the VGA connector all the time. The driver seems unable to produce a digital output at all.
I'll post the device and screen sections when I get home, but they're nothing special.
With my dual monitor set up, (1 CRT & 1 Flat Panel),
I had to use:
Option "ConnectedMonitor" "CRT,CRT"
It would give me a "no screens found" error otherwise.
You never know,...sometimes we forget the smallest things.
OK sussed it. A friend at work had had the same pain. Apparently there's a bug in the driver which disables digital output unless you're using TwinView - hence the blank screens when I tried it.
A working setup for a single flatpanel is the following:
Identifier "NVidia 9700FX"
Option "IgnoreDisplayDevices" "TV"
Option "NvAgp" "2"
Option "MetaModes" "1280x1024, 1280x1024"
Option "SecondMonitorVertRefresh" "60"
Option "TwinViewOrientation" "Clone"
Option "ConnectedMonitor" "DFP,DFP"
The connectedmonitor line looks wrong, but is actually the thing that makes it work :)
This will be helpful for those that experience a similar problem with flat screens.:clever:
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