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Old 02-02-07, 05:13 PM   #1
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Default X server does start but with wrong refresh rate

Hi guys

I have encountered this problem during installation of nvidia driver. I try to explain how the problem started clearly. (I googled a lot but with no success):

1) My graphics card is MX4000 which is relatively old, but I have successfully installed nvidia 9631 driver before on SUSE 10.1 and kubuntu 6.10 and was able to run beryl nearly well before (only water pluggin didn't work).

2) I am trying to install 9631 or 9629 driver on a new kubuntu 6.10 in same computer (which I was able to before).

3) I was started by installing 9746 driver, I installed kernel headers and packages first and then the nvidia driver. After X restarted It crashed. So I uninstalled the driver and then did a reinstall. During the reinstall, it warned me that my graphics card is supported only with 96xx drivers not 97xx ones.

4) I downloaded 9631 driver and tried to install it. All things went fine, X server started following startx and the kdm was ok. The problem is when it enters KDE, the resolution starts with 1024X768 (which is the default resolution for my monitor) but with a low refresh rate: 43 instead of 85.

5) I went to "Display" part of "System Setteings", but it didn't work at all. Then I started nvidia-settings, and in its "X server display configuration" section, I chose the right refresh rate and then pushed "apply". Then it runs the right refresh rate and now it is ok. I saved this new configuration file as xorg.con. This xorg.conf file (which nvidia -settings produces) is:

# nvidia-settings: X configuration file generated by nvidia-settings
# nvidia-settings: version 1.0 (buildmeister@builder3) Wed Nov 1 19:48:08 PST 2006

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Layout0"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"

Section "Files"
RgbPath "/usr/lib/X11/rgb"

Section "Module"
Load "dbe"
Load "extmod"
Load "type1"
Load "freetype"
Load "glx"

Section "ServerFlags"
Option "Xinerama" "0"

Section "InputDevice"
# generated from default
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "auto"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

Section "InputDevice"
# generated from default
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "kbd"

Section "Monitor"
# HorizSync source: edid, VertRefresh source: edid
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Unknown"
ModelName "LG FLATRON 775FT"
HorizSync 30.0 - 70.0
VertRefresh 50.0 - 160.0
Option "DPMS"

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation"
BoardName "GeForce4 MX 4000"

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
Option "metamodes" "1024x768_85 +0+0; 1280x1024 +0+0; 1024x768 +0+0; 832x624 +0+0; 800x600 +0+0; 720x400 +0+0; 640x480 +0+0"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"

But again when the X server restarts, the problem persists : wrong display refresh rate.

6) I am able to run beryl 1.99 and some of its pluggins (like cube,..) but: the beryl splash screen and the window decorations does not appear. When running beryl-manager it says that device not found....

7) I attached the nvidia-bug-report log.

8) I think there is some small trick in configuring xorg.conf or when installing nvidia driver. Because almost all things are ok. What is this tweak?

Thank you very much
Waiting for help....
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