Re: QuadroFX 1500 (Compaq nw9440) Can't change resolution
I used nvidia-xconfig to build a new config file, which worked. I did some tweaking, but this is what I started with:
sudo nvidia-xconfig --add-argb-glx-visuals --allow-ddcci --allow-glx-with-composite --cool-bits=1 --composite --damage-events --dynamic-twinview --include-implicit-metamodes --load-kernel-module --no-logo --randr-rotation --render-accel --use-edid-freqs --mode=640x480 --mode=800x600 --mode=1024x768
I went in and changed ModeValidation options to avoid checking the max pixel clock, which though it is correctly detected from the EDID, is CHECKED incorrectly by the nvidia driver - or so it appears. I now have a full range of available resolutions. Aspect-correct stretching is working. And so on.
(BTW, JIC anyone is wondering, I have coolbits so that I can underclock the GPU if I like, because I've had overheating problems with this laptop in the past. It's plenty fast at the stock speed, at least for my purposes.)
My xorg.conf is attached (gzipped)