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Old 11-25-07, 07:02 PM   #1
Jan Simonson
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Post Full resolution on a SyncMaster 244T

Hello,

My Fedora 8 system is running on an AMD Athlon 2200+ with a Samsung SyncMaster 244T connected to a GeForce 5200 via a DVI cable. The monitor has a native resolution of 1920x1200. When using the xorg nv driver I'm able to use the full 1920x1200 display. However, as the nvidia driver makes the display much faster and also makes it possible to use Google Earth I installed it (version 100.14.19).

The nvidia driver works ok and Google Earth is very fast, BUT for some reason this driver limits the display to 1600x 1200. As I want to use my full resolution I have tried to correct this by inserting a modeline into the xorg.conf file like this:
Modeline "1920x1200" 154.00 1920 1968 2000 2080 1200 1203 1209 1235

Unfortunately this didn't help (but didn't break anything either). I've also looked in the Xorg.0.log both when using the nv and the nvidia drivers. The 1920x1200 is missing in the one from nvidia, but I don't understand why. Is there a maximum of 1600x1200 hardcoded into the nvidia driver? If so, is it possible to get around this limitation in some way? Both the graphics-card and the monitor are definitely capable of displaying 1920x1200 as they do so with the nv driver.

Any help would be most a appreciated.

Jan
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