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Old 09-18-10, 10:21 AM   #1
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Default X server doesn't recognize the screen Nvidia gt330m Sager Np5125

alright, so there is this nice laptop, sager np5125, really great.
it has nvidia gt330m gpu with optimus, ubuntu works just fine, unless you decide you want to try and install nvidia drivers...

lucid lynx is what i use.

the nomal jockey way gives a black screen, so does this and this methedos.
so the next step was trying to combine them.

first of all i looked at xorg log, it said (EE) no devices found.

so i configured the device like this:
Busid "PCI:1:0:0" (verified that this is the right adress using lspci)

well this works, sort of, x server did not fail, it loaded fine but showed blank screen (the back light was on though)

so i tried to define the screen manually like in the guides, and this is how the xorg.conf looks like:
Section "Screen"
    Identifier    "Default Screen"
    DefaultDepth    24

Section "Module"
    Load    "glx"

Section "Device"
    Identifier    "Default Device"
    Driver    "nvidia"
    Option    "NoLogo"    "False"
    Busid    "PCI:1:0:0"
    Option    "ConnectedMonitor" "DFP-0"
    Option    "CustomEDID" "DFP-0: /home/yotam/EDID.bin"
took the EDID from windows.
and this is the error i got in the log.

(WW) Sep 18 16:04:28 NVIDIA(GPU-0): Invalid ConnectedMonitor request; request was for 'DFP-0', but
(WW) Sep 18 16:04:28 NVIDIA(GPU-0):     the valid display devices are 'CRT-0'.
(WW) Sep 18 16:04:28 NVIDIA(GPU-0): Unable to read EDID for display device CRT-0
i have no external monitor connected, don't know where this CRT-0 comes from, and why DFP-0 is not connected...
i tought mybe i'll change the DFP-0 to CRT-0 at xorg.conf, x server went fine but the screen was blank again with back light on.
thats where i got stuck and don't know what else to do. the splash screen comes on, looks a bit distorted but is showing...

last thing i can add is this: from x log when loaded with intel drivers:
(II) intel(0): EDID for output HDMI1
(II) intel(0): EDID for output DP1lvd
(II) intel(0): Output VGA1 disconnected
(II) intel(0): Output LVDS1 connected
(II) intel(0): Output HDMI1 disconnected
(II) intel(0): Output DP1 disconnected
(II) intel(0): Using exact sizes for initial modes
(II) intel(0): Output LVDS1 using initial mode 1920x1080
i'll just note that installing manually gave the same resaults... it's not something wrong with jockey in ubuntu.
if anyone have any idea how to point x server to the right screen so that it'll show i'll be very glad.
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