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Old 01-30-04, 09:19 PM   #1
capybara
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Default DFP not automatically recognized with 5336 -> gives "out of range" error

My GeForce3 Ti 200 is connected to an LCD monitor with a DVI cable, and nothing is connected to the VGA output. In this situation, the system boots and displays text in the text console just fine. I installed the 5336 drivers and started X, which resulted in the monitor displaying an "out of range" error. It was not a "no signal" error, so the graphics driver was sending something down the DVI port, but for some reason it didn't realize that it was using the DVI port, and was probably sending something very strange. Adding the option

Option "ConnectedMonitor" "DFP"

fixed the problem. And now, for the first time in the history of nvidia drivers, I have DVI working perfectly, including DPMS power off and the ability to switch back to the text console. I can finally throw away my VGA cable!! So thanks, nVidia! Just fix that last DVI bug and the driver will be perfect.
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