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Old 04-10-03, 11:25 AM   #1
utlonghorn
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Default Inspiron 8100 + Geforce 440 Go upgrade = No LCD detected

Hi folks - I recently upgraded to a Geforce 440 Go and was able to get Windows 98 and XP to work by using "Frankndrivers" from http://www.cybercookie.net/

These drivers apparently force LCD output regardless of what's detected. The stock NVidia drivers have the same problem I'm seeing under Linux (ie: LCD is not detected and CRT-OUT comes up instead - the dreaded "black screen" problem on Dell Support Forums).

There doesnt seem to be an equivalent "Frankndriver" for Linux to force detection of the LCD screen on this video board.

I'm using the latest 4349 drivers from NVidia's site on a Debian Linux system that previously worked just fine with the Geforce 2 Go that my laptop came with. The Geforce 440 Go board is using the 4.17.00.22.F6 BIOS (cat /proc/driver/nvidia/cards/0 reports ??.??.??.??.?? for some reason).

I've attached my XF86Config and the XFree86.0.log file. The relevant part appears to be this snippet from the XFree86 log:

---
(--) NVIDIA(0): Found 2 CRTCs on board
(II) NVIDIA(0): Supported display device(s): CRT-0, DFP-0, TV-0
(II) NVIDIA(0): Boot display device(s):
(EE) NVIDIA(0): No boot display device found! Assuming one CRT
(II) NVIDIA(0): NVIDIA GPU detected as: GeForce4 440 Go
(II) NVIDIA(0): Chip Architecture: 0x10
(II) NVIDIA(0): Chip Implementation: 0x17
(II) NVIDIA(0): Chip Revision: 0xa5
(--) NVIDIA(0): VideoRAM: 65536 kBytes
(II) NVIDIA(0): Connected display device(s):
(WW) NVIDIA(0): No connected display devices detected; assuming 1 CRT
(--) NVIDIA(0): Detected TV Encoder: NVIDIA
(II) NVIDIA(0): Enabled display device(s): CRT-0
(II) NVIDIA(0): Mapping display device 0 (CRT-0) to CRTC 0
---

What the heck? No boot display device found?

Anyone know of a way to drive the DFP-OUT even when there isn't an LCD screen detected?

Thanks.

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Old 04-10-03, 11:53 AM   #2
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Option "IgnoreDisplayDevices" maybe?

Or perhaps there's a kernel module option. Maybe if you have NVreg_Mobile equal to 1 (the setting for Dell laptops), that might help.
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Old 04-10-03, 02:57 PM   #3
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Thanks for the tip bwkaz, I'm making progress but the screen is still trash (but I can at least CTRL-ALT-F1 now to get back to a garbled console to reboot the thing

I added "options nvidia NVreg_mobile=1" to the /etc/modutils/ deal, and added the following to the XF86Config to get the screen to at least come up, albeit in an unusable state:

Option "ConnectedMonitor" "DFP"
Option "IgnoreDisplayDevices" "CRT, TV"
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"

I'll keep messing with it - probably an issue now with the "timing" on the LCD, have to google for the right configuration.

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Old 04-10-03, 04:49 PM   #4
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I believe Mobile has to be capitalized. Might that be one piece of the problem?
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Old 04-21-03, 03:00 PM   #5
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Okay, got it working with the "nv" driver that comes with XFree86... still can't get anything but a blank screen with the nvidia driver.

Here's my XF86Config that works with the Geforce 440 Go on an Inspiron 8100:


### BEGIN DEBCONF SECTION
# XF86Config-4 (XFree86 server configuration file) generated by dexconf, the
# Debian X Configuration tool, using values from the debconf database.
#
# Edit this file with caution, and see the XF86Config-4 manual page.
# (Type "man XF86Config-4" at the shell prompt.)
#
# If you want your changes to this file preserved by dexconf, only make changes
# before the "### BEGIN DEBCONF SECTION" line above, and/or after the
# "### END DEBCONF SECTION" line below.
#
# To change things within the debconf section, run the command:
# dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86
# as root. Also see "How do I add custom sections to a dexconf-generated
# XF86Config or XF86Config-4 file?" in /usr/share/doc/xfree86-common/FAQ.gz.

Section "Files"
FontPath "unix/:7100" # local font server
# if the local font server has problems, we can fall back on these
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/misc"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi"
EndSection

Section "Module"
# Load "GLcore"
Load "bitmap"
Load "dbe"
Load "ddc"
# Load "dri"
Load "extmod"
Load "freetype"
Load "glx"
Load "int10"
Load "record"
Load "speedo"
Load "type1"
Load "vbe"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "keyboard0"
Driver "keyboard"
Option "CoreKeyboard"
Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
Option "XkbModel" "pc104"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Protocol" "PS/2"
# Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
# Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "SendCoreEvents" "on"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Generic Video Card"
Driver "nv"
Option "FlatPanel"
Screen 0
BusID "1:0:0"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Option "CalcAlgorithm" "CheckDesktopGeometry"
Identifier "Generic Monitor"
HorizSync 30 - 90
VertRefresh 57 - 84
Option "DPMS"
Modeline "1400x1050" 160.17 1400 1416 1704 1944 1050 1050 1063 1097


EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Device "Generic Video Card"
Monitor "Generic Monitor"
DefaultColorDepth 24
Option "CursorShadow" "yes"
Option "FlatPanelScalingMode" "Scaled"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 1
Modes "1400x1050" "1280x1024" "1024x768"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1400x1050" "1280x1024" "1024x768"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen "Default Screen"
InputDevice "mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "mouse1" "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice "keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

#Section "DRI"
# Mode 0666
#EndSection

### END DEBCONF SECTION



Changing the XF86Config to use the "nvidia" driver (along with re-adding the force DFP deal and ignore CRT/TV-out) yields a black screen (backlight remains activated, though).
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Old 04-22-03, 02:57 PM   #6
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Hello!

I experience exactly the same problem. In fact I did experience the same problem.

To make it run get the driver version 2960, because from the version 3120 on you will get that problem.

I posted here a question about that a long long time ago.... No one replied it. I guess nvidia doesn't care at all about this problem

I hope this helps

Best Regards

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Old 04-22-03, 04:13 PM   #7
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neneonline - thanks for the suggestion, that solved the problem!

Too bad the new ones don't work, wonder what NVidia did differently from 3120 onwards that causes this problem?
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