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Old 11-27-06, 05:04 PM   #1
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Default FC5, 8776 Driver, XPS w/Go 6600 and Planar 2010M ext monitor

I recently upgraded my FC5 kernel and while I was at it upgraded to the latest nvidia driver on livna for FC5 which is version 8776.

The new and old kmods are listed below:

OLD (worked fine)
kmod-nvidia-1.0.8178-6.2.6.16_1.2080_FC5.i686.rpm
xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-1.0.8178-7.lvn5.i386.rpm

NEW (does not work)
kmod-nvidia-1.0.8776-1.2.6.18_1.2239.fc5.i686.rpm
xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-1.0.8776-1.lvn5.i386.rpm

What has broken is I use my Dell XPS (Go 6600 w/256Mb) at work with an external Planar PL2010M flat panel display. Previous to my recent upgrade, everything worked fine. I would come to work. Plug in the monitor into the DVI port on the back of the laptop. Fire up the laptop and after the first boot screen, I'd do a FN-F8 which switches the display from the laptop screen to the DVI port. FC5 boots to init 3. I log in and give a startx command and the driver automatically recognized that the external monitor could only support 1600x1200, not the native 1920x1200 of the XPS laptop and it would change the display resolution and everything worked fine. Now, I give a startx command and the Planar goes blank, the laptop switches back to the laptop screen and continues to boot the X-server, all be it not using the Planar monitor. A few other notes, with no external monitor connected, the driver works fine. Resolution/speed/etc all work as one would expect. When I look at the Xorg.0.log, cutting to the chase, I get the following:

(WW) NVIDIA(0): No valid modes for "1600x1200"; removing.
(II) NVIDIA(0): Validated modes:

Ok, that is easy to see, but the point is, it worked before? So why does it not work now? I'm using the exact same xorg.conf that worked before.

One other thing, my old xorg.conf had the following on the end:

Section "DRI"
Group 0
Mode 0666
EndSection

I realize that is not required anymore but it makes no difference if it is there or not.

I've attached my xorg.conf.gz and nvidia-bug-report.log.gz . Any assistance or ideas would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 11-27-06, 05:48 PM   #2
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Default Re: FC5, 8776 Driver, XPS w/Go 6600 and Planar 2010M ext monitor

Hotkey support is currently not working, and is a known bug. You should be able to workaround that by setting up a TwinView configuration with NULL metamodes.

Are you running into any issues beyond that not working?

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Old 11-27-06, 08:22 PM   #3
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Maybe I did not make myself clear. I boot into init 3, console mode. I do an FN-F8 and it correctly switched to the DVI port and I have my console on my external monitor and laptop LCD is off. The X-Server is still off and has not been started. I then give a startx command, the X-server starts, attempts to display to the Planar screen, obviously gives up and then switches back to the laptop LCD.

All other functions wrt the driver, when I'm running the laptop by itself work fine. This worked before, the only difference is a new kernel and new driver.

To your other part, how would I set up a TwinView with NULL metamodes?
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Old 11-27-06, 08:32 PM   #4
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Default Re: FC5, 8776 Driver, XPS w/Go 6600 and Planar 2010M ext monitor

The bug report that you posted indicates that the driver is using DFP-0 which is the internal Seiko DFP. I don't see any attempts to use DFP-1, which is expected, since DFP-0 is the default unless specified otherwise with the UseDisplayDevice option.

If you set UseDisplayDevice to DFP-1, does that provide the results you're expecting?
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Old 11-27-06, 08:49 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by netllama
The bug report that you posted indicates that the driver is using DFP-0 which is the internal Seiko DFP. I don't see any attempts to use DFP-1, which is expected, since DFP-0 is the default unless specified otherwise with the UseDisplayDevice option.

If you set UseDisplayDevice to DFP-1, does that provide the results you're expecting?
I can try that tomorrow. The monitor is at work so I'll try that when I get in.

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Old 11-28-06, 11:15 AM   #6
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Default Re: FC5, 8776 Driver, XPS w/Go 6600 and Planar 2010M ext monitor

Thanks,

That worked. For anyone else who has the same issue I've copied my corrected xorg.conf

Now...........I need to get my Dell 2407FPW at home working with the new driver and Suse 10.0 .........I need to do some archive reading first.
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Old 01-06-07, 03:53 PM   #7
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Default Re: FC5, 8776 Driver, XPS w/Go 6600 and Planar 2010M ext monitor

Looks like hotkey support doesn't work in the 9746 driver either. Any plans to fix this in a future release? I personally would prefer to use the hotkey method rather than twinview with null metamodes.
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