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Old 01-11-07, 09:08 AM   #1
Wolfgang Klein
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Default Legacy driver: where exactly do the modelines go?

Hello!

I'm trying to set up a Linux machine that uses a GeForce 2MX. I know that this VGA card is not very much up to date but that's what the legacy drivers are for. The machine runs on Ubuntu 6.1 with the latest kernel 2.6.19.2. The compilation and installation of the latest legacy driver (9631) went fine without any problems. The X-server will also run except for one little annoyance:

As long as I start X using the driver "nv" I will 1024x768@100, but as soon as I chance "nv" to "nvidia" in the xorg.conf I am stuck with 800x600@50.

The log file tells me:

Code:
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(WW) NVIDIA(0): No valid modes for "1152x864_100"; removing.
(WW) NVIDIA(0): No valid modes for "1024x768_100"; removing.
(WW) NVIDIA(0): No valid modes for "800x600_100"; removing.
(WW) NVIDIA(0): No valid modes for "640x480_100"; removing.
(WW) NVIDIA(0): No valid modes for "1152x864"; removing.
(WW) NVIDIA(0): No valid modes for "1024x768"; removing.
(WW) NVIDIA(0): No valid modes for "800x600"; removing.
(WW) NVIDIA(0): No valid modes for "640x480"; removing.
(WW) NVIDIA(0):
(WW) NVIDIA(0): Unable to validate any modes; falling back to the default mode
(WW) NVIDIA(0):     "nvidia-auto-select".
(WW) NVIDIA(0):
(II) NVIDIA(0): Validated modes:
(II) NVIDIA(0): MetaMode "nvidia-auto-select":
(II) NVIDIA(0):     Bounding Box: [0, 0, 800, 600]
(II) NVIDIA(0):     @@@ (CRT-0): "nvidia-auto-select"
(II) NVIDIA(0):         Size          : 800 x 600
(II) NVIDIA(0):         Offset        : +0 +0
(II) NVIDIA(0):         Panning Domain: @ 800 x 600
(II) NVIDIA(0):         Position      : [0, 0, 800, 600]
(II) NVIDIA(0): Virtual screen size determined to be 800 x 600
(II) NVIDIA(0): Computing DPI using physical size from @@@ (CRT-0)'s EDID and
(II) NVIDIA(0):     first mode to be programmed on @@@ (CRT-0):
(II) NVIDIA(0):   width  : 800  pixels  65535 mm (DPI: 0)
(II) NVIDIA(0):   height : 600  pixels  65535 mm (DPI: 0)
...
Now, this is strange, because I put these lines into xorg.conf:

Code:
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Section "Modes"
    Identifier         "Modes[0]"
  Modeline "1024x768_100"    113.31 1024 1112 1224 1392 768 769 772 814 -hsync +vsync
  # 1024x768 @ 100.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 81.40 kHz; pclk: 113.31 MHz
  # Modeline "1024x768_100"  113.31  1024 1096 1208 1392  768 769 772 814  -HSync +Vsync
  # 800x600 @ 100.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 63.60 kHz; pclk: 68.18 MHz
  Modeline "800x600_100"  68.18  800 848 936 1072  600 601 604 636  -HSync +Vsync
  # 640x480 @ 100.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 50.90 kHz; pclk: 43.16 MHz
  Modeline "640x480_100"  43.16  640 680 744 848  480 481 484 509  -HSync +Vsync
EndSection
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Most probably I am doing something wrong there. Can someone please take a look at my xorg.conf and tell me how to correct it? Many thanks in advance.

I will try to attach it along with the bug report in which the log file is included.
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File Type: gz xorg.conf.gz (1.4 KB, 98 views)
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Old 01-11-07, 09:40 AM   #2
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Default Re: Legacy driver: where exactly do the modelines go?

why not load the ddc module and forget that modelines crap?

I haven't used them in years, and everything is fine...
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