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Old 01-16-10, 06:48 PM   #1
Stoshiba
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Unhappy Help!: Black bar Geforce4 420 go Mint 8 Toshiba install

Ok, I have been searching for answers for the past few weeks with no luck. My Mint 8 linux install went fine up until i had to install the nvidia drivers version 96.43.13
I am running a Toshiba Satellite 1410/2410 series
Using a CRT-0 monitor as my laptop screen is dead.
Geforce4 420 Go
16MB
(upgraded to kernel 2.6.32 as of last week)

I have have seen a lot of old material for fixes but I cannot find my modprobe.conf in this machine, and for the xorg.conf options i have used ignoreedid true, 1, etc etc

I did however notice my DPI was off
1280x1024 pixels (322x241 millimeters)
101x108 dots per inch

so i used Option "DPI" "85x86" and set it right
dimensions: 1280x1024 pixels (382x302 millimeters)
resolution: 85x86 dots per inch

But the dreaded black bar is still there!.. I've taken a lot of options into mind and just can't stand this bar anymore, I would GREATLY appreciate it if someone could help me

Here is my xorg.conf and Xorg.0.log
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File Type: log Xorg.0.log (15.7 KB, 107 views)

Last edited by Stoshiba; 01-16-10 at 06:54 PM. Reason: changing attatchment file
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Old 01-16-10, 06:49 PM   #2
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Default Re: Help!: Black bar Geforce4 420 go Mint 8 Toshiba install

Heres my Xorg.conf

Quote:
# nvidia-settings: X configuration file generated by nvidia-settings
# nvidia-settings: version 1.0 (buildd@palmer) Sun Feb 1 20:21:04 UTC 2009

# nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
# nvidia-xconfig: version 1.0 (buildmeister@builder63) Thu Jun 25 18:57:07 PDT 2009

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Layout0"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "glx"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
Option "Xinerama" "0"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "auto"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

# generated from default
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "kbd"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Unknown"
ModelName "Samsung S/M 700NF"
HorizSync 30.0 - 96.0
VertRefresh 50.0 - 160.0
ModeLine "1400x1050" 122.61 1400 1488 1640 1880 1050 1051 1054 1087 -hsync -vsync
ModeLine "1600x1200" 162.00 1600 1664 1856 2160 1200 1201 1204 1250 +hsync +vsync
ModeLine "1280x1024" 135.00 1280 1296 1440 1688 1024 1025 1028 1066 +hsync +vsync
ModeLine "1024x768" 78.80 1024 1040 1136 1312 768 769 772 800 +hsync +vsync
ModeLine "800x600" 49.50 800 816 896 1056 600 601 604 625 +hsync +vsync
ModeLine "640x480" 31.50 640 656 720 840 480 481 484 500 -hsync -vsync
Option "DPI" "85x86"
Option "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Device0"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation"
BoardName "GeForce4 420 Go"
Option "NoLogo" "True"
Option "NoDDC" "true"
Option "UseEdidDpi" "false"
Option "ConnectedMonitor" "CRT"
EndSection

Section "Screen"

# Removed Option "metamodes" "CRT: 1280x1024_85 +0+0; CRT: 1280x1024 +0+0; CRT: 1024x768 +0+0; CRT: 800x600 +0+0; CRT: 640x480 +0+0"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Device0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"
Option "TwinView" "0"
Option "TwinViewXineramaInfoOrder" "CRT-0"
Option "metamodes" "1280x1024_85 +0+0; 1280x1024 +0+0; 1024x768 +0+0; 800x600 +0+0; 640x480 +0+0"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
EndSubSection
EndSection
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File Type: log Xorg.0.log (15.7 KB, 87 views)

Last edited by Stoshiba; 01-16-10 at 06:55 PM. Reason: adding my xorg.conf text file
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Old 01-18-10, 09:58 PM   #3
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Default Re: Help!: Black bar Geforce4 420 go Mint 8 Toshiba install

just need a solution.. bump
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Old 01-19-10, 09:48 PM   #4
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Default Re: Help!: Black bar Geforce4 420 go Mint 8 Toshiba install

well I turned on my DFP-0 and hex edited the edid.bin file to set native resolution to 1024x768 with a custom edid.bin, it got rid of 1 inch of black line on the right but i have a black border around the whole desktop still. This seems as good as its going to get so thanks to http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=84773 I was able to fix the black bar. cheers
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