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Old 10-27-03, 01:28 PM   #1
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Default bad resolutions,changin' Driver "nv" to "nvidia"

I've installed 4496 Nvidia drivers for linux. using slak 9.1. Gef2mx400@64SDR
kde 3.1.4. XFree86 Version 4.3.0. LG 700P(capable of 1600x1200@75Hz)
following the steps in the README file coming with the driver package changed Driver "nv" to Driver "nvidia", deleted load dri. saved. startx. and the screen resolution is not 1152x864 as it should be, but 1024x768@85Hz. if i turn back to "nv" everything is fine again with 1152x864@99Hz as it should be.
Any suggestions how i can use my preffered res./refresh rates? in windows i use 1152x864 at 106Hz with powerstrip. any equivalent in linux to this program miracle?
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Old 10-27-03, 03:20 PM   #2
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Post your XF86Config, and /var/log/XFree86.0.log. We'll take a looksee at what its doing during X startup.

With X you can in fact set any resolution or mode that your monitor and video card will manage to display.. which happens to be many more than you'd imagine (and way more than you ever get to choose normally).

The problem is, that to do this you configure custom mode lines, which aren't all that simple (at least I haven't figured them out yet).
(mine works as I wanted it to tho... so I haven't needed to yet!

So being a Slack guy, you're probably ready to dig right in, go find out how to write modelines!
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Old 10-27-03, 05:09 PM   #3
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Here both /var/log/XF86.0.log and /etc/X11/XF86Config are:

i've tried many variations of modelines, but no acceptable effect was achieved.
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Old 10-27-03, 05:11 PM   #4
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and the log file:
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As stated I can't tell you the reasoning behind this error, but here is the error anyway:

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(WW) NVIDIA(0): Not using mode "1152x864/99Hz":
(WW) NVIDIA(0): vertical sync width (885 - 866 = 19) greater than 16
Your custom modeline is rejected due to being out of a required precondition, evidently. Google up some modeline calculators, I've seen several webpage forms that will generate X modelines. I have a feeling this one is incorrect.

You may also try removing the sync rates on your monitor, and looking for it to figure it out, EDID.
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Old 10-28-03, 11:58 AM   #6
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here's the log with the same XF86config file with the only difference of using Driver "nv"
1152x864 works fine this time. so the problem may be in the nvidia driver set I presume.
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