Go Back   nV News Forums > Linux Support Forums > NVIDIA Linux

Newegg Daily Deals

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-08-10, 07:29 AM   #13
Cyborg16
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 5
Default Re: Nvidia vs. nouveau

Yes -- only xrandr 1.2 support is needed.

Xrandr rotation support works fine, but try adding another display: using one rotated and one standard-orientation display together isn't easy and doesn't work very well.
Cyborg16 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-10, 03:51 AM   #14
Vic Main
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: B.C. eh?
Posts: 3
Default Re: Nvidia vs. nouveau

Hi:

On the same vain, sort of, I just installed ubuntu 10.04, and have a NVIDIA GeForce4 MX440 with AGP8X card, when I downloaded the suggested driver and activated it,
I could change the shadow on the mouse pointer and all sorts of other things, but my choices for resolution were 320x240 and hold on to your hat 640x480. Pretty much useless!!!

The generic Ubuntu nouveau driver gives me a choice of 640x480, 800x600, and 1024,x768. I would like to have a resolution of 1280x1024 if possible.
The computer (and card) are on a dual boot system with Windows XP, which in this aspect work flawlessly.

When I run xrandr with the 96 driver installed, this is what I get...
vic@vic-desktop:~$ xrandr -q
Screen 0: minimum 320 x 240, current 640 x 480, maximum 640 x 480
default connected 640x480+0+0 0mm x 0mm
640x480 50.0*
320x240 51.0


Other xrandr commands are not working


Please help me

Thanks, Vic
Vic Main is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-10, 06:01 AM   #15
cookiecaper
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 28
Default Re: Nvidia vs. nouveau

Vic, your question is more appropriate for the Ubuntu forums. Please try asking there, you'll probably get more helpful responses.
cookiecaper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-10, 06:03 AM   #16
cookiecaper
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 28
Default Re: Nvidia vs. nouveau

For the record, my experience with nouveau 2D on a GTX285 was quite unexpected; gtkperf runs in about 18 seconds, whereas it runs in about 4 seconds on nvidia blob. Perhaps the newer hardware isn't well-optimized yet, but the conventional wisdom that nouveau 2D crushes proprietary was not true in my case.
cookiecaper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-10, 08:25 PM   #17
Vic Main
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: B.C. eh?
Posts: 3
Default Re: Nvidia vs. nouveau

With help form Ubuntu users forum,

I got my system going correctly.

The first thing was to go and install and activate the driver.

Then..

$ sudo apt-get install nvidia-settings
[it may already be installed, but if not - install it]


$ sudo nvidia-xconfig

then run..

[b]$ sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Check that the vertical sync (refresh) rate and horizontal sync rate settings match your monitor specifications, and edit them accordingly. If you're not sure, make the maximum vertical rate to be 60.

Now reboot

You then can go to the monitor settings using the nvidia interface and refine the various settings there.

What was happening is that my monitor wasn't being recognized. Using the button on the nvidia driver page didn't work.

This worked for me

Vic
Vic Main is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:44 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 1998 - 2014, nV News.