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Old 06-27-04, 12:44 PM   #1
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Default 16:10 modes using OSS nv driver

Hi,

I want to try and get the OSS nv driver working with my geforce4go 5150 using the 16:10 widescreen modes (in particular my laptop has a 1920x1200 screen). I have had some issues with the 5336 nvidia driver so I want to try and avoid this and use the OSS "nv" driver until the new drivers come out from nvidia. I'm using FC2.

Has anyone had any success at getting 1920x1200 working using the "nv" driver, or any of the other 16:10 widescreen modes ?

cheers Chris
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Old 06-27-04, 01:42 PM   #2
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Default Re: 16:10 modes using OSS nv driver

To get custom resolutions, you need to create modelines. You can for example do that using: http://www.sh.nu/nvidia/gtf.php
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Old 06-27-04, 02:17 PM   #3
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Default Re: 16:10 modes using OSS nv driver

Hi,

Thanks. I've tried various modelines (although not from the page you sent me). I've tried generating them from that page and still no luck. I cannot get past 1280x1024.

I'm am far from an expert, but if I look at the Xorg log file (attach in full together with my current Xorg.conf file) I am wondering what the lines.

...
(II) VESA(0): Total Memory: 2048 64KB banks (131072kB)
(II) VESA(0): Monitor0: Using hsync range of 31.50-100.00 kHz
(II) VESA(0): Monitor0: Using vrefresh value of 60.00 Hz
(II) VESA(0): Not using mode "1920x1200" (no mode of this name)
(II) VESA(0): Not using mode "1680x1050" (no mode of this name)
(II) VESA(0): Not using mode "1600x1200" (no mode of this name)
(II) VESA(0): Not using mode "1400x1050" (no mode of this name)
(II) VESA(0): Not using mode "1280x960" (no mode of this name)
(II) VESA(0): Not using mode "1152x864" (no mode of this name)
(--) VESA(0): Virtual size is 1280x1024 (pitch 1280)
(**) VESA(0): *Built-in mode "1280x1024"
(**) VESA(0): *Built-in mode "1024x768"
(**) VESA(0): *Built-in mode "800x600"
(**) VESA(0): *Built-in mode "640x480"
...

mean ? Is the driver lacking the 16:10 modes ?

cheers Chris
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Old 06-27-04, 02:58 PM   #4
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First you are using vesa as the videodriver. Vesa is a driver that works on all cards. Try the opensource nv driver or the nvidia drivers. (don't forget to remove the line load dri)
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Duh... How could I have missed that..

switching from vesa to nv has done the trick. I feel rather stupid now.

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