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Old 12-26-02, 01:24 PM   #1
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Angry nVidia GeForce4 on Toshiba 1955 (Mandrake 9.0)

I am having trouble getting X started correctly on my new Toshibal 1955-s801. I have installed the GLX drivers and kernel update from nVidia and modified my XF96Config-4 file as suggested by nVidia.

I can see the splash screen, but hte screen is shaky and has a line about 3/4 of the way down the sreen. The top of the display is then replicated below the bar.

I have seen posts from people running Red Hat that say they can get this card to work using the VESA driver.

Can any of you shed some light on this for me? I am new to Linux, and this is indeed a rough start.
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Old 01-01-03, 11:24 AM   #2
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Default Same but not the same problem

I have the 1955-s801. I have got the display stable but not correctly sized. I have a 2.5 inch border on the right and a 2.5 inch border and copy of screen below. If anyone has resizing instructions please reply or email me. c.gibeaut@verizon.net If any one would like my XF86Config email me.
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Old 01-02-03, 03:35 PM   #3
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Talking Yeh! Its working now!

Thank you CompilerLIte for your insight...I now have it working. I used a combiniation of items from your config file and from mine.

Attached is a working XF86Config-4 file used on my Toshiba 1955-S801 running Mandrake 9.0.

Before you use this file, please install the RPM's from nVidia for the the latests kernel and glx files.

I hope this helps somebody! (Ive been trying for about a week now!)


1. install and update the nVidia kernel mods
2. install the GLX drivers
3. Update your XF86Config-4 file (/etc/X11)
4. startx


Config file follows:
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
# File generated by XFdrake.

# ************************************************** ********************
# Refer to the XF86Config man page for details about the format of
# this file.
# ************************************************** ********************

Section "Files"
# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Mandrake 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.
FontPath "unix/:-1"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
#DontZap # disable <Crtl><Alt><BS> (server abort)
AllowMouseOpenFail # allows the server to start up even if the mouse doesn't work
#DontZoom # disable <Crtl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> (resolution switching)
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "Device" "/dev/usbmouse"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "Device"
# Option "IgnoreEDID" "true"
# Option "FlatPanelProperties" "scaling = scaled"
Identifier "Videocard0"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce 4 (generic)"
Driver "nvidia"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "dbe" # Double-Buffering Extension
Load "v4l" # Video for Linux
Load "extmod"
Load "type1"
Load "freetype"
Load "glx" # 3D layer
Load "fbdevhw"
Load "record"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard1"
Driver "Keyboard"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
Option "XkbOptions" ""
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
# Option "dpms"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "Toshiba DP782M, Equium 17-inch Monitor"
HorizSync 30.0 - 82.0
VertRefresh 60.0 - 60.0
ModeLine "1024x768" 60.0 1024 1056 1296 1328 768 783 791 807
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
Monitor "Monitor0"

Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection

# Depth 1
# Modes "1028x768" "800x600" "640x480"
#EndSubSection

# Depth 4
# Modes "1028x768" "800x600" "640x480"
#EndSubSection

# Depth 8
# Modes "1028x768" "800x600" "640x480"
#EndSubSection

# Depth 15
# Modes "1028x768" "800x600" "640x480"
#EndSubSection

# Depth 24
# Modes "1028x768" "800x600" "640x480"
#EndSubSection
#Subsection "Display"
#Subsection "Display"
#Subsection "Display"
#Subsection "Display"
#Subsection "Display"
Option "Ignore EDID" "1"
DefaultDepth 16
Option "GenerateRTList" "0"
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "layout1"
InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
Screen "screen0"
EndSection
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