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

Newegg Daily Deals

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-11-06, 07:17 PM   #1
blade8
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 2
Default Latest Linux drivers no longer display correctly on 6800

I have a 6800 that has been doing fine on driver 7676 for a while. Today I upgraded it to 8762. I have been running X at 1600x1200 on a 21" CRT. As soon as I upgraded to the new driver it would only display 1600x1200 virtually and the actual resolution is 1280x1024. I tried several different drivers and it seems I can go up to 8178 without any problems. I have the issue with both 8756 and 8762.

I'm running Mandriva 2006 on a pentium4 box
X.org 6.9.0
Linux kernel 2.6.12-22mdksmp
blade8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-06, 08:55 PM   #2
netllama
NVIDIA Corporation
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 8,763
Default Re: Latest Linux drivers no longer display correctly on 6800

Please generate and post an nvidia-bug-report.log.

Thanks,
Lonni
netllama is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-06, 09:10 PM   #3
blade8
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 2
Default Re: Latest Linux drivers no longer display correctly on 6800

nvidia-bug-report.log with latest driver.
Attached Files
File Type: log nvidia-bug-report.log (99.1 KB, 122 views)
blade8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-06, 09:18 PM   #4
netllama
NVIDIA Corporation
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 8,763
Default Re: Latest Linux drivers no longer display correctly on 6800

Here's the problem:
(WW) NVIDIA(0): No modes were requested; the default mode "nvidia-auto-select"
(WW) NVIDIA(0): will be used as the requested mode.

If you want 1600x1200, you need to replace the "Virtual" line in xorg.conf with a Modes line that requests 1600x1200.

Thanks,
Lonni
netllama is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-06, 07:12 AM   #5
MickK
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 9
Default Re: Latest Linux drivers no longer display correctly on 6800

How old is you monitor? There have been a lot of problems since 8756 and older monitors. I think the drivers are checking the EDID information on the monitor for it's capabilities, which will work fine on newer monitors, but EDID information can be very inaccurate on older ones, thus the driver gets the monitors capabilities wrong.

I got my work to replace my 5 year old 21" Trinitron monitor with a brand new 21" one, and the problem was fixed immediatly. All of our systems with older monitors will be staying on 8178 until we can afford replacement monitors or NV provide an option to allow us go back to the default behaviour of 8178 and not use EDID.

This problems (or feature) is distro independent. I get the exact same problem on Redhat Enterprise 3/4, Fedora Core 4/5, and Ubuntu 5.10/6.06.

Funnily Linux has always been about being able to run the O.S. on older hardware, shame it doesn't anymore.
MickK 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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
nVidia Linux drivers with Linux on Mac, help? Thetargos NVIDIA Linux 0 05-13-12 12:52 PM
302.07 (beta) for Linux x86/x86_64 released AaronP NVIDIA Linux 0 05-02-12 09:55 AM
Radeon 9700 not all that? sancheuz Other Desktop Graphics Cards 200 10-12-02 09:31 PM
NVidia Display Drivers screw up KDE Webgraph NVIDIA Linux 11 10-08-02 08:57 PM
Glx mrbig1344 NVIDIA Linux 7 09-30-02 06:45 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:50 AM.


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