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Old 02-16-08, 10:18 AM   #13
destny
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Default Re: 169.09 doesn't work on DELL Vostro 1500/8600M GT/OpenSUSE 10.3

i don't remember exactly how to get edid in phoenix...but i just pressed acquire from registry, then i choose the right display (there was also the external monitor..), and get it.

Ok, you can try with nvidia-settings, in the monitor section, choose dpf (or whatever its name is...) and get edid...then save and use this. I don't know if is the same...but you can try

if you got a vostro 1500 ecc ecc...you can try this file
http://www.dia.uniroma3.it/~bronzi/ciaoraw.raw.tar.gz
this is my edid...let me now if works (remember to set in xorg.conf the options...)

bye
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Old 02-16-08, 03:54 PM   #14
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Default Re: 169.09 doesn't work on DELL Vostro 1500/8600M GT/OpenSUSE 10.3

thanks destny !!

i finally have nvidia 169.09 working ! the edid thing did the trick it seems.
anyway, here's what (i think) i did from scratch, for anyone facing the same problem (assuming envy is installed, and you have access to the internet):

1. download the 100.14.19 driver from the nvidia site.
http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_d...100.14.19.html
2. logout. at the login screen, press ctrl+alt+f1 (or whatever) to go to text console and login.
3. stop gdm (or kdm, if you're using KDE).
Code:
sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop
4. install the nvidia 100.14.19 driver (instructions on nvidia website).
5. reboot.
Code:
sudo reboot
6. ubuntu might display a warning about low resolution etc, continue. (if you are at this step, it means you haven't got the white screen).
7. adjust the resolution, if you wish.
8. go to system tools -> nvidia settings. if this menu option is not there, it means the driver was not installed properly. go back.
9. if you get a message saying the driver "nvidia" is not enabled, enable it by going to system -> administration -> restricted device manager. enable the driver.
10. may need to reboot at this time.
11. make sure you don't have get white screen. log in. you may see the low resolution dialog again. adjust if you wish.
12. open nvidia settings. at this point, nvidia-settings should be properly displaying all the options.
13. under GPU0, select DFP-0 (in my case, DFP0 - Seiko). you should see a button "Acquire EDID". click it, you will be prompted to save a file. save it somewhere(for eg ~/edid.bin) and copy it to /etc/X11 (for convenience). THIS IS THE KEY STEP. GET THE EDID.
Code:
sudo cp ~/edid.bin /etc/X11/edid.bin
14. remember to thank destny.
15. logout. go to text console (ctrl+alt+f1). login (text console).
16. run envy in text mode.
Code:
sudo envy -t
17. in envy, clean any earlier nvidia driver installation (100.14.19).
18. in envy, install the new nvidia driver. let envy configure xorg.conf, but do not reboot.
19. open the xorg.conf file
Code:
sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf
look for section "Device". Add the following line:
Code:
Option "CustomEDID" "DFP-0:/etc/X11/edid.bin"
thank destny for this.
20. under section "Screen", subsection "Display", make sure your default mode is listed. it wasn't in my case. i added "1280x800" "1024x768" "800x600" to the Modes line.
21. save and close xorg.conf, reboot.
22. at the gui login screen, you may notice that the resolution is still not proper. if so, login and adjust the resolution. also make sure you can see all the options in nvidia-settings.
23. you're set. i rebooted once again just to make sure things were smooth.
24. thank destny.
25. get back to work.

-salil.
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Old 02-23-08, 12:27 AM   #15
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it worked...thanks salil and destny!!
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Old 02-29-08, 02:25 AM   #16
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Question Re: 169.09 doesn't work on DELL Vostro 1500/8600M GT/OpenSUSE 10.3

I have nvidia 169.12 driver and Suse 10.3 32bit running on an Inspiron 1520. I get the Same psychedelic Pink Floyd - Iron Butterfly display.
I have tried with all resolutions, all laptop display panel monitors, many nvidia drivers without effect.
I can not get a normal bug report, set the resolution, use nvidia settings as I could not log in with the psychedelic gui.

salil says:
4. install the nvidia 100.14.19 driver (instructions on nvidia website).
5. reboot.
Nothing happens in my case. Psychedelia again.

How to extract the edid without envy???? I do not know. I have found the command to extract EDID on nvidia-xconfig(1):
"nvidia-xconfig --extract-edids-output-file=FILENAME"
Surprisingly it does not create an EDID.bin file in the local folder, it does absolutely nothing. No file anywhere.

However, before trying to extract the EDID, I did reinstalled the 100.14.19. Resigned as always I tried to log in. Guess what?

THE GUI AND 3D IS WORKING?!?!?!

Do not ask me how and why. I am just a human engineer.

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Old 03-14-08, 02:17 AM   #17
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Quote:
Originally Posted by destny
i don't remember exactly how to get edid in phoenix...but i just pressed acquire from registry, then i choose the right display (there was also the external monitor..), and get it.

Ok, you can try with nvidia-settings, in the monitor section, choose dpf (or whatever its name is...) and get edid...then save and use this. I don't know if is the same...but you can try

if you got a vostro 1500 ecc ecc...you can try this file
http://www.dia.uniroma3.it/~bronzi/ciaoraw.raw.tar.gz
this is my edid...let me now if works (remember to set in xorg.conf the options...)

bye
YOU. are awesome. it worked. i have been searching for WEEKS. man. all my scrolling is smooth now. really i can't thank you enough.
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Old 04-29-08, 03:18 AM   #18
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Talking Re: 169.09 doesn't work on DELL Vostro 1500/8600M GT/OpenSUSE 10.3

I have Dell Inspiron 1520 with NVIDIA 8400M GS, It worked for me too thanks Salil, but the problem is that now the sound has gone. I am very new to linux so I need help.
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Old 04-30-08, 03:05 AM   #19
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Default Re: 169.09 doesn't work on DELL Vostro 1500/8600M GT/OpenSUSE 10.3

Will this ever be fixed properly rather than having to use windows to get the edid?

Both card and driver have been out a while and yet not proper fix.
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Old 05-16-08, 08:47 PM   #20
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Default Re: 169.09 doesn't work on DELL Vostro 1500/8600M GT/OpenSUSE 10.3

The new driver 173.08 at (you can find it using Advanced Search fixed the white screen problem for me. However, scrolling seems to be slower or maybe it's just an impression...
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Old 08-16-08, 06:15 PM   #21
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Default Re: 169.09 doesn't work on DELL Vostro 1500/8600M GT/OpenSUSE 10.3

Hi everybody,

As I'm experiencing many issues about my Nvidia 8600GT, I tried to follow the howto proposed by Salil.
(Just a detail: I am under Ubuntu)
Here are the steps I followed (from this thread):

Uninstall nvidia official drivers on Ubuntu based distros:
* Edit /etc/modules and add "nvidia" to the list.
* Edit /etc/default/linux-restricted-modules-common and add "nv" (without quotes) to the restricted list. It should look like this: DISABLED_MODULES="nv"

$ sudo envy --uninstall-all
$ sudo dpkg -P envy
$ sudo apt-get remove --purge nvidia*
$ sudo rm /lib/restricted-modules/.nvidia*
$ sudo nvidia-installer --uninstall

* Backup your /etc/X11/xorg.conf.

Then, I followed steps 1 to 9.

At the step 9, I had to linux-restricted-modules-2.6.24-19-generic, in order to access to the "Restricted Driver Manager"

But I experienced an issue at the the step "12. open nvidia settings. at this point, nvidia-settings should be properly displaying all the options."

=> I never managed to open nividia-settings, even if I do nvidia-xconfig. I always get the warning about low resolution after rebooting.

I enclose my xorg.conf and nvidia-installer.log.

Thanks by advance for your advices!
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