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Old 01-06-10, 11:41 AM   #49
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Quote:
Originally Posted by andy269 View Post
The screens max. resolution is 640x480 and the screen appears 6 times seperated by black and grey bars.
This is a common problem on some recent laptops that have invalid EDID modes. You can usually work around the problem by adding
Code:
Option "ModeValidation" "NoTotalSizeCheck"
to the Screen or Device section of /etc/X11/xorg.conf.
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Old 01-07-10, 01:21 AM   #50
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Hi AaronP!

Thank you very much for your quick answer. I added the line as suggested to either the device and the screen section, but X still comes up weird. Since the EDID problem is solved by eggheads solution, that is, the screen is detected and not going blank anymore, can this resolution problem be treated independent of the EDID problem? Is there another workaround on this issue, ore any more information on this?

Thank you for your time,

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Old 01-07-10, 05:57 AM   #51
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Hi, its me again.

When looking at the xserves log it tells me that the file holding the EDID information I retrieved from Windows cannot be opened.
When I do a
Code:
 cat xorg.log | grep "(WW)"
I get:

Quote:
(EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic" does not exist.
(WW) Jan 07 12:39:24 NVIDIA(GPU-0): CustomEDID for display device DFP-0: cannot open file
(WW) Jan 07 12:39:24 NVIDIA(GPU-0): '/etx/X11/edid.bin'
(WW) Jan 07 12:39:24 NVIDIA(GPU-0): Unable to read EDID for display device DFP-0
(WW) Jan 07 12:39:25 NVIDIA(0): Unable to get display device DFP-0's EDID; cannot compute DPI
(WW) Jan 07 12:39:25 NVIDIA(0): from DFP-0's EDID.
(WW) <default pointer>: No Device specified, looking for one...
So there is obviously something wrong with the file itself. It is not a permission problem, I checked that out. Can anyone help me on this?

Thanks,

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Old 01-07-10, 05:59 AM   #52
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(WW) Jan 07 12:39:24 NVIDIA(GPU-0): '/etx/X11/edid.bin'

typing error: /etc/X11/ instead of /etx/X11

greetz
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Old 01-07-10, 06:13 AM   #53
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Man, thanks on that one!!!!!!!! I guess I spent too much time working on this, I really didn|t see it! Well, this did the trick! Thank you,

greetz, andy269.
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Old 01-07-10, 02:52 PM   #54
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Default Re: G210m Blank Laptop Display

Im having this same problem with Asus UL50VT, some ul30 and ul80 users have this too. My goal is to get the HDMI output working. I cant get it out with the Intel GPU so im trying it by the nvidia way

Can I provide more info?



date 7th Jan 2010:
Nvidia G210M
Kubuntu / Ubuntu Karmic 9.10
Nvidia drivers from ppa: 190.53
EDID taken from Win7

I have also tried the different setups mentioned in this topic.

Xorg:
Code:
Section "Device"
Identifier "Device0"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation"
Option "ConnectedMonitor" "DFP-0"
Option "CustomEDID" "DFP-0:/etc/X11/edid.bin"
EndSection
Xorg.0.log after booting to a black screen:
Code:
X.Org X Server 1.6.4
Release Date: 2009-9-27
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.24-23-server i686 Ubuntu
Current Operating System: Linux kannettava 2.6.31-14-generic #48-Ubuntu SMP Fri Oct 16 14:04:26 UTC 2009 i686
Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.31-14-generic root=UUID=64ec8cfb-66cc-4083-a6c0-a8e9fc18feab ro single
Build Date: 26 October 2009  05:15:02PM
xorg-server 2:1.6.4-2ubuntu4 (buildd@) 
	Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
	to make sure that you have the latest version.
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
	(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
	(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Thu Jan  7 22:25:12 2010
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
(==) No Layout section.  Using the first Screen section.
(==) No screen section available. Using defaults.
(**) |-->Screen "Default Screen Section" (0)
(**) |   |-->Monitor "<default monitor>"
(==) No device specified for screen "Default Screen Section".
	Using the first device section listed.
(**) |   |-->Device "Device0"
(==) No monitor specified for screen "Default Screen Section".
	Using a default monitor configuration.
(==) Automatically adding devices
(==) Automatically enabling devices
(WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic" does not exist.
	Entry deleted from font path.
(==) FontPath set to:
	/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc,
	/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/:unscaled,
	/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/:unscaled,
	/usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1,
	/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi,
	/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi,
	/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType,
	built-ins
(==) ModulePath set to "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
(II) Cannot locate a core pointer device.
(II) Cannot locate a core keyboard device.
(II) The server relies on HAL to provide the list of input devices.
	If no devices become available, reconfigure HAL or disable AllowEmptyInput.
(II) Loader magic: 0x3bc0
(II) Module ABI versions:
	X.Org ANSI C Emulation: 0.4
	X.Org Video Driver: 5.0
	X.Org XInput driver : 4.0
	X.Org Server Extension : 2.0
(II) Loader running on linux
(--) using VT number 2

(--) PCI:*(0:0:2:0) 8086:2a42:1043:1af2 Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller rev 7, Mem @ 0xfcc00000/4194304, 0xd0000000/268435456, I/O @ 0x0000cc00/8
(--) PCI: (0:1:0:0) 10de:0a74:1043:1af2 nVidia Corporation rev 162, Mem @ 0xfd000000/16777216, 0xe0000000/268435456, 0xfa000000/33554432, I/O @ 0x0000dc00/128, BIOS @ 0x????????/524288
(WW) Open ACPI failed (/var/run/acpid.socket) (No such file or directory)
(II) No APM support in BIOS or kernel
(II) System resource ranges:
	[0] -1	0	0xffffffff - 0xffffffff (0x1) MX[b]
	[1] -1	0	0x000f0000 - 0x000fffff (0x10000) MX[b]
	[2] -1	0	0x000c0000 - 0x000effff (0x30000) MX[b]
	[3] -1	0	0x00000000 - 0x0009ffff (0xa0000) MX[b]
	[4] -1	0	0x0000ffff - 0x0000ffff (0x1) IX[b]
	[5] -1	0	0x00000000 - 0x00000000 (0x1) IX[b]
(II) LoadModule: "extmod"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions//libextmod.so
(II) Module extmod: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
	compiled for 1.6.4, module version = 1.0.0
	Module class: X.Org Server Extension
	ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 2.0
(II) Loading extension MIT-SCREEN-SAVER
(II) Loading extension XFree86-VidModeExtension
(II) Loading extension XFree86-DGA
(II) Loading extension DPMS
(II) Loading extension XVideo
(II) Loading extension XVideo-MotionCompensation
(II) Loading extension X-Resource
(II) LoadModule: "dbe"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions//libdbe.so
(II) Module dbe: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
	compiled for 1.6.4, module version = 1.0.0
	Module class: X.Org Server Extension
	ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 2.0
(II) Loading extension DOUBLE-BUFFER
(II) LoadModule: "glx"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions//libglx.so
(II) Module glx: vendor="NVIDIA Corporation"
	compiled for 4.0.2, module version = 1.0.0
	Module class: X.Org Server Extension
(II) NVIDIA GLX Module  190.53  Tue Dec  8 20:47:42 PST 2009
(II) Loading extension GLX
(II) LoadModule: "record"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions//librecord.so
(II) Module record: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
	compiled for 1.6.4, module version = 1.13.0
	Module class: X.Org Server Extension
	ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 2.0
(II) Loading extension RECORD
(II) LoadModule: "dri"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions//libdri.so
(II) Module dri: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
	compiled for 1.6.4, module version = 1.0.0
	ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 2.0
(II) Loading extension XFree86-DRI
(II) LoadModule: "dri2"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions//libdri2.so
(II) Module dri2: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
	compiled for 1.6.4, module version = 1.1.0
	ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 2.0
(II) Loading extension DRI2
(II) LoadModule: "nvidia"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers//nvidia_drv.so
(II) Module nvidia: vendor="NVIDIA Corporation"
	compiled for 4.0.2, module version = 1.0.0
	Module class: X.Org Video Driver
(II) NVIDIA dlloader X Driver  190.53  Tue Dec  8 19:16:02 PST 2009
(II) NVIDIA Unified Driver for all Supported NVIDIA GPUs
(II) Primary Device is: PCI 00@00:02:0
(EE) No devices detected.

Fatal server error:
no screens found

Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support 
	 at http://wiki.x.org
 for help. 
Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" for additional information.

 ddxSigGiveUp: Closing log


Edit:
Today with never kernel and linux-backports-modules-karmic installed still no picture, but different error. I also added BusId PCI:1:0:0 to the xorg. I added new bug report log and new xorg.0 log to the attachments.
Attached Files
File Type: gz nvidia-bug-report.log.gz (37.1 KB, 169 views)
File Type: gz nvidia-bug-report.log_newer.gz (33.7 KB, 160 views)
File Type: log Xorg.0.log (7.5 KB, 180 views)

Last edited by isu; 01-08-10 at 04:22 AM. Reason: changes
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Old 01-08-10, 08:18 AM   #55
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Default Re: G210m Blank Laptop Display

From a quick look at your xorg.conf you didn't specify the busid of the card (having 2 you need to let the xserver know which one you want).

Unfortunately ULxxVT owners (including myself) haven't had much luck getting nvidia drivers going yet.

There's another thread here :
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=143374
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Old 01-22-10, 09:01 AM   #56
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This's a xorg.conf for SONY VAIO VPCCW16FG. It's work correctly

Code:
# nvidia-settings: X configuration file generated by nvidia-settings
# nvidia-settings:  version 1.0  (buildmeister@builder57)  Fri Dec 18 15:06:52 PST 2009

Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier     "Layout0"
    Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
    InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
    Option         "Xinerama" "0"
EndSection

Section "Files"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    # generated from default
    Identifier     "Mouse0"
    Driver         "mouse"
    Option         "Protocol" "auto"
    Option         "Device" "/dev/psaux"
    Option         "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
    Option         "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    # generated from default
    Identifier     "Keyboard0"
    Driver         "kbd"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
    # HorizSync source: edid, VertRefresh source: edid
    Identifier     "Monitor0"
    VendorName     "Unknown"
    ModelName      "Sony Nvidia Default Flat Panel"
    HorizSync       29.0 - 47.0
    VertRefresh     0.0 - 61.0
    Option         "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier     "Device0"
    Driver         "nvidia"
    VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
    BoardName      "GeForce GT 230M"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier     "Screen0"
    Device         "Device0"
    Monitor        "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth    24
    Option         "TwinView" "0"
    Option         "metamodes" "DFP-0: nvidia-auto-select +0+0"
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       24
    EndSubSection
EndSection
Attached Files
File Type: gz xorg.conf.tar.gz (616 Bytes, 234 views)
File Type: gz edid.bin.tar.gz (238 Bytes, 276 views)

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Old 01-24-10, 01:07 PM   #57
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Default Re: G210m Blank Laptop Display

Regardless of this mess, I'm still looking to get a VAIO laptop. Though I appreciate the effort here, it really steams my weasel having to rely upon Windows to pull off this work around. After a little searching, has anyone tried the linux tool "read-edid" in place of the Windows only edid pulling tool touted here?

http://polypux.org/projects/read-edid/
http://john.fremlin.de/programs/linux/read-edid/

For Ubuntu Karmic users: sudo apt-get install read-edid

I'm doubtful this is another solution, but I would really really appreciate it if one of you attempted to pull your EDID with this and posted the result (if any). I tested this tool out on my Nvidia desktop and it produced a similar EDID as ones posted here as verified with a hex editor.

Here's to hoping getting Windows out of the loop here!

-Eric-
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Old 01-24-10, 01:55 PM   #58
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As per above ^^

I've made email contact with the read-edid author and his response was:

Quote:
If you can get any particular person with this trouble in touch with
me via email, I can help them through trying to find a method of
getting the edid that will work.

poly-p man
pyrophobicman@gmail.com

Anyone interested in helping test?
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Old 01-29-10, 07:36 AM   #59
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Hi, thanks for the solution with the EDIT.bin file. It work for me but i have small problem. My resolution is 1600x900 and my laptop is sony-vaio vgn-z51wg after restarting my computer my fonts and icons look BIG, here is a screenshot:
http://img5.imagebanana.com/view/uy7...Screenshot.png

and this is my xorg.conf

Code:
Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier     "Layout0"
    Screen       0 "Screen0" 0 0
    InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
EndSection
Section "Module"
    Load           "dbe"
    Load           "extmod"
    Load           "type1"
    Load           "freetype"
    Load           "glx"
EndSection
Section "ServerFlags"
    Option         "Xinerama" "0"
EndSection
Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier     "Mouse0"
    Driver         "mouse"
    Option         "Protocol" "auto"
    Option         "Device" "/dev/psaux"
    Option         "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
    Option         "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection
Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier     "Keyboard0"
    Driver         "kbd"
EndSection
Section "Monitor"
    Identifier     "Monitor0"
    VendorName     "Unknown"
    ModelName      "Nvidia Default Flat Panel"
    HorizSync       29.0 - 47.0
    VertRefresh     0.0 - 61.0
    Option         "DPMS"
EndSection
Section "Device"
    Identifier     "Device0"
    Driver         "nvidia"
    VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
    Option          "ConnectedMonitor"   "DFP-0"
    Option          "CustomEDID"         "DFP-0:/etc/X11/sonyedid.bin"
    BoardName      "GeForce 9300M GS"
EndSection
Section "Screen"
    Identifier     "Screen0"
    Device         "Device0"
    Monitor        "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth    24
    Option         "TwinView" "0"
    Option         "metamodes" "nvidia-auto-select +0+0"
    SubSection     "Display"
         Depth      24
    EndSubSection
EndSection
anybody know what i must change in xorg.conf to have normal screen resolution ?
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Hi, thanks for the solution with the EDIT.bin file. It work for me but i have small problem. My resolution is 1600x900 and my laptop is sony-vaio vgn-z51wg after restarting my computer my fonts and icons look BIG, here is a screenshot:
http://img5.imagebanana.com/view/uy7...Screenshot.png

and this is my xorg.conf

Code:
Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier     "Layout0"
    Screen       0 "Screen0" 0 0
    InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
EndSection
Section "Module"
    Load           "dbe"
    Load           "extmod"
    Load           "type1"
    Load           "freetype"
    Load           "glx"
EndSection
Section "ServerFlags"
    Option         "Xinerama" "0"
EndSection
Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier     "Mouse0"
    Driver         "mouse"
    Option         "Protocol" "auto"
    Option         "Device" "/dev/psaux"
    Option         "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
    Option         "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection
Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier     "Keyboard0"
    Driver         "kbd"
EndSection
Section "Monitor"
    Identifier     "Monitor0"
    VendorName     "Unknown"
    ModelName      "Nvidia Default Flat Panel"
    HorizSync       29.0 - 47.0
    VertRefresh     0.0 - 61.0
    Option         "DPMS"
EndSection
Section "Device"
    Identifier     "Device0"
    Driver         "nvidia"
    VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
    Option          "ConnectedMonitor"   "DFP-0"
    Option          "CustomEDID"         "DFP-0:/etc/X11/sonyedid.bin"
    BoardName      "GeForce 9300M GS"
EndSection
Section "Screen"
    Identifier     "Screen0"
    Device         "Device0"
    Monitor        "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth    24
    Option         "TwinView" "0"
    Option         "metamodes" "nvidia-auto-select +0+0"
    SubSection     "Display"
         Depth      24
    EndSubSection
EndSection
anybody know what i must change in xorg.conf to have normal screen resolution ?
Your xorg.conf is correct. In fact I used it.

Your EDID is for the CW series with lesser resolution. You need the one for the 1600x900 cw.

Its attached!
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