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Old 03-19-10, 07:37 PM   #73
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Default Re: G210m Blank Laptop Display

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I'm noticing that a lot of the laptops mentioned in this thread have multiple GPUs (integrated GPU + discrete). I'm not sure to what level these sorts of things are supported... Try going into your BIOS to disable any "Hybrid GPU" features, and the integrated GPU, if possible, and see if that helps at all.
It's not the hybrid GPU option. I have a Sony VAIO CW that does not advertise hybrid GPU functionality, nor is there any information of hacking to an enabled state online.

There was another thread that discovered the EDID is loaded by ACPI _anyway_, and the main laptop screen can be enabled with this:

Code:
Option         "CustomEDID" "DFP-0: /proc/acpi/video/NGFX/LCD/EDID"
Everything related to monitor detection is really messed up on these cards right now.
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Old 04-23-10, 07:45 PM   #74
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Same problem Vaio VPCCw2s1e

the edid from/proc/acpi/video/NGFX/LCD/EDID works have the custom edid option directly to this.
Can't change brightness (stupid question is this a LED screen?is a different brightness type?)
nvidia-settings doesn't detect HDMI (I still didn't try with more Option "connected monitor" I also added Option "CustomEDID" "DFP-1:/proc/acpi/video/NGFX/HDMI/EDID" ) With no HDMI branched it says <not supported>
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Old 04-23-10, 08:36 PM   #75
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I used the file in /proc/acpi/video/NGFX/LCD/EDID directly in xorg.conf and it works.

About the LED screen. Can we really regulate brightness in these, I mean in LED system?(dumb question I have no idea whatsoever)
Another thing, does anyone have hdmi sound working? I have model=auto...need to test other models.

My vaio: VPCCW2S1E
ubuntu 10.4 rc (from beta2 with dist-updates)
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Old 04-25-10, 07:42 PM   #76
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Another thing, does anyone have hdmi sound working? I have model=auto...need to test other models.
At least with discrete GT220 one needs to upgrade to Alsa 1.0.23 to get HDMI audio to work. I would expect it to be no different on the laptop. There's a pretty easy to use Alsa upgrade script, which you can adapt to version 1.0.23: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=6589810
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Old 04-26-10, 11:51 AM   #77
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Yep, That's what I have done and hdmi showed in pulseaudio.

I'm trying with oss now as well
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Old 05-11-10, 11:30 AM   #78
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Thanks a million egghead3 for finding this hack-around!

Hey achim123 or anyone else got an external monitor working on the VGA port?

nVidia Control Settings does not detect it when clicking on "detect displays". I would like to use "TwinView" so to avoid reboots, but the option is disabled.

I have a Sony VPCCW23FD with and my xorg.conf is :

Code:
Section "Device"
        Identifier  "Device0"
        Driver      "nvidia"
        VendorName  "NVIDIA Corporation"
        Option      "ConnectedMonitor"  "DFP-0"
        Option      "CustomEDID"        "DFP-0:/etc/X11/sonynvidia.edid"
        Screen      0
EndSection

Section "Screen"
        Identifier      "Screen0"
        Device          "Device0"
        Option          "TwinView" "0"
        Option          "metamodes" "DFP-0: nvidia-auto-select +0+0"
EndSection
Results with or without the Screen section is the same.
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Old 05-11-10, 04:24 PM   #79
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the 'connected monitor' line has to list all ports (here: internal,vga,hdmi)
Code:
Option	    "ConnectedMonitor" "DFP-0,DFP-1,CRT"
i guess that's your prob

btw at my laptop, the correct resolution is only recognized after a X-Server reboot!
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Old 05-12-10, 12:43 AM   #80
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Default Re: G210m Blank Laptop Display

Awesome!

By the way, my resolution is detected properly right away. I just go in the nVidia X Server Settings and I can use TwinView without rebooting.

Here's my new xorg.conf (using the ACPI edid) :

Code:
Section "Device"
	Identifier  "Device0"
	Driver      "nvidia"
	VendorName  "NVIDIA Corporation"
	Option      "ConnectedMonitor"	"DFP-0,DFP-1,CRT"
	Option	    "CustomEDID"	"DFP-0:/proc/acpi/video/NGFX/LCD/EDID"
EndSection
Thanks achim123!

Has anyone found a solution about the alt+fn keys ?
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Old 05-25-10, 07:19 PM   #81
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Will this be fixed in the new driver series?! It's still not fixed in the current BETA
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Old 05-25-10, 10:22 PM   #82
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After all, you are right achim123, I can only use the 1024x768 resolution until I reboot.

Nobody has a solution for the console keys (ALT+F1, ALT+F2.... ) ? I don't understand how the driver could conflict with these shortcuts!
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Old 06-21-10, 11:45 AM   #83
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Just a brief heads up.

I just updated to xorg 1.8 on ArchLinux and the blank screen problem was back. It turns out that xorg 1.8 has a xorg.conf.d/ directory that contains separate configuration files for various X inputs and outputs. You need to put the nvidia driver section (including the custom EDID bit) in the nvidia specific file instead of the usual xorg.conf.
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Old 07-19-10, 12:09 PM   #84
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bump


still the same problem
- have to use custom EDID
- no VT switching...
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