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Old 07-29-03, 08:34 PM   #1
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Default New driver (1.0-4496) can't handle 1440x900?

Hi guys,

I'm having a problem with the new (1.0-4496) driver on my Toshiba P25, which has:
GeForce FX Go5200, and
1440x900 display

I just installed the new nVidia driver without a hitch. When I tried to startx, however, and had my XF86Config-4 file set to only permit a resolution of 1440x900, x wouldn't start.

The salient error line is:

(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using mode "1440x900" (No mode of this name)

When I loosened up my config file to permit other resolutions, such as 1024x768, I was able to startx, and it did settle on one of those inferior resolutions.

Bear in mind that this config file had worked just fine earlier at 1440x900, when I was using the "nv" driver. The only change to the file I made was from "nv" to "nvidia".

Any ideas?

I've attached my current version of the config log files, from a run in which I had the loosened resolutions requirements.

Thanks,
Christian
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Old 07-30-03, 11:08 AM   #2
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i have a toshiba with go 440 and runs a 1600 x 1200 display. I had to add the

Option "IgnoreEDID" "1"

in the monitor section of XF86Config before i could run higher than 1400 x 1050. this options tells the driver to not query the adapter for its capabilities, which is not reporting correctly. use at your own risk and search the forums for more info.
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Old 07-30-03, 11:41 AM   #3
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Default Some improvement

Thanks.

I made that change, and now the KDE desktop seems to be running at 1440x900 without a problem.

(Well, there is a disturbing visual artifact as X switches modes, but I assume that's not a problem.)

When I try running TuxRacer or Chromium, however, the games act as though they think the display is taller than it really is. I.e., probably a hundred pixels or so run off the bottom of the actual display.

Any idea what that's all about?

Thanks,
Christian
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Old 07-30-03, 11:43 AM   #4
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Default What's not reporting correclty?

Did you mean that the display, or the video chip, isn't reporting its capabilities correctly?

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