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Old 04-06-04, 02:17 PM   #1
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Default Nvidia 5336, Toshiba laptop, and kernel-2.6.4.

I'm having this problem with Toshiba 5105 laptop, kernel-2.6.4 and nvidia
driver 1.0-5336. There is about a 1/4 inch gap of the screen not being used on the right hand side of the screen running vertically. I used to be able to fix this problem (with kernel-2.4.x) by editing my "/etc/modules.conf" file with this:

options nvidia NVreg_SoftEDIDs=0 NVreg_Mobile=2
alias /dev/nvidia* nvidia

But now this has no effect? (I'm using Debian "SID" with kernel-2.6.4).
Also, since I'm using the 2.6 kernel, I have put the:
options nvidia NVreg_SoftEDIDs=0 NVreg_Mobile=2
alias /dev/nvidia* nvidia
commands in the "/etc/modprobe.conf" file also.

Even if I exit out of the GUI and stop x, and kdm and "rmmod nvidia" to unload the module and then reload it with:
"modprobe nvidia NVreg_SoftEDIDs=0 NVreg_Mobile=2"
to insure that the options are loaded, and then restart kdm and x it has no
effect, the 1/4 inch gap is still there?

Any one have this problem? How can I fix it?

Thanks,
Ralph
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Old 04-06-04, 02:55 PM   #2
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Default Re: Nvidia 5336, Toshiba laptop, and kernel-2.6.4.

Hey,

Could you detail the exact steps you have done to install the graphic drivers cause i have a toshiba laptop with kernel-2.6.4 sid
And post me the XF86Config-4 file by email.

Do you have an idea about how should i do if want to have the nvidia driver compiled in static in the kernel ?

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Old 04-06-04, 03:15 PM   #3
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Default Re: Nvidia 5336, Toshiba laptop, and kernel-2.6.4.

Sure. what's your e-mail address?

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Old 04-06-04, 04:29 PM   #4
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Default Re: Nvidia 5336, Toshiba laptop, and kernel-2.6.4.

I posted it to you in private.

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Old 04-06-04, 06:00 PM   #5
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Default Re: Nvidia 5336, Toshiba laptop, and kernel-2.6.4.

U might want to extract the file, and edit os-registry.c (i think its in usr/src/nv) to the values u have specified. Also it might be usefull to add the options
Option "IgnoreEdid" "true"
Option "FlatPanelProperties" "Scaling = default, Dithering = default"
to your XF86Config. Hopefully that will fix your problem.
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Old 04-06-04, 07:02 PM   #6
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Default Re: Nvidia 5336, Toshiba laptop, and kernel-2.6.4.

I'll give that a shot tomarrow when I get to work.
Thanks!

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Old 04-06-04, 08:36 PM   #7
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Default Re: Nvidia 5336, Toshiba laptop, and kernel-2.6.4.

I forgot you should also run the nvidia-installer from the extracted folder so it will actually use the settings from os-registry.c you have changed.
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Old 04-07-04, 01:55 PM   #8
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Default Re: Nvidia 5336, Toshiba laptop, and kernel-2.6.4.

Well, I unpacked the driver installer, edited the os-registry.c file and saved it, then running the ./nvidia-installer from the unpacked file. The module installed ok but X just crashes after the nvidia splash screen comes up?
So that didn't work for me either. Can you think of anything else?
And Thanks! BTW

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Old 04-08-04, 02:48 PM   #9
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Default Re: Nvidia 5336, Toshiba laptop, and kernel-2.6.4.

Besides trying to uninstall driver before your second installation I can't think of anything else. I never had a problem with this method so its hard to say. Although my NVIDIA driver is crashing but that is because I am using an -mm kernel 2.6.5 and there seem to be problems with that. I will recompile it this weekend and go through another installation of the driver and see if it works. It is probably stupid to ask, but you changed your modprobe and modconfig to the default without the things you added. This might be causing a problem.
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