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Old 02-27-04, 04:43 PM   #1
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Default driver 5336, kernel 2.6.2, geforce4 420 go problem

hi,

previously i used the driver (older version) with kernel 2.4.22 just fine. Now i switched to kernel 2.6.2 and to the new driver but X runs at 800x600, not 1024x768. Why is this happening? The machine is a toshiba satellite pro 6100 with a geforce4 420 go.

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Old 02-28-04, 02:39 AM   #2
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Check to see if resolutions are rejected by XFree because they are now deemed to be out of the sync range for your device. /var/log/XFree86.0.log will list these. Also check to see if one of your upgrades decided to write a new /etc/X11/XF86Config.
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Old 02-28-04, 09:23 AM   #3
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jubei_pt> I have same problem on my Toshiba S1410-604 with GeForce420Go 16MB RAM. When I have used 4496 version of this driver everithing was ok. But week ago I installed new version of driver (5336) and I have had many problems. In older drivers there was a simply solution (go to modules.conf and configure the mobile kernel for my notebook using specific Toshiba EDID table). But this solution not works in 5336.
You can provisionally write "NoDDC" in your XF86Config. 1024x768 works fine, but lower resolutions are not stretched to the whole screen.
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Old 02-28-04, 10:22 AM   #4
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thanks for your replys,

eventually i managed to find that it is the EDID that reports wrong HorizSync values, and then the module rejects some resolutions. I fixed my problem by giving the module paramented "NVreg_SoftEDIDs=0" and "NVreg_Mobile=2", and in XF86Config "Option IgnoreEDID true", and after some trying and guessing i found that a HorizSync value of 30-60 would work for 1024x768. However i dont know if this is a good value, and i hope the driver gets fixed. I cant go back now 'cause im hooked to 2.6

hope this helps, Joao
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jubei_pt> Have you ugly black stripe on right side of screen in 800x600 or 640x480? I have and I don't know how I get it out .
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jubei_pt> Have you ugly black stripe on right side of screen in 800x600 or 640x480? I have and I don't know how I get it out .
Gosh, that's exactely my same problem! As swarm says, If you write "NoDDC" it works, but *only* for the native mode! Is anyone here at nvidia working on this bug?
Do you think it is something 2.6-related?
It drives me crazy that the driver *used* to work some months ago; it since december that I'm looking for help here but nobody ever answered.

Maybe we, users affected by this problem, should join and demonstrate :\

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Old 05-13-04, 02:44 PM   #7
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2UncleZeiv:
This problem was same for all Toshiba 1410/2410 series notebooks. In 45xx and older drivers all works fine (with mobile kernel options), but in newer drivers mobile kernel options don't work. This problem is not only in Linux systems, it's also in Windows (also works fine up to Detonator 45xx).
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Is there any competent person from nVidia who knows where's the problem?
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2UncleZeiv:
Can you write manufacturer/model of your notebook?
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My note is Toshiba 1410/303. My card, according to lspci, is:

0000:01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV17 [GeForce4 420 Go] (rev a3)

It's incredible that something that used to work perfectly is currently broken. And nobody @nvidia seems to care and/or notice.
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In 45xx and older drivers all works fine (with mobile kernel options), but in newer drivers mobile kernel options don't work.
I just installed 4363 driver, the 2.6-compatible version downloadable from
http://www.sh.nu/download/nvidia/linux-2.6/
(I got the oldest to be sure). Well, it works. I guess this means I have to stick to one-year-old drivers to have evereything working (on the other hand, "if it is not broken, don't fix it").
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I just installed 4363 driver, the 2.6-compatible version downloadable from
http://www.sh.nu/download/nvidia/linux-2.6/
(I got the oldest to be sure). Well, it works. I guess this means I have to stick to one-year-old drivers to have evereything working (on the other hand, "if it is not broken, don't fix it").
It makes me very sad, becouse it is not only my problem. It's global problem on whole Toshiba 1410/2410 series notebooks and its on Windows and Linux (it's Linux kernel independent - I have this problem also on 2.4.xx kernel). In Linux I can use this 4363 driver, but in Windows it is more difficult, becouse if Microsoft release new version of DirectX, this old drivers may not be supported by new programs (and games ).
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