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Old 04-16-05, 10:59 AM   #109
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Commands like modprobe nvidia NVreg_SoftEDIDs=0 NVreg_Mobile=1 or putting a setting in /etc/modprobe.conf like option nvidia NVreg_SoftEDIDs=0 NVreg_Mobile=1 and IgnoreEDID in /etc/X11/xorg.conf were already done. When starting up the X server on my laptop, they either lead to a computer lock or the results were some kinds of esoteric animations, but nothing like a decent desktop, a decent mouse arrow ... !
OK, Its just that with the option IgnoreEDID my nvidia crashed, but giving the startup option solved the problem of the bootuplook in my case ( toshiba, not dell ). But if that does not work on your Dell either, I'm sorry.
I hope the new found Dell-nvidia will help out.
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Old 04-18-05, 04:28 PM   #110
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One more problem Mostly I have figured it out how to deal with drivers.. mostly it means under X..

But what I have done.. I downloaded Postal 2 Demo (Game). Wanted to try some games under linux, cause still am newbie in linux, and trying everything step by step

Ok.. I have installed Postal 2.. great.. what more I decided to run it Of course, I have run it, but what I see (WOW!), again black strip on the right, and resolution far away from 1024x768.. rather sth like 900x900? hard to describe it..

Maybe I should add some more desription of modelines for other resolutions?
I case if anybody want to see my XF86config-4 file just say it I will post it.

Regards and waiting for reply
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Old 04-19-05, 05:49 AM   #111
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Hey, you are not going to believe, but I found these on Dell's site (I am amazed because Dell has always sold his systems with Windows installed):
I have the same problem with my Inspiron 2650, Geforce2 Go 16mb under Mandrake and SUSE 9.2.

AlxMAX: I assume that the dell drivers you found did not solve the problem?

Also, I looked at your TwinView workaround. Is this a viable solution, or do I actually need to have an external monitor plugged in all the time to use this solution? Sorry I didn't quite understand that from your document about.

Regards and I hope you figure it out! You have more chance than me I think, being the newbie that I am!
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Old 04-19-05, 07:27 AM   #112
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paka: In my opinion, modelines are just a workaround for bad writen or missing EDID informations concerning a particular resolution. For other resolutions, not covered by the modelines, I guess it is the EDID informations that is used. I don't have another explanation for your black line.

jdudleyie: I haven't tested those Dell drivers because I don't have too much time to spend. But I did look in the package and I didn't noticed what could make the difference. Maybe someone who tested them may tell more. For the Twinview thing, you got it right: you must have a second monitor to have the laptop work.
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Old 04-19-05, 04:19 PM   #113
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I cannot use EDID value 0, cause then all X is screw up Strange gray/black/white view, like a big blured ripple - hope you know what I mean, same srcreen happened with old linux distributions around year 1995, when you had installed wrong screen drivers.

Maybe you can post how much conf file should look like (just a shape).

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Old 04-20-05, 11:22 AM   #114
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paka: I am not sure if I have understood. So you don't IgnoreEDID, do yo? As for the conf file, you can find one here. If it doesn't work, take a look at the one attached.
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Old 04-21-05, 01:46 PM   #115
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I have a Dell Latitude C810 with a GeForce4 440 Go (32MB). When I had FC1 installed with driver 5336, everything worked great. When I upgraded to FC3 and started using some of the most recent drivers, nvidia just doesn't work any more. I have tried Ignoreing the EDID and setting the modeline to be the same as the nv driver, and it doesn't work.

Just using the nvidia driver (from 6xxx to 7174) produces these vertical lines along the right side of the screen. It also removes some of the pixels at the bottom replaces them with a reflection of the top part of the screen. The xorg.0 file says it can't produce 1600x1200 resolution so it uses 1400 x 1050 instead. Ignoreing EDID and using nv's supported settings gets rid of the vertical lines on the right, but produces two squashed images (1600x600 and repeated at the lower half with 1600x600).

I have absolutely no problems with the nv driver. The only problem is that it's not as fast as the nvidia driver has been in the past. I'm not sure what nvidia has been doing, but they took a huge step backwards for support on my hardware since the 5336 driver.
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Old 04-21-05, 01:54 PM   #116
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Default Re: nVidia Linux Driver support for mobile video cards (Geforce* Go)...

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Just using the nvidia driver (from 6xxx to 7174) produces these vertical lines along the right side of the screen. It also removes some of the pixels at the bottom replaces them with a reflection of the top part of the screen. The xorg.0 file says it can't produce 1600x1200 resolution so it uses 1400 x 1050 instead. Ignoreing EDID and using nv's supported settings gets rid of the vertical lines on the right, but produces two squashed images (1600x600 and repeated at the lower half with 1600x600).
Try this "Monitor" section and tell me if that helps any:
Code:
Section "Monitor"
    Identifier  "Dell 8200"
    VendorName  "Dell"
    ModelName   "1600x1200"
    DisplaySize 300 230
    Option      "dpms"
    HorizSync   75.00-76.00
    Modeline    "1600x1200"  162.00  1600 1664 1856 2160  1200 1201 1204 1250
EndSection
Be sure to change the "Identifier" to whatever you're using as a monitor identifier in your "Screen" section, as well.
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Old 04-21-05, 06:12 PM   #117
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I had tried something similiar to those settings before. That's when I got the double screen problem. The settings you asked me to use produce the same problem. I see a double screen. The top 1600x550 is a squashed screen, There is about 100 pixels in the middle of green colored lines, then the lower 1600x550 is the same as the top.
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Old 04-21-05, 09:27 PM   #118
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(good old) BLACK SCREEN FREEZE with GeForce2 Go (Mandriva LE2005 on Acer TravelMate 634XC)
Following all possible suggestions on this news thread (thanks for those who tried)
I tried
module options with various Mobile values
and xorg options in all combinations
NO SUCCESS

1. Do you think it can be the case that my modelines and/or sync/refresh values are incorrect and that is the cause of the problem (given the assumption that probing
with EDID is not adequate)? If yes, how can I obtain these data?

2. In fact I had the same problem with earlier versions. I think nvidia version 5354 worked last, however with my current kernel 2.6.11.6, earlier versions of the nvidia
driver fail to compile. This means now I am really stuck with non-accelerated
vesa/nv, right?

3. Is there ever a chance that the code maintainers reply to at least some of the serious long-standing problems or is this forum only kindof user's sandbox?

Any ideas are welcome.
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Old 04-22-05, 05:43 AM   #119
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Hello, I'm having the same problem on a Gentoo (amd64) with a DFP (16:9) and the model of the computer is a HP Compaq nx9105 , it has been driving me mad, anyway i've read the forum & tried the solutions posted about the problem but i haven't been able to fix it. If anyone has an explanation or some clue, or even is in the same situation that me, i would like to hear about. For me the simple solution has been to switch to the "nv" module provided by xorg.

That's all. tia.
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Old 04-23-05, 05:23 PM   #120
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I don't know how, but I fixed it! The solution is to use gtf to generate a modeline, but change the "+Vsync" at the end to "-Vsync". I currently have a working 1400x1050 modeline with no black bar. (Using lower resolutions results in a black bar, but I'll fix those later.)

Code:
Original: Modeline "1400x1050"  122.61  1400 1488 1640 1880  1050 1051 1054 1087  -HSync +Vsync
Working: Modeline "1400x1050"  122.61  1400 1488 1640 1880  1050 1051 1054 1087  -HSync -Vsync
Thank you very much! That gives me a working modeline, finally. I'll post details of all that was necessary in case it benefits anyone else.

Toshiba 5105-S501, with GeForce4 440 Go and 1400x1050 display
Linux 2.6.12-rc2-mm1
XFree86 4.3.0.1
nvidia driver version 7174

No parameters are needed for the kernel module. Just 'modprobe nvidia'.

At a terminal use gtf to make a modeline. For a 1400x1050 display, run:
$ gtf 1400 1050 60
The third argument should, as far as I know, be 60 for any laptop.

Open up the XF86Config-4 file.
In the "Device" section, add 'Option "IgnoreEDID" "1"'.
In the "Monitor" section, set VertRefresh to 60.
Your HorizSync may vary; I'm using 30-67, though I don't actually know what the real values are.
Now copy the modeline you just made with gtf into the "Monitor" section, and change the last parameter from '+Vsync' to '-Vsync'.
In the "Screen" section, your Modes line should reference the name of the modeline you added. For example, 'Modes "1400x1050_60.00'.

Save the file and run X. There should be no black bar, and the resolution should be 1400x1050.

For what it's worth, the Windows driver has the same problem on my laptop. Actually, version 7189 refuses to even install unless I get a driver and modded INF from http://www.laptopvideo2go.com/.
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