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Old 08-07-02, 02:56 AM   #1
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Unhappy Resolution

Hello all...

I am on RH73, Dell Latitude laptop, 512 meg RAM, PIII 1.2GHZ....

Has the NVIDIA Geforce2GO (16 meg) card in it...

I downloaded the drivers, and all went well with it... however, I can't get any resolution above 1024x768

Under WinXP, I can get the full 1600x1200 (which is what i want)...

when running vmware under xp, Linux gets 1600x1200.... i blew out windows... and would like my 1600x1200 back.

i have modded xf86config-4 - and placed all different depths and resolutions, with no luck.

I even made the resolution 24 with ONLY 16x12, no luck... then took it down to 16... same thing... stuck at 1024x768

i can go BELOW 1024x768, but nothing above.

any ideas?

thanks,
mike
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Old 08-07-02, 04:57 AM   #2
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Depends on what X is setup for. The config file determines the maximum resolution - have your tried adjusting that in anyway?

Could you post a copy of your XF86Config (should be found in /etc/X11).
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Old 08-07-02, 10:32 AM   #3
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use the 'Xconfigurator' (by typing 'Xconfigurator' on your command line)

if he's using redhat 7.3, the XF86Config-4 should be the right one (if hes using xfree 4.xxx)
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Old 08-07-02, 11:48 AM   #4
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Never use Xconfigurator, just edit the XF86Config(-4) file by hand. Xconfigurator isn't a real XF86Config(-4) file editor. Each time you use it, it overwrites the original XF86Config file with a new one. So when you use it, it will clear all modifications you did. (nvidia driver ...)
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Old 08-07-02, 02:20 PM   #5
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Default MY XF86Config-4 File

Here it is.... I am stumped!
(I do get the Nvidia logo on X start up, so i know the drivers are loaded ok)


# File generated by anaconda.

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Anaconda Configured"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "Files"

# The location of the RGB database. Note, this is the name of the
# file minus the extension (like ".txt" or ".db"). There is normally
# no need to change the default.

RgbPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"

# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Red Hat 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.

FontPath "unix/:7100"

EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "glx"
Load "dbe"
Load "extmod"
Load "fbdevhw"
Load "record"
Load "freetype"
Load "type1"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "keyboard"

# Option "AutoRepeat" "500 5"

# when using XQUEUE, comment out the above line, and uncomment the
# following line
# Option "Protocol" "Xqueue"

# Specify which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1))
# Option "Xleds" "1 2 3"

# To disable the XKEYBOARD extension, uncomment XkbDisable.
# Option "XkbDisable"

# To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the
# lines below (which are the defaults). For example, for a non-U.S.
# keyboard, you will probably want to use:
# Option "XkbModel" "pc102"
# If you have a US Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use:
# Option "XkbModel" "microsoft"
#
# Then to change the language, change the Layout setting.
# For example, a german layout can be obtained with:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# or:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# Option "XkbVariant" "nodeadkeys"
#
# If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and
# control keys, use:
# Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:nocaps"
Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
#Option "XkbVariant" ""
#Option "XkbOptions" ""
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
# Modified by mouseconfig
Driver "mouse"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "Protocol" "PS/2"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "Monitor Model"
HorizSync 31.5-48.5
VertRefresh 50-70
Option "dpms"

# -- 1400x1050 --
# 1400x1050 @ 60Hz, 65.8 kHz hsync
Modeline "1400x1050" 129 1400 1464 1656 1960
1050 1051 1054 1100 +HSync +VSync

# 1400x1050 @ 70Hz, 76.8 kHz hsync
Modeline "1400x1050" 151 1400 1464 1656 1960
1050 1051 1054 1100 +HSync +VSync

# 1400x1050 @ 75Hz, 82.3 kHz hsync
Modeline "1400x1050" 162 1400 1464 1656 1960
1050 1051 1054 1100 +HSync +VSync

# 1400x1050 @ 85Hz, 93.2 kHz hsync
Modeline "1400x1050" 184 1400 1464 1656 1960
1050 1051 1054 1100 +HSync +VSync

EndSection

Section "Device"
# no known options
Identifier "VESA driver (generic)"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "VESA driver (generic)"
BoardName "VESA driver (generic)"

#BusID
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "VESA driver (generic)"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24

Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1600x1200"
EndSubsection

EndSection
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Old 08-07-02, 06:00 PM   #6
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It looks ok, but it might be that your monitor in fact doesn't support real 1600x1200 and that it is scaled back on windows. (X validates the resolution) Try if you can use the special laptop mode: 1400x1050.
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Old 08-07-02, 06:43 PM   #7
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Thunderbird has it right. Make sure you have the proper horizontal and vertical refresh rates for your monitor set.
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Old 08-07-02, 07:18 PM   #8
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Default HELL YEAH IT WORKS!

First.... would like to say thanks to NVIDIA for making drivers for linux....

Both Dell and Redhat were of no help in solving this issue...

I actually went to a site telling how to use a Dell Latitude C810 with DEBIAN.... and looked at his file... modded mine accordingly, and now I am looking at 1600x1200 at 32 bit!

wooohoo!!!

For the future, here is my XF86Config-4 if anyone wants it if they run into this problem.

===============
# File generated by anaconda.

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Anaconda Configured"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "Files"

# The location of the RGB database. Note, this is the name of the
# file minus the extension (like ".txt" or ".db"). There is normally
# no need to change the default.

RgbPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"

# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Red Hat 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.

FontPath "unix/:7100"

EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "glx"
Load "dbe"
Load "extmod"
Load "fbdevhw"
Load "record"
Load "freetype"
Load "type1"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "keyboard"

# Option "AutoRepeat" "500 5"

# when using XQUEUE, comment out the above line, and uncomment the
# following line
# Option "Protocol" "Xqueue"

# Specify which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1))
# Option "Xleds" "1 2 3"

# To disable the XKEYBOARD extension, uncomment XkbDisable.
# Option "XkbDisable"

# To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the
# lines below (which are the defaults). For example, for a non-U.S.
# keyboard, you will probably want to use:
# Option "XkbModel" "pc102"
# If you have a US Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use:
# Option "XkbModel" "microsoft"
#
# Then to change the language, change the Layout setting.
# For example, a german layout can be obtained with:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# or:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# Option "XkbVariant" "nodeadkeys"
#
# If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and
# control keys, use:
# Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:nocaps"
Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
#Option "XkbVariant" ""
#Option "XkbOptions" ""
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
# Modified by mouseconfig
Driver "mouse"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "Monitor Model"
HorizSync 31.5-90
VertRefresh 60
Option "dpms"

# -- 1400x1050 --
# 1400x1050 @ 60Hz, 65.8 kHz hsync
Modeline "1400x1050" 129 1400 1464 1656 1960
1050 1051 1054 1100 +HSync +VSync

# 1400x1050 @ 70Hz, 76.8 kHz hsync
Modeline "1400x1050" 151 1400 1464 1656 1960
1050 1051 1054 1100 +HSync +VSync

# 1400x1050 @ 75Hz, 82.3 kHz hsync
Modeline "1400x1050" 162 1400 1464 1656 1960
1050 1051 1054 1100 +HSync +VSync

# 1400x1050 @ 85Hz, 93.2 kHz hsync
Modeline "1400x1050" 184 1400 1464 1656 1960
1050 1051 1054 1100 +HSync +VSync

EndSection

Section "Device"
# no known options
Identifier "VESA driver (generic)"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "VESA driver (generic)"
BoardName "VESA driver (generic)"
Option "NvAGP" "0" # KG None
Option "NoRenderAccel" "on"
Option "NoLogo" "on"
VideoRam 16000
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
#BusID
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "VESA driver (generic)"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
Option "noLogo" "on"

Subsection "Display"
Depth 32
Modes "1600x1200" "1400x1050" "1280x1024" "1024x768"
EndSubsection
Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1600x1200" "1400x1050" "1280x1024" "1024x768"
EndSubsection
Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1600x1200" "1400x1050" "1280x1024" "1024x768"
EndSubsection
Subsection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1600x1200" "1400x1050" "1280x1024" "1024x768"
EndSubsection
EndSection
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