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Old 06-22-07, 09:44 AM   #1
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Default Ubuntu/Debian + Nvidia 420 + Toshiba 2410 resolution issue

No matter what I do I can't get 1024x768 with the correct NVIDIA drivers. When I use them that most that I can get is 800x600 and there is a black border that is about 1 inch wide around the screen. My system is saying that the reported resolution is 980x768 but resizes the display area to 800x600. My guess is that this is an EDID problem. I've tried many different EDID options, but still no luck. Does anyone know where I can get an EDID.bin for my system? If I use the 'nv' drivers I get the correct/proper resolution but I want to do a dual monitor setup which may be hard to setup with the 'nv' drivers.

Any information/help would be greatly appreciated. I've been working on this for more than 8 hours. I've tried many forums a well.

Once again I'm running Ubuntu + Nvidia 420 + Toshiba 2410 labtop. The graphics card has 16 MB RAM and the system has 768 MB RAM.

Thanks,
Pete
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Old 06-22-07, 10:35 AM   #2
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You could use IgnoreEDID and NODDC options in addition to a modeline you generate. You can try using gtf to generate a modeline for the resolution/refresh you want.
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Old 06-22-07, 12:21 PM   #3
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I've tried both IgnoreEDID and NODDC and different variations of those that have been posted. However this is the first time I've heard of gtf, so I'll give that a try.
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Old 06-22-07, 12:33 PM   #4
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Code:
luser@ids-m8cj4:~$ gtf

usage: gtf x y refresh [-v|--verbose] [-f|--fbmode] [-x|--xorgmode]

            x : the desired horizontal resolution (required)
            y : the desired vertical resolution (required)
      refresh : the desired refresh rate (required)
 -v|--verbose : enable verbose printouts (traces each step of the computation)
  -f|--fbmode : output an fbset(8)-style mode description
 -x|--xorgmode : output an Xorg-style mode description (this is the default
                if no mode description is requested)

luser@ids-m8cj4:~$ gtf 1024 768 60

  # 1024x768 @ 60.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 47.70 kHz; pclk: 64.11 MHz
  Modeline "1024x768_60.00"  64.11  1024 1080 1184 1344  768 769 772 795  -HSync +Vsync

luser@ids-m8cj4:~$
Example modeline in production, on my machine at home. Note since you're ignoring EDID and DDC you'll need to specify your VertRefresh and HorizSync.

Code:
Section "Monitor"
        Identifier      "DFP-0"
        Option          "DPMS"
        VertRefresh     51-75
        HorizSync       51-150
        Modeline        "1440x900" 97.54  1440 1472 1840 1872 900 919 927 946
EndSection
Section "Screen"
        Identifier      "Screen0"
        Device          "NVIDIA Corporation NV36 [GeForce FX Go 5700]"
        Monitor         "DFP-0"
        DefaultDepth    24
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth           24
                Modes           "1440x900" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        EndSubSection
EndSection
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Old 06-22-07, 01:57 PM   #5
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No luck:

Code:
# gtf 1024 768 60 -v
 1: [H PIXELS RND]             :     1024.000000
 2: [V LINES RND]              :      768.000000
 3: [V FIELD RATE RQD]         :       60.000000
 4: [TOP MARGIN (LINES)]       :        0.000000
 5: [BOT MARGIN (LINES)]       :        0.000000
 6: [INTERLACE]                :        0.000000
 7: [H PERIOD EST]             :       20.957954
 8: [V SYNC+BP]                :       26.000000
 9: [V BACK PORCH]             :       23.000000
10: [TOTAL V LINES]            :      795.000000
11: [V FIELD RATE EST]         :       60.018341
12: [H PERIOD]                 :       20.964361
13: [V FIELD RATE]             :       60.000000
14: [V FRAME RATE]             :       60.000000
15: [LEFT MARGIN (PIXELS)]     :        0.000000
16: [RIGHT MARGIN (PIXELS)]    :        0.000000
17: [TOTAL ACTIVE PIXELS]      :     1024.000000
18: [IDEAL DUTY CYCLE]         :       23.710691
19: [H BLANK (PIXELS)]         :      320.000000
20: [TOTAL PIXELS]             :     1344.000000
21: [PIXEL FREQ]               :       64.108795
22: [H FREQ]                   :       47.699997
17: [H SYNC (PIXELS)]          :      104.000000
18: [H FRONT PORCH (PIXELS)]   :       56.000000
36: [V ODD FRONT PORCH(LINES)] :        1.000000

  # 1024x768 @ 60.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 47.70 kHz; pclk: 64.11 MHz
  Modeline "1024x768_60.00"  64.11  1024 1080 1184 1344  768 769 772 795  -HSync +Vsync

Code:
Section "Device"
	Identifier	"Generic Video Card"
	Driver		"nvidia"
	BusID		"PCI:1:0:0"
	Option		"UseDisplayDevice"	"DFP-0"
	Option		"IgnoreEDID" "1"
	Option		"NoDDC"
	Option		"ModeValidation" "NoEdidDFPMaxSizeCheck, NoVesaModes"
	Option		"ExactModeTimingsDVI"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier	"Generic Monitor"
	Option		"DPMS"
	HorizSync	40-75
	VertRefresh	30-150
	Modeline "1024x768_60.00"  64.11  1024 1080 1184 1344  768 769 772 795  -HSync +Vsync
EndSection

Section "Screen"
	Identifier	"Default Screen"
	Device		"Generic Video Card"
	Monitor		"Generic Monitor"
	DefaultDepth	24
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		8
		Modes		"1024x768" "800x600"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		15
		Modes		"1024x768" "800x600"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		16
		Modes		"1024x768" "800x600"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		24
		Modes		"1024x768" "800x600"
	EndSubSection
EndSection
I have not idea what the HorizSync & VertRefresh values should be. How could I find this out? My system is about 4 years old and that sort of information is not listed in the manual that I have.
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Old 06-22-07, 01:59 PM   #6
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Default Re: Ubuntu/Debian + Nvidia 420 + Toshiba 2410 resolution issue

You made the same mistake I did when I first got started so I'm actually glad that I can help with this one.

Your modeline is named "1024x768_60.00" however in your Display section you reference a mode "1024x768" which is not the name of the modeline you declared.

You should use 1024x768_60.00".

See below

Code:
Section "Monitor"
	Identifier	"Generic Monitor"
	Option		"DPMS"
	HorizSync	40-75
	VertRefresh	30-150
	Modeline "1024x768_60.00"  64.11  1024 1080 1184 1344  768 769 772 795  -HSync +Vsync
EndSection

Section "Screen"
	Identifier	"Default Screen"
	Device		"Generic Video Card"
	Monitor		"Generic Monitor"
	DefaultDepth	24
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		8
		Modes		"1024x768_60.00" "800x600"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		15
		Modes		"1024x768_60.00" "800x600"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		16
		Modes		"1024x768_60.00" "800x600"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		24
		Modes		"1024x768_60.00" "800x600"
	EndSubSection
EndSection
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Old 06-22-07, 03:15 PM   #7
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Default Re: Ubuntu/Debian + Nvidia 420 + Toshiba 2410 resolution issue

Only if, I've updated my file and got the same results. The update is listed below.

I'm wondering if perhaps I have an option/line in the wrong section.

Do HorizSync and VertRefresh matter? If so that could also be part of the problem. How can I get these values?

Code:
Section "Device"
	Identifier	"Generic Video Card"
	Driver		"nvidia"
	BusID		"PCI:1:0:0"
	Option		"UseDisplayDevice"	"DFP-0"
	Option		"IgnoreEDID" "1"
	Option		"NoDDC"
	Option		"ModeValidation" "NoEdidDFPMaxSizeCheck, NoVesaModes"
	Option		"ExactModeTimingsDVI"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier	"Generic Monitor"
	Option		"DPMS"
	HorizSync	51-75
	VertRefresh	51-150
	Modeline "1024x768_60.00"  64.11  1024 1080 1184 1344  768 769 772 795  -HSync +Vsync
EndSection

Section "Screen"
	Identifier	"Default Screen"
	Device		"Generic Video Card"
	Monitor		"Generic Monitor"
	DefaultDepth	24
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		8
		Modes		"1024x768_60.00" "800x600_60.00"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		15
		Modes		"1024x768_60.00" "800x600_60.00"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		16
		Modes		"1024x768_60.00" "800x600_60.00"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		24
		Modes		"1024x768_60.00" "800x600_60.00"
	EndSubSection
EndSection
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Old 06-22-07, 03:18 PM   #8
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Submit an nvidia bug report for me if you would...

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=46678

See #3a for info on it. It'll enable me to see exactly what's going on.
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Old 06-22-07, 05:31 PM   #9
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I've attached both the nvidia bug log and the system log. I had to compress them. I know that you only wanted the nvidia log, but that one is about 210 k uncompressed which is too big for this forum.

I noticed that some EDID switches work and some don't do anything. If I try
Option "UseEDIDFreqs" "False"
I get a screen with a single dotted line one pixel tall in the from left to right about half way down the screen/display.

I looked at the nvidia log and it says it does not support 1024x786, however I know my system does when I use the 'nv' drivers and it did last week when I was using MS Windows XP

Thanks for your help once again,
Pete
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Old 06-22-07, 06:10 PM   #10
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Did you apply any EDID bin files for this configuration? You have EDID disabled but it's still finding EDID information for DFP0...

Code:
(--) NVIDIA(0): --- EDID for Nvidia Default Flat Panel (DFP-0) ---
(--) NVIDIA(0): EDID Version                 : 1.3
(--) NVIDIA(0): Manufacturer                 : NVD
(--) NVIDIA(0): Monitor Name                 : Nvidia Default Flat Panel
(--) NVIDIA(0): Product ID                   : 0
(--) NVIDIA(0): 32-bit Serial Number         : 0
(--) NVIDIA(0): Serial Number String         : 
(--) NVIDIA(0): Manufacture Date             : 2002, week 45
(--) NVIDIA(0): DPMS Capabilities            : Standby Suspend Active Off
(--) NVIDIA(0): Prefer first detailed timing : Yes
(--) NVIDIA(0): Supports GTF                 : No
(--) NVIDIA(0): Maximum Image Size           : 320mm x 260mm
(--) NVIDIA(0): Valid HSync Range            : 29 kHz - 49 kHz
(--) NVIDIA(0): Valid VRefresh Range         : 0 Hz - 60 Hz
(--) NVIDIA(0): EDID maximum pixel clock     : 70.0 MHz
(--) NVIDIA(0): 
(--) NVIDIA(0): Detailed Timings:
(--) NVIDIA(0):   969  x 768  @ 60 Hz
(--) NVIDIA(0):     Pixel Clock      : 65.00 MHz
(--) NVIDIA(0):     HRes, HSyncStart : 969, 1048
(--) NVIDIA(0):     HSyncEnd, HTotal : 1184, 1344
(--) NVIDIA(0):     VRes, VSyncStart : 768, 771
(--) NVIDIA(0):     VSyncEnd, VTotal : 777, 806
(--) NVIDIA(0):     H/V Polarity     : -/-
(--) NVIDIA(0): 
(--) NVIDIA(0): 
(--) NVIDIA(0): Raw EDID bytes:
(--) NVIDIA(0): 
(--) NVIDIA(0):   00 ff ff ff ff ff ff 00  3a c4 00 00 00 00 00 00
(--) NVIDIA(0):   2d 0c 01 03 80 20 1a 00  ea a8 e0 99 57 4b 92 25
(--) NVIDIA(0):   1c 50 54 00 00 00 01 01  01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01
(--) NVIDIA(0):   01 01 01 01 01 01 64 19  c9 77 31 00 26 30 4f 88
(--) NVIDIA(0):   36 00 42 ff 10 00 00 18  00 00 00 fc 00 4e 76 69
(--) NVIDIA(0):   64 69 61 20 44 65 66 61  75 6c 00 00 00 fc 00 74
(--) NVIDIA(0):   20 46 6c 61 74 20 50 61  6e 65 6c 00 00 00 00 fd
(--) NVIDIA(0):   00 00 3c 1d 31 07 00 00  20 20 20 20 20 00 00 06
(--) NVIDIA(0):   00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
(--) NVIDIA(0):   00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
(--) NVIDIA(0):   00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
(--) NVIDIA(0):   00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
(--) NVIDIA(0):   00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
(--) NVIDIA(0):   00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
(--) NVIDIA(0):   00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
(--) NVIDIA(0):   00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
(--) NVIDIA(0): 
(--) NVIDIA(0): --- End of EDID for Nvidia Default Flat Panel (DFP-0) ---
(--) NVIDIA(0): 
(II) NVIDIA(0): Frequency information for Nvidia Default Flat Panel (DFP-0):
(II) NVIDIA(0):   HorizSync   : 29.000-49.000 kHz
(II) NVIDIA(0):   VertRefresh : 0.000-60.000 Hz
(II) NVIDIA(0):     (HorizSync from EDID)
(II) NVIDIA(0):     (VertRefresh from EDID)
Can you try the option UseEDID = False to disable all EDID values? IgnoreEDID and NoDDC has been depreciated and replaced/controlled by UseEDID. Setting UseEDID = False should be sufficient and you can remove the IgnoreEDID/NoDDC lines.

See http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree8...DME/README.txt
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Old 06-22-07, 07:21 PM   #11
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If I use "UseEDID = False" my resolution goes to 640x480 and tiles itself.

I don't know where it's getting the EDID information from. I'm not suppling the system with one. However in my orginal post I did as if anyone knew where I could get one.

If you are talking about "UseDisplayDevice" "DFP-0" I need to have that in there or else I won't get any video out. It tries to send video to CRT-0 first, but I don't have a CRT-0.

I'll be away for the night from the system and won't be able to post again until about 12-14 hours from now.
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Old 06-23-07, 08:28 PM   #12
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I got it working. Used a custom EDID file. I've attached my EDID file and my xorg.conf for anyone having this problem.

When I run hwinfo it displays the following line

system.product = 'Satellite 2410 PS241C-2DCTXP'

So that is my system. Hope this saves someone time.

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