Re: nvidia driver and monitor with wqxga 2560 x 1600
RParr on 22/02/07 20:48, wrote:
Adam Hardy wrote:
Would it be reasonable to assume that the nvidia driver will run with
a new video card and monitor with 2560 x 1600 resolution? In etch?
I'm not finding the information on nvidia's website, or on the web at
all for that matter.
I am driving the Dell 30" using a eVGA nVidia 7800GT with etch and
nVidia drivers. It works great.
The primary "trick" is to make sure you get a board with at least one
DVI that supports DUAL-LINK DVI. At the time I set this up a lot of
boards had dual DVI but both DVI only supported single-link DVI. To
drive a display 1900x1200 or larger you generally need a DVI port
supporting dual-link DVI (and a dual-link DVI cable).
These days most newer cards support at least one dual-link DVI. Those
based on the nVidia G71 (eg 7900) generally support dual-DVI.
Once I had a dual-link DVI card and the nVidia drivers installed I only
had to tweak the xorg.conf file a bit (mode-line, DPI, and limit
resolutions available to 2560x1600 and 1280x800) to get it work great.
I eventually found what I was looking for on the nvidia website - I was just
completely overlooking the link to the specs.
It is a Dell 30" monitor, as Greg guessed, they've just slashed the price by 20%
so I decided to go for it.
However annoying the computer I want (a very-pc.com low energy machine based on
a laptop mobo) has a built-in Intel GMA 950 which does only 2048x1536,
annoyingly short of the 2560x1600 of the 30" monitor!
I assume this means I won't be able to take full advantage of the monitor if I
run it with this chipset. But would I be able to run the monitor at 2048 width res?
It says 2560x1600 is the 'natural' resolution - so does that imply problems
trying to run it at other resolutions?