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Re: How to install nvidia driver

Tony Power wrote:
> Hi Lennart!
> Well, I tried that but my LCD turned very colourful, like it was melting.

Heh. My laptop's LCD melts in black and white when I try to use software

> And, yes, the log says something about EDID on the syncs.
> I'm attaching my X log and my X config file.
> If anyonone can help, I appreciate that.
> Thank you.

I don't know if this will help, but I had to use a custom modeline on my
Toshiba laptop to make it work right at 1400x1050. The nvidia driver was
reading the EDID as (if I recall correctly) 1360x1050 and there was an
annoying black bar at the right hand side of the screen.

Try making these modifications to your xorg.conf:

1. Set HorizSync to 29-49 (according to the EDID info in your log that
is correct).

2. Set VertRefresh to 60 (as far as I know that's correct for all or at
least most LCDs).

3. In your "Monitor" section, insert the following modeline:
Modeline "1280x800_60.00"  83.46  1280 1344 1480 1680  800 801 804 828
-HSync -Vsync
My email program is going to break that up, but the "-HSync -Vsync" is
part of the same Modeline. For reference, I generated that with "gtf
1280 800 60" and changed the +Vsync to -Vsync because that was necessary
for my laptop. If it doesn't work for yours you can try switching them

4. In your 24-bit "Display" subsection, change "1280x800" to
"1280x800_60.00" to reference the custom modeline.

5. In your nvidia "Device" section add:
Option "IgnoreEDID 1"

If all this doesn't work, you can try asking on the nvnews.net Linux forum.


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