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Re: Dell 8600 WUXGA (1920x1200, 15.4", NVidia chipset)

Hi Tony,

Hope all is well mate. Sounds like a nice machine :)

Not sure if this helps much but I have an Inspiron 8500/WUXGA, with the 
NVidia chipset as well. I think the chipset you have could be newer than 
that in mine - however hopefully the binary driver from nvidia supports it 
just the same.

I've got X running on my system at 1920x1200, attached is my XF86Config-4 file.
Hope that helps getting X up at full resolution. It's quite nice to work with
when you have that much screen real estate :)



On Tue, Jan 06, 2004 at 05:19:17PM -0800, Tony Godshall wrote:
> Hi, all.
> [ sorry if you got this twice- I sent it to debian-user
> first, by mistake :-( ]
> Just got a good deal on a Dell 8600 with a WUXGA display
> (1920x1200).  Got it running at 1600x1200 with Xandros 1.0
> (Debian-based, the former Corel Linux, and apparently what 
> LindowsOS is based on), but trying to get it to the full width.  
> lspci says it has an unknown NVidia chipset...
>   01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 0324 (rev a1)
> Does anyone know if this chip is handled in the newer
> kernels (I ran 2.6.0 on my last laptop for a while, but
> can't seem to get xandros to come up off a customized
> kernel) or a newer version of XFree86.
> I've poked around tuxmobil etc, and there's supposed to be a 
> NVidia driver, but it's not clear that it would work with this 
> model, plus I'd rather avoid a proprietary driver (I've not 
> been able to back out installs of proprietary software very
> well in the past).  
> Any help (experience or speculation) appreciated, especially
> combos and configs (XF86Config-4 and kernel) known to work
> on this (a bit too proprietary in retrospect) beast.
> Oh, I'm running Xandros 1.0 but with a lot of stuff upgraded
> to debian testing.  Any tips for vanilla Debian are also
> welcome, as I wouldn't mind switching back to that (I'm not
> getting that much use out of the Xandros added-value stuff,
> except for eye-candy, which is readily available elsewhere).
> By the way, Xandros' X startup seems to have a pretty good 
> try-and-fallback startup system for X; I'm trying to figure 
> out how it works.
> -- Tony
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# XF86Config-4 (XFree86 server configuration file) generated by dexconf, the
# Debian X Configuration tool, using values from the debconf database.
# Edit this file with caution, and see the XF86Config-4 manual page.
# (Type "man XF86Config-4" at the shell prompt.)
# If you want your changes to this file preserved by dexconf, only make changes
# before the "### BEGIN DEBCONF SECTION" line above, and/or after the
# "### END DEBCONF SECTION" line below.
# To change things within the debconf section, run the command:
#   dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86
# as root.  Also see "How do I add custom sections to a dexconf-generated
# XF86Config or XF86Config-4 file?" in /usr/share/doc/xfree86-common/FAQ.gz.

Section "Files"
	FontPath	"unix/:7100"			# local font server
	# if the local font server has problems, we can fall back on these
	FontPath	"/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Type1"
	FontPath	"/usr/lib/X11/fonts/CID"
	FontPath	"/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo"
	FontPath	"/usr/lib/X11/fonts/misc"
	FontPath	"/usr/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
	FontPath	"/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi"
	FontPath	"/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi"

Section "Module"
	Load	"bitmap"
	Load	"dbe"
	Load	"ddc"
	Load	"extmod"
	Load	"freetype"
	Load	"glx"
	Load	"int10"
	Load	"record"
	Load	"speedo"
	Load	"type1"
	Load	"vbe"

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier	"Generic Keyboard"
	Driver		"keyboard"
	Option		"CoreKeyboard"
	Option		"XkbRules"	"xfree86"
	Option		"XkbModel"	"pc105"
	Option		"XkbLayout"	"us"

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier	"Configured Mouse"
	Driver		"mouse"
	Option		"CorePointer"
	Option		"Device"		"/dev/psaux"
	Option		"Protocol"		"PS/2"
	Option		"Emulate3Buttons"	"true"
	Option		"ZAxisMapping"		"4 5"

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier	"Bluetooth Mouse"
	Driver		"mouse"
	Option		"SendCoreEvents"	"true"
	Option		"Device"		"/dev/input/mice"
	Option		"Protocol"		"ExplorerPS/2"
	Option		"Emulate3Buttons"	"true"
	Option		"ZAxisMapping"		"4 5"
	Option		"Buttons"		"5"
	Option		"Name"			"AutoDetected"
	Option		"Vendor"		"AutoDetected"

#Section "InputDevice"
#	Identifier	"USB Mouse"
#	Driver		"mouse"
#	Option		"SendCoreEvents"	"true"
#	Option		"Device"		"/dev/input/mice"
#	Option		"Protocol"		"ImPS/2"
#	Option		"Emulate3Buttons"	"true"
#	Option		"ZAxisMapping"		"4 5"
#	Option		"Buttons"		"5"
#	Option		"Name"			"AutoDetected"
#	Option		"Vendor"		"AutoDetected"

Section "Device"
	Identifier	"Generic Video Card"
	Driver		"nvidia"

        Option          "CursorShadow"  "1"

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier	"Generic Monitor"
#	HorizSync	31.5-120.0
#	VertRefresh	59.0-85.0
	DisplaySize  330	210
	HorizSync    31.5 - 100.0
	VertRefresh  30.0 - 90.0
	Option		"DPMS"
	ModeLine "1920x1200" 162 1920 1984 2176 2480 1200 1201 1204 1250 +hsync +vsync
	Modeline "1680x1050" 147.14 1680 1784 1968 2256 1050 1051 1054 1087

Section "Screen"
	Identifier	"Default Screen"
	Device		"Generic Video Card"
	Monitor		"Generic Monitor"
	DefaultDepth	24
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		1
		Modes		"1920x1200" "1680x1050" "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		4
		Modes		"1920x1200" "1680x1050" "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		8
		Modes		"1920x1200" "1680x1050" "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		15
		Modes		"1920x1200" "1680x1050" "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		16
		Modes		"1920x1200" "1680x1050" "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		24
#		Modes		"1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
		Modes		"1920x1200" "1680x1050" "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"

Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier	"Default Layout"
	Screen		"Default Screen"
	InputDevice	"Generic Keyboard"
	InputDevice	"Configured Mouse"
	InputDevice	"Bluetooth Mouse"

Section "DRI"
	Mode	0666


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