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Re: Max resolution not usable and NV drivers load slow

On Wed, Dec 18, 2002 at 08:26:56PM -0600, Scott C. Linnenbringer wrote:

> I'm running Branden's unofficial XFree86 4.2.1 packages and a rolled
> 2.4.20 kernel on Debian and am running into some problems with
> X. These problems are exactly identical in the official 4.1.0
> packages and Debian's 2.4.18-bf2.4 image, so I don't think it has to
> do with the packages.

Are you running woody?  If so, woody has packages for the NVidia
drivers.  If you want to roll the latest ones as packages, you can
always pull the source from unstable.

> First, when using NVidia's detonator drivers from source, it takes
> an extremely long time (like twelve seconds) to load up the X
> server. Nothing is happening on the monitor at that time and after
> loading everything is fine.  The same is happening on my friend's
> Debian machine at a local LUG with him using a Geforce4 and me using
> a Geforce3. The main logs show nothing out of the ordinary other
> than a module named 'GLcore' not being able to load.

Read the documentation.  You're supposed to comment out the GLcore
module when you are using NVidia's drivers.

> Secondly, I can not go any higher than 1600 x 1200, while my
> Visiontek Geforce3 Ti500 should be perfectly capable of it with my
> Viewsonic P220f monitor. I've tried looking at the Horizontal and
> Vertical Refresh but nothing works. It seems to choak in the logs
> where it talks about EDID and 240 MHz rate (or something, as I can
> not recall.) I have no idea what this is or how to correct it; can
> anyone offer any assistance?

Just a guess: are modelines for higher resolutions in your XF86Confg-4
file?  Read the README in the tarball specifically "Appendix L:
Programming Modes" and even more specifically, subsection "Additional
Mode Constraints".

Edward Guldemond

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