Re: increasing screen resolution, nvidia xconf.org
On Fri December 4 2009 08:07:42 pm Tomislav Butkovic wrote:
> I have been for the last few months trying to figure out how to increase
> the screen resolution on my Dell Inspiron 5150 running Debian Lenny with a
> GeForce FX Go5200 64mb.
> The maximum screen resolution is currently 1024x768.
> I have entered '1280x1024' into the xorg.conf file under Screen >> Modes:
> Section "Screen"
> Identifier "Screen0"
> Device "Device0"
> Monitor "Monitor0"
> DefaultDepth 24
> Option "AllowGLXWithComposite" "True"
> SubSection "Display"
> Depth 24
> Modes "1280x1024"
> This does not work, and gives me the following result in the xconf log:
> (--) NVIDIA(0): Connected display device(s) on GeForce FX Go5200 at
> (--) NVIDIA(0): PCI:1:0:0:
> (--) NVIDIA(0): Seiko (DFP-0)
> (--) NVIDIA(0): Seiko (DFP-0): 270.0 MHz maximum pixel clock
> (--) NVIDIA(0): Seiko (DFP-0): Internal Dual Link LVDS
> (II) NVIDIA(0): Assigned Display Device: DFP-0
> (WW) NVIDIA(0): No valid modes for "1280x1024"; removing.
> (WW) NVIDIA(0):
> (WW) NVIDIA(0): Unable to validate any modes; falling back to the default
> (WW) NVIDIA(0): "nvidia-auto-select".
> (WW) NVIDIA(0):
> (II) NVIDIA(0): Validated modes:
> (II) NVIDIA(0): "nvidia-auto-select"
> (II) NVIDIA(0): Virtual screen size determined to be 1024 x 768
> (--) NVIDIA(0): DPI set to (86, 84); computed from "UseEdidDpi" X config
> I am not sure how to proceed, but it would really be nice to have a larger
> screen resolution to work with. Would anyone be able to assist me? I have
> installed the nvidia drivers the 'debian way' rather than using the nvidia
> installer. I believe that is the reason I don't have access to
> 'nvidia-settings' like some people do. I'm not too familiar with working in
> a terminal or with debian linux.
> If anyone can assist, I would appreciate it.
nvidia-xconfig is in a separate package called "nvidia-xconfig". I ran it and
it created a simple config with no resolutions listed. My max resolution is
1024x768 also (with a number of smaller resolutions) but so far that hasn't
I'll be following this thread to see what can be done to increase that.