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Re: debian-6.0.7-amd64 how to set resolution and refresh for free NVIDIA X drivers?

On Fri 12 Apr 2013 at 13:14:24 -0700, David Christensen wrote:

> On 04/12/13 06:35, Brian wrote:
> >You might want to do that but the manual for the Asus M2NPV-VM indicates
> >the motherboard and graphics chipset will not co-operate with you. Can
> >you see why?
> "Manuals?  We don't need no stinkin' manuals!"  The first thing I do
> when I open the box is grab the motherboard (after rubbing my feet
> on the carpet).  Then, I throw away the box and everything else that
> came with it.  ;-)
> You are welcome to come over to my house (Tracy, California) and witness:
> 1.  1600x1200 @ 85 Hz on Windows XP SP3.
> 2.  1600x1200 @ 85 Hz on Debian Squeeze using an NVIDIA proprietary
> driver.  Here is its xorg.conf FWIW:
> http://holgerdanske.com/users/dpchrist/bug-reports/debian/squeeze/amd64/X/a64x23800p/20110227-215027/xorg.conf-NVIDIA

>From the manual (online - not on your local rubbish dump):

    High definition video processing with maximum resolution of
    1920 x 1440 pixels (@75Hz) for RGB display

I'll never trust a manual again. 75Hz? Must be a misprint.

> >And how about the results of the recommended testing method?  ... hours of endless fun.
> xorg.conf has worked for me for more years than I can remember.  It
> continues to work for me on systems with Intel graphics.
> (Personal note: there's a hint in the previous sentence.)

There are also a couple of non-sequiturs.

> >Sorry, but I'm not wading through disorganised text.
> What?!  You're missing out on an opportunity for "hours of endless
> fun"!  ;-)

'Fun' would be fixing the misbehaving holgerdanske.com. Heaven preserve
us from administratore who never read manuals or act on advice. :)

> When Wheezy becomes "stable" I'll see if that works OOTB.

You can. But your monitor will still not provide EDID information so I
wouldn't count on it. But all is not lost. You can try implementing all
the tips you have been given in this thread to get it to display.

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