nvidia resolution problem 9.10 karmic

Asked by ephlodur on 2009-10-19

Hi all is there anybody else using the nvidia driver that have resolution problem..
I was using kunbutun 9.10 and after an upgrade my resolution drop to 640x480 I think
because no other resolution could be supported.

My system is and Intel Q6600
video card is 8800 GTS
the monitor is a Samsum SyncMaster 2443bw

not even the nv driver want to load with better resolution
but the same card work fine in Windows..

a strange thing is I have try another card .. a 7900
the same resolution problem but with this one I can use the nv driver
with better resolution but this is slower then the nvidia drivers.

I have try to install the driver manually, with envy and also with
apt-get but the ever I have in the xorg.conf nvidia selected as my driver
I loose the proper resolution

Please help.

below is part of my Xorg.0.log

(--) PCI:*(0@1:0:0) nVidia Corporation G71 [GeForce 7900 GT/GTO] rev 161, Mem @ 0xfd000000/16777216, 0xd0000000/268435456, 0xfc000000/16777216, I/O @ 0x0000cc00/128, BIOS @ 0x????????/131072
(II) Open ACPI successful (/var/run/acpid.socket)
(II) System resource ranges:
 [0] -1 0 0xffffffff - 0xffffffff (0x1) MX[B]
 [1] -1 0 0x000f0000 - 0x000fffff (0x10000) MX[B]
 [2] -1 0 0x000c0000 - 0x000effff (0x30000) MX[B]
 [3] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0x0009ffff (0xa0000) MX[B]
 [4] -1 0 0x0000ffff - 0x0000ffff (0x1) IX[B]
 [5] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0x00000000 (0x1) IX[B]
(II) LoadModule: "extmod"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions//libextmod.so
(II) Module extmod: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
 compiled for 1.6.0, module version = 1.0.0
 Module class: X.Org Server Extension
 ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 2.0
(II) Loading extension MIT-SCREEN-SAVER
(II) Loading extension XFree86-VidModeExtension
(II) Loading extension XFree86-DGA
(II) Loading extension DPMS
(II) Loading extension XVideo
(II) Loading extension XVideo-MotionCompensation
(II) Loading extension X-Resource
(II) LoadModule: "dbe"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions//libdbe.so
(II) Module dbe: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
 compiled for 1.6.0, module version = 1.0.0
 Module class: X.Org Server Extension
 ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 2.0
(II) Loading extension DOUBLE-BUFFER
(II) LoadModule: "glx"

another part
(II) NVIDIA(0): NVIDIA GPU GeForce 7900 GT/GTO (G71) at PCI:1:0:0 (GPU-0)
(--) NVIDIA(0): Memory: 262144 kBytes
(--) NVIDIA(0): VideoBIOS: 05.71.22.14.47
(II) NVIDIA(0): Detected PCI Express Link width: 16X
(--) NVIDIA(0): Interlaced video modes are supported on this GPU
(--) NVIDIA(0): Connected display device(s) on GeForce 7900 GT/GTO at
(--) NVIDIA(0): PCI:1:0:0:
(--) NVIDIA(0): DFP-0
(--) NVIDIA(0): DFP-0: 330.0 MHz maximum pixel clock
(--) NVIDIA(0): DFP-0: Internal Dual Link TMDS
(II) NVIDIA(0): Assigned Display Device: DFP-0
(WW) NVIDIA(0): No valid modes for "1920x1200"; removing.
(WW) NVIDIA(0): No valid modes for "1280x1024"; removing.
(WW) NVIDIA(0): No valid modes for "1024x768"; removing.
(WW) NVIDIA(0): No valid modes for "800x600"; removing.
(II) NVIDIA(0): Validated modes:
(II) NVIDIA(0): "640x480"
(II) NVIDIA(0): Virtual screen size determined to be 640 x 480
(WW) NVIDIA(0): Unable to get display device DFP-0's EDID; cannot compute DPI
(WW) NVIDIA(0): from DFP-0's EDID.
(==) NVIDIA(0): DPI set to (75, 75); computed from built-in default
(==) NVIDIA(0): Enabling 32-bit ARGB GLX visuals.
(--) Depth 24 pixmap format is 32 bpp
(II) do I need RAC? No, I don't.
(II) resource ranges after preInit:
 [0] -1 0 0xffffffff - 0xffffffff (0x1) MX[B]
 [1] -1 0 0x000f0000 - 0x000fffff (0x10000) MX[B]
 [2] -1 0 0x000c0000 - 0x000effff (0x30000) MX[B]
 [3] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0x0009ffff (0xa0000) MX[B]
 [4] -1 0 0x0000ffff - 0x0000ffff (0x1) IX[B]
 [5] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0x00000000 (0x1) IX[B]
(II) NVIDIA(0): Initialized GPU GART.
(II) NVIDIA(0): Setting mode "640x480"
(II) NVIDIA(0): Built-in logo is bigger than the screen.
(II) Loading extension NV-GLX
(II) NVIDIA(0): NVIDIA 3D Acceleration Architecture Initialized

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2009-10-23
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2009-10-20

sudo apt-get --purge remove nvidia*; sudo apt-get --purge autoremove

You an now follow tis:

http://webupd8.blogspot.com/2009/08/how-to-install-nvidia-190xx-drivers-in.html

The 185 are stable, the 190 are beta. Once installed, simply reboot and you should be away, if not run:

gksudo nvidia-settings

and setup the display, click "Write to X config file" and it will be written to xorg.conf

ephlodur (ephlodur) said : #2

I will try this way of installing the nvidia driver..
but to tell you the truth my hope are not high
I have try most way of installing these driver to no prevail

I will try it later and let you know...

I guess there are not that many people having the resolution
problem with their nvidia driver.

is there a big difference with your version on installing the nvidia driver and
just downloading the drivers from nvidia and installing them manually?

thanks for your answer.

ephlodur (ephlodur) said : #3

below is part of my Xorg.0.log

(--) PCI:*(0@1:0:0) nVidia Corporation G71 [GeForce 7900 GT/GTO] rev 161, Mem @ 0xfd000000/16777216, 0xd0000000/268435456, 0xfc000000/16777216, I/O @ 0x0000cc00/128, BIOS @ 0x????????/131072
(II) Open ACPI successful (/var/run/acpid.socket)
(II) System resource ranges:
 [0] -1 0 0xffffffff - 0xffffffff (0x1) MX[B]
 [1] -1 0 0x000f0000 - 0x000fffff (0x10000) MX[B]
 [2] -1 0 0x000c0000 - 0x000effff (0x30000) MX[B]
 [3] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0x0009ffff (0xa0000) MX[B]
 [4] -1 0 0x0000ffff - 0x0000ffff (0x1) IX[B]
 [5] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0x00000000 (0x1) IX[B]
(II) LoadModule: "extmod"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions//libextmod.so
(II) Module extmod: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
 compiled for 1.6.0, module version = 1.0.0
 Module class: X.Org Server Extension
 ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 2.0
(II) Loading extension MIT-SCREEN-SAVER
(II) Loading extension XFree86-VidModeExtension
(II) Loading extension XFree86-DGA
(II) Loading extension DPMS
(II) Loading extension XVideo
(II) Loading extension XVideo-MotionCompensation
(II) Loading extension X-Resource
(II) LoadModule: "dbe"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions//libdbe.so
(II) Module dbe: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
 compiled for 1.6.0, module version = 1.0.0
 Module class: X.Org Server Extension
 ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 2.0
(II) Loading extension DOUBLE-BUFFER
(II) LoadModule: "glx"

another part
(II) NVIDIA(0): NVIDIA GPU GeForce 7900 GT/GTO (G71) at PCI:1:0:0 (GPU-0)
(--) NVIDIA(0): Memory: 262144 kBytes
(--) NVIDIA(0): VideoBIOS: 05.71.22.14.47
(II) NVIDIA(0): Detected PCI Express Link width: 16X
(--) NVIDIA(0): Interlaced video modes are supported on this GPU
(--) NVIDIA(0): Connected display device(s) on GeForce 7900 GT/GTO at
(--) NVIDIA(0): PCI:1:0:0:
(--) NVIDIA(0): DFP-0
(--) NVIDIA(0): DFP-0: 330.0 MHz maximum pixel clock
(--) NVIDIA(0): DFP-0: Internal Dual Link TMDS
(II) NVIDIA(0): Assigned Display Device: DFP-0
(WW) NVIDIA(0): No valid modes for "1920x1200"; removing.
(WW) NVIDIA(0): No valid modes for "1280x1024"; removing.
(WW) NVIDIA(0): No valid modes for "1024x768"; removing.
(WW) NVIDIA(0): No valid modes for "800x600"; removing.
(II) NVIDIA(0): Validated modes:
(II) NVIDIA(0): "640x480"
(II) NVIDIA(0): Virtual screen size determined to be 640 x 480
(WW) NVIDIA(0): Unable to get display device DFP-0's EDID; cannot compute DPI
(WW) NVIDIA(0): from DFP-0's EDID.
(==) NVIDIA(0): DPI set to (75, 75); computed from built-in default
(==) NVIDIA(0): Enabling 32-bit ARGB GLX visuals.
(--) Depth 24 pixmap format is 32 bpp
(II) do I need RAC? No, I don't.
(II) resource ranges after preInit:
 [0] -1 0 0xffffffff - 0xffffffff (0x1) MX[B]
 [1] -1 0 0x000f0000 - 0x000fffff (0x10000) MX[B]
 [2] -1 0 0x000c0000 - 0x000effff (0x30000) MX[B]
 [3] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0x0009ffff (0xa0000) MX[B]
 [4] -1 0 0x0000ffff - 0x0000ffff (0x1) IX[B]
 [5] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0x00000000 (0x1) IX[B]
(II) NVIDIA(0): Initialized GPU GART.
(II) NVIDIA(0): Setting mode "640x480"
(II) NVIDIA(0): Built-in logo is bigger than the screen.
(II) Loading extension NV-GLX
(II) NVIDIA(0): NVIDIA 3D Acceleration Architecture Initialized

my xorg is shown below:

Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "Layout0"
    Screen 0 "Screen0"
    InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
EndSection

Section "Files"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    # generated from default
    Identifier "Mouse0"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "Protocol" "auto"
    Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
    Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    # generated from default
    Identifier "Keyboard0"
    Driver "kbd"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "Monitor0"
    VendorName "Unknown"
    ModelName "Unknown"
    HorizSync 28.0 - 33.0
    VertRefresh 43.0 - 72.0
    Option "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier "Device0"
    Driver "nvidia"
    VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Screen0"
    Device "Device0"
    Monitor "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth 24
    SubSection "Display"
        Depth 24
        Modes "1920x1200" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        ViewPort 0 0
 EndSubSection
EndSection

Please let me know if other information is needed

Looks good, is the resolution ok now?

ephlodur (ephlodur) said : #5

Now my resolution is good by using the Option "CustomEDID" "DFP-0:/path/to/edid.bin;

Thanks for your help