View Full Version : [ubuntu] Adding Resolutions to nvidia driver based X

January 22nd, 2010, 03:20 PM
Hey all,

I just got a new vVidia card for its HDMI capability for my mediacenter and installed the nvidia drivers suggested by the hardware managers.

Right now im connected to a VGA input on a sharp TV, this card/driver like my previous embedded intel card/driver can't make heads or tails of this TV. Intel called it "unknown' nvidia thinks its a CRT (/laugh at a 42'' CRT) so the resolutions it sticks me with are laughable.

Before i used to use xrandr to add a 1600x1400 resolution (though my goal is 1960x1080, full 1080p, i just cant run that through a VGA input) and all was... acceptable.

Now i can no longer do this, since nvidai drivers seem to dominate my attempts. I have gathered i should be able to alter my xorg.conf (which i used to not have, this machine started at 9.10 which is trying to get away from that file) to support som additional resolutions. But i swear i am all thumbs when it comes to touching that file... it always ends with a command line crawl to revert to my backup

SO, anyone know what needs to be altered with this file OR any other method i might try? I've done some tweeking myself but rather than break XORG it mostly just ignores anything i put in there. I'm almost wondering if its not worth it just to ship this card back and go with an ATI, i am still on my 30 day...

# nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
# nvidia-xconfig: version 1.0 (buildmeister@builder63) Fri Aug 14 17:54:58 PDT 2009

# nvidia-settings: X configuration file generated by nvidia-settings
# nvidia-settings: version 1.0 (buildd@palmer) Sun Feb 1 20:21:04 UTC 2009

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

Section "Files"

Section "Module"
Load "dbe"
Load "extmod"
Load "type1"
Load "freetype"
Load "glx"

Section "ServerFlags"
Option "Xinerama" "0"

Section "InputDevice"

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

Section "InputDevice"

# generated from default
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "kbd"

Section "Monitor"

# HorizSync source: builtin, VertRefresh source: builtin
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Unknown"
ModelName "CRT-1"
HorizSync 28.0 - 55.0
VertRefresh 43.0 - 72.0
Option "DPMS"

Section "Device"
Identifier "Device0"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation"
BoardName "GeForce 210"

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Device0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
Option "TwinView" "0"
Option "metamodes" "1360x768 +0+0"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24