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tylersontag
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"
EndSection

Section "Files"
EndSection

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

Section "ServerFlags"
Option "Xinerama" "0"
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"

# 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"
EndSection

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

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