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Dennis Gartung
August 11th, 2008, 11:30 PM
With the NVIDIA driver running, I can't get anything bigger than 800 x 600, which makes everything on the screen so large I can hardly work with it. A friend, Theophiles, recommended I post this.

# xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
#
# Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
#
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
#
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
# sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Driver "kbd"
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
Option "UseFBDev" "true"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Configured Monitor"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Monitor "Configured Monitor"
Device "Configured Video Device"
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen "Default Screen"
EndSection

Crafty Kisses
August 11th, 2008, 11:38 PM
That's weird, post the following output:

glxinfo

theophiles
August 12th, 2008, 09:27 PM
See Dennis, I told you someone would answer. There really is help here. Open a terminal, and type glxinfo, like Codename says. Then cut and paste all of the information into a post back to this forum. Someone will be able to help you.

falydo
August 12th, 2008, 10:50 PM
hello!
try the next command :gksu displayconfig-gtk
Good luck

Dennis Gartung
August 13th, 2008, 02:58 AM
Codename, Thanks for your reply. I am TOTALLY new to Ubuntu -- in fact, I've never even had a Linux OS before, so I am like a fish out of water. I have a very old NVIDIA graphics card and Futura monitor. I'm considering replacing them with a new graphics card and monitor in a few months, as the piggy bank will allow. When I enable the proprietary NVIDIA accelerated graphics driver (legacy card), my monitor doesn't work right. Everything is too large, and I can not reduce it to a normal size, with the System, Preferences, Screen Resolution controls (nothing better than 800 x 600) or System,Preferences, Appearance, Visual Effects-None (Visual Effects will not even enable at Normal). Some of the prompts are unreachable, off the bottom of the screen, with the driver enabled. Very hard to work with. I couldn't adjust the size with the Terminal command gksudo displayconfig-gtk. Nothing seems to affect it.

Here is a copy of the output when I entered glxinfo in the Terminal with the . Many thanks! Dennis

dennis@ubuntudennis:~$ glxinfo
name of display: :0.0
display: :0 screen: 0
direct rendering: Yes
server glx vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
server glx version string: 1.3
server glx extensions:
GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig,
GLX_SGIX_pbuffer, GLX_SGI_video_sync, GLX_SGI_swap_control
client glx vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
client glx version string: 1.3
client glx extensions:
GLX_ARB_get_proc_address, GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_EXT_visual_info,
GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_EXT_import_context, GLX_SGI_video_sync,
GLX_NV_swap_group, GLX_NV_video_out, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig, GLX_SGIX_pbuffer,
GLX_SGI_swap_control, GLX_NV_float_buffer
GLX version: 1.3
GLX extensions:
GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig,
GLX_SGIX_pbuffer, GLX_SGI_video_sync, GLX_SGI_swap_control,
GLX_ARB_get_proc_address
OpenGL vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
OpenGL renderer string: RIVA TNT2/AGP/SSE2
OpenGL version string: 1.5.3 NVIDIA 71.86.04
OpenGL extensions:
GL_ARB_imaging, GL_ARB_multitexture, GL_ARB_point_parameters,
GL_ARB_texture_env_add, GL_ARB_texture_mirrored_repeat,
GL_ARB_transpose_matrix, GL_ARB_vertex_buffer_object, GL_ARB_window_pos,
GL_EXT_texture_env_add, GL_EXT_abgr, GL_EXT_bgra,
GL_EXT_compiled_vertex_array, GL_EXT_draw_range_elements,
GL_EXT_fog_coord, GL_EXT_multi_draw_arrays, GL_EXT_packed_pixels,
GL_EXT_pixel_buffer_object, GL_EXT_point_parameters,
GL_EXT_rescale_normal, GL_EXT_secondary_color,
GL_EXT_separate_specular_color, GL_EXT_stencil_wrap,
GL_EXT_texture_edge_clamp, GL_EXT_texture_env_combine,
GL_EXT_texture_lod_bias, GL_EXT_texture_object, GL_EXT_vertex_array,
GL_IBM_rasterpos_clip, GL_IBM_texture_mirrored_repeat,
GL_KTX_buffer_region, GL_NV_blend_square, GL_NV_fog_distance,
GL_NV_light_max_exponent, GL_NV_packed_depth_stencil,
GL_NV_texgen_reflection, GL_NV_texture_env_combine4, GL_SGIS_multitexture,
GL_SUN_slice_accum

visual x bf lv rg d st colorbuffer ax dp st accumbuffer ms cav
id dep cl sp sz l ci b ro r g b a bf th cl r g b a ns b eat
----------------------------------------------------------------------
0x21 24 tc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 0 4 24 8 16 16 16 16 0 0 None
0x22 24 dc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 0 4 24 8 16 16 16 16 0 0 None
0x23 24 tc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 8 4 24 8 16 16 16 16 0 0 None
0x24 24 tc 0 32 0 r . . 8 8 8 0 4 24 8 16 16 16 16 0 0 None
0x25 24 tc 0 32 0 r . . 8 8 8 8 4 24 8 16 16 16 16 0 0 None
0x26 24 tc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 0 4 0 0 16 16 16 16 0 0 None
0x27 24 tc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 8 4 0 0 16 16 16 16 0 0 None
0x28 24 tc 0 32 0 r . . 8 8 8 0 4 0 0 16 16 16 16 0 0 None
0x29 24 tc 0 32 0 r . . 8 8 8 8 4 0 0 16 16 16 16 0 0 None
0x2a 24 dc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 8 4 24 8 16 16 16 16 0 0 None
0x2b 24 dc 0 32 0 r . . 8 8 8 0 4 24 8 16 16 16 16 0 0 None
0x2c 24 dc 0 32 0 r . . 8 8 8 8 4 24 8 16 16 16 16 0 0 None
0x2d 24 dc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 0 4 0 0 16 16 16 16 0 0 None
0x2e 24 dc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 8 4 0 0 16 16 16 16 0 0 None
0x2f 24 dc 0 32 0 r . . 8 8 8 0 4 0 0 16 16 16 16 0 0 None
0x30 24 dc 0 32 0 r . . 8 8 8 8 4 0 0 16 16 16 16 0 0 None
0x81 32 tc 1 0 0 c . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 None
dennis@ubuntudennis:~$

suprfish
August 13th, 2008, 03:12 AM
I am TOTALLY new to Ubuntu -- in fact, I've never even had a Linux OS before, so I am like a fish out of water.

You are very welcome here! "Linux for human beings" :KS



I have a very old NVIDIA graphics card and Futura monitor. I'm considering replacing them with a new graphics card and monitor in a few months, as the piggy bank will allow. When I enable the proprietary NVIDIA accelerated graphics driver (legacy card), my monitor doesn't work right. Everything is too large, and I can not reduce it to a normal size, with the System, Preferences, Screen Resolution controls (nothing better than 800 x 600) or System,Preferences, Appearance, Visual Effects-None (Visual Effects will not even enable at Normal). Some of the prompts are unreachable, off the bottom of the screen, with the driver enabled. Very hard to work with.


Make sure you are enabling the driver that is suggested in System > Administration > Hardware Drivers. Enable that driver, and post the outputs of "cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep NVIDIA" and "lspci -vnn". Also, the specific model of your monitor would be nice to know.



I couldn't adjust the size with the Terminal command gksudo displayconfig-gtk. Nothing seems to affect it.

Can you at least set it as a 'Generic' monitor at the appropriate resolution? Once you do, try restarting your computer.

Dennis Gartung
August 13th, 2008, 03:42 AM
Suprfish, Thanks for your reply. Only one driver is offered in Hardware Drivers, so it MUST be the right one. The monitor is a Futura K7054L. I don't know how to set it as a generic monitor.

Here is the first of the two outputs you requested:

dennis@ubuntudennis:~$ cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep NVIDIA
(II) Module glx: vendor="NVIDIA Corporation"
(II) NVIDIA GLX Module 71.86.04 Mon Jan 21 11:47:31 PST 2008
(II) Module nvidia: vendor="NVIDIA Corporation"
(II) NVIDIA dlloader X Driver 71.86.04 Mon Jan 21 11:23:34 PST 2008
(II) NVIDIA Unified Driver for all Supported NVIDIA GPUs
(--) Chipset NVIDIA GPU found
(II) NVIDIA(0): Creating default Display subsection in Screen section
(**) NVIDIA(0): Depth 24, (--) framebuffer bpp 32
(==) NVIDIA(0): RGB weight 888
(==) NVIDIA(0): Default visual is TrueColor
(==) NVIDIA(0): Using gamma correction (1.0, 1.0, 1.0)
(**) NVIDIA(0): Option "NoLogo" "True"
(**) NVIDIA(0): Option "UseEdidFreqs" "True"
(**) NVIDIA(0): Option "AllowGLXWithComposite" "True"
(--) NVIDIA(0): Linear framebuffer at 0xE4000000
(--) NVIDIA(0): MMIO registers at 0xE6000000
(II) NVIDIA(0): NVIDIA GPU detected as: RIVA TNT2 Model 64/Model 64 Pro
(--) NVIDIA(0): VideoBIOS: 03.05.00.10.00
(--) NVIDIA(0): Interlaced video modes are supported on this GPU
(II) NVIDIA(0): Detected AGP rate: 4X
(--) NVIDIA(0): VideoRAM: 32768 kBytes
(II) NVIDIA(0): Connected display device(s): CRT-0
(--) NVIDIA(0): Display device CRT-0: maximum pixel clock at 8 bpp: 250 MHz
(--) NVIDIA(0): Display device CRT-0: maximum pixel clock at 16 bpp: 250 MHz
(--) NVIDIA(0): Display device CRT-0: maximum pixel clock at 32 bpp: 215 MHz
(WW) NVIDIA(0): Unable to use EDID frequencies for display device CRT-0 (EDID
(WW) NVIDIA(0): found, but no frequencies given in EDID)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Configured Monitor: Using default hsync range of 31.50-37.90 kHz
(II) NVIDIA(0): Configured Monitor: Using default vrefresh range of 50.00-70.00 Hz
(WW) NVIDIA(0): Unable to estimate virtual size
(II) NVIDIA(0): Clock range: 12.00 to 215.00 MHz
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "640x350" (vrefresh out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "320x175" (vrefresh out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "640x400" (vrefresh out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "320x200" (vrefresh out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "720x400" (vrefresh out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "360x200" (vrefresh out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "640x480" (vrefresh out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "320x240" (vrefresh out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "640x480" (vrefresh out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "320x240" (vrefresh out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "640x480" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "320x240" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "800x600" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "400x300" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "800x600" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "400x300" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "800x600" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "400x300" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1024x768" (vrefresh out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "512x384" (vrefresh out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1024x768" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "512x384" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1024x768" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "512x384" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1024x768" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "512x384" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1024x768" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "512x384" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1152x864" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "576x432" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1280x960" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "640x480" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1280x960" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "640x480" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1280x1024" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "640x512" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1280x1024" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "640x512" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1280x1024" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "640x512" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1600x1200" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "800x600" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1600x1200" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "800x600" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1600x1200" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "800x600" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1600x1200" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "800x600" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1600x1200" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "800x600" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1792x1344" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "896x672" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1792x1344" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "896x672" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1856x1392" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "928x696" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1856x1392" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "928x696" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1920x1440" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "960x720" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1920x1440" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "960x720" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "832x624" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "416x312" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1280x768" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "640x384" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1280x800" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "640x400" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1152x768" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "576x384" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1152x864" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "576x432" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1400x1050" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "700x525" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1400x1050" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "700x525" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1400x1050" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "700x525" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1400x1050" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "700x525" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1440x900" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "720x450" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1600x1024" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "800x512" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1680x1050" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "840x525" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1920x1200" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "960x600" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1920x1200" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "960x600" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1920x1440" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "960x720" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "2048x1536" (width requires unsupported line pitch)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1024x768" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "2048x1536" (width requires unsupported line pitch)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1024x768" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "2048x1536" (width requires unsupported line pitch)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1024x768" (hsync out of range)
(**) NVIDIA(0): Validated modes for display device CRT-0:
(**) NVIDIA(0): Default mode "800x600": 40.0 MHz, 37.9 kHz, 60.3 Hz
(**) NVIDIA(0): Default mode "800x600": 36.0 MHz, 35.2 kHz, 56.2 Hz
(**) NVIDIA(0): Default mode "640x480": 25.2 MHz, 31.5 kHz, 59.9 Hz
(**) NVIDIA(0): Default mode "400x300": 20.0 MHz, 37.9 kHz, 60.3 Hz (D)
(**) NVIDIA(0): Default mode "400x300": 18.0 MHz, 35.2 kHz, 56.3 Hz (D)
(**) NVIDIA(0): Default mode "320x240": 12.6 MHz, 31.5 kHz, 60.1 Hz (D)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Virtual screen size determined to be 800 x 600
(--) NVIDIA(0): Display dimensions: (360, 270) mm
(--) NVIDIA(0): DPI set to (56, 56)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Setting mode "800x600"
(II) NVIDIA(0): NVIDIA 3D Acceleration Architecture Initialized
(II) NVIDIA(0): Using the NVIDIA 2D acceleration architecture
(==) NVIDIA(0): Backing store disabled
(==) NVIDIA(0): Silken mouse enabled
(II) NVIDIA(0): DPMS enabled
dennis@ubuntudennis:~$


Suprfish, here is the second output:

dennis@ubuntudennis:~$ lspci -vnn
00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation 82845 845 [Brookdale] Chipset Host Bridge [8086:1a30] (rev 03)
Subsystem: FIRST INTERNATIONAL Computer Inc Unknown device [1509:900c]
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Memory at e0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=64M]
Capabilities: <access denied>

00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82845 845 [Brookdale] Chipset AGP Bridge [8086:1a31] (rev 03) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, fast devsel, latency 64
Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=32
Memory behind bridge: e6000000-e7ffffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: e4000000-e5ffffff

00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge [8086:244e] (rev 12) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=02, subordinate=02, sec-latency=32
I/O behind bridge: 0000c000-0000cfff
Memory behind bridge: e8000000-e9ffffff

00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82801BA ISA Bridge (LPC) [8086:2440] (rev 12)
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0

00:1f.1 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801BA IDE U100 Controller [8086:244b] (rev 12) (prog-if 80 [Master])
Subsystem: FIRST INTERNATIONAL Computer Inc Unknown device [1509:900c]
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0
[virtual] Memory at 000001f0 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [disabled] [size=8]
[virtual] Memory at 000003f0 (type 3, non-prefetchable) [disabled] [size=1]
[virtual] Memory at 00000170 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [disabled] [size=8]
[virtual] Memory at 00000370 (type 3, non-prefetchable) [disabled] [size=1]
I/O ports at f000 [size=16]

00:1f.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801BA/BAM USB Controller #1 [8086:2442] (rev 12) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
Subsystem: FIRST INTERNATIONAL Computer Inc Unknown device [1509:900c]
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 17
I/O ports at d000 [size=32]

00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 82801BA/BAM SMBus Controller [8086:2443] (rev 12)
Subsystem: FIRST INTERNATIONAL Computer Inc Unknown device [1509:900c]
Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 11
I/O ports at 5000 [size=16]

00:1f.4 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801BA/BAM USB Controller #1 [8086:2444] (rev 12) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
Subsystem: FIRST INTERNATIONAL Computer Inc Unknown device [1509:900c]
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 18
I/O ports at d800 [size=32]

00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller [0401]: Intel Corporation 82801BA/BAM AC'97 Audio Controller [8086:2445] (rev 12)
Subsystem: FIRST INTERNATIONAL Computer Inc Unknown device [1509:900c]
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
I/O ports at dc00 [size=256]
I/O ports at e000 [size=64]

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: nVidia Corporation NV5M64 [RIVA TNT2 Model 64/Model 64 Pro] [10de:002d] (rev 15) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
Subsystem: Unknown device [16eb:1200]
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 248, IRQ 19
Memory at e6000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
Memory at e4000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=32M]
[virtual] Expansion ROM at e7000000 [disabled] [size=64K]
Capabilities: <access denied>

02:00.0 Communication controller [0780]: Conexant HSF 56k Data/Fax Modem [14f1:2013] (rev 01)
Subsystem: Mac System Co Ltd E Machines [155d:8850]
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 5
Memory at e9000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
I/O ports at c000 [size=8]
Capabilities: <access denied>

02:03.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ [10ec:8139] (rev 10)
Subsystem: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RT8139 [10ec:8139]
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 16
I/O ports at c400 [size=256]
Memory at e9010000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
[virtual] Expansion ROM at e8000000 [disabled] [size=64K]
Capabilities: <access denied>

dennis@ubuntudennis:~$

Again, many thanks!

Dennis

suprfish
August 13th, 2008, 04:04 AM
Only one driver is offered in Hardware Drivers, so it MUST be the right one. The monitor is a Futura K7054L.

Google turns up no results; I assume that it uses a VGA connector. Is this correct?


I don't know how to set it as a generic monitor.

Do "gksudo displayconfig-gtk", click the button next to "Model", select the manufacturer as "Generic", and the appropriate resolution as "Monitor ____x____". Afterwards, restart your computer if it doesn't automatically apply the changes.

In the future, could you wrap the outputs with [ CODE ] [ / CODE ] tags? Also, could you repost your xorg.conf file? (output of: "cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf")

anotherconfused1
August 13th, 2008, 04:08 AM
Check this thread I posted awhile ago when I had trouble with my Nvidia card, http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=846854. Or maybe I am misunderstanding you and you can't get the Nvidia driver enabled?

Dennis Gartung
August 13th, 2008, 07:31 PM
Suprfish,

Thank you for the information. Yes, it uses a VGA connector. I configured the monitor as "Generic," as you pointed out, and it is MUCH better! :)

Here is my xorg.conf file output:

dennis@ubuntudennis:~$ cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf
# xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
#
# Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
#
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
#
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
# sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Driver "kbd"
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
Boardname "RIVA TNT2"
Busid "PCI:1:0:0"
Driver "nvidia"
Screen 0
Vendorname "RIVA"
Option "NoLogo" "True"
Option "UseEdidFreqs" "True"
Option "AllowGLXWithComposite" "True"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Configured Monitor"
Vendorname "Generic LCD Display"
Modelname "LCD Panel 1024x768"
Horizsync 31.5-48.0
Vertrefresh 56.0 - 65.0
modeline "640x480@60" 25.2 640 656 752 800 480 490 492 525 -vsync -hsync
modeline "800x600@56" 36.0 800 824 896 1024 600 601 603 625 +hsync +vsync
modeline "800x600@60" 40.0 800 840 968 1056 600 601 605 628 +hsync +vsync
modeline "1024x768@60" 65.0 1024 1048 1184 1344 768 771 777 806 -vsync -hsync
Gamma 1.0
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Monitor "Configured Monitor"
Device "Configured Video Device"
Defaultdepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Virtual 1024 768
Modes "1024x768@60" "800x600@60" "800x600@56" "640x480@60"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
screen 0 "Default Screen" 0 0
EndSection
Section "Module"
Load "glx"
Load "v4l"
EndSection
Section "ServerFlags"
EndSection
dennis@ubuntudennis:~$


Thank you again.

suprfish
August 13th, 2008, 08:40 PM
Suprfish,

Thank you for the information. Yes, it uses a VGA connector. I configured the monitor as "Generic," as you pointed out, and it is MUCH better! :)

Thank you again.

NP :). Is it all fixed? Do the desktop-effects work now?

Dennis Gartung
August 14th, 2008, 03:35 AM
No. :( It is not all fixed. The System>Preferences>Appearance>Visual Effects will not enable at Normal. It says, "The Composite Extension is not available." I have even gone to the Synaptics and installed the Envyng-gtk package and got the latest NVIDIA driver, and made sure it is installed and enabled in the Hardware Drivers. It tells me, "Proprietary drivers are being used to make this computer work properly . . ." but when I go to System>Administration>NVIDIA X Server Settings, it tells me, "You do not appear to be using the NVIDIA X driver. Please edit your x configuration file. . ." At that point, I'm lost.

Methuselah
August 14th, 2008, 03:56 AM
I think these 'legacy' nvidia card drivers (one of which I have in one computer) don't implement the support necessary for compiz.

anewguy
August 14th, 2008, 04:56 AM
I used to have a legacy card like yours and I can tell you 2 things from my experience:

(1) If you use the envy, tell it to download the next older driver rev. I had trouble with the most current.

(2) you can't run desktop effects with these cards.

Dennis Gartung
August 15th, 2008, 06:18 PM
methuselah, suprfish, anewguy, anotherconfused1, thank you for all you help and advice. I guess my monitor and video stuff is as good as I'm going to get it. I'm not satisfied, but I don't have any more information to go on.

I'm using Evolution 2.22.3.1. Anyone know why, when I receive an email and drag it to a folder, a copy shows up in the Trash? It seems I still have the copy that comes to my Inbox and put in a folder, but I'm baffled why it duplicates and goes to the Trash.

rcastevet
September 6th, 2008, 08:44 PM
Hi! After hours (days actually) of figuring out why my screen resolution wouldn't go higher than 640x480 on my old Compaq Deskpro EN 866 with an nvidia riva tnt/tnt2 I found the xorg.conf file that worked its magic. I don't know how to use the box thing like above so I have cutnpasted it here.

# xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
#
# Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
#
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
#
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
# sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Driver "kbd"
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Configured Monitor"

HorizSync 30-70
VertRefresh 60-85
Modeline "1024x768_85.00" 94.39 1024 1088 1200 1376 768 769 772 807 -HSync +Vsync

EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Monitor "Configured Monitor"
Device "Configured Video Device"
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen "Default Screen"
EndSection

rcastevet
September 6th, 2008, 08:49 PM
And here is a second xorg.conf I found that also adjusts the login screen.
This one actually works a little better than the one above for an nvidia riva tnt/tnt2. It puts the horiz and vert sync entries in the 'monitor' section and puts the mode line in the 'screen' SUBsection....this is the one I now use for my Norwood f199 flatscreen monitor. It works perfectly.


# xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
#
# Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
#
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
#
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
# sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Driver "kbd"
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"

EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Configured Monitor"

Horizsync 30.0-55.0
Vertrefresh 50.0-120.0

EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Monitor "Configured Monitor"
Device "Configured Video Device"

SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768"
EndSubSection

Defaultdepth 24
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
screen "Default Screen"
EndSection
Section "Module"
Load "glx"
EndSection