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    Re: Need to throw my computer away

    btw, i'm not really sure what your question is....

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    Re: Need to throw my computer away

    Thread about your graphics card.
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1392766

    Please note that Ubuntu is primarily about free software. Adobe Flash is not free software, so support is limited to Adobe's discretion. There is an Ubuntu package to simplify installing the flash plugin as a user stated. Use the Software Center.

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    Re: Need to throw my computer away

    http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/show...3&postcount=22

    Step 5 Edit xorg.conf how do I do that final step?

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    Re: Need to throw my computer away

    Code:
    gksudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf

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    Re: Need Lots of Graphic Help Sony Vaio CW

    Please do not create multiple threads on the same issue. Threads merged.

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    Re: Need Lots of Graphic Help Sony Vaio CW

    I have a similar sony cw laptop with the 330M GPU.

    You'll need to pull your EDID while in windows. EDID data describes the capability of your LCD screen. Problem with the current NVIDIA drivers is that they can't pull this data for some reason and consequently your LCD doesn't work.


    1) Pull EDID in Windows. Most say to use the softmccs program but frankly this doesn't work in Windows 7. Not an option. Use Phoenix EDID Designer 1.3. (attached)

    http://www.tucows.com/preview/329441


    2) Place EDID raw file in /etc/X11 . Name it something like sonyedid.bin

    3) Install nvidia drivers from restricted drivers list.

    4) Alter xorg.conf to include edid bin refrence as seen below.

    5) Note, this xorg file is now setup to enable your Nvidia drivers to detect external HDMI and CRT monitors.


    Code:
    Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier     "Layout0"
        Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
        InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
        InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Module"
        Load           "dbe"
        Load           "extmod"
        Load           "type1"
        Load           "freetype"
        Load           "glx"
    EndSection
    
    Section "ServerFlags"
        Option         "Xinerama" "0"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier     "Mouse0"
        Driver         "mouse"
        Option         "Protocol" "auto"
        Option         "Device" "/dev/psaux"
        Option         "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
        Option         "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier     "Keyboard0"
        Driver         "kbd"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
        Identifier     "Monitor0"
        VendorName     "Unknown"
        ModelName      "Nvidia Default Flat Panel"
        HorizSync       29.0 - 47.0
        VertRefresh     0.0 - 61.0
        Option         "DPMS"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
        Identifier     "Device0"
        Driver         "nvidia"
        VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
        BoardName      "GeForce GT 330M"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
        Identifier     "Screen0"
        Device         "Device0"
        Monitor        "Monitor0"
        DefaultDepth    24
        Option         "TwinView" "0"
        Option         "metamodes" "nvidia-auto-select +0+0"
        Option         "ConnectedMonitor" "DFP-0,DFP-1,CRT"
        Option         "CustomEDID" "DFP-0:/etc/X11/sonyedid.bin"
        SubSection     "Display"
            Depth       24
        EndSubSection
    EndSection

    Ive attached my EDID bin for a sony vaio CW with 1600x900 graphics.

    -E-
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    Last edited by tgui; February 2nd, 2010 at 03:12 PM.

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    Re: Need Lots of Graphic Help Sony Vaio CW

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install envyng-core
    That will search for and install the most appropriate video driver for you. After installing envy, It will be found in Applications> System Tools
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    Re: Need Lots of Graphic Help Sony Vaio CW

    Quote Originally Posted by warfacegod View Post
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install envyng-core
    That will search for and install the most appropriate video driver for you. After installing envy, It will be found in Applications> System Tools
    There is no driver in any repository in any package that will solve the OPs problem. The issue exists with the Nvidia driver itself. Until release 196.x is out, the custom EDID route is the only way to go.

    Its a crappy situation.

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    Re: Need Lots of Graphic Help Sony Vaio CW

    Quote Originally Posted by tgui View Post
    There is no driver in any repository in any package that will solve the OPs problem. The issue exists with the Nvidia driver itself. Until release 196.x is out, the custom EDID route is the only way to go.

    Its a crappy situation.
    My mistake. Sorry.
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    Re: Need Lots of Graphic Help Sony Vaio CW

    Quote Originally Posted by tgui View Post
    I have a similar sony cw laptop with the 330M GPU.
    ...
    Ive attached my EDID bin for a sony vaio CW with 1600x900 graphics.

    -E-
    Thanks a ton, that was really helpful. I also have a CW with the 330M, but I had to get my own EDID binary to get it to work.

    Does xserver have to be restarted in order to enable/disable HDMI output? Right now, I have to save changes to xorg config to enable/disable the second screen (through nvidia-settings)... I can't just plug in an HDMI cable and switch it on the fly. I thought maybe KRandR could do it but that only detects displays that are enabled.

    Thanks again for the help.

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