[mythtv-users] Strange X behavior with nvidia drivers

Doug Larrick doug at ties.org
Tue Dec 14 14:31:31 UTC 2004

Paul Hamm wrote:
> I am currently going through an OS upgrade cycle to FC3.  One of my
> machines has a Chaintech 7nif2 igp system board 512mb XP 3200+.  This
> machine has been my test box for mythtv.  I was planning to switch it
> over to my primary work station and change my work station over to a
> mythtv server.  After installing FC3 (everything) and running apt-get
> dist-upgrade, install KDE 3.3, latest FC3 kernel, and nvidia drivers.  I
> noticed something odd.  I usually run my workstation at 1280x1024.  The
> machine with the 7nif2 has always been run at 1024x768.  Now I want it
> to run at 1280x1024, it does so using the nv driver.  The problem is
> that if I use the nvidia driver 6629 I only get 1024x768 on the display
> with a virtual 1280x1024.  Is this a known issue or am I missing
> something blindingly obvious?

IIRC 6629 fixes some bugs in the code that reads resolution information 
from the monitor.  Try adding Option IgnoreEDID in the appropriate 
location (sorry, not in front of me).

You're lucky, though...  6629 is completely hosed for people with cards 
earlier than about an FX5200.

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