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    linux issue:

    mandy 8.1

    after much frustration i got the nvidia video drivers installed finally. i see the nvidia eyeball looking at me when i boot. but when i try to change my resolution from 640x480 to 1024x768, i test it and my screen goes completely black therefore forcing me to reboot. any ideas?? i think i should be able to run it in 32 bit correct?? or am i missing something.

    ps. i didnt see my exact monitor listed when i installed (sun microsystems 19") so i just picked a non-interlaced monitor that can do 1024x768. not that that should matter but i just figured id mention it. thanx

    SD
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    Once you have installed the nVidia drivers in Mandrake 8.1 if you try to use the Mandrake utilities to change your screen resolution I think it will give you some trouble because it will likely try to overwrite the /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file that you custom edited and it will not include the changes for "load glx" and "nvidia" that you made. You would probably be best off editing the file again manually. You can also toggle through available resolution with the <Ctrl><Alt><numpad "+" or "-"> keys

    Here is my MDK 8.1 XF86Config-4 file -for 1024x 768 16 bit color you might give it a try (posted below) -just paste into advanced editor and save as /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 or change the appropriate modeline/screen section:

    Code:
    # File generated by XFdrake.
    
    # **********************************************************************
    # Refer to the XF86Config(4/5) man page for details about the format of
    # this file.
    # **********************************************************************
    
    Section "Files"
    
        RgbPath	"/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
    
    # Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
    # By default, Mandrake 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
    # the X server to render fonts.
    
        FontPath   "unix/:-1"
    
    EndSection
    
    # **********************************************************************
    # Server flags section.
    # **********************************************************************
    
    Section "ServerFlags"
    
        # Uncomment this to cause a core dump at the spot where a signal is
        # received.  This may leave the console in an unusable state, but may
        # provide a better stack trace in the core dump to aid in debugging
        #NoTrapSignals
    
        # Uncomment this to disable the <Crtl><Alt><BS> server abort sequence
        # This allows clients to receive this key event.
        #DontZap
    
        # Uncomment this to disable the <Crtl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> mode switching
        # sequences.  This allows clients to receive these key events.
        #DontZoom
    
        # This  allows  the  server  to start up even if the
        # mouse device can't be opened/initialised.
        AllowMouseOpenFail
    
    EndSection
    
    # **********************************************************************
    # Input devices
    # **********************************************************************
    
    # **********************************************************************
    # Keyboard section
    # **********************************************************************
    
    Section "InputDevice"
    
        Identifier "Keyboard1"
        Driver      "Keyboard"
        Option "AutoRepeat"  "250 30"
    
        Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
        Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
        Option "XkbLayout" "us"
    
    EndSection
    
    # **********************************************************************
    # Pointer section
    # **********************************************************************
    
    Section "InputDevice"
    
        Identifier  "Mouse1"
        Driver      "mouse"
        Option "Protocol"    "IMPS/2"
        Option "Device"      "/dev/mouse"
        Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    
    # ChordMiddle is an option for some 3-button Logitech mice
    
    #    Option "ChordMiddle"
    
    EndSection
    
    
    
    Section "Module"
    
    # This loads the DBE extension module.
    
        Load	"dbe"
    
    #This loads the GLX extension module.
    
        Load        "glx" 
    
    
    # This loads the miscellaneous extensions module, and disables
    # initialisation of the XFree86-DGA extension within that module.
    
        SubSection	"extmod"
    	#Option	"omit xfree86-dga"
        EndSubSection
    
    # This loads the Type1 and FreeType font modules
    
        Load	"type1"
        Load	"freetype"
    EndSection
    
    # **********************************************************************
    # Monitor section
    # **********************************************************************
    
    # Any number of monitor sections may be present
    
    Section "Monitor"
        Identifier "Generic|High Frequency SVGA, 1024x768 at 70 Hz"
        VendorName "Unknown"
        ModelName  "Unknown"
    
    
    # HorizSync is in kHz unless units are specified.
    # HorizSync may be a comma separated list of discrete values, or a
    # comma separated list of ranges of values.
    # NOTE: THE VALUES HERE ARE EXAMPLES ONLY.  REFER TO YOUR MONITOR'S
    # USER MANUAL FOR THE CORRECT NUMBERS.
        HorizSync  31.5-57.0
    
    
    # VertRefresh is in Hz unless units are specified.
    # VertRefresh may be a comma separated list of discrete values, or a
    # comma separated list of ranges of values.
    # NOTE: THE VALUES HERE ARE EXAMPLES ONLY.  REFER TO YOUR MONITOR'S
    # USER MANUAL FOR THE CORRECT NUMBERS.
        VertRefresh 50-90
    
    
    # This is a set of extended mode timings typically used for laptop,
    # TV fullscreen mode or DVD fullscreen output.
    # These are available along with standard mode timings.
    
    # Sony Vaio C1(X,XS,VE,VN)?
    # 1024x480 @ 85.6 Hz, 48 kHz hsync
    ModeLine "1024x480"    65.00 1024 1032 1176 1344   480  488  494  563 -hsync -vsync
    
    # 768x576 @ 79 Hz, 50 kHz hsync
    ModeLine "768x576"     50.00  768  832  846 1000   576  590  595  630
    # 768x576 @ 100 Hz, 61.6 kHz hsync
    ModeLine "768x576"     63.07  768  800  960 1024   576  578  590  616
    
    
    EndSection
    
    
    
    # **********************************************************************
    # Graphics device section
    # **********************************************************************
    
    Section "Device"
        Identifier "Generic VGA"
        Driver     "vga"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
        Identifier  "RIVA TNT2"
        VendorName  "Unknown"
        BoardName   "Unknown"
        Driver      "nvidia"
    #    VideoRam    32768
        # Clock lines
    
    
        # Uncomment following option if you see a big white block
        # instead of the cursor!                                          
        #    Option      "sw_cursor"
    
        Option      "DPMS"  "on"
    EndSection
    
    
    
    # **********************************************************************
    # Screen sections
    # **********************************************************************
    
    
    Section "Screen"
        Identifier "screen1"
        Device      "RIVA TNT2"
        Monitor     "Generic|High Frequency SVGA, 1024x768 at 70 Hz"
        DefaultColorDepth 16
        Subsection "Display"
            Depth       8
            Modes       "1024x768" "800x600" "640x400"
            ViewPort    0 0
        EndSubsection
        Subsection "Display"
            Depth       16
            Modes       "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
            ViewPort    0 0
        EndSubsection
        Subsection "Display"
            Depth       24
            Modes       "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
            ViewPort    0 0
        EndSubsection
        Subsection "Display"
            Depth       32
            Modes       "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
            ViewPort    0 0
        EndSubsection
    EndSection
    
    
    Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier "layout1"
        Screen     "screen1"
    
        InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
    
        InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
    EndSection
    Last edited by CMonster; 10-09-2001 at 02:46 PM.

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    One more thing -you can edit and change the device name from "RIVA TNT2" to whatever you want - the nVidia drivers work the same for the whole TNT -Geforce family.

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    thanx Cmonster
    i tried to PM you a while back but guess you have it turned off.
    i'll take a look at it tonight.


    SD
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    thanx for the help. i used most of the same settings you had already and just used it as a guideline. needless to say a quick reinstall took care of my problem. i now have it at 1024x768 with the drivers installed.
    tuxracer works. now to install unreal tournament for linux

    SD
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