nv driver / monitor problem

daniel sobey dns_server at yahoo.com
Thu Nov 6 04:10:38 GMT 2008

It looks like you are unluckey and the driver or card is not detecting the screen resolutions and refresh rate for your monitor.
I've had to manually add the strange max resolution for my digital tv so it still happens depending on your card.
Make a backup of your /etc/X11/xorg.conf and edit it, you will need to set the width x height _ refresh rate.

Check the documentation that came with your monitor for the refresh rates as there is/used to be a possibility of causing physical damage to it if it's way off.

Section "Screen"
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       24
        Modes       "1024x768_60"
        ViewPort    0 0

--- On Thu, 6/11/08, Mark M Lambert <mark+linux.ubuntu at marklambert.net> wrote:

> From: Mark M Lambert <mark+linux.ubuntu at marklambert.net>
> Subject: nv driver / monitor problem
> To: "Ubuntu" <ubuntu-au at lists.ubuntu.com>
> Received: Thursday, 6 November, 2008, 2:26 PM
> Hi folks,
> I've just install 8.10 on my parents old computer. The
> only graphics
> card is an old Nvidia card. When I use the 'nv'
> driver the resolution is
> the standard 1023x768 but the screen is split in half ,
> with the top of
> the screen down the bottom  of the monitor and the bottom
> up the top
> (hope that makes sense). I've googled in vain but
> can't find any
> solutions, I'm sure it would be just a simple setting
> in xorg.conf.
> Anyone got any ideas?
> Adapter Type    NV5, NVIDIA compatible
> Adapter Description     NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 Pro AGP (Gateway)
> If I dump the card I will have to buy a new monitor as
> well, and that is
> not an option at the moment.
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