Nvidia, Ubuntu and Old CRT Monitor

James Tappin sjt at star.sr.bham.ac.uk
Thu Oct 30 20:06:19 UTC 2008

On Thu, 30 Oct 2008 22:46:47 +0530
"Chaman Singh Verma" <csv610 at gmail.com> wrote:

CSV> Hello,
CSV> I tried all permutations, but somehow couldn't get Nvidia working.
CSV> After booting
CSV> I get a message:
CSV> The GeForce 8800 GT doesn't have appropriate external cable, unless
CSV> it is rectified X will not start.
CSV> Now I don't understand what are the appropriate external cable. I
CSV> reinstalled
CSV> Ububtu 8.10 without Nvidia installed, then everything works fine. I
CSV> tested with
CSV> glxgears programs.
CSV> I am unable to get the core of the problem, so can someone help ?
CSV> csv

Guessing a bit here:
One possibility is that the VGI cable is old and has some iffy
connections in it so some signal is too low for the card to recognize
(solution try another VGA cable).
Another might be that the monitor doesn't send back some information
that current Nvidia drivers rely one (not a lot you could do about

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