Nvidia, Ubuntu and Old CRT Monitor

Chaman Singh Verma csv610 at gmail.com
Fri Oct 31 02:33:31 UTC 2008


On Fri, Oct 31, 2008 at 1:36 AM, James Tappin <sjt at star.sr.bham.ac.uk>wrote:

> On Thu, 30 Oct 2008 22:46:47 +0530
> "Chaman Singh Verma" <csv610 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
> CSV> Hello,
> CSV>
> CSV> I tried all permutations, but somehow couldn't get Nvidia working.
> CSV> After booting
> CSV> I get a message:
> CSV>
> CSV> The GeForce 8800 GT doesn't have appropriate external cable, unless
> CSV> it is rectified X will not start.
> CSV>
> 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>
> CSV> I am unable to get the core of the problem, so can someone help ?
> CSV>
> CSV> 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
> that).
>
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Hello,

Without loading NVidia drivers, everything works fine for me, so the issue
with
VGA cable not working doesn't arise. Still, I will do as u say,

csv
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