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    Problem with Nvidia + LCD monitor


    Yet another prob. Before i thought that setting up Nvidia on linux is less troublesome than ATI. I was terribly wrong. It's even worse. My issue is: using Nvidia i just CAN'T set up a resolution for my LCD monitor higher than 1024x768. Actually it leaves me with 640x480, but sometimes it's still possible to tweak it up to 1024x768, which doesn't even matter. I believe there's a prob of drivers getting acquainted with the monitor i'm using and also it's identified as CRT-0 in xorg.conf. I've tried everything, adding extra resolution modes, messed with xorg.conf - it's all useless. So basically what nvidia/linux is trying to say to me now is either use CRT monitor or go get a life (use Windows). OK, now for the details:

    OS: Debian 6 Squeeze amd64
    Graphic CardL: Nvidia GeForce GT 420
    Monitor: Acer AL1914 19"

    Writing all this i don't really hope to see any solution. More like to check the box like "this **** ain't gonna work and nobody's got a clue how to solve it". By the way, ATI works perfectly for me, there's only one little thing: while watching movies i can see some distortion kicking in from time to time. I've realized... that's not THAT bad!!! However, even in lowres mode i could see that Nvidia doesn't give anything like that. But still i repay with yet another problem which is evidently twice as disastrous.

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    Post your xorg.conf and the output of lsmod.
    Someone may be able to see something in it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jayd512 View Post
    Post your xorg.conf and the output of lsmod.
    Someone may be able to see something in it.
    XORG.CONF
    =========

    Code:
    # nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
    # nvidia-xconfig:  version 1.0  (buildd@barber)  Sun Jun 13 12:08:56 UTC 2010
    
    Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier     "Layout0"
        Screen      0  "Screen0"
        InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
        InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Files"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
        # generated from default
        Identifier     "Mouse0"
        Driver         "mouse"
        Option         "Protocol" "auto"
        Option         "Device" "/dev/psaux"
        Option         "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
        Option         "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
        # generated from default
        Identifier     "Keyboard0"
        Driver         "kbd"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
        Identifier     "Monitor0"
        VendorName     "Unknown"
        ModelName      "Unknown"
        Option         "DPMS"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
        Identifier     "Device0"
        Driver         "nvidia"
        VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
        Identifier     "Screen0"
        Device         "Device0"
        Monitor        "Monitor0"
        DefaultDepth    24
        SubSection     "Display"
            Depth       24
        EndSubSection
    EndSection
    lsmod
    ====

    Code:
    Module                  Size  Used by
    powernow_k8            17321  0 
    mperf                  12411  1 powernow_k8
    cpufreq_conservative    13878  0 
    cpufreq_userspace      12576  0 
    cpufreq_stats          12713  0 
    cpufreq_powersave      12454  0 
    parport_pc             22191  0 
    ppdev                  12725  0 
    lp                     17190  0 
    parport                31650  3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
    rfcomm                 32744  0 
    sco                    17555  2 
    bridge                 61403  0 
    stp                    12392  1 bridge
    bnep                   17424  2 
    l2cap                  40163  6 rfcomm,bnep
    bluetooth              55503  6 rfcomm,sco,bnep,l2cap
    rfkill                 19014  3 bluetooth
    xt_limit               12638  8 
    xt_tcpudp              12527  14 
    ipt_LOG                12605  8 
    ipt_MASQUERADE         12594  0 
    xt_DSCP                12555  0 
    ipt_REJECT             12465  1 
    nf_conntrack_irc       12427  0 
    nf_conntrack_ftp       12572  0 
    xt_state               12503  6 
    vboxnetadp             13185  0 
    vboxnetflt             24179  0 
    vboxdrv               178736  2 vboxnetadp,vboxnetflt
    binfmt_misc            12914  1 
    iptable_nat            12928  0 
    nf_nat                 18012  2 ipt_MASQUERADE,iptable_nat
    nf_conntrack_ipv4      18081  9 iptable_nat,nf_nat
    nf_conntrack           55903  7 ipt_MASQUERADE,nf_conntrack_irc,nf_conntrack_ftp,xt_state,iptable_nat,nf_nat,nf_conntrack_ipv4
    nf_defrag_ipv4         12483  1 nf_conntrack_ipv4
    iptable_mangle         12536  0 
    iptable_filter         12536  1 
    ip_tables              21818  3 iptable_nat,iptable_mangle,iptable_filter
    x_tables               18839  11 xt_limit,xt_tcpudp,ipt_LOG,ipt_MASQUERADE,xt_DSCP,ipt_REJECT,xt_state,iptable_nat,iptable_mangle,iptable_filter,ip_tables
    fuse                   61520  5 
    loop                   22515  0 
    snd_hda_codec_hdmi     26321  4 
    snd_hda_codec_via      52489  1 
    nvidia              11821343  30 
    snd_hda_intel          25946  1 
    snd_hda_codec          67647  3 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_via,snd_hda_intel
    snd_hwdep              13148  1 snd_hda_codec
    snd_pcm                67327  3 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
    snd_seq                44678  0 
    snd_timer              22658  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    snd_seq_device         13155  1 snd_seq
    snd                    52280  11 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_via,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
    soundcore              13014  1 snd
    tpm_tis                13125  0 
    tpm                    17756  1 tpm_tis
    snd_page_alloc         12969  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    tpm_bios               12903  1 tpm
    psmouse                55199  0 
    evdev                  17475  7 
    pcspkr                 12579  0 
    serio_raw              12878  0 
    edac_core              35344  0 
    i2c_piix4              12536  0 
    edac_mce_amd           17103  0 
    k10temp                12611  0 
    processor              27431  1 powernow_k8
    ext4                  285166  1 
    mbcache                12930  1 ext4
    jbd2                   65157  1 ext4
    crc16                  12343  2 l2cap,ext4
    drm                   165567  0 
    i2c_core               23725  3 nvidia,i2c_piix4,drm
    sg                     25769  0 
    sd_mod                 35501  4 
    sr_mod                 21824  0 
    crc_t10dif             12348  1 sd_mod
    cdrom                  35134  1 sr_mod
    ata_generic            12479  0 
    ohci_hcd               26400  0 
    pata_atiixp            12689  3 
    ahci                   25089  0 
    libahci                22568  1 ahci
    libata                147240  4 ata_generic,pata_atiixp,ahci,libahci
    ehci_hcd               39529  0 
    scsi_mod              161457  4 sg,sd_mod,sr_mod,libata
    atl1c                  31796  0 
    thermal                17330  0 
    thermal_sys            17939  2 processor,thermal
    usbcore               118812  3 ohci_hcd,ehci_hcd
    button                 12994  0 
    nls_base               12753  1 usbcore
    XORG.0.LOG
    =========

    Code:
    X.Org X Server 1.7.7
    Release Date: 2010-05-04
    X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
    Build Operating System: Linux 3.0.0-1-amd64 x86_64 Debian
    Current Operating System: Linux xyz 2.6.38-bpo.2-amd64 #1 SMP Mon Jun 6 15:24:02 UTC 2011 x86_64
    Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.38-bpo.2-amd64 root=UUID=8caaabc2-60a6-4cfd-9a87-9763ba8e2dd0 ro quiet splash
    Build Date: 29 October 2011  06:58:14PM
    xorg-server 2:1.7.7-14 (Julien Cristau <jcristau@debian.org>) 
    Current version of pixman: 0.16.4
    	Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
    	to make sure that you have the latest version.
    Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
    	(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
    	(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
    (==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Fri Jan 27 03:59:03 2012
    (==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
    (==) Using system config directory "/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d"
    (==) ServerLayout "Layout0"
    (**) |-->Screen "Screen0" (0)
    (**) |   |-->Monitor "Monitor0"
    (**) |   |-->Device "Device0"
    (**) |-->Input Device "Keyboard0"
    (**) |-->Input Device "Mouse0"
    (==) Automatically adding devices
    (==) Automatically enabling devices
    (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic" does not exist.
    	Entry deleted from font path.
    (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/" does not exist.
    	Entry deleted from font path.
    (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/" does not exist.
    	Entry deleted from font path.
    (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi" does not exist.
    	Entry deleted from font path.
    (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi" does not exist.
    	Entry deleted from font path.
    (==) FontPath set to:
    	/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc,
    	/usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1,
    	/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType,
    	built-ins
    (==) ModulePath set to "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
    (WW) AllowEmptyInput is on, devices using drivers 'kbd', 'mouse' or 'vmmouse' will be disabled.
    (WW) Disabling Keyboard0
    (WW) Disabling Mouse0
    (II) Loader magic: 0x7c8a40
    (II) Module ABI versions:
    	X.Org ANSI C Emulation: 0.4
    	X.Org Video Driver: 6.0
    	X.Org XInput driver : 7.0
    	X.Org Server Extension : 2.0
    (++) using VT number 7
    
    (--) PCI:*(0:1:0:0) 10de:0ca3:19da:1142 nVidia Corporation GT215 [GeForce GT 240] rev 162, Mem @ 0xfd000000/16777216, 0xd0000000/268435456, 0xce000000/33554432, I/O @ 0x0000d800/128, BIOS @ 0x????????/524288
    (II) Open ACPI successful (/var/run/acpid.socket)
    (II) LoadModule: "extmod"
    (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libextmod.so
    (II) Module extmod: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    	compiled for 1.7.7, module version = 1.0.0
    	Module class: X.Org Server Extension
    	ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 2.0
    (II) Loading extension SELinux
    (II) Loading extension MIT-SCREEN-SAVER
    (II) Loading extension XFree86-VidModeExtension
    (II) Loading extension XFree86-DGA
    (II) Loading extension DPMS
    (II) Loading extension XVideo
    (II) Loading extension XVideo-MotionCompensation
    (II) Loading extension X-Resource
    (II) LoadModule: "dbe"
    (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libdbe.so
    (II) Module dbe: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    	compiled for 1.7.7, module version = 1.0.0
    	Module class: X.Org Server Extension
    	ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 2.0
    (II) Loading extension DOUBLE-BUFFER
    (II) LoadModule: "glx"
    (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/linux/libglx.so
    (II) Module glx: vendor="NVIDIA Corporation"
    	compiled for 4.0.2, module version = 1.0.0
    	Module class: X.Org Server Extension
    (II) NVIDIA GLX Module  275.36  Sun Oct 16 22:11:16 PDT 2011
    (II) Loading extension GLX
    (II) LoadModule: "record"
    (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/librecord.so
    (II) Module record: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    	compiled for 1.7.7, module version = 1.13.0
    	Module class: X.Org Server Extension
    	ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 2.0
    (II) Loading extension RECORD
    (II) LoadModule: "dri"
    (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libdri.so
    (II) Module dri: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    	compiled for 1.7.7, module version = 1.0.0
    	ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 2.0
    (II) Loading extension XFree86-DRI
    (II) LoadModule: "dri2"
    (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libdri2.so
    (II) Module dri2: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    	compiled for 1.7.7, module version = 1.1.0
    	ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 2.0
    (II) Loading extension DRI2
    (II) LoadModule: "nvidia"
    (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/nvidia_drv.so
    (II) Module nvidia: vendor="NVIDIA Corporation"
    	compiled for 4.0.2, module version = 1.0.0
    	Module class: X.Org Video Driver
    (II) NVIDIA dlloader X Driver  275.36  Sun Oct 16 21:54:33 PDT 2011
    (II) NVIDIA Unified Driver for all Supported NVIDIA GPUs
    (II) Primary Device is: PCI 01@00:00:0
    (II) Loading sub module "fb"
    (II) LoadModule: "fb"
    (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libfb.so
    (II) Module fb: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    	compiled for 1.7.7, module version = 1.0.0
    	ABI class: X.Org ANSI C Emulation, version 0.4
    (II) Loading sub module "wfb"
    (II) LoadModule: "wfb"
    (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libwfb.so
    (II) Module wfb: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    	compiled for 1.7.7, module version = 1.0.0
    	ABI class: X.Org ANSI C Emulation, version 0.4
    (II) Loading sub module "ramdac"
    (II) LoadModule: "ramdac"
    (II) Module "ramdac" already built-in
    (**) NVIDIA(0): Depth 24, (--) framebuffer bpp 32
    (==) NVIDIA(0): RGB weight 888
    (==) NVIDIA(0): Default visual is TrueColor
    (==) NVIDIA(0): Using gamma correction (1.0, 1.0, 1.0)
    (WW) Jan 27 03:59:05 NVIDIA(GPU-0): Unable to read EDID for display device CRT-1
    (II) Jan 27 03:59:05 NVIDIA(0): NVIDIA GPU GeForce GT 240 (GT215) at PCI:1:0:0 (GPU-0)
    (--) Jan 27 03:59:05 NVIDIA(0): Memory: 524288 kBytes
    (--) Jan 27 03:59:05 NVIDIA(0): VideoBIOS: 70.15.2f.00.00
    (II) Jan 27 03:59:05 NVIDIA(0): Detected PCI Express Link width: 16X
    (--) Jan 27 03:59:05 NVIDIA(0): Interlaced video modes are supported on this GPU
    (--) Jan 27 03:59:05 NVIDIA(0): Connected display device(s) on GeForce GT 240 at PCI:1:0:0
    (--) Jan 27 03:59:05 NVIDIA(0):     CRT-1
    (--) Jan 27 03:59:05 NVIDIA(0): CRT-1: 400.0 MHz maximum pixel clock
    (II) Jan 27 03:59:05 NVIDIA(0): Assigned Display Device: CRT-1
    (WW) Jan 27 03:59:05 NVIDIA(0): No valid modes for "1280x1024"; removing.
    (II) Jan 27 03:59:05 NVIDIA(0): Validated modes:
    (II) Jan 27 03:59:05 NVIDIA(0):     "1024x768"
    (II) Jan 27 03:59:05 NVIDIA(0):     "800x600"
    (II) Jan 27 03:59:05 NVIDIA(0): Virtual screen size determined to be 1024 x 768
    (WW) Jan 27 03:59:05 NVIDIA(0): Unable to get display device CRT-1's EDID; cannot compute DPI
    (WW) Jan 27 03:59:05 NVIDIA(0):     from CRT-1's EDID.
    (==) Jan 27 03:59:05 NVIDIA(0): DPI set to (75, 75); computed from built-in default
    (--) Depth 24 pixmap format is 32 bpp
    (II) Jan 27 03:59:05 NVIDIA: Using 768.00 MB of virtual memory for indirect memory access.
    (II) Jan 27 03:59:05 NVIDIA(0): Setting mode "1024x768"
    (II) Loading extension NV-GLX
    (==) NVIDIA(0): Disabling shared memory pixmaps
    (==) NVIDIA(0): Backing store disabled
    (==) NVIDIA(0): Silken mouse enabled
    (**) NVIDIA(0): DPMS enabled
    (II) Loading extension NV-CONTROL
    (II) Loading extension XINERAMA
    (WW) NVIDIA(0): Option "IgnoreEDID" is not used
    (==) RandR enabled
    (II) Initializing built-in extension Generic Event Extension
    (II) Initializing built-in extension SHAPE
    (II) Initializing built-in extension MIT-SHM
    (II) Initializing built-in extension XInputExtension
    (II) Initializing built-in extension XTEST
    (II) Initializing built-in extension BIG-REQUESTS
    (II) Initializing built-in extension SYNC
    (II) Initializing built-in extension XKEYBOARD
    (II) Initializing built-in extension XC-MISC
    (II) Initializing built-in extension SECURITY
    (II) Initializing built-in extension XINERAMA
    (II) Initializing built-in extension XFIXES
    (II) Initializing built-in extension RENDER
    (II) Initializing built-in extension RANDR
    (II) Initializing built-in extension COMPOSITE
    (II) Initializing built-in extension DAMAGE
    SELinux: Disabled on system, not enabling in X server
    (II) Initializing extension GLX
    (II) config/udev: Adding input device Power Button (/dev/input/event2)
    (**) Power Button: Applying InputClass "evdev keyboard catchall"
    (II) LoadModule: "evdev"
    (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/input/evdev_drv.so
    (II) Module evdev: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    	compiled for 1.7.6.901, module version = 2.3.2
    	Module class: X.Org XInput Driver
    	ABI class: X.Org XInput driver, version 7.0
    (**) Power Button: always reports core events
    (**) Power Button: Device: "/dev/input/event2"
    (II) Power Button: Found keys
    (II) Power Button: Configuring as keyboard
    (II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Power Button" (type: KEYBOARD)
    (**) Option "xkb_rules" "evdev"
    (**) Option "xkb_model" "pc105"
    (**) Option "xkb_layout" "us,ru"
    (**) Option "xkb_variant" ","
    (**) Option "xkb_options" "grp:alt_shift_toggle,grp_led:scroll"
    (II) config/udev: Adding input device Power Button (/dev/input/event1)
    (**) Power Button: Applying InputClass "evdev keyboard catchall"
    (**) Power Button: always reports core events
    (**) Power Button: Device: "/dev/input/event1"
    (II) Power Button: Found keys
    (II) Power Button: Configuring as keyboard
    (II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Power Button" (type: KEYBOARD)
    (**) Option "xkb_rules" "evdev"
    (**) Option "xkb_model" "pc105"
    (**) Option "xkb_layout" "us,ru"
    (**) Option "xkb_variant" ","
    (**) Option "xkb_options" "grp:alt_shift_toggle,grp_led:scroll"
    (II) config/udev: Adding input device AT Translated Set 2 keyboard (/dev/input/event0)
    (**) AT Translated Set 2 keyboard: Applying InputClass "evdev keyboard catchall"
    (**) AT Translated Set 2 keyboard: always reports core events
    (**) AT Translated Set 2 keyboard: Device: "/dev/input/event0"
    (II) AT Translated Set 2 keyboard: Found keys
    (II) AT Translated Set 2 keyboard: Configuring as keyboard
    (II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "AT Translated Set 2 keyboard" (type: KEYBOARD)
    (**) Option "xkb_rules" "evdev"
    (**) Option "xkb_model" "pc105"
    (**) Option "xkb_layout" "us,ru"
    (**) Option "xkb_variant" ","
    (**) Option "xkb_options" "grp:alt_shift_toggle,grp_led:scroll"
    (II) config/udev: Adding input device ImExPS/2 Generic Explorer Mouse (/dev/input/event4)
    (**) ImExPS/2 Generic Explorer Mouse: Applying InputClass "evdev pointer catchall"
    (**) ImExPS/2 Generic Explorer Mouse: always reports core events
    (**) ImExPS/2 Generic Explorer Mouse: Device: "/dev/input/event4"
    (II) ImExPS/2 Generic Explorer Mouse: Found 9 mouse buttons
    (II) ImExPS/2 Generic Explorer Mouse: Found scroll wheel(s)
    (II) ImExPS/2 Generic Explorer Mouse: Found relative axes
    (II) ImExPS/2 Generic Explorer Mouse: Found x and y relative axes
    (II) ImExPS/2 Generic Explorer Mouse: Configuring as mouse
    (**) ImExPS/2 Generic Explorer Mouse: YAxisMapping: buttons 4 and 5
    (**) ImExPS/2 Generic Explorer Mouse: EmulateWheelButton: 4, EmulateWheelInertia: 10, EmulateWheelTimeout: 200
    (II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "ImExPS/2 Generic Explorer Mouse" (type: MOUSE)
    (II) ImExPS/2 Generic Explorer Mouse: initialized for relative axes.
    (II) config/udev: Adding input device ImExPS/2 Generic Explorer Mouse (/dev/input/mouse0)
    (II) No input driver/identifier specified (ignoring)
    (II) config/udev: Adding input device PC Speaker (/dev/input/event3)
    (II) No input driver/identifier specified (ignoring)
    (II) Jan 27 04:00:01 NVIDIA(0): Setting mode "CRT-1:1360x768@1360x768+0+0"
    (II) Jan 27 04:00:14 NVIDIA(0): Setting mode "CRT-1:1152x864@1152x864+0+0"
    (II) Jan 27 04:00:19 NVIDIA(0): Setting mode "CRT-1:1360x768@1360x768+0+0"
    (II) Jan 27 04:00:34 NVIDIA(0): Setting mode "CRT-1:1360x768_60@1360x768+0+0"
    (II) Jan 27 04:00:36 NVIDIA(0): Setting mode "CRT-1:1360x768@1360x768+0+0"
    (II) Jan 27 04:00:46 NVIDIA(0): Setting mode "CRT-1:1024x768@1024x768+0+0"
    (II) Jan 27 04:00:50 NVIDIA(0): Setting mode "CRT-1:1360x768@1360x768+0+0"
    (II) Jan 27 04:01:00 NVIDIA(0): Setting mode "800x600"
    (II) Jan 27 04:01:06 NVIDIA(0): Setting mode "CRT-1:1360x768@1360x768+0+0"
    (II) Jan 27 04:01:09 NVIDIA(0): Setting mode "800x600"
    Last edited by jayd512; 01-27-2012 at 01:45 AM. Reason: added code tags

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    Here is mine, it allows me up to 1400x1050

    Code:
    # nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
    # nvidia-xconfig:  version 260.19.21  (buildmeister@builder103.nvidia.com)  Thu Nov  4 20:57:26 PDT 2010
    
    
    Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier     "X.org Configured"
        Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
        InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
        InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Files"
        ModulePath      "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
        FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/misc/"
        FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/TTF/"
        FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/OTF"
        FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/Type1/"
        FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/100dpi/"
        FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi/"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Module"
        Load           "extmod"
        Load           "dri2"
        Load           "record"
        Load           "glx"
        Load           "dbe"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier     "Keyboard0"
        Driver         "kbd"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier     "Mouse0"
        Driver         "mouse"
        Option         "Protocol" "auto"
        Option         "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
        Option         "ZAxisMapping" "4 5 6 7"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
        Identifier     "Monitor0"
        VendorName     "Monitor Vendor"
        ModelName      "Monitor Model"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
        Identifier     "Card0"
        Driver         "nvidia"
        VendorName     "nVidia Corporation"
        BoardName      "G98 [GeForce 8400 GS]"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
        Identifier     "Screen0"
        Device         "Card0"
        Monitor        "Monitor0"
        SubSection     "Display"
            Viewport    0 0
        EndSubSection
        SubSection     "Display"
            Viewport    0 0
            Depth       4
        EndSubSection
        SubSection     "Display"
            Viewport    0 0
            Depth       8
        EndSubSection
        SubSection     "Display"
            Viewport    0 0
            Depth       15
        EndSubSection
        SubSection     "Display"
            Viewport    0 0
            Depth       16
        EndSubSection
        SubSection     "Display"
            Viewport    0 0
            Depth       24
        EndSubSection
    EndSection
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    This is just an example that I pulled off the Internet, but have you tried adding a Modes line to your "Screen" section?
    Like so:
    Code:
    Section "Screen"
            Identifier "Screen0"
    	Device	   "NVidia"
            Monitor    "Monitor0"
            DefaultDepth  24
            SubSection "Display"
                    Depth     24
                    Modes      "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
            EndSubSection
    EndSection
    The first usable setting will be, well... used.

    Also, what is the output of
    Code:
    xrandr -q
    You should see some info on what your card is capable of, including proper refresh rates.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jayd512 View Post
    This is just an example that I pulled off the Internet, but have you tried adding a Modes line to your "Screen" section?
    Like so:
    Code:
    Section "Screen"
            Identifier "Screen0"
    	Device	   "NVidia"
            Monitor    "Monitor0"
            DefaultDepth  24
            SubSection "Display"
                    Depth     24
                    Modes      "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
            EndSubSection
    EndSection
    The first usable setting will be, well... used.

    Also, what is the output of
    Code:
    xrandr -q
    You should see some info on what your card is capable of, including proper refresh rates.

    I've done that several times. It just ignores whatever i write in xorg.conf, so that's not the issue.... maybe it's the cable or something, i dunno.... it's analogue, but must be another one...

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    Refer to cascade9's response to this thread at LQ: Problem with Nvidia + LCD monitor

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    SOLVED

    Code:
     # nvidia-settings: X configuration file generated by nvidia-settings
     # nvidia-settings: version 1.0 (pbuilder@c203) Tue May 18 07:56:38 UTC 2010
    
     Section "ServerLayout"
     Identifier "Layout0"
     Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
     InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
     InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
     Option "Xinerama" "0"
     EndSection
    
     Section "Files"
     EndSection
    
     Section "InputDevice"
     # generated from default
     Identifier "Mouse0"
     Driver "mouse"
     Option "Protocol" "auto"
     Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
     Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
     Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
     EndSection
    
     Section "InputDevice"
     # generated from default
     Identifier "Keyboard0"
     Driver "kbd"
     EndSection
    
     Section "Monitor"
     # HorizSync source: edid, VertRefresh source: edid
     Identifier "Monitor0"
     VendorName "Unknown"
     ModelName "Acer AL1914"
     HorizSync 30.0 - 80.0
     VertRefresh 60.0 - 75.0
     Option "DPMS"
     EndSection
    
     Section "Device"
     Identifier "Device0"
     Driver "nvidia"
     VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation"
     BoardName "GeForce GT 240"
     EndSection
    
     Section "Screen"
     Identifier "Screen0"
     Device "Device0"
     Monitor "Monitor0"
     DefaultDepth 24
     Option "TwinView" "0"
     Option "TwinViewXineramaInfoOrder" "CRT-0"
     Option "metamodes" "1280x1024 +0+0"
     SubSection "Display"
     Depth 24
     EndSubSection
     EndSection
    Thanks for everything.
    Last edited by MikeTbob; 01-28-2012 at 12:53 AM. Reason: Added Code Tags

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