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I updated xorg-server last night to the new 1.6 and that went fine. Also updated my nvidia driver (180.44) which also went fine. Then I went to 'startx' and my ...
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    [SOLVED] xorg-server 1.6 / bad resolution


    I updated xorg-server last night to the new 1.6 and that went fine. Also updated my nvidia driver (180.44) which also went fine. Then I went to 'startx' and my resolution was at 1024x768 (supposed to be 1440x900) and stretched beyond my 17" monitor.

    I was using this xorg.conf file:
    Code:
    Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier     "X.org Configured"
        Screen         "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/100dpi/"
        FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi/"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Module"
        Load           "glx"
        Load           "wfb"
        Load           "extmod"
        Load           "record"
        Load           "xtrap"
        Load           "dbe"
        Load           "freetype"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier     "Keyboard0"
        Driver         "kdb"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier     "Mouse0"
        Driver         "mouse"
        Option         "Protocol" "auto"
        Option         "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
        Option         "XAxisMapping" "4 5 6 7"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
        Identifier     "Monitor0"
        VendorName     "HP"
        ModelName      "w17e"
        HorizSync 30 - 83
        VertRefresh 56 - 76
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
        Identifier     "Card0"
        Driver         "nvidia"
        VendorName     "nVidia Corporation"
        BoardName      "GeForce 6100 nForce 430"
        Option	"UseEDID" "FALSE"
        Option	"DPI" "100x100"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
        Identifier     "Screen0"
        Device         "Card0"
        Monitor        "Monitor0"
        SubSection     "Display"
            Depth 1
            Modes "1440x900" "1582x864" "1024x768" "800x600"
        EndSubSection
        SubSection     "Display"
            Depth       4
            Modes      "1440x900" "1582x864" "1024x768" "800x600"
        EndSubSection
        SubSection     "Display"
            Depth       8
            Modes      "1440x900" "1582x864" "1024x768" "800x600"
        EndSubSection
        SubSection     "Display"
            Depth       15
            Modes      "1440x900" "1582x864" "1024x768" "800x600"
        EndSubSection
        SubSection     "Display"
            Depth       16
            Modes      "1440x900" "1582x864" "1024x768" "800x600"
        EndSubSection
        SubSection     "Display"
            Depth       24
            Modes      "1440x900" "1582x864" "1024x768" "800x600"
        EndSubSection
    EndSection
    
    Section "ServerFlags"
        Option	"DontZap" "False"
        Option	"DontVTSwitch" "False"
    EndSection
    The last section being added for the new xorg / not related.

    I then went to a barebones xorg.conf to let X setup my screen on it's own and had the very same results. In fact, X has never detected my monitor correctly (17" widescreen), but my previous xorg.conf worked perfectly.
    Here's my bare bones xorg.conf:
    Code:
    Section "Device"
        Identifier     "Card0"
        Driver         "nvidia"
        Option	"DPI" "100x100"
    EndSection
    
    Section "ServerFlags"
        Option	"DontZap" "False"
        Option	"DontVTSwitch" "False"
    EndSection
    I left the "Device" section because without it, X tried to load the 'nv' driver which I'm not using. It also never gets the correct DPI.


    My Xorg.0.log using the minimal xorg.conf. I can reproduce the log file with my previous xorg.conf if needed.
    Code:
    X.Org X Server 1.6.1
    (==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Fri Apr 17 22:33:00 2009
    (==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
    (==) No Layout section.  Using the first Screen section.
    (==) No screen section available. Using defaults.
    (**) |-->Screen "Default Screen Section" (0)
    (**) |   |-->Monitor "<default monitor>"
    (==) No device specified for screen "Default Screen Section".
    	Using the first device section listed.
    (**) |   |-->Device "Card0"
    (==) No monitor specified for screen "Default Screen Section".
    	Using a default monitor configuration.
    (**) Option "DontVTSwitch" "False"
    (**) Option "DontZap" "False"
    (==) Automatically adding devices
    (==) Automatically enabling devices
    (==) FontPath set to:
    	/usr/share/fonts/misc,
    	/usr/share/fonts/100dpi:unscaled,
    	/usr/share/fonts/75dpi:unscaled,
    	/usr/share/fonts/TTF,
    	/usr/share/fonts/Type1,
    	built-ins
    (==) ModulePath set to "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
    (II) Cannot locate a core pointer device.
    (II) Cannot locate a core keyboard device.
    (II) The server relies on HAL to provide the list of input devices.
    	If no devices become available, reconfigure HAL or disable AllowEmptyInput.
    (II) Loader magic: 0x15c0
    (II) Module ABI versions:
    	X.Org ANSI C Emulation: 0.4
    	X.Org Video Driver: 5.0
    	X.Org XInput driver : 4.0
    	X.Org Server Extension : 2.0
    (II) Loader running on linux
    (--) using VT number 7
    
    (--) PCI:*(0@0:13:0) nVidia Corporation GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 rev 162, Mem @ 0xfb000000/16777216, 0xe0000000/268435456, 0xfc000000/16777216, BIOS @ 0x????????/131072
    (II) Open ACPI successful (/var/run/acpid.socket)
    (II) System resource ranges:
    	[0] -1	0	0xffffffff - 0xffffffff (0x1) MX[B]
    	[1] -1	0	0x000f0000 - 0x000fffff (0x10000) MX[B]
    	[2] -1	0	0x000c0000 - 0x000effff (0x30000) MX[B]
    	[3] -1	0	0x00000000 - 0x0009ffff (0xa0000) MX[B]
    	[4] -1	0	0xffffffff - 0xffffffff (0x1) MX[B]
    	[5] -1	0	0x000f0000 - 0x000fffff (0x10000) MX[B]
    	[6] -1	0	0x000c0000 - 0x000effff (0x30000) MX[B]
    	[7] -1	0	0x00000000 - 0x0009ffff (0xa0000) MX[B]
    	[8] -1	0	0xffffffff - 0xffffffff (0x1) MX[B]
    	[9] -1	0	0x000f0000 - 0x000fffff (0x10000) MX[B]
    	[10] -1	0	0x000c0000 - 0x000effff (0x30000) MX[B]
    	[11] -1	0	0x00000000 - 0x0009ffff (0xa0000) MX[B]
    	[12] -1	0	0xffffffff - 0xffffffff (0x1) MX[B]
    	[13] -1	0	0x000f0000 - 0x000fffff (0x10000) MX[B]
    	[14] -1	0	0x000c0000 - 0x000effff (0x30000) MX[B]
    	[15] -1	0	0x00000000 - 0x0009ffff (0xa0000) MX[B]
    	[16] -1	0	0x0000ffff - 0x0000ffff (0x1) IX[B]
    	[17] -1	0	0x00000000 - 0x00000000 (0x1) IX[B]
    	[18] -1	0	0x0000ffff - 0x0000ffff (0x1) IX[B]
    	[19] -1	0	0x00000000 - 0x00000000 (0x1) IX[B]
    	[20] -1	0	0x0000ffff - 0x0000ffff (0x1) IX[B]
    	[21] -1	0	0x00000000 - 0x00000000 (0x1) IX[B]
    	[22] -1	0	0x0000ffff - 0x0000ffff (0x1) IX[B]
    	[23] -1	0	0x00000000 - 0x00000000 (0x1) IX[B]
    (II) LoadModule: "extmod"
    (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions//libextmod.so
    (II) Module extmod: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    	compiled for 1.6.1, module version = 1.0.0
    	Module class: X.Org Server Extension
    	ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 2.0
    (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 1.6.1, 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/extensions//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  180.44  Tue Mar 24 06:11:47 PST 2009
    (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 1.6.1, 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 1.6.1, 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 1.6.1, module version = 1.0.0
    	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  180.44  Tue Mar 24 05:51:43 PST 2009
    (II) NVIDIA Unified Driver for all Supported NVIDIA GPUs
    (II) Primary Device is: PCI 00@00:0d: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 1.6.1, 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 1.6.1, 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
    (II) resource ranges after probing:
    	[0] -1	0	0xffffffff - 0xffffffff (0x1) MX[B]
    	[1] -1	0	0x000f0000 - 0x000fffff (0x10000) MX[B]
    	[2] -1	0	0x000c0000 - 0x000effff (0x30000) MX[B]
    	[3] -1	0	0x00000000 - 0x0009ffff (0xa0000) MX[B]
    	[4] -1	0	0xffffffff - 0xffffffff (0x1) MX[B]
    	[5] -1	0	0x000f0000 - 0x000fffff (0x10000) MX[B]
    	[6] -1	0	0x000c0000 - 0x000effff (0x30000) MX[B]
    	[7] -1	0	0x00000000 - 0x0009ffff (0xa0000) MX[B]
    	[8] -1	0	0xffffffff - 0xffffffff (0x1) MX[B]
    	[9] -1	0	0x000f0000 - 0x000fffff (0x10000) MX[B]
    	[10] -1	0	0x000c0000 - 0x000effff (0x30000) MX[B]
    	[11] -1	0	0x00000000 - 0x0009ffff (0xa0000) MX[B]
    	[12] -1	0	0xffffffff - 0xffffffff (0x1) MX[B]
    	[13] -1	0	0x000f0000 - 0x000fffff (0x10000) MX[B]
    	[14] -1	0	0x000c0000 - 0x000effff (0x30000) MX[B]
    	[15] -1	0	0x00000000 - 0x0009ffff (0xa0000) MX[B]
    	[16] -1	0	0x0000ffff - 0x0000ffff (0x1) IX[B]
    	[17] -1	0	0x00000000 - 0x00000000 (0x1) IX[B]
    	[18] -1	0	0x0000ffff - 0x0000ffff (0x1) IX[B]
    	[19] -1	0	0x00000000 - 0x00000000 (0x1) IX[B]
    	[20] -1	0	0x0000ffff - 0x0000ffff (0x1) IX[B]
    	[21] -1	0	0x00000000 - 0x00000000 (0x1) IX[B]
    	[22] -1	0	0x0000ffff - 0x0000ffff (0x1) IX[B]
    	[23] -1	0	0x00000000 - 0x00000000 (0x1) IX[B]
    (II) NVIDIA(0): Creating default Display subsection in Screen section
    	"Default Screen Section" for depth/fbbpp 24/32
    (==) 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)
    (**) NVIDIA(0): Option "DPI" "100x100"
    (**) NVIDIA(0): Enabling RENDER acceleration
    (II) NVIDIA(0): Support for GLX with the Damage and Composite X extensions is
    (II) NVIDIA(0):     enabled.
    (WW) NVIDIA(GPU-0): The EDID read for display device CRT-0 is invalid:
    (WW) NVIDIA(GPU-0):     unrecognized EDID Header.
    (II) NVIDIA(0): NVIDIA GPU GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 (C61) at PCI:0:13:0
    (II) NVIDIA(0):     (GPU-0)
    (--) NVIDIA(0): Memory: 524288 kBytes
    (--) NVIDIA(0): VideoBIOS: 05.61.32.20.01
    (--) NVIDIA(0): Interlaced video modes are supported on this GPU
    (--) NVIDIA(0): Connected display device(s) on GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 at
    (--) NVIDIA(0):     PCI:0:13:0:
    (--) NVIDIA(0):     CRT-0
    (--) NVIDIA(0): CRT-0: 350.0 MHz maximum pixel clock
    (II) NVIDIA(0): Assigned Display Device: CRT-0
    (==) NVIDIA(0): 
    (==) NVIDIA(0): No modes were requested; the default mode "nvidia-auto-select"
    (==) NVIDIA(0):     will be used as the requested mode.
    (==) NVIDIA(0): 
    (II) NVIDIA(0): Validated modes:
    (II) NVIDIA(0):     "nvidia-auto-select"
    (II) NVIDIA(0): Virtual screen size determined to be 1024 x 768
    (**) NVIDIA(0): DPI set to (100, 100); computed from "DPI" X config option
    (==) NVIDIA(0): Enabling 32-bit ARGB GLX visuals.
    (--) Depth 24 pixmap format is 32 bpp
    (II) do I need RAC?  No, I don't.
    (II) resource ranges after preInit:
    	[0] -1	0	0xffffffff - 0xffffffff (0x1) MX[B]
    	[1] -1	0	0x000f0000 - 0x000fffff (0x10000) MX[B]
    	[2] -1	0	0x000c0000 - 0x000effff (0x30000) MX[B]
    	[3] -1	0	0x00000000 - 0x0009ffff (0xa0000) MX[B]
    	[4] -1	0	0xffffffff - 0xffffffff (0x1) MX[B]
    	[5] -1	0	0x000f0000 - 0x000fffff (0x10000) MX[B]
    	[6] -1	0	0x000c0000 - 0x000effff (0x30000) MX[B]
    	[7] -1	0	0x00000000 - 0x0009ffff (0xa0000) MX[B]
    	[8] -1	0	0xffffffff - 0xffffffff (0x1) MX[B]
    	[9] -1	0	0x000f0000 - 0x000fffff (0x10000) MX[B]
    	[10] -1	0	0x000c0000 - 0x000effff (0x30000) MX[B]
    	[11] -1	0	0x00000000 - 0x0009ffff (0xa0000) MX[B]
    	[12] -1	0	0xffffffff - 0xffffffff (0x1) MX[B]
    	[13] -1	0	0x000f0000 - 0x000fffff (0x10000) MX[B]
    	[14] -1	0	0x000c0000 - 0x000effff (0x30000) MX[B]
    	[15] -1	0	0x00000000 - 0x0009ffff (0xa0000) MX[B]
    	[16] -1	0	0x0000ffff - 0x0000ffff (0x1) IX[B]
    	[17] -1	0	0x00000000 - 0x00000000 (0x1) IX[B]
    	[18] -1	0	0x0000ffff - 0x0000ffff (0x1) IX[B]
    	[19] -1	0	0x00000000 - 0x00000000 (0x1) IX[B]
    	[20] -1	0	0x0000ffff - 0x0000ffff (0x1) IX[B]
    	[21] -1	0	0x00000000 - 0x00000000 (0x1) IX[B]
    	[22] -1	0	0x0000ffff - 0x0000ffff (0x1) IX[B]
    	[23] -1	0	0x00000000 - 0x00000000 (0x1) IX[B]
    (II) NVIDIA(0): Initialized GPU GART.
    (II) NVIDIA(0): Setting mode "nvidia-auto-select"
    (II) Loading extension NV-GLX
    (II) NVIDIA(0): NVIDIA 3D Acceleration Architecture Initialized
    (==) NVIDIA(0): Disabling shared memory pixmaps
    (II) NVIDIA(0): Using the NVIDIA 2D acceleration architecture
    (==) NVIDIA(0): Backing store disabled
    (==) NVIDIA(0): Silken mouse enabled
    (II) NVIDIA(0): DPMS enabled
    (II) Loading extension NV-CONTROL
    (II) Loading extension XINERAMA
    (==) 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
    (II) Initializing extension GLX
    (II) config/hal: Adding input device Macintosh mouse button emulation
    (II) LoadModule: "evdev"
    (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/input//evdev_drv.so
    (II) Module evdev: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    	compiled for 1.6.0, module version = 2.2.1
    	Module class: X.Org XInput Driver
    	ABI class: X.Org XInput driver, version 4.0
    (**) Macintosh mouse button emulation: always reports core events
    (**) Macintosh mouse button emulation: Device: "/dev/input/event0"
    (II) Macintosh mouse button emulation: Found 3 mouse buttons
    (II) Macintosh mouse button emulation: Found x and y relative axes
    (II) Macintosh mouse button emulation: Configuring as mouse
    (**) Macintosh mouse button emulation: YAxisMapping: buttons 4 and 5
    (**) Macintosh mouse button emulation: EmulateWheelButton: 4, EmulateWheelInertia: 10, EmulateWheelTimeout: 200
    (II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Macintosh mouse button emulation" (type: MOUSE)
    (**) Macintosh mouse button emulation: (accel) keeping acceleration scheme 1
    (**) Macintosh mouse button emulation: (accel) filter chain progression: 2.00
    (**) Macintosh mouse button emulation: (accel) filter stage 0: 20.00 ms
    (**) Macintosh mouse button emulation: (accel) set acceleration profile 0
    (II) config/hal: Adding input device USB-compliant keyboard
    (**) USB-compliant keyboard: always reports core events
    (**) USB-compliant keyboard: Device: "/dev/input/event6"
    (II) USB-compliant keyboard: Found 6 mouse buttons
    (II) USB-compliant keyboard: Found x and y relative axes
    (II) USB-compliant keyboard: Found scroll wheel(s)
    (II) USB-compliant keyboard: Found keys
    (II) USB-compliant keyboard: Configuring as mouse
    (II) USB-compliant keyboard: Configuring as keyboard
    (**) USB-compliant keyboard: YAxisMapping: buttons 4 and 5
    (**) USB-compliant keyboard: EmulateWheelButton: 4, EmulateWheelInertia: 10, EmulateWheelTimeout: 200
    (II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "USB-compliant keyboard" (type: KEYBOARD)
    (**) Option "xkb_rules" "evdev"
    (**) Option "xkb_model" "evdev"
    (**) Option "xkb_layout" "us"
    (**) USB-compliant keyboard: (accel) keeping acceleration scheme 1
    (**) USB-compliant keyboard: (accel) filter chain progression: 2.00
    (**) USB-compliant keyboard: (accel) filter stage 0: 20.00 ms
    (**) USB-compliant keyboard: (accel) set acceleration profile 0
    (II) config/hal: Adding input device PIXART USB OPTICAL MOUSE
    (**) PIXART USB OPTICAL MOUSE: always reports core events
    (**) PIXART USB OPTICAL MOUSE: Device: "/dev/input/event4"
    (II) PIXART USB OPTICAL MOUSE: Found 3 mouse buttons
    (II) PIXART USB OPTICAL MOUSE: Found x and y relative axes
    (II) PIXART USB OPTICAL MOUSE: Found scroll wheel(s)
    (II) PIXART USB OPTICAL MOUSE: Configuring as mouse
    (**) PIXART USB OPTICAL MOUSE: YAxisMapping: buttons 4 and 5
    (**) PIXART USB OPTICAL MOUSE: EmulateWheelButton: 4, EmulateWheelInertia: 10, EmulateWheelTimeout: 200
    (II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "PIXART USB OPTICAL MOUSE" (type: MOUSE)
    (**) PIXART USB OPTICAL MOUSE: (accel) keeping acceleration scheme 1
    (**) PIXART USB OPTICAL MOUSE: (accel) filter chain progression: 2.00
    (**) PIXART USB OPTICAL MOUSE: (accel) filter stage 0: 20.00 ms
    (**) PIXART USB OPTICAL MOUSE: (accel) set acceleration profile 0
    (II) config/hal: Adding input device USB-compliant keyboard
    (**) USB-compliant keyboard: always reports core events
    (**) USB-compliant keyboard: Device: "/dev/input/event5"
    (II) USB-compliant keyboard: Found keys
    (II) USB-compliant keyboard: Configuring as keyboard
    (II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "USB-compliant keyboard" (type: KEYBOARD)
    (**) Option "xkb_rules" "evdev"
    (**) Option "xkb_model" "evdev"
    (**) Option "xkb_layout" "us"

    I also have a screenshots of my desktop before and after, if that's helpful.

    Any help or a point in the right direction would be appreciated.

    Thanks

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    1. What distro you are using?
    2. How did you installed nvidia drivers? by using nvidia's installer script or your distro's package manager or any other 3rd party utility?
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    I'm using Arch Linux and the driver was installed through pacman. I should also note that I had the same results using the 177 driver.

    Thanks for the reply

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    I also use 1440x900 monitor with Nvidia.
    My gnome or anyother display enviroment doesnt show 1440x900 resolution in there screen resolution utility (same problem, X doesnt recognize monitor as 17" widescreen). but you can change it using nvidia-xconfig
    tool from nvidia.

    as for ArchLinux have you gone through this guide - NVIDIA - ArchWiki ?
    as for the arch linux.
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    I did follow the wiki and nivida -xconfig is what made up the majority of my xorg.conf. It didn't actually work on it's own, but after adding in the EDID = false, sync rates, and modes, it did the trick. I'm betting if I could revert back to the 1.5 xorg-server, I'd be good to go. Now that 1.6 is in the extra's repo, it's the only one supported. Just not sure where the actual problem is. I've tried the 'vesa' driver with no success. Perhaps 'nv' might work. I don't use 3d or any eye-candy; pretty simple desktop. Not a biggie.

    Thanks for the reply

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    The problem appears to have been resolved. My previous "Modeline" must have been incorrect, because after trying a second time with it, I'm back at 1440x900.

    Thanks for replying b2bwild and thanks to anyone who read this.

    my new xorg.conf:
    Code:
    Section "Monitor"
        Identifier     "Monitor0"
        VendorName     "HP"
        ModelName      "w17e"
        HorizSync 30 - 83
        VertRefresh 56 - 76
        Modeline	"1440x900_60.00"  106.47  1440 1520 1672 1904  900 901 904 932  -HSync +Vsync
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
        Identifier     "Card0"
        Driver         "nvidia"
        VendorName     "nVidia Corporation"
        BoardName      "GeForce 6100 nForce 430"
    #    Option	"ModeValidation" "NoEdidModes"
        Option	"UseEDID" "FALSE"
        Option	"DPI" "100x100"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
        Identifier     "Screen0"
        Device         "Card0"
        Monitor        "Monitor0"
        DefaultDepth   24
        SubSection     "Display"
            Depth       24
            Modes      "1440x900_60.00"
        EndSubSection
    EndSection
    
    Section "ServerFlags"
        Option	"DontZap" "False"
        Option	"DontVTSwitch" "False"
    EndSection

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