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    [SOLVED] LG Flatron W2053T


    I'm running Gentoo 2.6.23-gentoo-r3.

    I need to install my new monitor.

    I have an Nvidia card using a beta driver because that's all that's available as far as I know. It's worked fine so far. No dvi capability.

    I have it plugged in now and it's working but I want the higher res it offers. I'm at 1024 x 768.

    I saw a thread on it here by googling it. But It looked to be locked.

    So I hope I'm not creating redundancy.

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    Welcome to the forums!

    You might try adding the desired resolution to your xorg.conf file if you haven't done so already. Just curious, what driver is it that you are using that only has a beta version available?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ozar View Post
    Welcome to the forums!

    You might try adding the desired resolution to your xorg.conf file if you haven't done so already. Just curious, what driver is it that you are using that only has a beta version available?
    I'm looking for a line command that would tell me what it is. I couldn't find it in the Linux faq. I'm googling now.

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    dmesg gives:

    NVRM: loading NVIDIA UNIX x86 Kernel Module 173.14.15 Fri Oct 31 16:03:05 PST 2008

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    Found it:

    NVIDIA GeForce 5500FX

    When I try lspci, it says command not found, and using MC, it's not there.

    The name was in xorg.conf.

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    You must have root privileges to execute lspci command. Post the contents of /etc/X11/xorg.conf file here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by devils casper View Post
    You must have root privileges to execute lspci command. Post the contents of /etc/X11/xorg.conf file here.
    Doh!

    I saw a reference to lspci using a search of my machine, but it was in the man pages.

    File below. Now would I be wrong in thinking that I merely have to add the phrase

    "1600 x 1050" on the resolution line?

    (before I forget, thanks for your help)

    Code:
    # File generated by xorgconfig.
    
    #
    # Copyright 2004 The X.Org Foundation
    #
    # Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a
    # copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"),
    # to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation
    # the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense,
    # and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the
    # Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:
    # 
    # The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in
    # all copies or substantial portions of the Software.
    # 
    # THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR
    # IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY,
    # FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT.  IN NO EVENT SHALL
    # The X.Org Foundation BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY,
    # WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF
    # OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE
    # SOFTWARE.
    # 
    # Except as contained in this notice, the name of The X.Org Foundation shall
    # not be used in advertising or otherwise to promote the sale, use or other
    # dealings in this Software without prior written authorization from
    # The X.Org Foundation.
    #
    
    # **********************************************************************
    # Refer to the xorg.conf(5) man page for details about the format of 
    # this file.
    # **********************************************************************
    
    # **********************************************************************
    # Module section -- this  section  is used to specify
    # which dynamically loadable modules to load.
    # **********************************************************************
    #
    Section "Module"
    
    # This loads the DBE extension module.
    
        Load        "dbe"  	# Double buffer extension
    
    # This loads the miscellaneous extensions module, and disables
    # initialisation of the XFree86-DGA extension within that module.
        SubSection  "extmod"
          Option    "omit xfree86-dga"   # don't initialise the DGA extension
        EndSubSection
    
    # This loads the font modules
    #    Load        "type1"
        Load        "freetype"
    #    Load        "xtt"
    
    # This loads the GLX module
        Load       "glx"
    # This loads the DRI module
    #    Load       "dri"
    
    EndSection
    
    # **********************************************************************
    # Files section.  This allows default font and rgb paths to be set
    # **********************************************************************
    
    Section "Files"
    
    # The location of the RGB database.  Note, this is the name of the
    # file minus the extension (like ".txt" or ".db").  There is normally
    # no need to change the default.
    
    #    RgbPath	"/usr/share/X11/rgb"
    
    # Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (which are concatenated together),
    # as well as specifying multiple comma-separated entries in one FontPath
    # command (or a combination of both methods)
    # 
    # 
    
        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/"
    #    FontPath   "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/local/"
    #    FontPath   "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"
    #    FontPath   "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
    #    FontPath   "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
    #    FontPath   "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/"
    #    FontPath   "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/"
    #    FontPath   "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/TrueType/"
    #    FontPath   "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/freefont/"
    #    FontPath   "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"
    #    FontPath   "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"
    
    # The module search path.  The default path is shown here.
    
    #    ModulePath "/usr/lib/modules"
    
    EndSection
    
    # **********************************************************************
    # Server flags section.
    # **********************************************************************
    
    Section "ServerFlags"
    
    # Uncomment this to cause a core dump at the spot where a signal is 
    # received.  This may leave the console in an unusable state, but may
    # provide a better stack trace in the core dump to aid in debugging
    
    #    Option "NoTrapSignals"
    
    # Uncomment this to disable the <Ctrl><Alt><Fn> VT switch sequence
    # (where n is 1 through 12).  This allows clients to receive these key
    # events.
    
    #    Option "DontVTSwitch"
    
    # Uncomment this to disable the <Ctrl><Alt><BS> server abort sequence
    # This allows clients to receive this key event.
    
    #    Option "DontZap"
    
    # Uncomment this to disable the <Ctrl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> mode switching
    # sequences.  This allows clients to receive these key events.
    
    #    Option "Dont Zoom"
    
    # Uncomment this to disable tuning with the xvidtune client. With
    # it the client can still run and fetch card and monitor attributes,
    # but it will not be allowed to change them. If it tries it will
    # receive a protocol error.
    
    #    Option "DisableVidModeExtension"
    
    # Uncomment this to enable the use of a non-local xvidtune client. 
    
    #    Option "AllowNonLocalXvidtune"
    
    # Uncomment this to disable dynamically modifying the input device
    # (mouse and keyboard) settings. 
    
    #    Option "DisableModInDev"
    
    # Uncomment this to enable the use of a non-local client to
    # change the keyboard or mouse settings (currently only xset).
    
    #    Option "AllowNonLocalModInDev"
    
    EndSection
    
    # **********************************************************************
    # Input devices
    # **********************************************************************
    
    # **********************************************************************
    # Core keyboard's InputDevice section
    # **********************************************************************
    
    Section "InputDevice"
    
        Identifier	"Keyboard1"
        Driver	"kbd"
    
    # For most OSs the protocol can be omitted (it defaults to "Standard").
    # When using XQUEUE (only for SVR3 and SVR4, but not Solaris),
    # uncomment the following line.
    
    #    Option     "Protocol"      "Xqueue"
    
        Option "AutoRepeat" "500 30"
    
    # Specify which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1))
    #    Option	"Xleds"      "1 2 3"
    
    #    Option "LeftAlt"     "Meta"
    #    Option "RightAlt"    "ModeShift"
    
    # To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the
    # lines below (which are the defaults).  For example, for a non-U.S.
    # keyboard, you will probably want to use:
    #    Option "XkbModel"    "pc105"
    # If you have a US Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use:
    #    Option "XkbModel"    "microsoft"
    #
    # Then to change the language, change the Layout setting.
    # For example, a german layout can be obtained with:
    #    Option "XkbLayout"   "de"
    # or:
    #    Option "XkbLayout"   "de"
    #    Option "XkbVariant"  "nodeadkeys"
    #
    # If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and
    # control keys, use:
    #    Option "XkbOptions"  "ctrl:swapcaps"
    
    # These are the default XKB settings for Xorg
    #    Option "XkbRules"    "xorg"
    #    Option "XkbModel"    "pc105"
    #    Option "XkbLayout"   "us"
    #    Option "XkbVariant"  ""
    #    Option "XkbOptions"  ""
    
    #    Option "XkbDisable"
    
        Option "XkbRules"	"xorg"
        Option "XkbModel"	"pc104"
        Option "XkbLayout"	"us"
    
    EndSection
    
    
    # **********************************************************************
    # Core Pointer's InputDevice section
    # **********************************************************************
    
    Section "InputDevice"
    
    # Identifier and driver
    
        Identifier	"Mouse1"
        Driver	"mouse"
        Option "Protocol"    "Auto"	# Auto detect
        Option "Device"      "/dev/input/mice"
    
    # When using XQUEUE, comment out the above two lines, and uncomment
    # the following line.
    
    #    Option "Protocol"	"Xqueue"
    
    # Mouse-speed setting for PS/2 mouse.
    
    #    Option "Resolution"	"256"
    
    # Baudrate and SampleRate are only for some Logitech mice. In
    # almost every case these lines should be omitted.
    
    #    Option "BaudRate"	"9600"
    #    Option "SampleRate"	"150"
    
    # Mouse wheel mapping.  Default is to map vertical wheel to buttons 4 & 5,
    # horizontal wheel to buttons 6 & 7.   Change if your mouse has more than
    # 3 buttons and you need to map the wheel to different button ids to avoid
    # conflicts.
    
        Option "ZAxisMapping"   "4 5"
    
    # Emulate3Buttons is an option for 2-button mice
    # Emulate3Timeout is the timeout in milliseconds (default is 50ms)
    
    #    Option "Emulate3Buttons"
    #    Option "Emulate3Timeout"    "50"
    
    # ChordMiddle is an option for some 3-button Logitech mice
    
    #    Option "ChordMiddle"
    
    EndSection
    
    
    # **********************************************************************
    # Other input device sections 
    # this is optional and is required only if you
    # are using extended input devices.  This is for example only.  Refer
    # to the xorg.conf man page for a description of the options.
    # **********************************************************************
    #
    # Section "InputDevice" 
    #    Identifier  "Mouse2"
    #    Driver      "mouse"
    #    Option      "Protocol"      "MouseMan"
    #    Option      "Device"        "/dev/mouse2"
    # EndSection
    #
    # Section "InputDevice"
    #    Identifier "spaceball"
    #    Driver     "magellan"
    #    Option     "Device"        "/dev/cua0"
    # EndSection
    #
    # Section "InputDevice"
    #    Identifier "spaceball2"
    #    Driver     "spaceorb"
    #    Option     "Device"        "/dev/cua0"
    # EndSection
    #
    # Section "InputDevice"
    #    Identifier "touchscreen0"
    #    Driver     "microtouch"
    #    Option     "Device"        "/dev/ttyS0"
    #    Option     "MinX"          "1412"
    #    Option     "MaxX"          "15184"
    #    Option     "MinY"          "15372"
    #    Option     "MaxY"          "1230"
    #    Option     "ScreenNumber"  "0"
    #    Option     "ReportingMode" "Scaled"
    #    Option     "ButtonNumber"  "1"
    #    Option     "SendCoreEvents"
    # EndSection
    #
    # Section "InputDevice"
    #    Identifier "touchscreen1"
    #    Driver     "elo2300"
    #    Option     "Device"        "/dev/ttyS0"
    #    Option     "MinX"          "231"
    #    Option     "MaxX"          "3868"
    #    Option     "MinY"          "3858"
    #    Option     "MaxY"          "272"
    #    Option     "ScreenNumber"  "0"
    #    Option     "ReportingMode" "Scaled"
    #    Option     "ButtonThreshold"       "17"
    #    Option     "ButtonNumber"  "1"
    #    Option     "SendCoreEvents"
    # EndSection
    
    # **********************************************************************
    # Monitor section
    # **********************************************************************
    
    # Any number of monitor sections may be present
    
    Section "Monitor"
    
        Identifier  "Monitor"
    
    # HorizSync is in kHz unless units are specified.
    # HorizSync may be a comma separated list of discrete values, or a
    # comma separated list of ranges of values.
    # NOTE: THE VALUES HERE ARE EXAMPLES ONLY.  REFER TO YOUR MONITOR'S
    # USER MANUAL FOR THE CORRECT NUMBERS.
    
        HorizSync   31.5 - 64.3
    
    #    HorizSync	30-64         # multisync
    #    HorizSync	31.5, 35.2    # multiple fixed sync frequencies
    #    HorizSync	15-25, 30-50  # multiple ranges of sync frequencies
    
    # VertRefresh is in Hz unless units are specified.
    # VertRefresh may be a comma separated list of discrete values, or a
    # comma separated list of ranges of values.
    # NOTE: THE VALUES HERE ARE EXAMPLES ONLY.  REFER TO YOUR MONITOR'S
    # USER MANUAL FOR THE CORRECT NUMBERS.
    
        VertRefresh 50-70
    
    EndSection
    
    
    # **********************************************************************
    # Graphics device section
    # **********************************************************************
    
    # Any number of graphics device sections may be present
    
    # Standard VGA Device:
    
    Section "Device"
        Identifier	"Standard VGA"
        VendorName	"Unknown"
        BoardName	"Unknown"
    
    # The chipset line is optional in most cases.  It can be used to override
    # the driver's chipset detection, and should not normally be specified.
    
    #    Chipset	"generic"
    
    # The Driver line must be present.  When using run-time loadable driver
    # modules, this line instructs the server to load the specified driver
    # module.  Even when not using loadable driver modules, this line
    # indicates which driver should interpret the information in this section.
    
        Driver     "vga"
    # The BusID line is used to specify which of possibly multiple devices
    # this section is intended for.  When this line isn't present, a device
    # section can only match up with the primary video device.  For PCI
    # devices a line like the following could be used.  This line should not
    # normally be included unless there is more than one video device
    # intalled.
    
    #    BusID      "PCI:0:10:0"
    
    #    VideoRam	256
    
    #    Clocks	25.2 28.3
    
    EndSection
    
    # Device configured by xorgconfig:
    
    Section "Device"
        Identifier  "NVIDIA GeForce 5500FX"
        Driver      "nvidia"
        #VideoRam    262144
        # Insert Clocks lines here if appropriate
    EndSection
    
    
    # **********************************************************************
    # Screen sections
    # **********************************************************************
    
    # Any number of screen sections may be present.  Each describes
    # the configuration of a single screen.  A single specific screen section
    # may be specified from the X server command line with the "-screen"
    # option.
    Section "Screen"
        Identifier  "Screen 1"
        Device      "NVIDIA GeForce 5500FX"
        Monitor     "Monitor"
        DefaultDepth 24
    
        Subsection "Display"
            Depth       8
            Modes       "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
            ViewPort    0 0
        EndSubsection
        Subsection "Display"
            Depth       16
            Modes       "1680x1050" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
            ViewPort    0 0
        EndSubsection
        Subsection "Display"
            Depth       24
            Modes       "1680x1050" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
            ViewPort    0 0
        EndSubsection
    EndSection
    
    # **********************************************************************
    # ServerLayout sections.
    # **********************************************************************
    
    # Any number of ServerLayout sections may be present.  Each describes
    # the way multiple screens are organised.  A specific ServerLayout
    # section may be specified from the X server command line with the
    # "-layout" option.  In the absence of this, the first section is used.
    # When now ServerLayout section is present, the first Screen section
    # is used alone.
    
    Section "ServerLayout"
    
    # The Identifier line must be present
        Identifier  "Simple Layout"
    
    # Each Screen line specifies a Screen section name, and optionally
    # the relative position of other screens.  The four names after
    # primary screen name are the screens to the top, bottom, left and right
    # of the primary screen.  In this example, screen 2 is located to the
    # right of screen 1.
    
        Screen "Screen 1"
    
    # Each InputDevice line specifies an InputDevice section name and
    # optionally some options to specify the way the device is to be
    # used.  Those options include "CorePointer", "CoreKeyboard" and
    # "SendCoreEvents".
    
        InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
        InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
    
    EndSection
    
    # Section "DRI"
    #    Mode 0666
    # EndSection
    lspci results:

    Code:
    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82865G/PE/P DRAM Controller/Host-Hub Interface (rev 02)
    00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82865G/PE/P PCI to AGP Controller (rev 02)
    00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
    00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
    00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
    00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
    00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02)
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev c2)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 02)
    00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) IDE Controller (rev 02)
    00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801EB (ICH5) SATA Controller (rev 02)
    00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) SMBus Controller (rev 02)
    00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 02)
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5500] (rev a1)
    02:03.0 Ethernet controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT86C100A [Rhine] (rev 06)
    Last edited by devils casper; 01-20-2010 at 11:59 AM. Reason: Added [code]...[/code] tag.

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    Now would I be wrong in thinking that I merely have to add the phrase

    "1600 x 1050" on the resolution line?
    Yes. You have to set correct Resolutions in Modes line of xorg.conf.
    Subsection "Display"
    Depth 24
    Modes "1680x1050" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    ViewPort 0 0
    EndSubsection
    Resolutions are correct already in your xorg.conf file.


    Contents of xorg.conf file looks correct except Refresh Rates.
    HorizSync 31.5 - 64.3
    VertRefresh 50-70
    Are above Refresh rates supported by your Monitor?
    Check Monitor's Manual for supported Refresh rates and edit xorg.conf file accordingly.
    These are Generic Refresh rates work fine with most of Monitors.
    Code:
    HorizSync   31.5 - 71
    VertRefresh 50-160
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    Casper, thanks for replying so fast.

    The 1600x1050 res is not saved in the file. I just did the search on it.

    It was there from my attempt to edit, but permissions don't allow me to save it with the edits.

    I don't know enough to go hacking about with the permissions. So once again: Help!

    I'll find out about the refresh rates.

    What's this I hear about ctrl alt backspace removing the file for an auto discovery?

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    ctrl+alt+backspace just restarts the X server

    you need to edit those files as root so you can save them

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