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    Need driver for graphics card: Nvidia Vanta & need to set dpi


    Using Debian Lenny 5.0.2
    Nvidia vanta graphics card: need driver, need to set dpi

    This is my graphics card:
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV6 [Vanta/Vanta LT] (rev 15)

    I am using the nv driver at the moment.

    I am having trouble setting the dpi on my monitor.
    I am trying to set the dpi to 96 x 96
    I used the following formula to configure the display size
    25.4/96 x resolution

    This is part of my xorg.conf:
    Section "Monitor"
    #DisplaySize 338.67 270.93 # mm (1280 x 1024)
    #DisplaySize 338.67 254 # (1280 x 960)
    DisplaySize 304.8 228.6 # (1152 x 864)
    #DisplaySize 270.93 203.2 # (1024 x 76
    Identifier "Monitor0"
    VendorName "HSL"
    ModelName "76d"
    ### Comment all HorizSync and VertRefresh values to use DDC:
    HorizSync 30.0 - 96.0
    VertRefresh 47.0 - 150.0
    Option "DPMS"
    EndSection

    Section "Module"
    Load "dbe"
    #Load "dri"
    Load "record"
    Load "xtrap"
    Load "glx"
    #Load "GLcore"
    Load "extmod"
    EndSection
    when I set the resolution to 1280 x 1024 I get
    Code:
    xdpyinfo | grep resolution
    resolution:    90x96 dots per inch
    with 1152x864 I get 81x81 dots per inch

    with 1024x768 I get 72x72 dots per inch

    What am I doing wrong in setting the dpi?
    Is nv the best driver for my card, is there other drivers I could try that
    would work better?
    I don't really need a 3D driver so I didn't want to install the Nvidia
    driver if it wasn't necessary.

    Thanks.

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    You might want to see if there is a native nVidia driver for this board on the nVidia web site. They usually work better for supporting high-resolution graphics than the default nv or vesa drivers.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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