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Hi, I have an Nvidia TNT2 that I can't get over 800x600. I installed the drivers from nvidia, but when I tried nvidia-xconfig, it said no command was available, only ...
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    [SOLVED] Higher screen resolution


    Hi, I have an Nvidia TNT2 that I can't get over 800x600. I installed the drivers from nvidia, but when I tried nvidia-xconfig, it said no command was available, only in other packages for newer graphics cards. I went to the display settings and it said to use nvidia's tool to change screen resolution. I wen to the nvidia tool, but there was no option for screen resolution. I tried editing the xorg.conf, but there was none, so I tried making one, but every time I make one x doesn't work saying that it couldn't parse the config file. I uninstalled the driver and installed the same driver from ubuntu website as a .deb. I tried the same things but it still didn't work.

    I am using linux mint.

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    I am going to try an experimental driver and see if that works.

    EDIT it still limits me to 800x600, but it did get added to the drivers menu thing, the nvidia driver didn't.

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    editing a xorg.conf I found on the internet, I made this xorg file

    Section "Module"
    Load "i2c"
    Load "bitmap"
    Load "ddc"
    # Load "dri"
    Load "extmod"
    # Load "freetype"
    Load "int10"
    # Load "type1"
    Load "vbe"
    Load "glx"
    EndSection

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "Generic Video Card"
    # Driver "nv"
    Driver "nvidia"
    BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
    Option "TwinView"
    #Option "MetaModes" "1280x1024, 1440x900 @1440x1024; NULL, 1440x900" # With vertical panning
    Option "MetaModes" "1280x1024, 1440x900; NULL, 1440x900"
    Option "RenderAccel" "true"
    Option "backingstore" "true"
    Option "XAANoOffsetScreenPixmaps" "true"
    Option "AddRGBGLXVisuals" "On"
    EndSection

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Default Screen"
    Device "Generic Video Card"
    Monitor "Generic Monitor"
    DefaultDepth 24
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 1
    Modes "1024x768"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 4
    Modes "1024x768"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 8
    Modes "1024x768"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 15
    Modes "1024x768"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 16
    Modes "1024x768"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 24
    Modes "1024x768"
    EndSubSection
    EndSection

    when I boot up and x loads a meassge appears that says that it couldn't find the nvidia driver, but I have the driver installed (I removed the experimntal driver, and reinstalled the nvidia driver)

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    Which version of Linux Mint are you using?
    Post the output of this
    Code:
    cat /etc/*release*
    sudo lspci | grep -i vga
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    DISTRIB_ID=LinuxMint
    DISTRIB_RELEASE=8
    RELEASE_NOTES_URL=
    DISTRIB_CODENAME=helena
    DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Linux Mint 8 Helena - Main Edition"

    and

    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV5M64 [RIVA TNT2 Model 64/Model 64 Pro] (rev 15)

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    I belive I am having this problem
    //bugs.archlinux.org/task/11360

    the legacy drivers don't support xserver 1.5, so I need to downgrade to 1.4

    how can I do that?

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    Rename xorg.conf file and create new xorg.conf. Try basic configuration.
    Code:
    cd /etc/X11
    sudo mv xorg.conf xorg.conf.bak
    sudo nano xorg.conf
    Code:
    Section "Device"
    	Identifier	"Configured Video Device"
    	Driver		"nvidia"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
    	Identifier	"Generic Monitor"
    	Option		"DPMS"
    	HorizSync	30-71
    	VertRefresh	50-160
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
    	Identifier	"Default Screen"
    	Device		"Configured Video Device"
    	Monitor		"Generic Monitor"
    	DefaultDepth	24
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Depth		24
    		Modes		"1280x1024" "1024x768" 
    	EndSubSection
    EndSection
    
    Section "ServerLayout"
    	Identifier	"Default Layout"
    	Screen		"Default Screen"
    	InputDevice	"Generic Keyboard"
    	InputDevice	"Generic Mouse"
    EndSection
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    whenever I set the Driver to nvidia and restart gdm, I get an error message saying it can't load nvidia_drv.so. I copied the nvidia_drv.so form the download, and moved it to the path that it said it couldn't load it at, but it still didn't work.

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    I tried using the conf file you sent me, but it still didn't work, this time it said it could parse the config file, not that it couldn't find the nvidia drver.

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    I installed the the drivers that are for a newer graphics card that contained nvidia-xconfig (the lagacy drivers don't have this option) and ran nvidia -xconfig. this generated the folowing xorg.conf:

    # nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
    # nvidia-xconfig: version 1.0 (buildmeister@builder63) Thu Jun 25 18:57:07 PDT 2009


    Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "Layout0"
    Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
    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"
    HorizSync 30.0 - 110.0
    VertRefresh 50.0 - 150.0
    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
    Modes "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    EndSection

    then I reinstalled the drivers for my graphics card and it still didn't work.

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