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  1. #1

    video drivers and resolution problems - FC8

    Hi, I have been having trouble getting my resolution to 1440x900. Now the problem that i have come to realize, is that the video driver "vesa" will not let me have this resolution. I currently have a 7800GT (nVidia obviously).

    I have tried to use the nVidia Driver for FC8 (it is labeled "nv"), but when i use that driver my display gets all messed up and i cant click on anything or interact with Linux which means i gotta restart. Now the thing is when i do use the nVidia driver, my resolution happens to be 1440x900.

    If anyone has any answers to how i can get the nv drivers working or how i can get a 1440x900 resolution using the vesa drivers, please post.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2004
    arch linux
    The nv and vesa drivers are simple generic drivers.

    Is using the official nvidia driver out of the question for you? If not, you'd probably have better luck getting the overall resolution you desire.

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    SuperMod (Back again) devils casper's Avatar
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    Jun 2006
    Chandigarh, India
    Install Livna repository
    rpm -Uhv
    rpm –import
    Install Nvidia driver:
    su -
    yum -y install kmod-nvidia
    init 3
    nvidia-config-display enable
    Reboot machine.
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    This worked out perfectly. Thanks for the quick replies.

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