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  1. Here's an odd one

    Kubuntu 7.04, Xorg server, nv driver.

    Installed NVidia GeForce 8500. Ran xorg reconfigure. Entered optimal
    monitor resolution of 1680x1050 (I have been using this resolution with
    onboard GeForce 6100 for a month ok) and the right sync ranges H..28-83
    V..56-75. When the desktop loads it's too wide. The left side is off the
    screen by 3 inches and the right 3/4 inch. This monitor (LG L222WT) has no
    horizontal width adjustments and the auto adjust does nothing. If I reduce
    the resolution to 1440x900 the desktop centers perfectly. I've tried
    running the reconfigure a couple times but the results are the same.
    I could run at 1440x900 but I'd like to fix it and I'm out of ideas.

    Open for any suggestions (except shove it up your a**)



  2. Re: Here's an odd one

    Meat Plow wrote:

    > Kubuntu 7.04, Xorg server, nv driver.
    >
    > Installed NVidia GeForce 8500. Ran xorg reconfigure. Entered optimal
    > monitor resolution of 1680x1050 (I have been using this resolution with
    > onboard GeForce 6100 for a month ok) and the right sync ranges H..28-83
    > V..56-75. When the desktop loads it's too wide. The left side is off the
    > screen by 3 inches and the right 3/4 inch. This monitor (LG L222WT) has no
    > horizontal width adjustments and the auto adjust does nothing. If I reduce
    > the resolution to 1440x900 the desktop centers perfectly. I've tried
    > running the reconfigure a couple times but the results are the same.
    > I could run at 1440x900 but I'd like to fix it and I'm out of ideas.
    >
    > Open for any suggestions (except shove it up your a**)


    Post your xorg.conf.

    Cheers.

    --
    Boot It Up!
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=-kql8cWqiv8


  3. Re: Here's an odd one

    On Thu, 10 Jan 2008 00:04:31 +0000, NoStop wrote:

    > Meat Plow wrote:
    >
    >> Kubuntu 7.04, Xorg server, nv driver.
    >>
    >> Installed NVidia GeForce 8500. Ran xorg reconfigure. Entered optimal
    >> monitor resolution of 1680x1050 (I have been using this resolution with
    >> onboard GeForce 6100 for a month ok) and the right sync ranges H..28-83
    >> V..56-75. When the desktop loads it's too wide. The left side is off the
    >> screen by 3 inches and the right 3/4 inch. This monitor (LG L222WT) has no
    >> horizontal width adjustments and the auto adjust does nothing. If I reduce
    >> the resolution to 1440x900 the desktop centers perfectly. I've tried
    >> running the reconfigure a couple times but the results are the same.
    >> I could run at 1440x900 but I'd like to fix it and I'm out of ideas.
    >>
    >> Open for any suggestions (except shove it up your a**)

    >
    > Post your xorg.conf.
    >




    Section "Files"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi"
    # path to defoma fonts
    FontPath "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
    EndSection

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

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
    Driver "kbd"
    Option "CoreKeyboard"
    Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
    Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
    Option "XkbLayout" "us"
    Option "XkbOptions" "lv3:ralt_switch"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Configured Mouse"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "CorePointer"
    Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Driver "wacom"
    Identifier "stylus"
    Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
    Option "Type" "stylus"
    Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Driver "wacom"
    Identifier "eraser"
    Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
    Option "Type" "eraser"
    Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Driver "wacom"
    Identifier "cursor"
    Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
    Option "Type" "cursor"
    Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY
    EndSection

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "NVIDIA GeForce 8500"
    Driver "nv"
    BusID "PCI:3:00:0"
    VideoRam 512
    EndSection

    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "L222WT"
    Option "DPMS"
    HorizSync 28-83
    VertRefresh 56-75
    EndSection

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Default Screen"
    Device "NVIDIA GeForce 8500"
    Monitor "L222WT"
    DefaultDepth 24
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 1
    Modes "1680x1050" "1440x900" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 4
    Modes "1680x1050" "1440x900" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 8
    Modes "1680x1050" "1440x900" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 15
    Modes "1680x1050" "1440x900" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 16
    Modes "1680x1050" "1440x900" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 24
    Modes "1680x1050" "1440x900" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    EndSection

    Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "Default Layout"
    Screen "Default Screen"
    InputDevice "Generic Keyboard"
    InputDevice "Configured Mouse"
    InputDevice "stylus" "SendCoreEvents"
    InputDevice "cursor" "SendCoreEvents"
    InputDevice "eraser" "SendCoreEvents"
    EndSection

    Section "DRI"
    Mode 0666
    EndSection



  4. Re: Here's an odd one

    On Wed, 09 Jan 2008 18:28:24 -0500, Meat Plow wrote:

    > Kubuntu 7.04, Xorg server, nv driver.


    There's your problem, right there. Using the "nv" driver. Not sure if
    Kubuntu/synaptic/whatever has the 3D accelerated Nvidia driver available
    in a repository, but if it is there, install it. If not there, download
    the appropriate driver from the Nvidia website and install it. Then edit
    your xorg.conf file and change the driver to "nvidia" and reboot. Done.

    > Installed NVidia GeForce 8500. Ran xorg reconfigure. Entered optimal
    > monitor resolution of 1680x1050 (I have been using this resolution with
    > onboard GeForce 6100 for a month ok) and the right sync ranges H..28-83
    > V..56-75. When the desktop loads it's too wide. The left side is off the
    > screen by 3 inches and the right 3/4 inch. This monitor (LG L222WT) has
    > no horizontal width adjustments and the auto adjust does nothing. If I
    > reduce the resolution to 1440x900 the desktop centers perfectly. I've
    > tried running the reconfigure a couple times but the results are the
    > same. I could run at 1440x900 but I'd like to fix it and I'm out of
    > ideas.


    > Open for any suggestions (except shove it up your a**)


    Simple fix. See above.


    --
    "Ubuntu" -- an African word, meaning "Slackware is too hard for me".


  5. Re: Here's an odd one

    Meat Plow wrote:

    > On Thu, 10 Jan 2008 00:04:31 +0000, NoStop wrote:
    >
    >> Meat Plow wrote:
    >>
    >>> Kubuntu 7.04, Xorg server, nv driver.
    >>>
    >>> Installed NVidia GeForce 8500. Ran xorg reconfigure. Entered optimal
    >>> monitor resolution of 1680x1050 (I have been using this resolution with
    >>> onboard GeForce 6100 for a month ok) and the right sync ranges H..28-83
    >>> V..56-75. When the desktop loads it's too wide. The left side is off the
    >>> screen by 3 inches and the right 3/4 inch. This monitor (LG L222WT) has
    >>> no horizontal width adjustments and the auto adjust does nothing. If I
    >>> reduce the resolution to 1440x900 the desktop centers perfectly. I've
    >>> tried running the reconfigure a couple times but the results are the
    >>> same. I could run at 1440x900 but I'd like to fix it and I'm out of
    >>> ideas.
    >>>
    >>> Open for any suggestions (except shove it up your a**)

    >>
    >> Post your xorg.conf.
    >>

    >
    >
    >
    > Section "Files"
    > FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc"
    > FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic"
    > FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/:unscaled"
    > FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/:unscaled"
    > FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1"
    > FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi"
    > FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi"
    > # path to defoma fonts
    > FontPath "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
    > EndSection
    >
    > Section "Module"
    > Load "bitmap"
    > Load "ddc"
    > Load "dri"
    > Load "extmod"
    > Load "freetype"
    > Load "glx"
    > Load "int10"
    > Load "vbe"
    > EndSection
    >
    > Section "InputDevice"
    > Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
    > Driver "kbd"
    > Option "CoreKeyboard"
    > Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
    > Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
    > Option "XkbLayout" "us"
    > Option "XkbOptions" "lv3:ralt_switch"
    > EndSection
    >
    > Section "InputDevice"
    > Identifier "Configured Mouse"
    > Driver "mouse"
    > Option "CorePointer"
    > Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    > Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
    > Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    > Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
    > EndSection
    >
    > Section "InputDevice"
    > Driver "wacom"
    > Identifier "stylus"
    > Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
    > Option "Type" "stylus"
    > Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY
    > EndSection
    >
    > Section "InputDevice"
    > Driver "wacom"
    > Identifier "eraser"
    > Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
    > Option "Type" "eraser"
    > Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY
    > EndSection
    >
    > Section "InputDevice"
    > Driver "wacom"
    > Identifier "cursor"
    > Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
    > Option "Type" "cursor"
    > Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY
    > EndSection
    >
    > Section "Device"
    > Identifier "NVIDIA GeForce 8500"
    > Driver "nv"
    > BusID "PCI:3:00:0"
    > VideoRam 512
    > EndSection
    >
    > Section "Monitor"
    > Identifier "L222WT"
    > Option "DPMS"
    > HorizSync 28-83
    > VertRefresh 56-75
    > EndSection
    >
    > Section "Screen"
    > Identifier "Default Screen"
    > Device "NVIDIA GeForce 8500"
    > Monitor "L222WT"
    > DefaultDepth 24
    > SubSection "Display"
    > Depth 1
    > Modes "1680x1050" "1440x900" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    > EndSubSection
    > SubSection "Display"
    > Depth 4
    > Modes "1680x1050" "1440x900" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    > EndSubSection
    > SubSection "Display"
    > Depth 8
    > Modes "1680x1050" "1440x900" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    > EndSubSection
    > SubSection "Display"
    > Depth 15
    > Modes "1680x1050" "1440x900" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    > EndSubSection
    > SubSection "Display"
    > Depth 16
    > Modes "1680x1050" "1440x900" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    > EndSubSection
    > SubSection "Display"
    > Depth 24
    > Modes "1680x1050" "1440x900" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    > EndSubSection
    > EndSection
    >
    > Section "ServerLayout"
    > Identifier "Default Layout"
    > Screen "Default Screen"
    > InputDevice "Generic Keyboard"
    > InputDevice "Configured Mouse"
    > InputDevice "stylus" "SendCoreEvents"
    > InputDevice "cursor" "SendCoreEvents"
    > InputDevice "eraser" "SendCoreEvents"
    > EndSection
    >
    > Section "DRI"
    > Mode 0666
    > EndSection


    I suggest you try running the proprietary nVidia drivers as opposed to the
    open source driver you're now running.

    Try this ... System --> Administration --> Restricted Drivers Manager

    and see whether it gives you the option to use the proprietary drivers. If
    so, it'll install and rewrite your xorg.conf to use these other drivers.
    Should work better with that card. This will allow you to use compiz on
    that box too, which is nice.

    Cheers.

    --
    Boot It Up!
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=-kql8cWqiv8


  6. Re: Here's an odd one

    On Thu, 10 Jan 2008 00:36:42 +0000, NoStop wrote:

    > Meat Plow wrote:
    >
    >> On Thu, 10 Jan 2008 00:04:31 +0000, NoStop wrote:
    >>
    >>> Meat Plow wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> Kubuntu 7.04, Xorg server, nv driver.
    >>>>
    >>>> Installed NVidia GeForce 8500. Ran xorg reconfigure. Entered optimal
    >>>> monitor resolution of 1680x1050 (I have been using this resolution with
    >>>> onboard GeForce 6100 for a month ok) and the right sync ranges H..28-83
    >>>> V..56-75. When the desktop loads it's too wide. The left side is off the
    >>>> screen by 3 inches and the right 3/4 inch. This monitor (LG L222WT) has
    >>>> no horizontal width adjustments and the auto adjust does nothing. If I
    >>>> reduce the resolution to 1440x900 the desktop centers perfectly. I've
    >>>> tried running the reconfigure a couple times but the results are the
    >>>> same. I could run at 1440x900 but I'd like to fix it and I'm out of
    >>>> ideas.
    >>>>
    >>>> Open for any suggestions (except shove it up your a**)
    >>>
    >>> Post your xorg.conf.
    >>>

    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> Section "Files"
    >> FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc"
    >> FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic"
    >> FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/:unscaled"
    >> FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/:unscaled"
    >> FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1"
    >> FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi"
    >> FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi"
    >> # path to defoma fonts
    >> FontPath "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
    >> EndSection
    >>
    >> Section "Module"
    >> Load "bitmap"
    >> Load "ddc"
    >> Load "dri"
    >> Load "extmod"
    >> Load "freetype"
    >> Load "glx"
    >> Load "int10"
    >> Load "vbe"
    >> EndSection
    >>
    >> Section "InputDevice"
    >> Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
    >> Driver "kbd"
    >> Option "CoreKeyboard"
    >> Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
    >> Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
    >> Option "XkbLayout" "us"
    >> Option "XkbOptions" "lv3:ralt_switch"
    >> EndSection
    >>
    >> Section "InputDevice"
    >> Identifier "Configured Mouse"
    >> Driver "mouse"
    >> Option "CorePointer"
    >> Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    >> Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
    >> Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    >> Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
    >> EndSection
    >>
    >> Section "InputDevice"
    >> Driver "wacom"
    >> Identifier "stylus"
    >> Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
    >> Option "Type" "stylus"
    >> Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY
    >> EndSection
    >>
    >> Section "InputDevice"
    >> Driver "wacom"
    >> Identifier "eraser"
    >> Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
    >> Option "Type" "eraser"
    >> Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY
    >> EndSection
    >>
    >> Section "InputDevice"
    >> Driver "wacom"
    >> Identifier "cursor"
    >> Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
    >> Option "Type" "cursor"
    >> Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY
    >> EndSection
    >>
    >> Section "Device"
    >> Identifier "NVIDIA GeForce 8500"
    >> Driver "nv"
    >> BusID "PCI:3:00:0"
    >> VideoRam 512
    >> EndSection
    >>
    >> Section "Monitor"
    >> Identifier "L222WT"
    >> Option "DPMS"
    >> HorizSync 28-83
    >> VertRefresh 56-75
    >> EndSection
    >>
    >> Section "Screen"
    >> Identifier "Default Screen"
    >> Device "NVIDIA GeForce 8500"
    >> Monitor "L222WT"
    >> DefaultDepth 24
    >> SubSection "Display"
    >> Depth 1
    >> Modes "1680x1050" "1440x900" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    >> EndSubSection
    >> SubSection "Display"
    >> Depth 4
    >> Modes "1680x1050" "1440x900" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    >> EndSubSection
    >> SubSection "Display"
    >> Depth 8
    >> Modes "1680x1050" "1440x900" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    >> EndSubSection
    >> SubSection "Display"
    >> Depth 15
    >> Modes "1680x1050" "1440x900" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    >> EndSubSection
    >> SubSection "Display"
    >> Depth 16
    >> Modes "1680x1050" "1440x900" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    >> EndSubSection
    >> SubSection "Display"
    >> Depth 24
    >> Modes "1680x1050" "1440x900" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    >> EndSubSection
    >> EndSection
    >>
    >> Section "ServerLayout"
    >> Identifier "Default Layout"
    >> Screen "Default Screen"
    >> InputDevice "Generic Keyboard"
    >> InputDevice "Configured Mouse"
    >> InputDevice "stylus" "SendCoreEvents"
    >> InputDevice "cursor" "SendCoreEvents"
    >> InputDevice "eraser" "SendCoreEvents"
    >> EndSection
    >>
    >> Section "DRI"
    >> Mode 0666
    >> EndSection

    >
    > I suggest you try running the proprietary nVidia drivers as opposed to the
    > open source driver you're now running.
    >
    > Try this ... System --> Administration --> Restricted Drivers Manager
    >
    > and see whether it gives you the option to use the proprietary drivers. If
    > so, it'll install and rewrite your xorg.conf to use these other drivers.
    > Should work better with that card. This will allow you to use compiz on
    > that box too, which is nice.
    >


    Thank you for the help. I'll give it a try tomorrow. I had enough trouble
    understanding that doing lspci |grep VGA resulting in "03:00.0" translates
    to PCI:3:00:0 but had enough common sense to figure it out The onboard
    6100 was PCI:0:5:0 so really no help there. I dual boot this PC and still
    have to do my video DV editing in XP using Vegas Home Studio and a 1394
    card. I needed more video muscle and a couple more gigs of RAM to help
    with the production and editing.


  7. Re: Here's an odd one

    On Wed, 09 Jan 2008 18:21:15 -0600, Dan C wrote:

    > There's your problem, right there. Using the "nv" driver. Not sure if
    > Kubuntu/synaptic/whatever has the 3D accelerated Nvidia driver available
    > in a repository, but if it is there, install it. If not there, download
    > the appropriate driver from the Nvidia website and install it. Then edit
    > your xorg.conf file and change the driver to "nvidia" and reboot. Done.


    Downloaded NVIDIA-Linux-x86-169.07-pkg1.run from NVidia for the 8500 GT.
    This is a PNY board with the 8500 GT hardware on it.
    Installed the NVidia driver as root from runlevel 3 as recommended.
    Install was uneventful except some stuff about predefined kernels not
    matching but the installer offered a solution that was taken. (take
    note this is a GUI type installer so I wasn't just watching scripts
    execute from a term.) The install was successful and xorg.conf was
    configured. However xorg would not start saying no GPU found and kernel
    something or another (didn't copy the dialog down). I reconfigured to use
    the nv driver and I'm back where I started. This is going to take a little
    research and trial and error so I'll have to chuckle a little at your
    "Simple fix" comment.



  8. Re: Here's an odd one

    Meat Plow wrote:
    > On Wed, 09 Jan 2008 18:21:15 -0600, Dan C wrote:
    >
    >> There's your problem, right there. Using the "nv" driver. Not sure if
    >> Kubuntu/synaptic/whatever has the 3D accelerated Nvidia driver available
    >> in a repository, but if it is there, install it. If not there, download
    >> the appropriate driver from the Nvidia website and install it. Then edit
    >> your xorg.conf file and change the driver to "nvidia" and reboot. Done.

    >
    > Downloaded NVIDIA-Linux-x86-169.07-pkg1.run from NVidia for the 8500 GT.
    > This is a PNY board with the 8500 GT hardware on it.
    > Installed the NVidia driver as root from runlevel 3 as recommended.
    > Install was uneventful except some stuff about predefined kernels not
    > matching but the installer offered a solution that was taken. (take
    > note this is a GUI type installer so I wasn't just watching scripts
    > execute from a term.) The install was successful and xorg.conf was
    > configured. However xorg would not start saying no GPU found and kernel
    > something or another (didn't copy the dialog down). I reconfigured to use
    > the nv driver and I'm back where I started. This is going to take a little
    > research and trial and error so I'll have to chuckle a little at your
    > "Simple fix" comment.
    >
    >


    Have you seen/looked at/tried Envy?
    http://albertomilone.com/nvidia_scripts1.html
    Takes a lot of the struggle out of Nvidia drivers.
    I have best results if I run the 'remove driver' option first to clean
    up before running the install option.

  9. Re: Here's an odd one

    On Thu, 10 Jan 2008 16:04:59 -0500
    Meat Plow wrote:

    > On Wed, 09 Jan 2008 18:21:15 -0600, Dan C wrote:
    >
    > > There's your problem, right there. Using the "nv" driver. Not
    > > sure if Kubuntu/synaptic/whatever has the 3D accelerated Nvidia
    > > driver available in a repository, but if it is there, install it.
    > > If not there, download the appropriate driver from the Nvidia
    > > website and install it. Then edit your xorg.conf file and change
    > > the driver to "nvidia" and reboot. Done.

    >
    > Downloaded NVIDIA-Linux-x86-169.07-pkg1.run from NVidia for the 8500
    > GT. This is a PNY board with the 8500 GT hardware on it.
    > Installed the NVidia driver as root from runlevel 3 as recommended.
    > Install was uneventful except some stuff about predefined kernels not
    > matching but the installer offered a solution that was taken. (take
    > note this is a GUI type installer so I wasn't just watching scripts
    > execute from a term.) The install was successful and xorg.conf was
    > configured. However xorg would not start saying no GPU found and
    > kernel something or another (didn't copy the dialog down). I
    > reconfigured to use the nv driver and I'm back where I started. This
    > is going to take a little research and trial and error so I'll have
    > to chuckle a little at your "Simple fix" comment.


    Did "System > Administration > Restricted Drivers Manager" not offer an
    Nvidia option? It should have shown Nvidia driver available to install
    from Ubuntu repositories. Worked for me ok.

  10. Re: Here's an odd one

    Meat Plow wrote:

    > Downloaded NVIDIA-Linux-x86-169.07-pkg1.run from NVidia for the 8500
    > GT. This is a PNY board with the 8500 GT hardware on it.
    > Installed the NVidia driver as root from runlevel 3 as recommended.
    > Install was uneventful except some stuff about predefined kernels not
    > matching but the installer offered a solution that was taken. (take
    > note this is a GUI type installer so I wasn't just watching scripts
    > execute from a term.) The install was successful and xorg.conf was
    > configured. However xorg would not start saying no GPU found and
    > kernel something or another (didn't copy the dialog down). I
    > reconfigured to use the nv driver and I'm back where I started. This
    > is going to take a little research and trial and error so I'll have
    > to chuckle a little at your "Simple fix" comment.


    Since I just installed this exact same driver and had a bit of a
    wrestle with it, I know what you're going through . I didn't get the
    same error as you (mine was a mode error which dropped me into TTY1
    instead of booting into X), but I've learned a lot about installing
    Nvidia drivers in the past day or so. I recommend you do what I did and
    first read through the README for that driver:

    http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree8.../169.07/README

    Read the requirements and verify that you meet *all* of them. Also check
    through the list of known problems to see if yours (and a fix for it)
    is listed. Follow *every step* of the installation instructions
    (including making sure you have the kernel source, etc. installed).

    Before you stop X to install the driver again, read Zander's post on
    this page:

    http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/show...fa276b&t=72490

    Follow *all* of his instructions under the "Debian GNU/Linux or
    [K]Ubuntu with Xorg 7.x" section.

    I'll add a note that you should back up any files you modify or delete while following his instructions!

    Since you've installed the driver now, you'll need shut down X and
    uninstall the driver with this command:

    sudo nvidia-installer --uninstall

    Then run the installer again with the original install command, but
    you might want to try what I did. Instead of running the install with the command recommended on the driver download page:

    sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-169.07-pkg1.run

    I ran it with this command, to force the installer to use my kernel to
    compile the driver:

    sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-169.07-pkg1.run --kernel-name='2.6.22-14-generic'

    To find out if this command will work for you, go into a terminal
    window and type:

    uname -r

    If the result of that command is:

    2.6.22-14-generic

    then try the command I used. If you get a different result for uname
    -r, then replace 2.6.22-14-generic with the result you got.

    If you still can't get it working consistently (and the acid test is
    whether you can reboot and have it still working), let me know. I
    chronicled my entire installation and would be happy to post the text
    file on my web page. I'm one of those ridiculously thorough people, so
    everything is neatly numbered and explained and would be easy to follow
    along. You could take a look at it and compare the steps you've taken
    with those I took. But I have a feeling that if you follow the
    instructions above, you won't run into any trouble. Good luck! (:

    --
    Little Girl

    There is no spoon.

  11. Re: Here's an odd one

    Meat Plow wrote:
    > Kubuntu 7.04, Xorg server, nv driver.
    >
    > Installed NVidia GeForce 8500. Ran xorg reconfigure. Entered optimal
    > monitor resolution of 1680x1050 (I have been using this resolution with
    > onboard GeForce 6100 for a month ok) and the right sync ranges H..28-83
    > V..56-75. When the desktop loads it's too wide. The left side is off the
    > screen by 3 inches and the right 3/4 inch. This monitor (LG L222WT) has no
    > horizontal width adjustments and the auto adjust does nothing. If I reduce
    > the resolution to 1440x900 the desktop centers perfectly. I've tried
    > running the reconfigure a couple times but the results are the same.
    > I could run at 1440x900 but I'd like to fix it and I'm out of ideas.


    Have you tried xvidtune?

    --
    NK

  12. Re: Here's an odd one

    On Wed, 16 Jan 2008 22:43:19 +0000, Niklaus Kuehnis wrote:

    >> Kubuntu 7.04, Xorg server, nv driver.




    > Have you tried xvidtune?


    Are you a week late for everything you do?

    Did you bother reading any of the other replies to the question, before
    posting your "answer"?


    --
    "Ubuntu" -- an African word, meaning "Slackware is too hard for me".


  13. Re: Here's an odd one

    On Wed, 16 Jan 2008 22:43:19 +0000, Niklaus Kuehnis wrote:

    > Meat Plow wrote:
    >> Kubuntu 7.04, Xorg server, nv driver.
    >>
    >> Installed NVidia GeForce 8500. Ran xorg reconfigure. Entered optimal
    >> monitor resolution of 1680x1050 (I have been using this resolution with
    >> onboard GeForce 6100 for a month ok) and the right sync ranges H..28-83
    >> V..56-75. When the desktop loads it's too wide. The left side is off the
    >> screen by 3 inches and the right 3/4 inch. This monitor (LG L222WT) has no
    >> horizontal width adjustments and the auto adjust does nothing. If I reduce
    >> the resolution to 1440x900 the desktop centers perfectly. I've tried
    >> running the reconfigure a couple times but the results are the same.
    >> I could run at 1440x900 but I'd like to fix it and I'm out of ideas.

    >
    > Have you tried xvidtune?


    I installed the restricted driver from NVidia and all is well


  14. Re: Here's an odd one

    Meat Plow illuminated alt.os.linux.ubuntu by typing:
    > On Wed, 16 Jan 2008 21:36:50 -0600, Dan C wrote:
    >
    >> On Wed, 16 Jan 2008 22:43:19 +0000, Niklaus Kuehnis wrote:
    >>
    >>>> Kubuntu 7.04, Xorg server, nv driver.

    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>> Have you tried xvidtune?

    >>
    >> Are you a week late for everything you do?
    >>
    >> Did you bother reading any of the other replies to the question, before
    >> posting your "answer"?

    >
    > Dood, get laid once in awhile. Seriously.


    Can you imagine it?

    "Bugger off clit-droid."



    --
    Moog

    "If this is gonna be that kinda party I'm gonna stick my dick in the
    mashed potatoes"

  15. Re: Here's an odd one

    On Thu, 17 Jan 2008 18:46:58 +0000, Moog wrote:

    > Meat Plow illuminated alt.os.linux.ubuntu by typing:
    >> On Wed, 16 Jan 2008 21:36:50 -0600, Dan C wrote:
    >>
    >>> On Wed, 16 Jan 2008 22:43:19 +0000, Niklaus Kuehnis wrote:
    >>>
    >>>>> Kubuntu 7.04, Xorg server, nv driver.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>> Have you tried xvidtune?
    >>>
    >>> Are you a week late for everything you do?
    >>>
    >>> Did you bother reading any of the other replies to the question, before
    >>> posting your "answer"?

    >>
    >> Dood, get laid once in awhile. Seriously.

    >
    > Can you imagine it?
    >
    > "Bugger off clit-droid."
    >
    >


    gasp




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