27385Re: Dell 8200 Mandriva Linux (NVidia Driver Problem)
- Sep 15, 2005you LEGEND!!!!! It is now working GREAT!!! I just played my first game
of Chromium and I am a happy man and I will spread the word about this
fix and buy myself membership to the Mandriva Club to support Mandriva.
I may have more questionsa bout configuration - can I email you directly?
Firstly, how can I have this boot with these options each time? At
the moment Mandriva boots straight in to X each time, so how can I
reconfigure to boot with these options set? Can I put them in the
So it was something about the refresh rates after all.
Kind Regards and Sincere Appreciation,
(Adelaide, South Australia)
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "sugaratias" <adam@t...> wrote:
> Yes, before you startx.
> Have xorg.conf set to use the nvidia driver.
> Then you need to load the nvidia module. If I just do modprobe nvidia
> and then startx I get lots of coloured lines down the right of the
> screen and the resolution is wrong.
> If I do modprobe nvidia NVreg_SoftEDIDs=0 NVreg_Mobile=0 and then
> startx, it works fine.
> I am guessing it tells the module to ignore what the system is telling
> it and just use the right resolution anyway. Not sure about the mobile
> flag, there must be something different with the dell chipsets, so
> that must tell it to use the GeForce 440 mobile editio perhaps.
> Like I say.. works on my Dell Inspiron 8200 with a GeForce440 Go and a
> 1600x1200 UXGA panel.
> --- In email@example.com, "Demosthenes"
> <aristotle@i...> wrote:
> > what I do this from a root console before I startx with the NVidia
> > driver configured to run in place of the 'nv' driver?
> > How did it work for you? What does it do and why does it work?
> > Thanks,
> > Ian
> > --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "sugaratias" <adam@t...>
> > wrote:
> > > modprobe nvidia NVreg_SoftEDIDs=0 NVreg_Mobile=0
> > >
> > > It worked for me!
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