Nvidia support

Timothy A. Seufert tas at mindspring.com
Tue May 21 05:18:53 EST 2002

At 1:54 PM -0400 5/20/02, brad allison wrote:

>Nothing I did on the command line changed resolution.
>So, then I installed MacOSX on one of the other partitions.  Inside MacOSX
>I set the resolution to 1280x1024, then rebooted.  Now the yaboot prompt,
>boot prompt, and console messages all come up at 1280x1024.
>I booted with ben's kernel with the "novideo" option in yaboot.conf into
>init 3.
>Then I re-ran Xconfiguration.  Added lines to /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 from
>fbset -x, and changed the driver to "nv".
>When I run X it -still- comes up in 1280x960 @ 60.00.
>So it's ignoring both the fb settings -and- the XF86Config-4 and booting
>into whatever resolution it can sync too.

Check /var/log/XFree86-0.log.  It may have some information on why
XF86 is selecting another resolution.

BTW, you may actually want 1280x960 on your monitor.  x960 is a 4:3
aspect ratio resolution, x1024 is 5:4.  Most monitors are 4:3, so you
can't expand a 5:4 resolution to fill the screen on them without
getting an image that is squashed vertically.  The only 5:4 monitors
I know of are 17" and 18" LCD monitors whose native resolution is

Tim Seufert

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