Xorg.conf will not recognize my modelines (a first for me)

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Xorg.conf will not recognize my modelines (a first for me)

Postby TheGoodLife on Fri Sep 28, 2007 1:35 am

here is my modeline:

Modeline "1280x1024" 157.50 1280 1352 1512 1724 1024 1033 1036 1084 +hsync +vsync

However Linux Mint keeps booting me into this funky offset screen and when I xvidetune it using the command line the show button gives me this modeline

"1280x1024" 157.50 1280 1348 1508 1728 1024 1025 1028 1072 +hsync +vsync

As you can see Linux Mint keeps booting into this mode and ignoring my Modeline request which are well within the monitors tolerance (optiquest v95)

I will list the graphic part of xorg.conf below. I still have my instruction booklet and all values are taken straight out of the manual except the monitor resolution which i like to add a few odd resolution for personal reasons that are not "officially" supported by the monitor. However 1280X1024 and 1600X1200 are supported resolutions. Neither modelines will register even after reboot and I'm not sure where Linux Mint is getting its values from since supposedly user created Modelines override any auto reported ones. This is a first using 7.2 Xorg - Do we now have to specifically tell the nv driver to ignore the autoconfigured modelines. If so what is the option. Here is the graphic hardware part of my xorg.conf:

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Section "Device"
Identifier "nVidia Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5200]"
Driver "nv"
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
VideoRam 128
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Generic Monitor"
HorizSync 30-95
VertRefresh 50-150
DisplaySize 365 275
Modeline "1280x1024" 157.50 1280 1352 1512 1724 1024 1033 1036 1084 +hsync +vsync
Modeline "1600x1200" 202.50 1600 1684 1876 2156 1200 1209 1212 1266 +hsync +vsync
Option "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Device "nVidia Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5200]"
Monitor "Generic Monitor"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 1
Modes "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 4
Modes "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection


Help would be appreciated. What was supposed to be a 20 min install turn out to be 3 hour nightmare that I still haven't solved. I've never had this much trouble with the nv driver before especially with modeline requests.

Thank you,

AMD 64 3200+ 512MB RAM 200GB hd GPU is a FX5200 AGP card with TV out
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Postby Husse on Fri Sep 28, 2007 6:43 am

Welcome to Mint TheGoodLife
Why the nv driver?
It's really easy to use Envy to install the nvidia driver
I use the nvidia driver and my modeline was accepted (don't use one now)
You don't say which version but I don't think it matters...
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Because.....

Postby TheGoodLife on Fri Sep 28, 2007 7:25 am

Every distro offsets my monitor differently so the modelines are different for every distro I try. This means I have to use xvidtune alot. Problem is I haven't had much luck using xvidtune after proprietary drivers are installed. It usually works out pretty good when I set my monitor up first in using the nv driver that way I don't have to move around to much when I do load the Nvidia's driver with ENVY.

However, the Xorg should be reading my modelines with the nv and its not. Like to keep my system as bug free as possible after all I was planning on using Linux Mint as my every day linux machine :wink:
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Postby Husse on Sat Sep 29, 2007 1:26 pm

Have to sleep on that one :)
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