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[SOLVED] Widescreen HD Monitor always 1024x768 on login

Postby themacmeister on Sun Aug 09, 2009 6:50 am

Mint Gloria (9.04) AMD64 + nVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT. Proprietary drivers installed with envyng.

I have tried adding modes to xorg.conf - all to no avail.

I have tried all the sudo dpkg-reconfigure x... commands

EDIT: I have discovered the exact DisplaySize value, and will try placing that in xorg.conf.

I am going to try a fresh reinstall of nvidia proprietary driver without envy, and changing blacklist to nvidia_new

Then I am going to try putting in exact modelines.

I will test/restart/retest each setting one at a time... of course.

All resolutions seem to work perfectly when selecting from nvidia-settings. I have saved edid.bin, .nvidiarc and custom xorg.conf and these settings do nothing on boot.

I have heard of people doing drastic things like flashing their video BIOS, but I am not brave enough for this.

Any help or guidance is greatly appreciated, as 1024x768 stretched to 1920x1080 is a pitiful introduction to the latest Mint Linux!!

many thanx
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Re: Widescreen HD Monitor always 1024x768 on login

Postby themacmeister on Sun Aug 09, 2009 10:46 pm

Bump -

I have tried some of the fixes I mentioned, to no avail.

I must confess that I did have a CRT monitor installed before this, with a default resolution of 1024x768.

Checking the Xorg.log, it clearly shows the monitor being specifically set to 1024x768 at the very end of the log.

PS. The login screen is 1920x1080, and the screen momentarily changes to 1920x1080 before reverting to 1024x768 after login :(
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Re: Widescreen HD Monitor always 1024x768 on login

Postby DrHu on Sun Aug 09, 2009 11:46 pm

I always use nvidia-settings to control nvidia selections and save to the X server
alt F2 kksu nvidia-settings
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Re: Widescreen HD Monitor always 1024x768 on login

Postby themacmeister on Mon Aug 10, 2009 4:20 am

Thanks for the prompt reply Husse (Dr.Hu), but I do this also, with no effect.

There seems to be something (gdm?) switching the resolution just moments before the desktop appears. The login is at 1920x1080, and then there is a mode change, and suddenly stretched 1024x768?

I was thinking of using modelines, but I am unsure if that will have any effect. Some people report success with removing their envyng drivers, and manually installing one from nvidia's installer manually.

I will wait until my broadband is unthrottled (a few days) and give this a try. It really seems to be the only way to do it at the moment.

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Re: Widescreen HD Monitor always 1024x768 on login

Postby DrHu on Mon Aug 10, 2009 7:58 am

themacmeister wrote:There seems to be something (gdm?) switching the resolution just moments before the desktop appears. The login is at 1920x1080, and then there is a mode change, and suddenly stretched 1024x768?

If the nvidia-settings actually work, try this
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=310016
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Re: Widescreen HD Monitor always 1024x768 on login

Postby themacmeister on Mon Aug 10, 2009 7:43 pm

Thanks Husse,

I heard you were the best user on this forum for answers, and you have not let me down!

Of course the monitor will now have 4 mode changes (at LEAST) during startup, but I guess that cannot be helped.

This solution will work, and MUST work - there is no way it can fail...

You sir, are a GOD on the Linux Mint Forums - Many Thanks!!!!
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Re: [SOLVED] Widescreen HD Monitor always 1024x768 on login

Postby DrHu on Tue Aug 11, 2009 2:42 am

themacmeister wrote:Thanks Husse,
I heard you were the best user on this forum for answers, and you have not let me down!

I must have missed something ?
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Re: [SOLVED] Widescreen HD Monitor always 1024x768 on login

Postby themacmeister on Tue Aug 11, 2009 3:53 am

Actually, that didn't work :(

But I did go to the Display preferences, and switch (the incorrect) refresh rate from 50 to 51, and it now starts up in the correct resolution. I also solved my joystick issue, so I am having a great day!

I am still getting some tearing in movies with VLC. but that can wait for another thread :wink:

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