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Need Driver for IBM ThinkVision Monitor

Postby gypsydan on Sat Oct 27, 2012 12:44 pm

I need a linux driver for an IBM ThinkVision L201P monitor. Cannot find one on the IBM website.
I currently have to use the default generic monitor driver provided by Mint, which only gives me 1024 x 768 resolution. I want higher resolution.

Any help with driver, or how to increase resolution beyond the generic?

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Re: Need Driver for IBM ThinkVision Monitor

Postby remoulder on Sat Oct 27, 2012 2:22 pm

Monitors don't need drivers, please supply the output of
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inxi -SGx
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Re: Need Driver for IBM ThinkVision Monitor

Postby gypsydan on Sat Oct 27, 2012 5:59 pm

If monitors don't need drivers, then how do I change the resolution of mine?
I can only get the basic 1024x768, but the monitor will do 1280x1024.
So, again, the question is, how do I get the higher resolution?
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Re: Need Driver for IBM ThinkVision Monitor

Postby xenopeek on Sun Oct 28, 2012 3:51 am

Please provide the output of the command as asked, so we have some details on your system.
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Re: Need Driver for IBM ThinkVision Monitor

Postby gypsydan on Sun Oct 28, 2012 5:28 pm

Here is the ouput

dan@dan-linux ~ $ inxi -SGx
System: Host: dan-linux Kernel: 3.2.0-23-generic x86_64 (64 bit, gcc: 4.6.3) Desktop: N/A Distro: Linux Mint 13 Maya
Graphics: Card: NVIDIA GF108 [GeForce GT 430] bus-ID: 01:00.0
X.Org: 1.11.3 drivers: nvidia (unloaded: nouveau,vesa,fbdev) Resolution: 1024x768@60.0hz
GLX Renderer: GeForce GT 430/PCIe/SSE2 GLX Version: 4.2.0 NVIDIA 304.43 Direct Rendering: Yes
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Re: Need Driver for IBM ThinkVision Monitor

Postby remoulder on Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:13 pm

According to your output, you are currently using the nvidia driver not the generic one. Are you trying to set the resolution in the System Settings | Displays applet as if using the nvidia driver you should use the nvidia-settings tool to select the resolution and save to xorg.conf?
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Re: Need Driver for IBM ThinkVision Monitor

Postby gypsydan on Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:49 pm

remoulder wrote:According to your output, you are currently using the nvidia driver not the generic one. Are you trying to set the resolution in the System Settings | Displays applet as if using the nvidia driver you should use the nvidia-settings tool to select the resolution and save to xorg.conf?


My monitor ahs a default setting of 1600x1200.
In windows I use 1280x1024, which i would like to get in mint, but cannot discover how to do it.
The nvidia settings for mint do not offer these settings.
I've installed xrander, but am unable to make any changes through it.
Do I need to save the xrander --newmode settings to xorg.conf in order to activate them?

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Re: Need Driver for IBM ThinkVision Monitor

Postby remoulder on Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:04 pm

Take a look at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/X/Config/Resolution, http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1937769. There are many threads here about this subject and a search using xrandr will bring up many, here's one http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=114609&p=638105
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