Display locked at 640x480 after Envy installs nvidia driver

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Display locked at 640x480 after Envy installs nvidia driver

Postby RhoXS on Thu Sep 13, 2007 7:50 am

I have an Nvidia GeForce 7300GT with a Sceptre 20" monitor. I'm using the DVI input.

I installed the nvidia driver using Envy. My displays are now locked at 640x480 with no option to change the resolution to anything else.

I have tried dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg to no avail.

Additionally, it will not let me enable desktop effects.

I tried to restart x - here is the bottom end of the log file:

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(WW) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Unable to read EDID for display device DFP-0
(II) NVIDIA(0): NVIDIA GPU GeForce 7300 GT (G73) at PCI:1:0:0 (GPU-0)
(--) NVIDIA(0): Memory: 262144 kBytes
(--) NVIDIA(0): VideoBIOS: 05.73.22.40.00
(II) NVIDIA(0): Detected PCI Express Link width: 16X
(--) NVIDIA(0): Interlaced video modes are supported on this GPU
(--) NVIDIA(0): Connected display device(s) on GeForce 7300 GT at PCI:1:0:0:
(--) NVIDIA(0):     DFP-0
(--) NVIDIA(0): DFP-0: 330.0 MHz maximum pixel clock
(--) NVIDIA(0): DFP-0: Internal Dual Link TMDS
(II) NVIDIA(0): Assigned Display Device: DFP-0
(WW) NVIDIA(0): No valid modes for "1280x1024"; removing.
(WW) NVIDIA(0): No valid modes for "1280x960"; removing.
(WW) NVIDIA(0): No valid modes for "1280x800"; removing.
(WW) NVIDIA(0): No valid modes for "1152x864"; removing.
(WW) NVIDIA(0): No valid modes for "1024x768"; removing.
(WW) NVIDIA(0): No valid modes for "832x624"; removing.
(WW) NVIDIA(0): No valid modes for "800x600"; removing.
(WW) NVIDIA(0): No valid modes for "720x400"; removing.
(II) NVIDIA(0): Validated modes:
(II) NVIDIA(0):     "640x480"
(II) NVIDIA(0): Virtual screen size determined to be 640 x 480
(WW) NVIDIA(0): Unable to get display device DFP-0's EDID; cannot compute DPI
(WW) NVIDIA(0):     from DFP-0's EDID.
(==) NVIDIA(0): DPI set to (75, 75); computed from built-in default
(**) NVIDIA(0): Enabling 32-bit ARGB GLX visuals.


How do fix this? BTW, it is a standard, fresh Mint installation. No customizations.
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Postby Husse on Thu Sep 13, 2007 6:22 pm

Now and then we get this question. It is (most likely) becuse there is no, or faulty, information about your monitor and then to protect it the resolution is set low.
There is a mechanism to fetch this that failed I think
I have never heard of Sceptre (and I know a bit about hardware) so there may be some hurdle.
Look at the specs for your display and search for something like
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Scanning Frequency
25-82 kHz (H), 50-75 Hz (V)

This is then to go into your xorg.conf file (don't remember how this is handled when you reconfigure and you could have gone for the faulty default) Like this
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Section "Monitor"
   Identifier "Generic Monitor"
   HorizSync 25.0 - 82.0
   VertRefresh 50-75
   Option "DPMS"
EndSection

So check your /etc/X11/xorg.conf
If the figures in the specs and in xorg.conf does not match we have found the cause and you have to change the section accordingly.
First backup
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sudo cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.bak

then edit
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sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf

This is if it's the gnome version
For KDE use kdesu kate and for XFCE sudo mousepad but the rest is the same
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Thanks for the help...but it didn't work

Postby RhoXS on Thu Sep 13, 2007 10:18 pm

Made the changes you recommended...to no avail.

I changed all references to "Sceptre" to "Generic Monitor" and added lines for HorizSync and VertRefresh to match my monitor's specs.

Absolutely the same response...

Here's the whole Xorg log...

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_XSERVTransSocketOpenCOTSServer: Unable to open socket for inet6
_XSERVTransOpen: transport open failed for inet6/nodyne:1
_XSERVTransMakeAllCOTSServerListeners: failed to open listener for inet6

X Window System Version 7.2.0
Release Date: 22 January 2007
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 7.2
Build Operating System: Linux Ubuntu
Current Operating System: Linux nodyne 2.6.20-16-generic #2 SMP Fri Aug 31 00:55:27 UTC 2007 i686
Build Date: 04 April 2007
   Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
   to make sure that you have the latest version.
Module Loader present
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
   (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
   (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.1.log", Time: Thu Sep 13 22:27:20 2007
(++) Using config file: "test_xorg.conf"
(==) ServerLayout "Default Layout"
(**) |-->Screen "Default Screen" (0)
(**) |   |-->Monitor "Generic Monitor"
(**) |   |-->Device "nVidia Corporation G70 [GeForce 7300 GT]"
(**) |-->Input Device "Generic Keyboard"
(**) |-->Input Device "Configured Mouse"
(**) |-->Input Device "stylus"
(**) |-->Input Device "cursor"
(**) |-->Input Device "eraser"
(WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic" does not exist.
   Entry deleted from font path.
(**) FontPath set to:
   /usr/share/fonts/X11/misc,
   /usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/:unscaled,
   /usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/:unscaled,
   /usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1,
   /usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi,
   /usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi,
   /var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType,
   /usr/share/fonts/X11/misc,
   /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc,
   /usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic,
   /usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/:unscaled,
   /usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/:unscaled,
   /usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1,
   /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1,
   /usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi,
   /usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi,
   /var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType
(==) RgbPath set to "/etc/X11/rgb"
(==) ModulePath set to "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
(**) Extension "Composite" is enabled
(II) Loader magic: 0x81c92e0
(II) Module ABI versions:
   X.Org ANSI C Emulation: 0.3
   X.Org Video Driver: 1.1
   X.Org XInput driver : 0.7
   X.Org Server Extension : 0.3
   X.Org Font Renderer : 0.5
(II) Loader running on linux
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules//libpcidata.so
(II) Module pcidata: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
   compiled for 7.2.0, module version = 1.0.0
   ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 1.1
(--) using VT number 9

(II) PCI: PCI scan (all values are in hex)
(II) PCI: 00:00:0: chip 8086,2770 card 8086,2770 rev 02 class 06,00,00 hdr 00
(II) PCI: 00:01:0: chip 8086,2771 card 0000,0000 rev 02 class 06,04,00 hdr 01
(II) PCI: 00:1d:0: chip 8086,27c8 card 1565,3103 rev 01 class 0c,03,00 hdr 80
(II) PCI: 00:1d:1: chip 8086,27c9 card 1565,3103 rev 01 class 0c,03,00 hdr 00
(II) PCI: 00:1d:2: chip 8086,27ca card 1565,3103 rev 01 class 0c,03,00 hdr 00
(II) PCI: 00:1d:3: chip 8086,27cb card 1565,3103 rev 01 class 0c,03,00 hdr 00
(II) PCI: 00:1d:7: chip 8086,27cc card 1565,3103 rev 01 class 0c,03,20 hdr 00
(II) PCI: 00:1e:0: chip 8086,244e card 0000,0000 rev e1 class 06,04,01 hdr 01
(II) PCI: 00:1f:0: chip 8086,27b8 card 8086,27b8 rev 01 class 06,01,00 hdr 80
(II) PCI: 00:1f:1: chip 8086,27df card 1565,3103 rev 01 class 01,01,8a hdr 00
(II) PCI: 00:1f:2: chip 8086,27c0 card 1565,5202 rev 01 class 01,01,8f hdr 00
(II) PCI: 00:1f:3: chip 8086,27da card 1565,3103 rev 01 class 0c,05,00 hdr 00
(II) PCI: 01:00:0: chip 10de,0393 card 105b,0f02 rev a1 class 03,00,00 hdr 00
(II) PCI: 02:00:0: chip 1102,0007 card 1102,100a rev 00 class 04,01,00 hdr 00
(II) PCI: 02:05:0: chip 10ec,8139 card 1565,2300 rev 10 class 02,00,00 hdr 00
(II) PCI: End of PCI scan
(--) PCI:*(1:0:0) nVidia Corporation G70 [GeForce 7300 GT] rev 161, Mem @ 0xfa000000/24, 0xd0000000/28, 0xfb000000/24, I/O @ 0xcf00/7
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules//libi2c.so
(II) Module i2c: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
   compiled for 7.2.0, module version = 1.2.0
   ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 1.1
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules//libddc.so
(II) Module ddc: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
   compiled for 7.2.0, module version = 1.0.0
   ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 1.1
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions//libextmod.so
(II) Module extmod: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
   compiled for 7.2.0, module version = 1.0.0
   Module class: X.Org Server Extension
   ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 0.3
(II) Loading extension SHAPE
(II) Loading extension MIT-SUNDRY-NONSTANDARD
(II) Loading extension BIG-REQUESTS
(II) Loading extension SYNC
(II) Loading extension MIT-SCREEN-SAVER
(II) Loading extension XC-MISC
(II) Loading extension XFree86-VidModeExtension
(II) Loading extension XFree86-Misc
(II) Loading extension XFree86-DGA
(II) Loading extension DPMS
(II) Loading extension TOG-CUP
(II) Loading extension Extended-Visual-Information
(II) Loading extension XVideo
(II) Loading extension XVideo-MotionCompensation
(II) Loading extension X-Resource
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules//fonts/libfreetype.so
(II) Module freetype: vendor="X.Org Foundation & the After X-TT Project"
   compiled for 7.2.0, module version = 2.1.0
   Module class: X.Org Font Renderer
   ABI class: X.Org Font Renderer, version 0.5
(II) Loading font FreeType
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions//libglx.so
(II) Module glx: vendor="NVIDIA Corporation"
   compiled for 4.0.2, module version = 1.0.0
   Module class: X.Org Server Extension
   ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 0.1
(II) NVIDIA GLX Module  100.14.09  Sat May 26 01:22:44 PDT 2007
(II) Loading extension GLX
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules//libint10.so
(II) Module int10: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
   compiled for 7.2.0, module version = 1.0.0
   ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 1.1
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules//libvbe.so
(II) Module vbe: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
   compiled for 7.2.0, module version = 1.1.0
   ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 1.1
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers//nvidia_drv.so
(II) Module nvidia: vendor="NVIDIA Corporation"
   compiled for 4.0.2, module version = 1.0.0
   Module class: X.Org Video Driver
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/input//kbd_drv.so
(II) Module kbd: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
   compiled for 7.2.0, module version = 1.1.0
   Module class: X.Org XInput Driver
   ABI class: X.Org XInput driver, version 0.7
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/input//mouse_drv.so
(II) Module mouse: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
   compiled for 7.2.0, module version = 1.1.1
   Module class: X.Org XInput Driver
   ABI class: X.Org XInput driver, version 0.7
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/input//wacom_drv.so
(II) Module wacom: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
   compiled for 4.3.99.902, module version = 1.0.0
   Module class: X.Org XInput Driver
   ABI class: X.Org XInput driver, version 0.7
(II) Wacom driver level: 47-0.7.7-7 $
(II) NVIDIA dlloader X Driver  100.14.09  Sat May 26 00:49:01 PDT 2007
(II) NVIDIA Unified Driver for all Supported NVIDIA GPUs
(II) Primary Device is: PCI 01:00:0
(--) Assigning device section with no busID to primary device
(--) Chipset NVIDIA GPU found
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules//libfb.so
(II) Module fb: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
   compiled for 7.2.0, module version = 1.0.0
   ABI class: X.Org ANSI C Emulation, version 0.3
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules//libwfb.so
(II) Module wfb: vendor="NVIDIA Corporation"
   compiled for 7.1.99.2, module version = 1.0.0
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules//libramdac.so
(II) Module ramdac: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
   compiled for 7.2.0, module version = 0.1.0
   ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 1.1
(**) NVIDIA(0): Depth 24, (--) framebuffer bpp 32
(==) NVIDIA(0): RGB weight 888
(==) NVIDIA(0): Default visual is TrueColor
(==) NVIDIA(0): Using gamma correction (1.0, 1.0, 1.0)
(**) NVIDIA(0): Enabling RENDER acceleration
(II) NVIDIA(0): Support for GLX with the Damage and Composite X extensions is
(II) NVIDIA(0):     enabled.
(WW) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Unable to read EDID for display device DFP-0
(II) NVIDIA(0): NVIDIA GPU GeForce 7300 GT (G73) at PCI:1:0:0 (GPU-0)
(--) NVIDIA(0): Memory: 262144 kBytes
(--) NVIDIA(0): VideoBIOS: 05.73.22.40.00
(II) NVIDIA(0): Detected PCI Express Link width: 16X
(--) NVIDIA(0): Interlaced video modes are supported on this GPU
(--) NVIDIA(0): Connected display device(s) on GeForce 7300 GT at PCI:1:0:0:
(--) NVIDIA(0):     DFP-0
(--) NVIDIA(0): DFP-0: 330.0 MHz maximum pixel clock
(--) NVIDIA(0): DFP-0: Internal Dual Link TMDS
(II) NVIDIA(0): Assigned Display Device: DFP-0
(WW) NVIDIA(0): No valid modes for "1280x1024"; removing.
(WW) NVIDIA(0): No valid modes for "1280x960"; removing.
(WW) NVIDIA(0): No valid modes for "1280x800"; removing.
(WW) NVIDIA(0): No valid modes for "1152x864"; removing.
(WW) NVIDIA(0): No valid modes for "1024x768"; removing.
(WW) NVIDIA(0): No valid modes for "832x624"; removing.
(WW) NVIDIA(0): No valid modes for "800x600"; removing.
(WW) NVIDIA(0): No valid modes for "720x400"; removing.
(II) NVIDIA(0): Validated modes:
(II) NVIDIA(0):     "640x480"
(II) NVIDIA(0): Virtual screen size determined to be 640 x 480
(WW) NVIDIA(0): Unable to get display device DFP-0's EDID; cannot compute DPI
(WW) NVIDIA(0):     from DFP-0's EDID.
(==) NVIDIA(0): DPI set to (75, 75); computed from built-in default
(==) NVIDIA(0): Enabling 32-bit ARGB GLX visuals.
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get-edid output

Postby RhoXS on Thu Sep 13, 2007 10:31 pm

Output from get-edid:

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get-edid: get-edid version 1.4.1

        Performing real mode VBE call
        Interrupt 0x10 ax=0x4f00 bx=0x0 cx=0x0
        Function supported
        Call successful

        VBE version 300
        VBE string at 0x11110 "NVIDIA"

VBE/DDC service about to be called
        Report DDC capabilities

        Performing real mode VBE call
        Interrupt 0x10 ax=0x4f15 bx=0x0 cx=0x0
        Function supported
        Call successful

        Monitor and video card combination does not support DDC1 transfers
        Monitor and video card combination supports DDC2 transfers
        0 seconds per 128 byte EDID block transfer
        Screen is not blanked during DDC transfer

Reading next EDID block

VBE/DDC service about to be called
        Read EDID

        Performing real mode VBE call
        Interrupt 0x10 ax=0x4f15 bx=0x1 cx=0x0
        Function supported
        Call failed

The EDID data should not be trusted as the VBE call failed
EDID claims 255 more blocks left
EDID blocks left is wrong.
Your EDID is probably invalid.
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Checked EDID in Vista...OK!

Postby RhoXS on Thu Sep 13, 2007 10:47 pm

Checked the availability of EDID info in Vista...data is there...OK!

Monitor is able to provide data...linux mint/nvidia/get-edid is not retrieving data.

Verified Win2lDCC was retrieving native from monitor...not video card.
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Postby Husse on Fri Sep 14, 2007 5:57 am

Well, we've confirmed that the cause of the error is that the monitor is not correctly recognized
When is the entire log produced? (the one after you write Absolutely the same response... )
Is it at boot?
I see this
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.1.log", Time: Thu Sep 13 22:27:20 2007
(++) Using config file: "test_xorg.conf"

Now (++) from command line
Have you used the command line?
test_xorg.conf is "the wrong" xorg.conf
normally xorg.conf is used and thats the file you edited
This is no good.
You may try to remove "test_xorg.conf" - need to "sudo" for that
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Xserver-Xorg

Postby RhoXS on Sat Sep 15, 2007 8:55 pm

I am using the Xserver-Xorg utility under the Administration Menu to restart X and obtain the log.

That program is automatically creating the test_xorg.conf file.

I deleted "test_xorg.conf", then rebooted the computer.

The screen resolution was still at 640x480 with no choices to change it.

I have not done anything from the command line except get-edid and pico xorg.conf

Tx, for your help
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Postby Husse on Sun Sep 16, 2007 7:15 am

Oops I forgot one of the common causes to this and was reminded when I found this googling for "edid ubuntu"
I have the 19" Dell LCD and it's been detected for a long time, with even older Ubuntus. The other day I booted and it came up in 640x480 mode; after some digging I discovered the display cable had become loose enough that the monitor-metadata-reading code was failing, but somehow it was connected enough that it still was displaying ok. Pretty weird!

And to make things worse I have experienced at times that (for the VGA connector) the connector does not get contact even when fully inserted.
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Nope...solid connection

Postby RhoXS on Sun Sep 16, 2007 9:34 pm

Got a solid connection.

Windows Vista is having no trouble obtaining the meta-data.
The machine is an E6400 Core 2 Duo, 2Gb RAM, Nvidia 7300GT.

I think I'm going to re-install Mepis or Debian. The Nvidia drivers worked well with those.

I've NEVER been able to get any 'buntu to work right on this machine, which is odd, because Mepis 6.5 is Ubuntu based...but works very well with this card.

Thanks for your help.
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Update

Postby RhoXS on Sun Sep 30, 2007 7:34 pm

Tried installing Celena...

Same issue.

Nvidia driver via Envy results in 640x480....no option to change.

Works fine in Vista.
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Postby Husse on Mon Oct 01, 2007 7:32 am

This could possibly be the solution
edit xorg.conf (sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf)
Add to the "Device" section
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Option "ExactModeTimingsDVI"
Option "ModeValidation" "NoDFPNativeResolutionCheck"

And add the resolution you want as default first in the lines with resolutions (easy with ctrl+h)
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Thank you! This worked!

Postby RhoXS on Mon Nov 05, 2007 10:35 pm

I'm sorry it has taken me so long to respond. I have been AFKB for a long time.

I tried your suggestion above and it WORKED! Thank you so much...my display looks so nice and now Google Earth works well.

Again, thank you so much.
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