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New monitor opens a whole icky can of worms

Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:50 am
by katalia369
For now I have reverted back to my old monitor just so I can get this post out there and if I'm lucky find a way to get this new monitor I was given to work.

System Info:
Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnnamon 64-Bit
Cinnamon 2.8.8
Linux 3.13.0-37-generic
AMD Athlon Dual Core 4850Bx2
Memory - 3.9GB
GFC - NVIDIA GT218 (GeForce 8400 GS Rev. 3)

Current Monitor is an OLD HP vs17e that holds a current resolution of 1280x1024 (5:4) VGA Only
Works stable, but has some issues, namely, has some cut off on the edges as it is a true square monitor not a rectangle number (told you old school)

Boyfriend gave me his old monitor as an upgrade, (Orion Model# SLED2468W) which only wants to load up in one of two modes, both of which are zoomed and stretched at lower resolutions and well don't translate well at that point. Icons half the size of my screen don't translate well.

When I go to the drivers and switch from the generic nouveau driver to the NVIDIA 304 with the new monitor I can get 1024x768 (4:3) as an option or a (16:9) option that cuts over half the screen instead of just a few edges

When I switch drivers to NVIDIA 340 things go even more haywire, I get more resolution options but every time I select the one that will work for the new monitor it displays "Not Supported" in big evil dancing letters and locks my system up.

Any ideas on a few tricks to try that might get the old man system to update to the new view? Or should I just stick with my slightly irritating but stable 1/4" of cut off square monitor?

Kat

Re: New monitor opens a whole icky can of worms

Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 5:26 pm
by roblm
Your HP monitor may have options in the Onscreen Display menu for changing the Horizontal Size/Position and Vertical Size/Position.

If you want to use the Orion TV, then some additional info is needed. Use these commands in the Terminal and post the output:

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inxi -Gx
xrandr --verbose

Re: New monitor opens a whole icky can of worms

Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:27 pm
by katalia369
inxi -Gx
Graphics: Card: NVIDIA GT218 [GeForce 8400 GS Rev. 3] bus-ID: 02:00.0
Display Server: X.Org 1.15.1 drivers: nvidia (unloaded: fbdev,vesa,nouveau)
Resolution: 1280x1024@60.0hz
GLX Renderer: GeForce 8400GS/PCIe/SSE2
GLX Version: 3.3.0 NVIDIA 304.135 Direct Rendering: Yes


xrandr --verbose
Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, current 1280 x 1024, maximum 8192 x 8192
DVI-I-0 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
Identifier: 0x24b
Timestamp: 435224748
Subpixel: unknown
Clones:
CRTCs: 0 1
Transform: 1.000000 0.000000 0.000000
0.000000 1.000000 0.000000
0.000000 0.000000 1.000000
filter:
SignalFormat: VGA
supported: VGA
ConnectorType: DVI-I
ConnectorNumber: 0
_ConnectorLocation: 0
VGA-0 connected primary 1280x1024+0+0 (0x24d) normal (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 340mm x 270mm
Identifier: 0x24c
Timestamp: 435224748
Subpixel: unknown
Gamma: 1.0:1.0:1.0
Brightness: 1.0
Clones:
CRTC: 0
CRTCs: 0 1
Transform: 1.000000 0.000000 0.000000
0.000000 1.000000 0.000000
0.000000 0.000000 1.000000
filter:
EDID:
00ffffffffffff0022f0472601010101
1610010368221b8cee2d90a4574a9c25
115054adef8081800101010101010101
010101010101302a009851002a403070
1300540e1100001e000000fd00324c1e
530e000a202020202020000000fc0048
5020767331370a2020202020000000ff
00434e433632325147484d0a2020004f
SignalFormat: VGA
supported: VGA
ConnectorType: VGA
ConnectorNumber: 2
_ConnectorLocation: 2
1280x1024 (0x24d) 108.0MHz +HSync +VSync *current +preferred
h: width 1280 start 1328 end 1440 total 1688 skew 0 clock 64.0KHz
v: height 1024 start 1025 end 1028 total 1066 clock 60.0Hz
1280x1024 (0x24e) 135.0MHz +HSync +VSync
h: width 1280 start 1296 end 1440 total 1688 skew 0 clock 80.0KHz
v: height 1024 start 1025 end 1028 total 1066 clock 75.0Hz
1024x768 (0x24f) 78.8MHz +HSync +VSync
h: width 1024 start 1040 end 1136 total 1312 skew 0 clock 60.0KHz
v: height 768 start 769 end 772 total 800 clock 75.0Hz
1024x768 (0x250) 75.0MHz -HSync -VSync
h: width 1024 start 1048 end 1184 total 1328 skew 0 clock 56.5KHz
v: height 768 start 771 end 777 total 806 clock 70.1Hz
1024x768 (0x251) 65.0MHz -HSync -VSync
h: width 1024 start 1048 end 1184 total 1344 skew 0 clock 48.4KHz
v: height 768 start 771 end 777 total 806 clock 60.0Hz
800x600 (0x252) 49.5MHz +HSync +VSync
h: width 800 start 816 end 896 total 1056 skew 0 clock 46.9KHz
v: height 600 start 601 end 604 total 625 clock 75.0Hz
800x600 (0x253) 50.0MHz +HSync +VSync
h: width 800 start 856 end 976 total 1040 skew 0 clock 48.1KHz
v: height 600 start 637 end 643 total 666 clock 72.2Hz
800x600 (0x254) 40.0MHz +HSync +VSync
h: width 800 start 840 end 968 total 1056 skew 0 clock 37.9KHz
v: height 600 start 601 end 605 total 628 clock 60.3Hz
640x480 (0x255) 31.5MHz -HSync -VSync
h: width 640 start 656 end 720 total 840 skew 0 clock 37.5KHz
v: height 480 start 481 end 484 total 500 clock 75.0Hz
640x480 (0x256) 31.5MHz -HSync -VSync
h: width 640 start 656 end 696 total 832 skew 0 clock 37.9KHz
v: height 480 start 481 end 484 total 520 clock 72.8Hz
640x480 (0x257) 25.2MHz -HSync -VSync
h: width 640 start 656 end 752 total 800 skew 0 clock 31.5KHz
v: height 480 start 490 end 492 total 525 clock 59.9Hz
DVI-I-1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
Identifier: 0x258
Timestamp: 435224748
Subpixel: unknown
Clones:
CRTCs: 0 1
Transform: 1.000000 0.000000 0.000000
0.000000 1.000000 0.000000
0.000000 0.000000 1.000000
filter:
SignalFormat: TMDS
supported: TMDS
ConnectorType: DVI-I
ConnectorNumber: 0
_ConnectorLocation: 0
HDMI-0 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
Identifier: 0x259
Timestamp: 435224748
Subpixel: unknown
Clones:
CRTCs: 0 1
Transform: 1.000000 0.000000 0.000000
0.000000 1.000000 0.000000
0.000000 0.000000 1.000000
filter:
SignalFormat: TMDS
supported: TMDS
ConnectorType: HDMI
ConnectorNumber: 1
_ConnectorLocation: 1