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    Default 640x480 only res available with nvidia driver

    I just updated my nvidia driver to 331.49. This is built with the 3.13 kernel. After starting X, the only available resolution is 640x480 on my 27" display. After uinstalling, the nouveau driver will run at 2560x1440.

    Has anyone else tried the 331.49 driver with success?

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    Default Re: 640x480 only res available with nvidia driver

    Do you have an /etc/X11/xorg.conf file?

    Did you run nvidia-settings program as root and try making settings there?

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    Default Re: 640x480 only res available with nvidia driver

    What driver did you use ?
    as in what did you use ?
    the "repo way" or "the Hard Way"

    i am using NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-331.38.run right now

    near the end of the .run install it configures xorg.conf

    or are you using the rpm in the repos

    from this
    After uinstalling, the nouveau driver will run at 2560x1440.

    it sounds like you did not blacklist the nouveau driver and rebuild the boot image with nouveau removed before switching the driver



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    Default Re: 640x480 only res available with nvidia driver

    Quote Originally Posted by gogalthorp View Post
    Do you have an /etc/X11/xorg.conf file?

    Did you run nvidia-settings program as root and try making settings there?
    In addition to this advice, you might want to observe /var/log/Xorg.0.log for information which might point to the cause. This behaviour can happen with some monitors that don't EDID properly, (and some analog VGA cables/connections can be the cause of this too).

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    Default Re: 640x480 only res available with nvidia driver

    On Sun, 23 Feb 2014 21:16:01 GMT
    pilotgi <pilotgi@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

    >
    > I just updated my nvidia driver to 331.49. This is built with the 3.13
    > kernel. After starting X, the only available resolution is 640x480 on
    > my 27" display. After uinstalling, the nouveau driver will run at
    > 2560x1440.
    >
    > Has anyone else tried the 331.49 driver with success?
    >
    >


    No, but I had the same trouble when I tried to install 331.38 from
    http://download.nvidia.com/opensuse/13.1/ with 3.13 kernel. I backed
    off the kernel to 3.11.9(?), re-installed 331.38 and got the correct
    resolution.


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    Kernel: 3.11.10; Video: nVidia GeForce 210 (using nVidia driver);
    Sound: ATI SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA); Wireless: BCM4306

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    Default Re: 640x480 only res available with nvidia driver

    I've never used the xconfig tool before, but after installing the 331.49 driver again, I tried it to see what would happen. Now my resolution is 2560x1440 again and I have a /etc/X11/xorg.conf file that was just created.

    I thought the xorg.conf file was deprecated several versions of openSUSE ago.

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    Default Re: 640x480 only res available with nvidia driver

    Quote Originally Posted by pilotgi View Post
    I thought the xorg.conf file was deprecated several versions of openSUSE ago.
    Actually, the deprecation is down to the Xorg server versions, not openSUSE-specific. However, it can still be used to explicitly set parameters to override defaults, or incorrectly detected settings if necessary.

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    Default Re: 640x480 only res available with nvidia driver

    Thanks for the info and thanks to all who responded.

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