I am stuck at 640x 480 resolution. I downloaded the proprietary drivers using the one click install for the 7000 series and no luck. I’m still stuck at 640x480. The proprietary drivers now keep KDE from crashing all the time however.
Anyway, There is a thread for the same issue for a similar card (7023 I believe, mine is the 7025). Followed those instructions and still stuck at a low resolution. I’m very hesitant to start editing config files without knowing exactly what and where to edit.
In the post I read, this was asked to be ran and posted, so here is the egrep.
Ok, so the nvidia driver is indeed in use and working.
But the problem is this:
19.211] (WW) NVIDIA(GPU-0): The EDID read for display device CRT-0 is invalid:
19.211] (WW) NVIDIA(GPU-0): unrecognized EDID Header.
The screen does not send valid EDID data, therefore the driver doesn’t know your monitor’s resolution and sets it to 640x480.
Is the monitor connected directly to the computer or via a KVM switch?
Try to connect it directly if it’s the latter.
Sometimes, completely unplugging the monitor from the power supply might fix EDID issues.
If that doesn’t help, try to change the resolution in “nvidia-settings”. You have to run it as root for creating an /etc/xorg.conf, so do:
Other options would be to pass the kernel a correct EDID file, or adding a modeline to the X configuration.
For the first one, see https://www.osadl.org/Single-View.111+M5b7fe294ea7.0.html
In short, add something like this to the kernel boot options: (YaST->System->Boot Loader->Boot Loader Options)
Instead of “edid/1280x1024.bin” you can also use the following:
It’s even possible to create your own EDID file with data specific to your monitor/needs, but that’s a but more complicated of course.
Ok, progress is being made. I am now up to 1024x768. It’s a lot less painful to use. While trying to get the monitor and computer to talk to each other properly, I did something and couldn’t connect to x server which threw me onto the command line. So I reinstalled using manual configuration.
rlayten@Tomato:~> rpm -qa | egrep “(nvidia|kernel)”
Which is what it’s supposed to show (right?).
Do you want to see the xorg log again? Unless you can just tell me what to look for?
Update: I took a look at the xorg log and it looks like its back to using the nouveau drivers.
No, I’m at 1024x768 much less painful to use than 640x480
You didn’t install the nvidia driver.
It’s now been installed
The current Xorg log wouldn’t help I’m afraid.
What do you want to know/be told now exactly?
Specifically I am going to work on attempting higher resolutions. I’m going to take some of the information you gave me and try to find a manual for my monitor to try to get the resolutions set.
The funny thing is, until that power failure my desktop worked flawlessly, it was as easy as the one step install of the nvidia drivers and a reboot. I’m wondering if the power failure damaged my monitor so its not talking with linux anymore.
The point is that the monitor must be without power (electricity) for a while.
Then connect it again, connect it to your machine, and turn both on. If you’re lucky it works then.
Curiosity question before I am banned for these stupid questions. What is the difference in the way Windows (7) detects the resolution vs 13.1?
There is no difference AFAIK.
I think Windows would still allow higher resolutions to be selected even if the monitor doesn’t report them, but I’m not sure.
And Windows would remember the already chosen resolution I think.
I have a very cheap vga monitor and the resolutions do not show up. So I set them in xorg.conf. and of course made the selection in KDE. You do need to generate the mode line but that is not too hard and can be calculated multiple ways including on the web.