David, look for the horizontal and vertical refresh rates in the monitor's manual and put them in the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file, entries HorizSync and VertRefresh. See what happens. If it does not work then look at the specifications of the graphics card, if it supports the 1280x1024 mode but if the required refresh rate is out of the monitor's range, it will not work. Hopefully the graphics card supports the 1280x1024 mode at several refresh rates. For instance, mine's support 1280x1024 at 85 Hz, 75 Hz, 70 Hz and 60 Hz. On Windows I can use all these modes but on Linux only the 1280x1024@75Hz mode displays correctly.
Hope this helps.
- Jose Luis
David Lazanja wrote:
I have an NVidia GeForceFX 5200 / 256MB AGP card. It's identified as NVidia 0x0322 (nv) by Yast->Graphics Card and Monitor (sax2). I'm using SuSE 9.2.
The open source driver, nv, works great.
I downloaded and installed the nvidia driver with YOU. It works but there is one problem. It will not use the 1280x1024 native resolution of my 17" flat panel. When I tried to reconfigure the card, it allowed me to select the 1280x1024 resolution (and all lower resolutions were chosen as well). However, when I restart the X server I can only get 1280x960. This of course doesn't look so hot and a flat panel that natively does 1280x1024.
The nv driver correctly uses the 1280x1024 res. Instead of configuring with sax2, I also tried to use the original xorg.conf file for the nv driver and replace "nv" by "nvidia". That still didn't correct the resolution problem.
I wanted to know if anybody else had a similar situation with nvidia and if there's a simple quick fix.