Livna nVidia problems...

Lonni J Friedman netllama at
Sat Jun 23 15:24:41 UTC 2007

On 6/23/07, Tim <ignored_mailbox at> wrote:
> Chris Jones:
> >> I had a similar problem with the refresh rates as you seem to have. I found
> >> that whilst the nv driver found all the modes my screen can support just
> >> fine, the nvidia driver (I have to use the 1.0-71xx driver since my card is
> >> quite elderly) did not. The problem for me was the driver was not getting the
> >> horizontal and vert frequencies correctly, and default to very safe values...
> >> This can be easily fixed by supply your own. Add a section like
> Lonni J Friedman:
> > This is inaccurate.  The driver always tries to obtain the correct
> > information from the EDID in your display device.  Now if your display
> > device has no EDID, or the EDID is broken in some way, then the driver
> > is going to fall back to safe defaults, which can still be overridden.
> There has to be more to it than just the monitor, as other things (prior
> releases) managed to work out how they should be using the monitor
> without a fight.  But this combination didn't work well.

No, there really isn't more to it than just that.  Unless you can
provide an nvidia-bug-report.log which captures this problem, there
really isn't any more to discuss here, as I'm quite confident in my
understanding of how the driver validates modes, and you haven't
provided much other than scant details about a problem.

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