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csergec

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NVIDIA 8600GT
« on: February 17, 2008, 09:01:15 am »
Hi everybody

I am facing a strange problem.

I have a nvidia 8600 gt card.
After having installed Kubuntu 7.10 and and the nvidia driver, I could get a 1280 X 720 resolution.
After having installed LinuxMCE 7.10 Beta3, the AVwizard probably starts but I cannot see anything but a blue screen.
In a new console [alt+F2 e.g], if I run startx, I get the kde desktop but at a 640 x 400 resolution.
I know that the AVWizard is running [through the blue screen]
After all changes I tried I was thrown back to the 640 x 400 resolution.
In other words LinuxMCE does not accept any resolution except the 640 x 400 resolution.

I have an hybrid system hooked to a LCD TV by the dvi plug.

Do you have any idea to get the kubuntu resolution?


thank you for help

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Re: NVIDIA 8600GT
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2008, 07:51:38 pm »
I pounded my head against the wall trying to get the 8400gs card working and it gave me all kinds of strange issues.  I ended up using the 7300 instead and had things working minutes later.  You'll save yourself alot of time and frustration if you have the option to switch cards.

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Re: NVIDIA 8600GT
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2008, 10:11:11 pm »
"Change is inevitable. Progress is optional."
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Re: NVIDIA 8600GT
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2008, 11:27:00 pm »
Hi

Thank you for your answer.

After many tries, I ended by making it work just through the vga connector.
Every try I made with the dvi/hdmi connexion ended by a failure.
So for the while I will stick to that port till I change for a 7300 card instead.
What is still amazing is that all the installation [kubuntu and LinuxMCE-7.10Beta3]
was made through the dvi port. I did not use the vga plug at all....

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Re: NVIDIA 8600GT
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2008, 03:13:10 pm »
You could try comparing the xorg.conf files to see what the difference is.
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Re: NVIDIA 8600GT
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2008, 07:33:20 pm »
I followed Jgaffney's advice and put a geforce 7300 card
It works now...

But I have other problems... in another post...

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Re: NVIDIA 8600GT
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2008, 10:25:44 pm »
I put in a 7600 GS card and got it working at 1080p.

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Re: NVIDIA 8600GT
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2008, 07:55:40 pm »
*hmm*  http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Display_Drivers

The suggestions in the doc don't seem to make much difference on the 8000 series cards.

This guy http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=4379.0  seems to have gotten an 8500 GT card working.

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Re: NVIDIA 8600GT
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2008, 06:37:44 pm »
*hmm*  http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Display_Drivers

The suggestions in the doc don't seem to make much difference on the 8000 series cards.

This guy http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=4379.0  seems to have gotten an 8500 GT card working.
Yeah he edited his xorg.conf... just like suggested in the doc. :P
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Re: NVIDIA 8600GT
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2008, 01:46:42 am »
And what he did is not mentioned in that doc.  Just saying "edit a file" doesn't to much good if you don't know what to edit.

I don't understand why you have to be such a dick to everyone out here.

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Re: NVIDIA 8600GT
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2008, 02:01:07 am »
And what he did is not mentioned in that doc.  Just saying "edit a file" doesn't to much good if you don't know what to edit.

I don't understand why you have to be such a dick to everyone out here.


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Re: NVIDIA 8600GT
« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2008, 04:30:02 pm »
And what he did is not mentioned in that doc.  Just saying "edit a file" doesn't to much good if you don't know what to edit.

I don't understand why you have to be such a dick to everyone out here.
If you'd actually bothered to read that doc, you'll find that there are a lot of suggestions on what to edit.  And if it doesn't address your specific problem then you should have added it, that's how the doc works.

And I don't understand why you have to winge about it while you obviously can't be bothered to contribute something yourself.
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Re: NVIDIA 8600GT
« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2008, 05:32:00 pm »
LOL

watch out, your SNR is getting low..

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Re: NVIDIA 8600GT
« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2008, 05:37:37 pm »
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Re: NVIDIA 8600GT
« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2008, 11:45:11 pm »
And what he did is not mentioned in that doc.  Just saying "edit a file" doesn't to much good if you don't know what to edit.

I don't understand why you have to be such a dick to everyone out here.
If you'd actually bothered to read that doc, you'll find that there are a lot of suggestions on what to edit.  And if it doesn't address your specific problem then you should have added it, that's how the doc works.

And I don't understand why you have to winge about it while you obviously can't be bothered to contribute something yourself.


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