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Old 06-24-2010, 08:53 PM
Allan Gottlieb
 
Default unable to drive the VGA output (Solved)

At Thu, 24 Jun 2010 14:14:47 -0400 Allan Gottlieb <gottlieb@nyu.edu> wrote:

> At Thu, 24 Jun 2010 20:02:13 +0200 Matthias Krebs <matthias.krebs@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Am Donnerstag 24 Juni 2010, 01:14:44 schrieb Allan Gottlieb:
>>> Laptop: dell E6510
>>> Gentoo: ~amd64
>>> Graphics: nvidia VVS 3100M
>>>
>>> I am unable to drive the VGA output. Symptoms include
>>>
>>> * Executing "xrandr" does not mention LVDS or VGA
>>> (and using --output VGA gives a warning that VGA doesn't exist)
>> try with default like :
>> xrandr --output default --mode 1280x1024
>
> This works and permits me to change the resolution of the display.
>
>> xrandr without options show the available resolutions, second line shows the
>> output names, like "DVI-0 connected" or "default connected". on my one box
>> with the nvidia driver i have "default connected"
>
> Right. I just have "default connected" as well.
> Do you know how to enable DVI-0 connected?
>
> Your msg encourages me to search documentation about the nvidia driver.

Bingo. The "one" word soln is TwinView. The documentation with the
nvidia driver explains everything. In this version nvidia-settings
can be invoked to do all the various settings.

thanks again,
allan
 

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