[CentOS] Video Card

Michael A. Peters mpeters at mac.com
Sun Nov 16 03:23:07 UTC 2008


startx shouls work.
When I boot into run level 3, I can use startx and it brings me up at 
the right resolution.

My nvidia card is a slightly older model though (GeForce 6800 XT) and 
I'm not running the latest driver.

Tom Browder wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 15, 2008 at 6:02 PM, Mark Pryor <tlviewer at yahoo.com> wrote:
> ...
>> the desired resolution should be 1280x1020 (19 inch). Your X config needs a modeline for that resolution.
> 
> Thanks, Mark, but the mode line was there.  Apparently there are two
> problems (I finally got a clue in the xorg log file):
> 
> 1.  The R913J (not R943J) digital mode seems not to be compatible with
> the Nvidia drivers for some reason.
> 
> 2.  I was using startx to test as I was used to doing in the old days.
>  The log file mentioned lost contact with gdm so I entered "gdm"
> instead of "startx" and got the desired resolution!
> 
> Now I have another problem: somehow in my putzing around the monitor
> has taken on a blue hue both in the startup vga mode and the full-up
> Nvidia X mode.  Any ideas about that?
> 
> I haven't done a hard reboot yet and hope that clears it up--but I'm
> putting that off until tomorrow morning.
> 
> Regards,
> 
> -Tom
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