nVidia Geforce4, black column right side of display

nVidia Geforce4, black column right side of display

Post by Rich Churche » Thu, 29 Aug 2002 10:33:13



Setting up X on a new laptop (Toshiba Satellite Pro 6100), came across
a problem I've never seen before. Although I have the display working
(after a few false starts!), there's a thick black column running down
the right edge of the screen, obscuring whatever X is drawing
underneath. For example, if a window is open full-screen, the
maximise/minimise buttons are not visible.

The blank area remains when the screen saver is activated. However, if
I wait long enough for the power saver to come on (blanking out the
screen altogether), the display is perfectly normal when restored - no
annoying column! Then after an X reset, the column returns.

Card is a GeForce4. The LCD display is a 15" UXGA - X was unable to
probe it. I have the latest nVidia drivers. I'm running an RH beta
7.3.9 (I know, no guarantees). I include the relevant sections of
XF86Config (excluding mouse, keyboard, etc.). Any suggestions on where
to look next very much welcome.

Section "Module"
        Load    "bitmap"
        Load    "dbe"
        Load    "ddc"
        Load    "extmod"
        Load    "freetype"
        Load    "glx"
        Load    "int10"
        Load    "record"
        Load    "speedo"
        Load    "type1"
        Load    "vbe"
EndSection

Section "Device"
        Identifier      "nVidia GeForce4 420 Go"
        Driver          "nvidia"
        BusId           "PCI:1:0:0"
        Option          "IgnoreEDID" "1"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
        Identifier      "15 UXGA"
        HorizSync       30-107
        VertRefresh     50-85
        Option          "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
        Identifier      "nVidia"
        Device          "nVidia GeForce4 420 Go"
        Monitor         "15 UXGA"
        DefaultDepth    24
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth           1
                Modes           "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth           4
                Modes           "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth           8
                Modes           "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth           15
                Modes           "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth           16
                Modes           "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth           24
                Modes           "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier      "Default Layout"
        Screen          "nVidia"
        InputDevice     "Generic Keyboard"
        InputDevice     "Configured Mouse"
        InputDevice     "Generic Mouse"
EndSection

--
Cheers,
Rich.

 
 
 

nVidia Geforce4, black column right side of display

Post by Miguel Moral » Mon, 02 Sep 2002 07:47:18


Hi Rich:

I have had success with this problem loading the NVdrimer module with
these options:

modprobe NVdriver NVreg_SoftEDIDs=0 NVreg_Mobile=4

I am using Mandrake 8.2 and the latest drivers donwloaded from
Nvidia's site.

This options are described in the file README.txt that appears linked
in the site.

Write me if you want the XF86config-4 file I am using.

There were problems with the keyboard, I am trying some ideas that are
posted here:

http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&threadm=90ca8b70.0...

Sorry for my bad English.

Miguel


> Setting up X on a new laptop (Toshiba Satellite Pro 6100), came across
> a problem I've never seen before. Although I have the display working
> (after a few false starts!), there's a thick black column running down
> the right edge of the screen, obscuring whatever X is drawing
> underneath. For example, if a window is open full-screen, the
> maximise/minimise buttons are not visible.

> The blank area remains when the screen saver is activated. However, if
> I wait long enough for the power saver to come on (blanking out the
> screen altogether), the display is perfectly normal when restored - no
> annoying column! Then after an X reset, the column returns.

> Card is a GeForce4. The LCD display is a 15" UXGA - X was unable to
> probe it. I have the latest nVidia drivers. I'm running an RH beta
> 7.3.9 (I know, no guarantees). I include the relevant sections of
> XF86Config (excluding mouse, keyboard, etc.). Any suggestions on where
> to look next very much welcome.

> Section "Module"
>    Load    "bitmap"
>    Load    "dbe"
>    Load    "ddc"
>    Load    "extmod"
>    Load    "freetype"
>    Load    "glx"
>    Load    "int10"
>    Load    "record"
>    Load    "speedo"
>    Load    "type1"
>    Load    "vbe"
> EndSection

> Section "Device"
>    Identifier      "nVidia GeForce4 420 Go"
>    Driver          "nvidia"
>    BusId           "PCI:1:0:0"
>    Option          "IgnoreEDID" "1"
> EndSection

> Section "Monitor"
>    Identifier      "15 UXGA"
>    HorizSync       30-107
>    VertRefresh     50-85
>    Option          "DPMS"
> EndSection

> Section "Screen"
>    Identifier      "nVidia"
>    Device          "nVidia GeForce4 420 Go"
>    Monitor         "15 UXGA"
>    DefaultDepth    24
>    SubSection "Display"
>            Depth           1
>            Modes           "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
>    EndSubSection
>    SubSection "Display"
>            Depth           4
>            Modes           "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
>    EndSubSection
>    SubSection "Display"
>            Depth           8
>            Modes           "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
>    EndSubSection
>    SubSection "Display"
>            Depth           15
>            Modes           "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
>    EndSubSection
>    SubSection "Display"
>            Depth           16
>            Modes           "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
>    EndSubSection
>    SubSection "Display"
>            Depth           24
>            Modes           "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
>    EndSubSection
> EndSection

> Section "ServerLayout"
>    Identifier      "Default Layout"
>    Screen          "nVidia"
>    InputDevice     "Generic Keyboard"
>    InputDevice     "Configured Mouse"
>    InputDevice     "Generic Mouse"
> EndSection


 
 
 

nVidia Geforce4, black column right side of display

Post by Rich Churche » Wed, 04 Sep 2002 21:37:34



> I have had success with this problem loading the NVdrimer module
> with these options:

> modprobe NVdriver NVreg_SoftEDIDs=0 NVreg_Mobile=4

That's it! You legend :o) Only I put it in /etc/modules.conf, more
convenient:

options NVdriver NVreg_SoftEDIDs=0 NVreg_Mobile=4

You made my day. So now I just have to figure out how to a) hotsync my
Palm using the IR port, and b) get Quake3 sound working without
*.

Quote:> There were problems with the keyboard, I am trying some ideas that
> are posted here:

The keyboard repeat problems for me were eliminated by disabling
XKbd. Which, just incidentally if anyone else is trying, is
accomplished like so:

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier      "Generic Keyboard"
        Driver          "keyboard"
        Option          "CoreKeyboard"
        Option          "XkbDisable"  "true"
EndSection

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Cheers,
Rich.

 
 
 

nVidia Geforce4, black column right side of display

Post by Danie » Sat, 07 Sep 2002 19:02:44


Hello..  I have the same proble, on the same pc with the same display,
with the same Operating System Distribution.
I have that problem from many month and I still have.
If you find a solution please tell me what you do at

Thank


> Setting up X on a new laptop (Toshiba Satellite Pro 6100), came across
> a problem I've never seen before. Although I have the display working
> (after a few false starts!), there's a thick black column running down
> the right edge of the screen, obscuring whatever X is drawing
> underneath. For example, if a window is open full-screen, the
> maximise/minimise buttons are not visible.

> The blank area remains when the screen saver is activated. However, if
> I wait long enough for the power saver to come on (blanking out the
> screen altogether), the display is perfectly normal when restored - no
> annoying column! Then after an X reset, the column returns.

> Card is a GeForce4. The LCD display is a 15" UXGA - X was unable to
> probe it. I have the latest nVidia drivers. I'm running an RH beta
> 7.3.9 (I know, no guarantees). I include the relevant sections of
> XF86Config (excluding mouse, keyboard, etc.). Any suggestions on where
> to look next very much welcome.

> Section "Module"
>    Load    "bitmap"
>    Load    "dbe"
>    Load    "ddc"
>    Load    "extmod"
>    Load    "freetype"
>    Load    "glx"
>    Load    "int10"
>    Load    "record"
>    Load    "speedo"
>    Load    "type1"
>    Load    "vbe"
> EndSection

> Section "Device"
>    Identifier      "nVidia GeForce4 420 Go"
>    Driver          "nvidia"
>    BusId           "PCI:1:0:0"
>    Option          "IgnoreEDID" "1"
> EndSection

> Section "Monitor"
>    Identifier      "15 UXGA"
>    HorizSync       30-107
>    VertRefresh     50-85
>    Option          "DPMS"
> EndSection

> Section "Screen"
>    Identifier      "nVidia"
>    Device          "nVidia GeForce4 420 Go"
>    Monitor         "15 UXGA"
>    DefaultDepth    24
>    SubSection "Display"
>            Depth           1
>            Modes           "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
>    EndSubSection
>    SubSection "Display"
>            Depth           4
>            Modes           "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
>    EndSubSection
>    SubSection "Display"
>            Depth           8
>            Modes           "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
>    EndSubSection
>    SubSection "Display"
>            Depth           15
>            Modes           "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
>    EndSubSection
>    SubSection "Display"
>            Depth           16
>            Modes           "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
>    EndSubSection
>    SubSection "Display"
>            Depth           24
>            Modes           "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
>    EndSubSection
> EndSection

> Section "ServerLayout"
>    Identifier      "Default Layout"
>    Screen          "nVidia"
>    InputDevice     "Generic Keyboard"
>    InputDevice     "Configured Mouse"
>    InputDevice     "Generic Mouse"
> EndSection

 
 
 

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