[SATLUG] Monitor/Video issues?

Ernest De Leon edeleonjr at gmail.com
Fri Dec 28 23:20:49 CST 2007


That config file looks solid.  Your monitor does support the resolution you
specified right?  1680x1050 I assume it does if its a fairly recent
widescreen.  All I can suggest is to try reconfiguring the xorg package
again using whatever tool SuSE provides.  Use the advanced option and input
whatever variables it asks for.  Also, are you using DVI for you
connection?  Do your video card and monitor both have standard analog
ports?  Try connecting via analog and see if it still does it.

Ernest

On Dec 28, 2007 8:58 PM, Justin Burdette <justin.burdette at gmail.com> wrote:

> Here's my xorg.conf file...any ideas?
>
> # nvidia-settings: X configuration file generated by nvidia-settings
> # nvidia-settings: version 1.0 (buildmeister at builder3) Wed Sep 12 14:30:30
> PDT 2007
>
> # /.../
> # SaX generated X11 config file
> # Created on: 2007-12-26T12:07:32-0600.
> #
> # Version: 8.1
> # Contact: Marcus Schaefer <sax at suse.de>, 2005
> # Contact: SaX-User list <
> https://lists.berlios.de/mailman/listinfo/sax-users>
> #
> # Automatically generated by [ISaX] (8.1)
> # PLEASE DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE!
> #
>
> Section "ServerLayout"
> Identifier "Layout[all]"
> Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
> InputDevice "Keyboard[0]" "CoreKeyboard"
> InputDevice "Mouse[1]" "CorePointer"
> Option "Clone" "off"
> Option "Xinerama" "off"
> EndSection
>
> Section "Files"
> InputDevices "/dev/gpmdata"
> InputDevices "/dev/input/mice"
> FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/misc:unscaled"
> FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/local"
> FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi:unscaled"
> FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/100dpi:unscaled"
> FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/Type1"
> FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/URW"
> FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/Speedo"
> FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/PEX"
> FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/cyrillic"
> FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/latin2/misc:unscaled"
> FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/latin2/75dpi:unscaled"
> FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/latin2/100dpi:unscaled"
> FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/latin2/Type1"
> FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/latin7/75dpi:unscaled"
> FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/baekmuk:unscaled"
> FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/japanese:unscaled"
> FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/kwintv"
> FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/truetype"
> FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/uni:unscaled"
> FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/CID"
> FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/ucs/misc:unscaled"
> FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/ucs/75dpi:unscaled"
> FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/ucs/100dpi:unscaled"
> FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/hellas/misc:unscaled"
> FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/hellas/75dpi:unscaled"
> FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/hellas/100dpi:unscaled"
> FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/hellas/Type1"
> FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/misc/sgi:unscaled"
> FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/xtest"
> FontPath "/opt/kde3/share/fonts"
> EndSection
>
> Section "Module"
> Load "freetype"
> Load "type1"
> Load "dbe"
> Load "glx"
> Load "extmod"
> EndSection
>
> Section "ServerFlags"
> Option "AllowMouseOpenFail" "on"
> Option "Xinerama" "0"
> EndSection
>
> Section "InputDevice"
> Identifier "Keyboard[0]"
> Driver "kbd"
> Option "Protocol" "Standard"
> Option "XkbLayout" "us"
> Option "XkbModel" "microsoftpro"
> Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
> EndSection
>
> Section "InputDevice"
> Identifier "Mouse[1]"
> Driver "mouse"
> Option "Buttons" "5"
> Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
> Option "Name" "MX310"
> Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
> Option "Vendor" "Logitech"
> Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
> EndSection
>
> Section "Modes"
> Identifier "Modes[0]"
> ModeLine "1680x1050" 147.1 1680 1784 1968 2256 1050 1051 1054 1087
> ModeLine "1024x768" 78.8 1024 1040 1136 1312 768 769 772 800
> EndSection
>
> Section "Monitor"
> Identifier "Monitor[0]"
> VendorName "--> LCD"
> ModelName "1680X1050 at 60HZ"
> UseModes "Modes[0]"
> DisplaySize 433 270
> HorizSync 30.0 - 66.0
> VertRefresh 50.0 - 61.0
> Option "CalcAlgorithm" "XServerPool"
> Option "DPMS"
> EndSection
>
> Section "Monitor"
> Identifier "Monitor0"
> VendorName "Unknown"
> ModelName "SceptreX20WG-1080P"
> HorizSync 30.0 - 85.0
> VertRefresh 56.0 - 76.0
> EndSection
>
> Section "Device"
> Identifier "Device[0]"
> Driver "nvidia"
> VendorName "NVidia"
> BoardName "GeForce FX 5600XT"
> BusID "1:0:0"
> Screen 0
> EndSection
>
> Section "Device"
> Identifier "Videocard0"
> Driver "nvidia"
> VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation"
> BoardName "GeForce FX 5600XT"
> EndSection
>
> Section "Screen"
> Identifier "Screen[0]"
> Device "Device[0]"
> Monitor "Monitor[0]"
> DefaultDepth 24
> SubSection "Display"
> Depth 15
> Modes "1024x768" "800x600"
> EndSubSection
> SubSection "Display"
> Depth 16
> Modes "1024x768" "800x600"
> EndSubSection
> SubSection "Display"
> Depth 24
> Modes "1024x768" "800x600"
> EndSubSection
> SubSection "Display"
> Depth 8
> Modes "1024x768" "800x600"
> EndSubSection
> EndSection
>
> Section "Screen"
> Identifier "Screen0"
> Device "Videocard0"
> Monitor "Monitor0"
> DefaultDepth 24
> Option "TwinView" "0"
> Option "metamodes" "1680x1050_60 +0+0; 800x600 +0+0"
> EndSection
> ===========================================
>
> Thanks again,
>
> Justin
>
>
>
> On 12/28/07, Alex Bartonek <bartonekdragracing at yahoo.com> wrote:
> >
> > Yea its xorg.  You should have a setting for
> > horizontal in your xorg.conf file.
> >
> > -Alex
> >
> > --- Ernest De Leon <edeleonjr at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > > then i would look in your xorg.conf file for that
> > > section
> > >
> > > Ernest
> > >
> > > On Dec 28, 2007 12:09 PM, Justin Burdette
> > > <justin.burdette at gmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > > I'm pretty sure it's xorg.
> > > >
> > > > Justin
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > On 12/28/07, Ernest De Leon <edeleonjr at gmail.com>
> > > wrote:
> > > > > What xserver does suse use?  xorg? xfree86?
> > > > >
> > > > > Ernest
> > > > >
> > > > > On Dec 27, 2007 10:59 PM, Justin Burdette
> > > <justin.burdette at gmail.com>
> > > > wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > > I checked the nvidia X server settings
> > > application, and it has the
> > > > refresh
> > > > > > rate shown as 59.88, which matches the manual
> > > for vertical. Can't see
> > > > > > anything for the horizontal, although the
> > > manual says that should be
> > > > at
> > > > > > 64.7
> > > > > > . Any idea where I might find the horizontal
> > > settings? Since the
> > > > > > jitter is all horizontal, could that be the
> > > key?
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Justin
> > > > > >
> > > > > > On 12/28/07, Ernest De Leon
> > > <edeleonjr at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > As long as you set the correct refresh rate
> > > and monitor
> > > > size/resolution,
> > > > > > > it
> > > > > > > should be ok.  If you ran with higher
> > > resolutions on other monitors,
> > > > > > then
> > > > > > > I
> > > > > > > would doubt it's the card itself.  More than
> > > likely it's the refresh
> > > > > > rate
> > > > > > > or
> > > > > > > an incorrect Horiz/Vert frequency.  I would
> > > reconfigure the xserver
> > > > and
> > > > > > > try
> > > > > > > some different settings.  One is bound to
> > > work.  If you have the
> > > > full
> > > > > > > specs
> > > > > > > of the monitor in the manual, then do an
> > > advanced config and set all
> > > > of
> > > > > > > the
> > > > > > > parameters by hand.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Ernest
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > On Dec 27, 2007 10:21 PM, Justin Burdette
> > > <justin.burdette at gmail.com
> > > > >
> > > > > > > wrote:
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > I'm running OpenSUSE 10.3 with an nVidia
> > > 5600XT graphics card. Had
> > > > an
> > > > > > > > older
> > > > > > > > 15" LCD and decided to upgrade as a
> > > birthday gift to myself.
> > > > > > > > Unfortunately,
> > > > > > > > the new monitor (a Sceptre X20 widescreen)
> > > seems to get very
> > > > jittery
> > > > > > at
> > > > > > > > random intervals and really doesn't like
> > > it when I watch any video
> > > > > > files
> > > > > > > > in
> > > > > > > > my browsers. I'm not 100% sure it's the
> > > monitor, but I've never
> > > > had a
> > > > > > > > problem with the video card before, even
> > > at high resolutions on my
> > > > old
> > > > > > > > CRTs.
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Is there something I can use to determine
> > > where the problem really
> > > > > > lies?
> > > > > > > I
> > > > > > > > tried running glxgears and, while I got
> > > good framerate reports
> > > > > > (1800+),
> > > > > > > it
> > > > > > > > caused the monitor to go jittery again.
> > > When it starts, everything
> > > > > > else
> > > > > > > > jitters for a few minutes and it will
> > > finally stop, but I usually
> > > > have
> > > > > > > to
> > > > > > > > minimize/maximize something, change
> > > websites, or switch to another
> > > > X
> > > > > > > > session.
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > It doesn't just do it when I'm watching
> > > videos, but that seems to
> > > > be
> > > > > > the
> > > > > > > > main time when it happens. If it really is
> > > the video card, I guess
> > > > > > I'll
> > > > > > > > use
> > > > > > > > it as an excuse to upgrade everything.
> > > Does anyone have any
> > > > experience
> > > > > > > > with
> > > > > > > > the onboard nVidia video systems on some
> > > of the new AMD
> > > > motherboards?
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Thanks,
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Justin
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