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#1 2013-05-13 02:18:30

SgrA
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Registered: 2011-06-08
Posts: 36

[SOLVED] [EDID read fail] Stuck at low resolution - 1024x768

Hi,

    After upgrading to nvidia-319.17 and linux-3.9.2-1-ARCH and rebooting, I tried to run a windows game (Orbiter) in wine, and resolution dropped to 1024x768, even though the game was configured to run at my screen resolution 1600x900. I tried changing back in nvidia-settings, but it doesn't list resolutions higher than 1024x768 any more. I also tried the method in Arch Wiki for xrandr, with the modeline:

"1600x900_60.00"  118.25  1600 1696 1856 2112  900 903 908 934 -hsync +vsync

When I try to add it to my current display, however:

$ xrandr --addmode DVI-I-0 1600x900_60.00
X Error of failed request:  BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes)
  Major opcode of failed request:  140 (RANDR)
  Minor opcode of failed request:  18 (RRAddOutputMode)
  Serial number of failed request:  35
  Current serial number in output stream:  36
$

Any ideas on how to fix my resolution back to 1600x900 are welcome.

Thanks!

EDIT: Tried rolling back to nvidia-*313 and kernel-3.8.8-2, didn't help at all.
EDIT1: Tried rolling back to nvidia-304xx-* with kernel-3.9.2-1 to use onboard GeForce 6150SE instead of my PCIe GTX 650, didn't help either.
EDIT2: Tested the monitor with another system, does 1600x900 without any problems, and that shows up on xrandr too, unlike on the system with the problem, where I can't set the resolution with xrandr.

Last edited by SgrA (2013-05-14 16:51:13)

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#2 2013-05-13 07:58:09

karol
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Registered: 2009-05-06
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Re: [SOLVED] [EDID read fail] Stuck at low resolution - 1024x768

I play wine games in a separate X, so in case something like this happens, I just restart the X server. This brute-force approach has always fixed my issues.

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#3 2013-05-13 09:17:48

brebs
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Registered: 2007-04-03
Posts: 3,456

Re: [SOLVED] [EDID read fail] Stuck at low resolution - 1024x768

Can reset the screen, e.g.:

# Old: nvidia-settings --assign CurrentMetaMode='DFP-0: 1920x1080'
nvidia-settings --assign CurrentMetaMode="DFP-0: 1920x1080 { ViewPortIn=1920x1080, ViewPortOut=1920x1080+0+0 }"

# To reset e.g. brightness
nvidia-settings --load-config-only

For convenience, put that in a script to be executed by xbindkeys, e.g. in ~/.xbindkeysrc:

"nvidia-settings --assign CurrentMetaMode='DFP-0: 1920x1080'"
   Alt+Control+Shift + r

Running in a separate X session is also doable. It depends on whether one wants e.g. Skype conversations to interrupt the game smile

Edit: Changed the nvidia-settings line.

Last edited by brebs (2014-08-09 20:34:45)

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#4 2013-05-13 09:58:23

SgrA
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Registered: 2011-06-08
Posts: 36

Re: [SOLVED] [EDID read fail] Stuck at low resolution - 1024x768

brebs wrote:
nvidia-settings --assign CurrentMetaMode='DFP-0: 1920x1080'

# To reset e.g. brightness
nvidia-settings --load-config-only

I tried that, but with 'CRT-0: 1600x900' to suit my current configuration, but it didn't do anything, nor did it spit out any errors.

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#5 2013-05-13 14:13:18

SgrA
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Re: [SOLVED] [EDID read fail] Stuck at low resolution - 1024x768

$ xrandr
Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, current [b]1024 x 768[/b], maximum 16384 x 16384
DVI-I-0 connected primary 1024x768+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 0mm x 0mm
   1024x768       60.0*+
   800x600        72.2     60.3     56.2  
   640x480        59.9  
   512x384        60.0  
   400x300        72.2  
   320x240        60.1  
DVI-I-1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
HDMI-0 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
DVI-D-0 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
$ xrandr --output DVI-I-0 --fb [b]1600x900[/b]
xrandr
Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, current [b]1600 x 900[/b], maximum 16384 x 16384
DVI-I-0 connected primary 1024x768+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 0mm x 0mm panning 1024x768+0+0
   1024x768       60.0*+
   800x600        72.2     60.3     56.2  
   640x480        59.9  
   512x384        60.0  
   400x300        72.2  
   320x240        60.1  
DVI-I-1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
HDMI-0 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
DVI-D-0 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
$

But the actual screen size doesn't increase. Instead, the screen area becomes scrollable, and scrolls around when I move the mouse around edges.

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#6 2013-05-13 16:33:51

ezzetabi
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Registered: 2006-08-27
Posts: 943

Re: [SOLVED] [EDID read fail] Stuck at low resolution - 1024x768

I had the same problem, I workarounded changing the resolution BEFORE starting the game and putting it correctly after. Just write a little bash script like:

xrandr -s 1024x768
start the game
xrandr -s 0

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#7 2013-05-14 16:50:20

SgrA
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Registered: 2011-06-08
Posts: 36

Re: [SOLVED] [EDID read fail] Stuck at low resolution - 1024x768

The system was not able to read the monitor's EDID. The VGA cable from the monitor to a VGA-DVI adapter connected to my graphics card was replaced with a real DVI cable, and this fixed the problem. The fact that EDID was not being read was clear after going through /var/log/Xorg.0.log, which had several messages about it.

Marked as solved, thanks everyone for their time.

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