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#1 2007-02-17 20:47:52

syan
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Registered: 2006-05-20
Posts: 20

SOLVED Blurry/Ghosting LCD with Nvidia-96xx

Hi all,

I've spent hours trying to figure this out...  I installed the Nvidia-96xx driver for my Geforce2 MX/MX 400 and everything seems ok in my xorg.conf.  XFCE comes up with the right resolution (1280x1024 Dell 1702fp), but everything is blurry.  When i use the Nvidia X Server Settings application, it looks like everything is running correctly - 1280x1024 @ 60hz.  But this doesn't seem right, because otherwise everything wouldn't look so blurry.  And I do mean everything - fonts, icons, etc.

So I did a bunch of reading and decided to try xrandr.  Well, that seems like a fairly cool command, but it didn't really solve my problem.  However, it did confirm my suspicions that one of these programs is giving me the wrong information, since the only 1280x1024 resolution it gives me is at a 50* 51 refresh rate.  I tried changing the rate with:

xrandr -r 60

It wouldn't let me do it.  It says:

"Rate not available for this size"

I'm really kind of puzzled about this, I've tried three different ways of generating xorg.conf files (Xorg -configure, xorgconfig, nvidia-xconfig) and they all give me the right resolution, but the wrong refresh rate.  For some reason linux wants to run things at 50hz...

I'd post more information up here, but I'm not sure what you would want to see.  I'm pretty sure it's not the xorg.conf...

Hope you guys can help.

Last edited by syan (2007-02-20 17:40:50)

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#2 2007-02-19 20:44:22

syan
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Registered: 2006-05-20
Posts: 20

Re: SOLVED Blurry/Ghosting LCD with Nvidia-96xx

Well...  I'm still searching for an answer since I haven't managed to solve this yet.  Now I think that xrandr just wants to give wrong information:

nvidia-settings -q refreshrate

says my monitor is running at 60 Hz.  Anyone have any idea why I might be having this blurry double-vision thing going on?  It seems like everything is setup right, so far as I can see.

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#3 2007-02-19 23:31:16

berbae
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Registered: 2007-02-12
Posts: 1,126

Re: SOLVED Blurry/Ghosting LCD with Nvidia-96xx

Hi syan
You can look in the /var/log/Xorg.0.log file for messages from the nvidia driver.
Also check your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file, some parameters may not be rightly set for your monitor model.
Here is what I have :
Section "Monitor"
    DisplaySize  375   300  # mm
    Identifier   "Monitor0"
    VendorName   "EMPREX"
    ModelName    "1280x1024@75HZ"
    HorizSync    30-80
    VertRefresh  56-76

    Option       "DPMS"
EndSection
Section "Device"
...
    Option "UseEdidFreqs" "false"
EndSection
I force the nvidia driver to use my HorizSync and VertRefresh values which I got from the monitor documentation.

And I add that the 'nvidia-settings -q refreshrate' is the one that gives you the real current refresh rate,
xrandr gives wrong values and choices.

Last edited by berbae (2007-02-19 23:31:42)

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#4 2007-02-20 04:46:49

syan
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Registered: 2006-05-20
Posts: 20

Re: SOLVED Blurry/Ghosting LCD with Nvidia-96xx

Thanks for the reply, berbae.

I've been trying different things with the xorg.conf file, but nothing I do seems to help.  I tried adding in some of the things you had in yours, like the EDID option and now my xorg.conf looks like this:

Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier     "X.org Configured"
    Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
    InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
    InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "Files"
    RgbPath      "/usr/share/X11/rgb"
    ModulePath   "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
    FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/misc"
    FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi"
    FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/100dpi"
    FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/TTF"
    FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/Type1"
EndSection

Section "Module"
    Load  "xtrap"
    Load  "dbe"
    Load  "record"
    Load  "extmod"
    Load  "dri"
    Load  "glx"
    Load  "type1"
    Load  "freetype"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier  "Keyboard0"
    Driver      "kbd"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier  "Mouse0"
    Driver      "mouse"
    Option        "Protocol" "auto"
    Option        "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    Option        "ZAxisMapping" "4 5 6 7"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier   "Monitor0"
    VendorName   "Dell"
    ModelName    "1702FP"
    DisplaySize  337 270
    HorizSync    31-80
    VertRefresh  56-76
EndSection

Section "Device"
        ### Available Driver options are:-
        ### Values: <i>: integer, <f>: float, <bool>: "True"/"False",
        ### <string>: "String", <freq>: "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz"
        ### [arg]: arg optional
        #Option     "ShadowFB"               # [<bool>]
        #Option     "KGAUniversal"           # [<bool>]
    Identifier  "Card0"
    Driver      "nvidia"
    VendorName  "nVidia Corporation"
    BoardName   "NV11 [GeForce2 MX/MX 400]"
    BusID       "PCI:1:5:0"
    Option         "UseEDIDfreqs=false"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Screen0"
    Device     "Card0"
    Monitor    "Monitor0"
    SubSection "Display"
        Viewport   0 0
        Depth     1
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
        Viewport   0 0
        Depth     4
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
        Viewport   0 0
        Depth     8
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
        Viewport   0 0
        Depth     15
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
        Viewport   0 0
        Depth     16
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
        Viewport   0 0
        Depth     24
    EndSubSection
EndSection

Here's the Xorg.0.log file too:


X Window System Version 7.1.1
Release Date: 12 May 2006
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 7.1.1
Build Operating System: UNKNOWN 
Current Operating System: Linux mythos 2.6.20-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Tue Feb 13 14:51:15 CET 2007 i686
Build Date: 10 January 2007
    Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
    to make sure that you have the latest version.
Module Loader present
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
    (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
    (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Mon Feb 19 12:03:44 2007
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
(==) ServerLayout "X.org Configured"
(**) |-->Screen "Screen0" (0)
(**) |   |-->Monitor "Monitor0"
(**) |   |-->Device "Card0"
(**) |-->Input Device "Mouse0"
(**) |-->Input Device "Keyboard0"
(WW) `fonts.dir' not found (or not valid) in "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi".
    Entry deleted from font path.
    (Run 'mkfontdir' on "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi").
(WW) `fonts.dir' not found (or not valid) in "/usr/share/fonts/100dpi".
    Entry deleted from font path.
    (Run 'mkfontdir' on "/usr/share/fonts/100dpi").
(**) FontPath set to:
    /usr/share/fonts/misc,
    /usr/share/fonts/TTF,
    /usr/share/fonts/Type1
(**) RgbPath set to "/usr/share/X11/rgb"
(**) ModulePath set to "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
(WW) Open ACPI failed (/var/run/acpid.socket) (No such file or directory)
(II) No APM support in BIOS or kernel
(II) Module ABI versions:
    X.Org ANSI C Emulation: 0.3
    X.Org Video Driver: 1.0
    X.Org XInput driver : 0.6
    X.Org Server Extension : 0.3
    X.Org Font Renderer : 0.5
(II) Loader running on linux
(II) LoadModule: "bitmap"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/fonts/libbitmap.so
(II) Module bitmap: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    compiled for 7.1.1, module version = 1.0.0
    Module class: X.Org Font Renderer
    ABI class: X.Org Font Renderer, version 0.5
(II) Loading font Bitmap
(II) LoadModule: "pcidata"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libpcidata.so
(II) Module pcidata: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    compiled for 7.1.1, module version = 1.0.0
    ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 1.0
(--) using VT number 7

(II) PCI: PCI scan (all values are in hex)
(II) PCI: 00:00:0: chip 1022,700e card 0000,0000 rev 13 class 06,00,00 hdr 00
(II) PCI: 00:01:0: chip 1022,700f card 0000,0000 rev 00 class 06,04,00 hdr 01
(II) PCI: 00:04:0: chip 1106,0686 card 1043,8040 rev 40 class 06,01,00 hdr 80
(II) PCI: 00:04:1: chip 1106,0571 card 0000,0000 rev 06 class 01,01,8a hdr 00
(II) PCI: 00:04:2: chip 1106,3038 card 0925,1234 rev 16 class 0c,03,00 hdr 00
(II) PCI: 00:04:3: chip 1106,3038 card 0925,1234 rev 16 class 0c,03,00 hdr 00
(II) PCI: 00:04:4: chip 1106,3057 card 1043,8040 rev 40 class 00,00,00 hdr 00
(II) PCI: 00:09:0: chip 1102,0004 card 1102,0051 rev 03 class 04,01,00 hdr 80
(II) PCI: 00:09:1: chip 1102,7003 card 1102,0040 rev 03 class 09,80,00 hdr 80
(II) PCI: 00:09:2: chip 1102,4001 card 1102,0010 rev 00 class 0c,00,10 hdr 80
(II) PCI: 00:0a:0: chip 1033,0035 card 1799,0001 rev 43 class 0c,03,10 hdr 80
(II) PCI: 00:0a:1: chip 1033,0035 card 1799,0001 rev 43 class 0c,03,10 hdr 00
(II) PCI: 00:0a:2: chip 1033,00e0 card 1799,0002 rev 04 class 0c,03,20 hdr 00
(II) PCI: 01:05:0: chip 10de,0110 card 107d,2834 rev b2 class 03,00,00 hdr 00
(II) PCI: End of PCI scan
(II) Host-to-PCI bridge:
(II) Bus 0: bridge is at (0:0:0), (0,0,1), BCTRL: 0x0008 (VGA_EN is set)
(II) Bus 0 I/O range:
    [0] -1    0    0x00000000 - 0x0000ffff (0x10000) IX[b]
(II) Bus 0 non-prefetchable memory range:
    [0] -1    0    0x00000000 - 0xffffffff (0x0) MX[b]
(II) Bus 0 prefetchable memory range:
    [0] -1    0    0x00000000 - 0xffffffff (0x0) MX[b]
(II) PCI-to-PCI bridge:
(II) Bus 1: bridge is at (0:1:0), (0,1,1), BCTRL: 0x0008 (VGA_EN is set)
(II) Bus 1 non-prefetchable memory range:
    [0] -1    0    0xce000000 - 0xcfefffff (0x1f00000) MX[b]
(II) Bus 1 prefetchable memory range:
    [0] -1    0    0xcff00000 - 0xdf7fffff (0xf900000) MX[b]
(II) PCI-to-ISA bridge:
(II) Bus -1: bridge is at (0:4:0), (0,-1,-1), BCTRL: 0x0008 (VGA_EN is set)
(--) PCI:*(1:5:0) nVidia Corporation NV11 [GeForce2 MX/MX 400] rev 178, Mem @ 0xce000000/24, 0xd0000000/27, BIOS @ 0xcfff0000/16
(II) Addressable bus resource ranges are
    [0] -1    0    0x00000000 - 0xffffffff (0x0) MX[b]
    [1] -1    0    0x00000000 - 0x0000ffff (0x10000) IX[b]
(II) OS-reported resource ranges:
    [0] -1    0    0x00100000 - 0x3fffffff (0x3ff00000) MX[b]E(B)
    [1] -1    0    0x000f0000 - 0x000fffff (0x10000) MX[b]
    [2] -1    0    0x000c0000 - 0x000effff (0x30000) MX[b]
    [3] -1    0    0x00000000 - 0x0009ffff (0xa0000) MX[b]
    [4] -1    0    0x0000ffff - 0x0000ffff (0x1) IX[b]
    [5] -1    0    0x00000000 - 0x000000ff (0x100) IX[b]
(II) PCI Memory resource overlap reduced 0xe0000000 from 0xefffffff to 0xdfffffff
(II) PCI Memory resource overlap reduced 0xdf800000 from 0xdf800fff to 0xdf7fffff
(II) PCI I/O resource overlap reduced 0x0000e000 from 0x0000e003 to 0x0000dfff
(II) Active PCI resource ranges:
    [0] -1    0    0xcb800000 - 0xcb8000ff (0x100) MX[b]
    [1] -1    0    0xcc000000 - 0xcc000fff (0x1000) MX[b]
    [2] -1    0    0xcc800000 - 0xcc800fff (0x1000) MX[b]
    [3] -1    0    0xcd000000 - 0xcd003fff (0x4000) MX[b]
    [4] -1    0    0xcd800000 - 0xcd8007ff (0x800) MX[b]
    [5] -1    0    0xdf800000 - 0xdf7fffff (0x0) MX[b]O
    [6] -1    0    0xe0000000 - 0xdfffffff (0x0) MX[b]O
    [7] -1    0    0xcfff0000 - 0xcfffffff (0x10000) MX[b](B)
    [8] -1    0    0xd0000000 - 0xd7ffffff (0x8000000) MX[b](B)
    [9] -1    0    0xce000000 - 0xceffffff (0x1000000) MX[b](B)
    [10] -1    0    0x0000a000 - 0x0000a007 (0x8) IX[b]
    [11] -1    0    0x0000a400 - 0x0000a41f (0x20) IX[b]
    [12] -1    0    0x0000d000 - 0x0000d01f (0x20) IX[b]
    [13] -1    0    0x0000d400 - 0x0000d41f (0x20) IX[b]
    [14] -1    0    0x0000d800 - 0x0000d80f (0x10) IX[b]
(II) Inactive PCI resource ranges:
    [0] -1    0    0x0000e000 - 0x0000dfff (0x0) IX[b]O
(II) Active PCI resource ranges after removing overlaps:
    [0] -1    0    0xcb800000 - 0xcb8000ff (0x100) MX[b]
    [1] -1    0    0xcc000000 - 0xcc000fff (0x1000) MX[b]
    [2] -1    0    0xcc800000 - 0xcc800fff (0x1000) MX[b]
    [3] -1    0    0xcd000000 - 0xcd003fff (0x4000) MX[b]
    [4] -1    0    0xcd800000 - 0xcd8007ff (0x800) MX[b]
    [5] -1    0    0xdf800000 - 0xdf7fffff (0x0) MX[b]O
    [6] -1    0    0xe0000000 - 0xdfffffff (0x0) MX[b]O
    [7] -1    0    0xcfff0000 - 0xcfffffff (0x10000) MX[b](B)
    [8] -1    0    0xd0000000 - 0xd7ffffff (0x8000000) MX[b](B)
    [9] -1    0    0xce000000 - 0xceffffff (0x1000000) MX[b](B)
    [10] -1    0    0x0000a000 - 0x0000a007 (0x8) IX[b]
    [11] -1    0    0x0000a400 - 0x0000a41f (0x20) IX[b]
    [12] -1    0    0x0000d000 - 0x0000d01f (0x20) IX[b]
    [13] -1    0    0x0000d400 - 0x0000d41f (0x20) IX[b]
    [14] -1    0    0x0000d800 - 0x0000d80f (0x10) IX[b]
(II) Inactive PCI resource ranges after removing overlaps:
    [0] -1    0    0x0000e000 - 0x0000dfff (0x0) IX[b]O
(II) OS-reported resource ranges after removing overlaps with PCI:
    [0] -1    0    0x00100000 - 0x3fffffff (0x3ff00000) MX[b]E(B)
    [1] -1    0    0x000f0000 - 0x000fffff (0x10000) MX[b]
    [2] -1    0    0x000c0000 - 0x000effff (0x30000) MX[b]
    [3] -1    0    0x00000000 - 0x0009ffff (0xa0000) MX[b]
    [4] -1    0    0x0000ffff - 0x0000ffff (0x1) IX[b]
    [5] -1    0    0x00000000 - 0x000000ff (0x100) IX[b]
(II) All system resource ranges:
    [0] -1    0    0x00100000 - 0x3fffffff (0x3ff00000) MX[b]E(B)
    [1] -1    0    0x000f0000 - 0x000fffff (0x10000) MX[b]
    [2] -1    0    0x000c0000 - 0x000effff (0x30000) MX[b]
    [3] -1    0    0x00000000 - 0x0009ffff (0xa0000) MX[b]
    [4] -1    0    0xcb800000 - 0xcb8000ff (0x100) MX[b]
    [5] -1    0    0xcc000000 - 0xcc000fff (0x1000) MX[b]
    [6] -1    0    0xcc800000 - 0xcc800fff (0x1000) MX[b]
    [7] -1    0    0xcd000000 - 0xcd003fff (0x4000) MX[b]
    [8] -1    0    0xcd800000 - 0xcd8007ff (0x800) MX[b]
    [9] -1    0    0xdf800000 - 0xdf7fffff (0x0) MX[b]O
    [10] -1    0    0xe0000000 - 0xdfffffff (0x0) MX[b]O
    [11] -1    0    0xcfff0000 - 0xcfffffff (0x10000) MX[b](B)
    [12] -1    0    0xd0000000 - 0xd7ffffff (0x8000000) MX[b](B)
    [13] -1    0    0xce000000 - 0xceffffff (0x1000000) MX[b](B)
    [14] -1    0    0x0000ffff - 0x0000ffff (0x1) IX[b]
    [15] -1    0    0x00000000 - 0x000000ff (0x100) IX[b]
    [16] -1    0    0x0000a000 - 0x0000a007 (0x8) IX[b]
    [17] -1    0    0x0000a400 - 0x0000a41f (0x20) IX[b]
    [18] -1    0    0x0000d000 - 0x0000d01f (0x20) IX[b]
    [19] -1    0    0x0000d400 - 0x0000d41f (0x20) IX[b]
    [20] -1    0    0x0000d800 - 0x0000d80f (0x10) IX[b]
    [21] -1    0    0x0000e000 - 0x0000dfff (0x0) IX[b]O
(II) LoadModule: "xtrap"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libxtrap.so
(II) Module xtrap: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    compiled for 7.1.1, module version = 1.0.0
    Module class: X.Org Server Extension
    ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 0.3
(II) Loading extension DEC-XTRAP
(II) LoadModule: "dbe"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libdbe.so
(II) Module dbe: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    compiled for 7.1.1, module version = 1.0.0
    Module class: X.Org Server Extension
    ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 0.3
(II) Loading extension DOUBLE-BUFFER
(II) LoadModule: "record"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/librecord.so
(II) Module record: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    compiled for 7.1.1, module version = 1.13.0
    Module class: X.Org Server Extension
    ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 0.3
(II) Loading extension RECORD
(II) LoadModule: "extmod"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libextmod.so
(II) Module extmod: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    compiled for 7.1.1, module version = 1.0.0
    Module class: X.Org Server Extension
    ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 0.3
(II) Loading extension SHAPE
(II) Loading extension MIT-SUNDRY-NONSTANDARD
(II) Loading extension BIG-REQUESTS
(II) Loading extension SYNC
(II) Loading extension MIT-SCREEN-SAVER
(II) Loading extension XC-MISC
(II) Loading extension XFree86-VidModeExtension
(II) Loading extension XFree86-Misc
(II) Loading extension XFree86-DGA
(II) Loading extension DPMS
(II) Loading extension TOG-CUP
(II) Loading extension Extended-Visual-Information
(II) Loading extension XVideo
(II) Loading extension XVideo-MotionCompensation
(II) Loading extension X-Resource
(II) LoadModule: "dri"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libdri.so
(II) Module dri: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    compiled for 7.1.1, module version = 1.0.0
    ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 0.3
(II) Loading sub module "drm"
(II) LoadModule: "drm"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/linux/libdrm.so
(II) Module drm: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    compiled for 7.1.1, module version = 1.0.0
    ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 0.3
(II) Loading extension XFree86-DRI
(II) LoadModule: "glx"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libglx.so
(II) Module glx: vendor="NVIDIA Corporation"
    compiled for 4.0.2, module version = 1.0.9631
    Module class: X.Org Server Extension
    ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 0.1
(II) Loading extension GLX
(II) LoadModule: "type1"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/fonts/libtype1.so
(II) Module type1: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    compiled for 7.1.1, module version = 1.0.2
    Module class: X.Org Font Renderer
    ABI class: X.Org Font Renderer, version 0.5
(II) Loading font Type1
(II) LoadModule: "freetype"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/fonts/libfreetype.so
(II) Module freetype: vendor="X.Org Foundation & the After X-TT Project"
    compiled for 7.1.1, module version = 2.1.0
    Module class: X.Org Font Renderer
    ABI class: X.Org Font Renderer, version 0.5
(II) Loading font FreeType
(II) LoadModule: "nvidia"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/nvidia_drv.so
(II) Module nvidia: vendor="NVIDIA Corporation"
    compiled for 4.0.2, module version = 1.0.9631
    Module class: X.Org Video Driver
(II) LoadModule: "mouse"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/input/mouse_drv.so
(II) Module mouse: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    compiled for 7.1.1, module version = 1.1.1
    Module class: X.Org XInput Driver
    ABI class: X.Org XInput driver, version 0.6
(II) LoadModule: "kbd"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/input/kbd_drv.so
(II) Module kbd: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    compiled for 7.1.1, module version = 1.1.0
    Module class: X.Org XInput Driver
    ABI class: X.Org XInput driver, version 0.6
(II) NVIDIA dlloader X Driver  1.0-9631  Thu Nov  9 17:39:58 PST 2006
(II) NVIDIA Unified Driver for all Supported NVIDIA GPUs
(II) Primary Device is: PCI 01:05:0
(--) Chipset NVIDIA GPU found
(II) Loading sub module "fb"
(II) LoadModule: "fb"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libfb.so
(II) Module fb: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    compiled for 7.1.1, module version = 1.0.0
    ABI class: X.Org ANSI C Emulation, version 0.3
(II) Loading sub module "ramdac"
(II) LoadModule: "ramdac"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libramdac.so
(II) Module ramdac: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    compiled for 7.1.1, module version = 0.1.0
    ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 1.0
(II) resource ranges after xf86ClaimFixedResources() call:
    [0] -1    0    0x00100000 - 0x3fffffff (0x3ff00000) MX[b]E(B)
    [1] -1    0    0x000f0000 - 0x000fffff (0x10000) MX[b]
    [2] -1    0    0x000c0000 - 0x000effff (0x30000) MX[b]
    [3] -1    0    0x00000000 - 0x0009ffff (0xa0000) MX[b]
    [4] -1    0    0xcb800000 - 0xcb8000ff (0x100) MX[b]
    [5] -1    0    0xcc000000 - 0xcc000fff (0x1000) MX[b]
    [6] -1    0    0xcc800000 - 0xcc800fff (0x1000) MX[b]
    [7] -1    0    0xcd000000 - 0xcd003fff (0x4000) MX[b]
    [8] -1    0    0xcd800000 - 0xcd8007ff (0x800) MX[b]
    [9] -1    0    0xdf800000 - 0xdf7fffff (0x0) MX[b]O
    [10] -1    0    0xe0000000 - 0xdfffffff (0x0) MX[b]O
    [11] -1    0    0xcfff0000 - 0xcfffffff (0x10000) MX[b](B)
    [12] -1    0    0xd0000000 - 0xd7ffffff (0x8000000) MX[b](B)
    [13] -1    0    0xce000000 - 0xceffffff (0x1000000) MX[b](B)
    [14] -1    0    0x0000ffff - 0x0000ffff (0x1) IX[b]
    [15] -1    0    0x00000000 - 0x000000ff (0x100) IX[b]
    [16] -1    0    0x0000a000 - 0x0000a007 (0x8) IX[b]
    [17] -1    0    0x0000a400 - 0x0000a41f (0x20) IX[b]
    [18] -1    0    0x0000d000 - 0x0000d01f (0x20) IX[b]
    [19] -1    0    0x0000d400 - 0x0000d41f (0x20) IX[b]
    [20] -1    0    0x0000d800 - 0x0000d80f (0x10) IX[b]
    [21] -1    0    0x0000e000 - 0x0000dfff (0x0) IX[b]O
(II) resource ranges after probing:
    [0] -1    0    0x00100000 - 0x3fffffff (0x3ff00000) MX[b]E(B)
    [1] -1    0    0x000f0000 - 0x000fffff (0x10000) MX[b]
    [2] -1    0    0x000c0000 - 0x000effff (0x30000) MX[b]
    [3] -1    0    0x00000000 - 0x0009ffff (0xa0000) MX[b]
    [4] -1    0    0xcb800000 - 0xcb8000ff (0x100) MX[b]
    [5] -1    0    0xcc000000 - 0xcc000fff (0x1000) MX[b]
    [6] -1    0    0xcc800000 - 0xcc800fff (0x1000) MX[b]
    [7] -1    0    0xcd000000 - 0xcd003fff (0x4000) MX[b]
    [8] -1    0    0xcd800000 - 0xcd8007ff (0x800) MX[b]
    [9] -1    0    0xdf800000 - 0xdf7fffff (0x0) MX[b]O
    [10] -1    0    0xe0000000 - 0xdfffffff (0x0) MX[b]O
    [11] -1    0    0xcfff0000 - 0xcfffffff (0x10000) MX[b](B)
    [12] -1    0    0xd0000000 - 0xd7ffffff (0x8000000) MX[b](B)
    [13] -1    0    0xce000000 - 0xceffffff (0x1000000) MX[b](B)
    [14] 0    0    0x000a0000 - 0x000affff (0x10000) MS[b]
    [15] 0    0    0x000b0000 - 0x000b7fff (0x8000) MS[b]
    [16] 0    0    0x000b8000 - 0x000bffff (0x8000) MS[b]
    [17] -1    0    0x0000ffff - 0x0000ffff (0x1) IX[b]
    [18] -1    0    0x00000000 - 0x000000ff (0x100) IX[b]
    [19] -1    0    0x0000a000 - 0x0000a007 (0x8) IX[b]
    [20] -1    0    0x0000a400 - 0x0000a41f (0x20) IX[b]
    [21] -1    0    0x0000d000 - 0x0000d01f (0x20) IX[b]
    [22] -1    0    0x0000d400 - 0x0000d41f (0x20) IX[b]
    [23] -1    0    0x0000d800 - 0x0000d80f (0x10) IX[b]
    [24] -1    0    0x0000e000 - 0x0000dfff (0x0) IX[b]O
    [25] 0    0    0x000003b0 - 0x000003bb (0xc) IS[b]
    [26] 0    0    0x000003c0 - 0x000003df (0x20) IS[b]
(II) Setting vga for screen 0.
(==) NVIDIA(0): Depth 24, (==) framebuffer bpp 32
(==) NVIDIA(0): RGB weight 888
(==) NVIDIA(0): Default visual is TrueColor
(==) NVIDIA(0): Using gamma correction (1.0, 1.0, 1.0)
(**) NVIDIA(0): Enabling RENDER acceleration
(II) NVIDIA(0): NVIDIA GPU GeForce2 MX/MX 400 at PCI:1:5:0 (GPU-0)
(--) NVIDIA(0): Memory: 65536 kBytes
(--) NVIDIA(0): VideoBIOS: 03.11.01.30.00
(II) NVIDIA(0): Detected AGP rate: 4X
(--) NVIDIA(0): Interlaced video modes are not supported on this GPU
(--) NVIDIA(0): Connected display device(s) on GeForce2 MX/MX 400 at
(--) NVIDIA(0):     PCI:1:5:0:
(--) NVIDIA(0):     DELL 1702FP (CRT-0)
(--) NVIDIA(0): DELL 1702FP (CRT-0): 350.0 MHz maximum pixel clock
(II) NVIDIA(0): Assigned Display Device: CRT-0
(WW) NVIDIA(0): 
(WW) NVIDIA(0): No modes were requested; the default mode "nvidia-auto-select"
(WW) NVIDIA(0):     will be used as the requested mode.
(WW) NVIDIA(0): 
(II) NVIDIA(0): Validated modes:
(II) NVIDIA(0):     "nvidia-auto-select"
(II) NVIDIA(0): Virtual screen size determined to be 1280 x 1024
(--) NVIDIA(0): DPI set to (95, 96); computed from "UseEdidDpi" X config
(--) NVIDIA(0):     option
(--) Depth 24 pixmap format is 32 bpp
(II) do I need RAC?  No, I don't.
(II) resource ranges after preInit:
    [0] 0    0    0xd0000000 - 0xd7ffffff (0x8000000) MX[b]
    [1] 0    0    0xce000000 - 0xceffffff (0x1000000) MX[b]
    [2] -1    0    0x00100000 - 0x3fffffff (0x3ff00000) MX[b]E(B)
    [3] -1    0    0x000f0000 - 0x000fffff (0x10000) MX[b]
    [4] -1    0    0x000c0000 - 0x000effff (0x30000) MX[b]
    [5] -1    0    0x00000000 - 0x0009ffff (0xa0000) MX[b]
    [6] -1    0    0xcb800000 - 0xcb8000ff (0x100) MX[b]
    [7] -1    0    0xcc000000 - 0xcc000fff (0x1000) MX[b]
    [8] -1    0    0xcc800000 - 0xcc800fff (0x1000) MX[b]
    [9] -1    0    0xcd000000 - 0xcd003fff (0x4000) MX[b]
    [10] -1    0    0xcd800000 - 0xcd8007ff (0x800) MX[b]
    [11] -1    0    0xdf800000 - 0xdf7fffff (0x0) MX[b]O
    [12] -1    0    0xe0000000 - 0xdfffffff (0x0) MX[b]O
    [13] -1    0    0xcfff0000 - 0xcfffffff (0x10000) MX[b](B)
    [14] -1    0    0xd0000000 - 0xd7ffffff (0x8000000) MX[b](B)
    [15] -1    0    0xce000000 - 0xceffffff (0x1000000) MX[b](B)
    [16] 0    0    0x000a0000 - 0x000affff (0x10000) MS[b](OprD)
    [17] 0    0    0x000b0000 - 0x000b7fff (0x8000) MS[b](OprD)
    [18] 0    0    0x000b8000 - 0x000bffff (0x8000) MS[b](OprD)
    [19] -1    0    0x0000ffff - 0x0000ffff (0x1) IX[b]
    [20] -1    0    0x00000000 - 0x000000ff (0x100) IX[b]
    [21] -1    0    0x0000a000 - 0x0000a007 (0x8) IX[b]
    [22] -1    0    0x0000a400 - 0x0000a41f (0x20) IX[b]
    [23] -1    0    0x0000d000 - 0x0000d01f (0x20) IX[b]
    [24] -1    0    0x0000d400 - 0x0000d41f (0x20) IX[b]
    [25] -1    0    0x0000d800 - 0x0000d80f (0x10) IX[b]
    [26] -1    0    0x0000e000 - 0x0000dfff (0x0) IX[b]O
    [27] 0    0    0x000003b0 - 0x000003bb (0xc) IS[b](OprU)
    [28] 0    0    0x000003c0 - 0x000003df (0x20) IS[b](OprU)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Setting mode "nvidia-auto-select"
(II) Loading extension NV-GLX
(II) NVIDIA(0): NVIDIA 3D Acceleration Architecture Initialized
(II) NVIDIA(0): Using the NVIDIA 2D acceleration architecture
(==) NVIDIA(0): Backing store disabled
(==) NVIDIA(0): Silken mouse enabled
(II) Loading extension NV-CONTROL
(WW) NVIDIA(0): Option "UseEDIDfreqs=false" is not used
(==) RandR enabled
(II) Initializing built-in extension MIT-SHM
(II) Initializing built-in extension XInputExtension
(II) Initializing built-in extension XTEST
(II) Initializing built-in extension XKEYBOARD
(II) Initializing built-in extension XC-APPGROUP
(II) Initializing built-in extension SECURITY
(II) Initializing built-in extension XINERAMA
(II) Initializing built-in extension XFIXES
(II) Initializing built-in extension XFree86-Bigfont
(II) Initializing built-in extension RENDER
(II) Initializing built-in extension RANDR
(II) Initializing built-in extension COMPOSITE
(II) Initializing built-in extension DAMAGE
(II) Initializing built-in extension XEVIE
(II) Initializing extension GLX
(**) Option "Protocol" "auto"
(**) Mouse0: Device: "/dev/input/mice"
(**) Mouse0: Protocol: "auto"
(**) Option "CorePointer"
(**) Mouse0: Core Pointer
(**) Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
(==) Mouse0: Emulate3Buttons, Emulate3Timeout: 50
(**) Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5 6 7"
(**) Mouse0: ZAxisMapping: buttons 4, 5, 6 and 7
(**) Mouse0: Buttons: 11
(**) Option "CoreKeyboard"
(**) Keyboard0: Core Keyboard
(**) Option "Protocol" "standard"
(**) Keyboard0: Protocol: standard
(**) Option "AutoRepeat" "500 30"
(**) Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
(**) Keyboard0: XkbRules: "xorg"
(**) Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
(**) Keyboard0: XkbModel: "pc105"
(**) Option "XkbLayout" "us"
(**) Keyboard0: XkbLayout: "us"
(**) Option "CustomKeycodes" "off"
(**) Keyboard0: CustomKeycodes disabled
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Keyboard0" (type: KEYBOARD)
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Mouse0" (type: MOUSE)
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "NVIDIA Damage Notification Manager" (type: Other)
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "NVIDIA Kernel RC Handler" (type: Other)
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "NVIDIA Event Handler" (type: Other)
(--) Mouse0: PnP-detected protocol: "ExplorerPS/2"
(II) Mouse0: ps2EnableDataReporting: succeeded

Apart from the warnings "No modes were requested ..." and "option "UseEDIDfreqs=false" is not used" nothing looks that bad to me.  Any ideas?  This is what I see in xfce:

http://img299.imageshack.us/img299/5268 … ot2dk6.png

I also tried using the gtf output a few times and that didn't work either.  I'm starting to wonder if it's a hardware problem.  Seems kind of subtle for a malfunctioning graphics card though, doesn't it?

Thanks again

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#5 2007-02-20 10:38:32

berbae
Member
From: France
Registered: 2007-02-12
Posts: 1,126

Re: SOLVED Blurry/Ghosting LCD with Nvidia-96xx

OK from the snapshot image you provided I see that your problem is not so serious as I thought.
The nvidia driver works correctly and so does your graphical card. You can confirm that by trying openGL screensaver themes or running glxgears.
Your problem rather is about the fonts used on your system.
There already exists threads on this subject, so my  advice is to concentrate on this subject : how to get a better
fonts rendering (font choice, antialiasing, ...).
After some tryings you will surely find the font configuration which you prefer.

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#6 2007-02-20 15:10:35

syan
Member
Registered: 2006-05-20
Posts: 20

Re: SOLVED Blurry/Ghosting LCD with Nvidia-96xx

You could be right - I actually thought the same thing at first, but then I noticed that the same effect seems to occur with icons as well.  Even the mouse cursor suffers from this.  Do you think fixing the fonts will take care of that?

Also...  I just checked out the screenshot with my other computer...  This screenshot does not show the problem.  It looks perfect compared to what I'm actually getting.  I'm not sure why the screenshot would be so much clearer than the monitor picture.  The monitor isn't broken, I'm using it right now in windows and everything looks fine.  Sorry for the useless screenshot.

In arch everything seems to have a blurry, faded copy of itself slightly to the right of the original.  Except when I take a screenshot, apparently.  That could be a good thing though, I hope...

Thanks

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#7 2007-02-20 17:35:34

syan
Member
Registered: 2006-05-20
Posts: 20

Re: SOLVED Blurry/Ghosting LCD with Nvidia-96xx

Well, this is embarrassing...  I was thinking about how the screenshot came out ok and the monitor's picture was messed up and figured that meant the graphics card was working perfectly and there must be something between it and the monitor that was causing the problem.  Like...  the cable...  I had already removed the cable from the computer before and tightened it, but I never checked the monitor end.  When I checked it, it was a little loose so I tightened it and things seem a lot clearer now.  It's still not perfect, there's some slight blur if I look really close, especially with the cursor, but at least I can use it now.

On the bright side I learned a lot about xorg.conf...

Thanks for all your help, berbae.  smile

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