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#1 2018-06-12 17:36:00

virusso80
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Clarification about WIKI and GRUB frame buffer with GTX 1060

Hi,
i have just installed arch on my new desktop. my VGA is the GTX 1060 6GB.
I was trying to adjust the grub resolution since it is very low. My monitor is natively FHD 1920x1080
Reading the wiki here this is not very clear to me:

Pascal cards with more recent drivers (tested with GeForce GTX 1060 and nvidia 381.22) will not work with the suggested format and attempting to use it results in serious issues, including but not limited to system crashes and hard locks. The current driver and cards are best configured with GRUB_GFXMODE in the standard <width>x<height>x<depth> format.

What is the "suggested format? i.e. 1920x1080x24?
Does it mean that there is no way to make it work properly with gtx 1060?
Sorry maybe I am not mother tongue...but it does not sound very clear.

Thanks in advance

Last edited by virusso80 (2018-06-12 17:36:13)

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#2 2018-06-12 17:39:00

V1del
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Re: Clarification about WIKI and GRUB frame buffer with GTX 1060

This usually only works somewhat if you have an UEFI that can actually initialize a high res framebuffer, which most desktop motherboards can't. In most practical cases from what i've seen it's at best magically but errorprone workable, usually really not worth the hassle to try and get working.. And I'm not sure why Pascal GPUs are singled out here, I don't think it works with any form of the nvidia driver.

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#3 2018-06-12 18:17:12

virusso80
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Re: Clarification about WIKI and GRUB frame buffer with GTX 1060

Thanks,
than what is supposed to be the correct approach to follow? just leaving "auto"?

Last edited by virusso80 (2018-06-12 18:17:52)

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#4 2018-06-13 17:21:56

SuGaRAddiCTeD
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Re: Clarification about WIKI and GRUB frame buffer with GTX 1060

GRUB_GFXMODE=2560x1440-32,auto

works fine for my 1060 gpu.

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