[oclug] Desktop size doesn't match monitor resolution
aaron.wilcox at sympatico.ca
Sat Oct 6 11:28:44 EDT 2007
On Thu, 04 Oct 2007 20:49:16 -0400, Brad Barnett <lists at l8r.net> wrote:
> Ok, good info indeed.
> Now that I think about it, it is likely just that the 6600 doesn't have
> the ability to support the DVI bandwidth required to do that screen size.
> You're likely going to have to go back to analog or buy a new graphics
> card with better DVI capabilities.
> It would be best if you could snarf someone's GeForce card of a higher
> calibre, if you want to test it first. The good news is, that Nvidia's
> unified driver will make the test a snap...
The problem turned out to be some very obsolete NVidia drivers.
OpenSUSE's automatic NVidia driver installation system seems to be broken,
so it wasn't actually doing anything every time I ran it to "update" the
video card drivers. Now running perfectly fine at 1920x1200 after
manually installing the latest NVidia drivers and updating the X11
configuration. I'm glad I tried the update before running off to spend
$150 on a new card.
aaron dot wilcox (at) sympatico dot ca
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