no screen resolution

Pantor pantor at
Tue Oct 9 08:46:47 PDT 2007

Will try to edit xorg. What a program to use for editing? Yesterday 
tryed to edit with gedit - no results.

Alex Deucher wrote:
> On 10/9/07, Pantor <pantor at> wrote:
>> Exactly yes, this is nvidia chip. Forget to add, that my knowledge in
>> linux zero. Just third day with new OS.
> Well, as I said, you can either install the nvidia binary driver
> (debian may provide a packaged version, otherwise I guess you can
> download it from nvidia), or edit your xorg.conf (/etc/X11/xorg.conf)
> as I described below.  If you hae trouble editing it, let me know and
> attach your config and I can walk you through it.
> Alex
>> Alex Deucher wrote:
>>> On 10/9/07, Pantor <pantor at> wrote:
>>>> NO idea about driver, but card is inno3d 6200 AGP 256MB. Would you be
>>>> able to advice how to use cvt and gtf please.
>>> Sounds like an nvidia chip.  if you are using DVI, you may not be able
>>> to change the mode since due to a limitation in the nv driver.  In
>>> that case you may want to try the binary nvidia driver.  If not, you
>>> can use cvt to generate a mode line, e.g.,
>>> cvt 1280 720 60
>>> or
>>> cvt -r 1280 720 60
>>> for a reduced blanking mode (useful on LCDs).  stick the mode line cvt
>>> generates into the monitor section of your xorg config and add the
>>> mode name to the modes line in the display subsection of the screen
>>> section of your config.
>>> Alex

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