Evga geforce730 with nvidia 352.30 driver in mint cinnamon 17.1

Thomas L├╝bking thomas.luebking at gmail.com
Sun Aug 9 07:15:45 PDT 2015

On Sonntag, 9. August 2015 15:51:37 CEST, David wrote:
> It's HP Compaq LA1956x which is supposed to get '1280 x 1024 (60 Hz) analog
> input' but I found that to be a little small.
> I'm not sure why but it refers to it as a CRT, I guess just because it's
> VGA...

xrandr -q
Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, current 2366 x 800, maximum 16384 x 16384
VGA-0 connected primary 1000x800+1366+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 0mm x 0mm
    640x480         59.9*+
    320x240         60.1
DVI-D-0 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
HDMI-0 connected 1366x768+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 160mm x 90mm
    1366x768       59.8*+
    1920x1080      60.0     59.9    30.0     24.0     60.1     60.0
    1280x720       60.0     59.9
    1024x768       75.0     70.1     60.0
    800x600        75.0     72.2    60.3
    720x480        59.9     60.1
    640x480        75.0     72.8     59.9

I'd say the monitor doesn't provide any EDID data (or the transfer or data is broken) - check /var/log/Xorg.0.log on this!)

a) Don't try to drive it on 1000x800 - the outcome will always be blurry. Set it to 1280x1024
b) if you can, use the DVI connection. It will not only provide you a better image, but likely also bypass this problem.

Other than that you need to either
a) obtain the EDID data from the monitor (there're tools to dump it, but you'll most likely get no data or broken data as well)
b) write/calculate a modeline and add that (for this monitor) to /etc/X11/xorg.conf[.d/some_snippet.conf]

For the latter eg. fill this form with the data from the monitors tech sheet:


PS: really try using DVI ;-)

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