New Monitor Weirdnesses or how do I get Xorg to pay attention to my xorg.conf file?
heller at deepsoft.com
Fri Dec 4 09:43:55 PST 2015
At Fri, 4 Dec 2015 11:42:18 -0500 xorg at lists.x.org wrote:
> If you ready for some fun, CentOS 7 is out and into its third revision.
> Did I miss the discussion about the drivers from NVIDIA? I am using them
> with new and old hardware(different machines).
> A bit tricky to get working and there are different drivers for legacy
> cards and newer cards.
The drivers from NVIDIA are not supported for Xen-based systems. I am using
Xen for virtualization, so the drivers from NVIDIA are not an option.
Appearently the kernel and Xorg that sh
> I had trouble with the nouveau driver but it may have been me or may
> have been an early version.
The nouveau driver is not available for CentOS 5 -- the kernel and Xorg
libraries are too old.
> CentOS 7 runs well but it does have a lot of changes to the tools that
> one got used to in CentOS 5 and 6.
*I* am not ready for that big a change. It would probably be too disruptive
for my work flow. I *may* install CentOS 7 as a VM at some point.
> It is supposed to be a better workstation OS.
> I am still running 5 and 6 on some production machines.
> I am not using my units as workstations but like to have the GUI working
> well in case I have some maintenance activities that are easier in the GUI.
> On 04/12/2015 10:30 AM, Robert Heller wrote:
> > At Fri, 4 Dec 2015 12:32:59 +1000 Dave Airlie <airlied at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> On 4 December 2015 at 12:27, Robert Heller <heller at deepsoft.com> wrote:
> >>> At Thu, 3 Dec 2015 16:27:22 -0500 Felix Miata <mrmazda at earthlink.net> wrote:
> >>>> Robert Heller composed on 2015-12-03 16:00 (UTC-0500):
> >>>>> I use a distro with long term support.
> >>>> Not without a price. What you have is hardware technology that is more
> >>>> advanced than the foundation on which that support is built. A GeForce 8200
> >>>> needs either the FOSS nouveau driver, which seems to be missing from CentOS
> >>>> 5, or the proprietary NVidia driver. VESA is a low technology fallback driver
> >>>> wholly incapable of properly supporting widescreen displays. AFAICT, there's
> >>>> no amount of xorg.conf or xrandr twiddling you can do to overcome the
> >>>> shortcomings of a fallback driver.
> >>> The video chipset has been working fine with the CentOS software, with a 4:3
> >>> monitor. The (available) proprietary NVidia driver won't work with a Xen
> >>> kernel.
> >> The graphics card BIOS contains the modes that vesa can use. It doesn't have
> >> widescreen modes in it. The below 3 choices are yours.
> >> CentOS6 should drive things better in theory.
> > I guess I will have to upgade to CentOS 6...
> >> Dave.
> >>>>> *I* have better things to do than
> >>>>> spend all of my time dealing with incompatible updates every few months.
> >>>> You have 3 choices that I can see:
> >>>> 1-upgrade software to the technology level of your hardware (nouveau driver,
> >>>> likely requiring KMS kernel)
> >>>> 2-backlevel your video hardware (either supported gfxcard, or supported 4:3
> >>>> or 5:4 aspect display)
> >>>> 3-suffer a standard aspect video mode on your widescreen display
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