GeForce FX5200 and livna nvidia drivers 8756
knightmerc at yahoo.com
Wed Apr 26 13:58:13 UTC 2006
On Wed, 2006-04-26 at 08:10 -0400, Nikhil Fernandes wrote:
> On Wed, 2006-04-26 at 09:16 -0400, Lyvim Xaphir wrote:
> > On Sun, 2006-04-23 at 10:01 -0400, Nikhil Fernandes wrote:
> > > I just upgraded my kernel to the 2096 kernel, and I had to reinstall the
> > > livna drivers. I originally had the 8178 drivers, but now I have the
> > > 8756 drivers, and fullscreen OpenGL apps don't take the full screen
> > > anymore. For example, when I run enemy territory at resolution of
> > > 1024x768, rather than scaling up to fill my 1280x1024 monitor, it runs
> > > in 1024x768 area in the bottom left corner of the screen - the rest of
> > > the screen is black.
> > >
> > > Any ideas?
> > I don't know, but I noticed the very same thing on a system I just
> > installed FC5 on the other day. The game in question was Baldur's Gate
> > 2 under Cedega, and instead of the screen changing resolution to match
> > the game, the resolution stayed the same and the game displayed in the
> > upper right hand corner at 640x480.
> > The way I worked around this was to match the OpenGL resolution roughly
> > to the existing screen resolution. That got things to working right. I
> > had to do the same thing to Neverwinter Nights. The problem is tho that
> > not every OpenGl game can be run at 1280x1024 on every processor.
> > Sometimes you need the resolution downshift to even play at all; so this
> > is a problem and I'm not sure what to do except to start reading the
> > Nvidia readme.txt for some clues --
> > http://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86/1.0-8756/README/index.html
> > LX
> Oops...I forgot to post a [solved] post. What I had to do was make sure
> that all the modes I needed were listed in xorg.conf. For some reason,
> upgrading the driver seemed to delete the modes from my xorg.conf.
> Wither that, or the new driver needs the modes available in xorg.conf
> while the old one could resize without it. I'm not an expert, so I have
> no clue. I don't know if that will work for you, but give it a shot.
Wow Nik, thanks...that may be the problem I have. Thanks for sending
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