Fedora 13 on Dell E6410 screen resolution problem

Tony Molloy tony.molloy at ul.ie
Tue Aug 31 11:33:13 UTC 2010

On Tuesday 24 August 2010 12:54:08 Brian Millett wrote:
> On Tue, 2010-08-24 at 10:32 +0100, Tony Molloy wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I'm installing Fedora-13 on a Dell E6410 laptop. This has an NVidia
> > Quadro NVS 3100M graphics card. The install goes fine .
> > 
> > When I boot with the "nomodeset" kernel boot parameter I only get 800x600
> > resolution.
> > 
> > If I leave out the "nomodeset" parameter I get a blank screen.
> > 
> > Does anybody have the magic incantations to get this graphics card
> > recognised with reasonable resolution.
> > 
> > I've tried with the live CD and get a blank screen also.
> > 
> > Thanks,
> > 
> > Tony
> iommu=soft
> will get it going.  The newer kernels ( have
> fixed the bug that caused the screen to go blank so the 'iommu=soft' is
> not needed after you get updated.


Sorry for being so late with my reply but I was off work sick for the last few 

I tried your suggestion.

I booted with nomodeset set and did a full update to the latest packages.

Linux bleisce2.csis.ul.ie #1 SMP Tue Aug 17 22:53:15 
UTC 2010 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

I then rebooted with the latest kernel and nomodeset set and got 800x600 

I then rebooted with iommu=soft set and got a "mistuned TV" screen. You can 
see the login box in the background and you can actually login but the screen 
stays like a "mistuned TV"



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