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Well, Xubuntu 12.04 gave my sig rig some hassle, whereas 11,10 works great.

And yeah just installed the propitiatory Nvidia drivers and got thrown down from 1024x768 to a max of 640x480. Same system ran fine on Lubuntu 11.10!... and this is Xubuntu 11.10! Something is amiss here!

Going to try the drivers from the NVidia site instead of from the repos.
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Originally Posted by Rubers View Post

Well, Xubuntu 12.04 gave my sig rig some hassle, whereas 11,10 works great.
And yeah just installed the propitiatory Nvidia drivers and got thrown down from 1024x768 to a max of 640x480. Same system ran fine on Lubuntu 11.10!... and this is Xubuntu 11.10! Something is amiss here!
Going to try the drivers from the NVidia site instead of from the repos.

try removing the xorg.conf or don't make one, let Ubuntu handle it. I can't have one setup by the nvidia-xconfig otherwise it borks and I get thrown into 640x480 as well. So far I've found that the xorg.conf is ignored more now than ever lol
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try removing the xorg.conf or don't make one, let Ubuntu handle it. I can't have one setup by the nvidia-xconfig otherwise it borks and I get thrown into 640x480 as well. So far I've found that the xorg.conf is ignored more now than ever lol

That didn't work either frown.gif

How I ended up doing it was removing the xorg.conf and having nvidia-settings make a new one and then manually adding the display mode to nvidia's settings --mode=1280x1024

It was just weird because I didn't have this problem at all with Lubuntu... though that was an existing install from another system. I didn't install it fresh with this motherboard, CPU and GPU. Apparently from what I could gather (at 640x480 ¬.¬) it's an EDID problem? Totally hasn't affected my GTX560Ti upstairs.

Also, Thunar has a start up problem that requires a little tweaking:
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[Desktop Entry]
Encoding=UTF-8
Version=0.9.4
Type=Application
Name=Thunar accelerator
Comment=Makes thunar start faster on first launch
Icon=thunar
Exec=gvfs-mount network: > /dev/null  && gvfs-ls network: > /dev/null
StartupNotify=false
Terminal=false
Hidden=false

Otherwise it takes 20-30 seconds to load and opens two windows.
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That didn't work either frown.gif
How I ended up doing it was removing the xorg.conf and having nvidia-settings make a new one and then manually adding the display mode to nvidia's settings --mode=1280x1024
It was just weird because I didn't have this problem at all with Lubuntu... though that was an existing install from another system. I didn't install it fresh with this motherboard, CPU and GPU. Apparently from what I could gather (at 640x480 ¬.¬) it's an EDID problem? Totally hasn't affected my GTX560Ti upstairs.
Also, Thunar has a start up problem that requires a little tweaking:
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[Desktop Entry]
Encoding=UTF-8
Version=0.9.4
Type=Application
Name=Thunar accelerator
Comment=Makes thunar start faster on first launch
Icon=thunar
Exec=gvfs-mount network: > /dev/null  && gvfs-ls network: > /dev/null
StartupNotify=false
Terminal=false
Hidden=false
Otherwise it takes 20-30 seconds to load and opens two windows.

I've got your solution, might actually work too. it's what I had to do with my TV just now. Open the Nvidia-settings and select your monitor. It should have a button like on this image:

http://mymediasystem.net/wp/2009/03/aquire-edid.png

Save the EDID file somewhere, then make a copy and put it somewhere easy to remember. Some use /etc/X11 I just used /root and saved the copy there. Then make this entry in your xorg.conf

Option "CustomEDID" "(name of monitor in Nvidia settings):/(folder location)/edid.bin"

Remove your modline stuff, or anything related to video modes and restart X. Just log in and out, that should do it. Check the Nvidia settings now, the proper EDID info should be loaded and you should see your resolutions all nice and neat.
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Thanks I'll try that later!

Right now I'm so pissed at either XFCE, or Xubuntu in general. I just got loads of stuff setup ok, conky, banshee, dropbox and some symbolic links (documents, music, that sort of stuff) rebooted. Realised the drives needed to auto mount on boot. Added them to fstab, rebooted.... Blinking cursor...blinking bastard!

All I can think was it was something I installed. I used a LiveCD and removed the lines to make sure it wasn't my fstab but that didn't solve it. This is all new hardware (except the 8500GT) but I didn't have a single issue running it all on a P4, 1gb RAM and an AGP 6200...

Trying an upgrade to 12.04 to see if I can save it... Then I'm going to give up on Xubuntu frown.gif
Edited by Rubers - 4/30/12 at 2:14pm
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Thanks I'll try that later!
Right now I'm so pissed at either XFCE, or Xubuntu in general. I just got loads of stuff setup ok, conky, banshee, dropbox and some symbolic links (documents, music, that sort of stuff) rebooted. Realised the drives needed to auto mount on boot. Added them to fstab, rebooted.... Blinking cursor...blinking bastard!
All I can think was it was something I installed. I used a LiveCD and removed the lines to make sure it wasn't my fstab but that didn't solve it. This is all new hardware (except the 8500GT) but I didn't have a single issue running it all on a P4, 1gb RAM and an AGP 6200...
Trying an upgrade to 12.04 to see if I can save it... Then I'm going to give up on Xubuntu frown.gif
Code:
# nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
# nvidia-xconfig:  version 295.40  (buildmeister@swio-display-x86-rhel47-06.nvidia.com)  Thu Apr  5 22:40:54 PDT 2012

Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier     "Layout0"
    Screen      0  "Screen0"
    InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
EndSection

Section "Files"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    # generated from default
    Identifier     "Mouse0"
    Driver         "mouse"
    Option         "Protocol" "auto"
    Option         "Device" "/dev/psaux"
    Option         "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
    Option         "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    # generated from default
    Identifier     "Keyboard0"
    Driver         "kbd"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier     "Monitor0"
    VendorName     "Unknown"
    ModelName      "Unknown"
    HorizSync       28.0 - 33.0
    VertRefresh     43.0 - 72.0
    Option         "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier     "Device0"
    Driver         "nvidia"
    VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier     "Screen0"
    Device         "Device0"
    Monitor        "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth    24
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       24
    EndSubSection
    Option         "CustomEDID" "CRT-0:/root/edid.bin"
EndSection

That is what I ended up with, though you can cut it down to probably just a screen section and device. I made sure nothing related to resolutions was left, color depth has seemed to work.
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post #17 of 21
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The 12.04LTS in-place upgrade from the CD was a failure. It was sat on "Getting package 55 of XX" for 30 minutes and I just gave up. 30 minutes is too long, especially with no indication it was doing anything (the terminal monitor in "details" had failed )

I don't get it. frown.gif It's a Intel Celeron G530 Dual Core 2.4GHz (LGA1155) running on an MSI P67A-GD55 with a Geforce 8500GT and 4GB 1333 DDR3 RAM.... Previous running Lubuntu on a P4 3GHz, 1GB DDR 400Mhz and a Geforce 6200 without any problems (it wasn't even that slow) no GPU related resolutions problems or anything!

Installing Lubuntu right now so we'll see how this goes... in contrast, it's nearly finished in almost half the time I had spent with Xubuntu waiting for it to get to the "installing System" part. Here I'm I've done all that, GRUB has run, system is installed it's just downloading the updates.


Opinions on the issue? Hardware at fault or perhaps Xubuntu not playing nice? Same install (same CD) on my PC (i5-2500k @4.5GH\, 12GB DDR3 1600MHz, Asus P8P67-Pro and a GTX560Ti) runs very well without a problem frown.gif

I'm tempted to try stock Ubuntu tomorrow to see how that installs (though my GF doesn't like the Unity side bar thing at all so I'd perhaps be jumping out of Unity as the DE.


Hopefully, I won't need to do make an EDID file like that but I'm happy that your information is there for me. I'd read about that as a solution last night but stopped after I got the res back to what it should be biggrin.gif
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Yeah, looks like I'll be doing that EDID later then. Fresh install of Lubuntu here and STILL stuck in 640x480 upon starting. What's going on? frown.gif

All suggestions for this are rubbish like "check cable" "change cable to DVI/VGA" and such which can't be right since Windows is fine.

This sucks.
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You might be able to use Windows to make the EDID file, good luck though. I'm extremely happy I have a solution I can reboot to. Now i can do it on any distro, I was thinking it was Ubuntu fixing it but it seems that the TV will run properly every once in a while. =(
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May have to use Windows in order to get the EDID because the option isn't there in the 173 drivers. About to update to 295.40 anyway though.
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