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joany
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Re: I need nVidea help

#11 Post by joany » Mon May 05, 2014 10:34 pm

According to the NVidia driver web site, the GeForce4 MX should take a 96.43.23 driver.

Site: http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us
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Re: I need nVidea help

#12 Post by Topher » Mon May 05, 2014 10:38 pm

So then I guess I should run sgfxi -o 96.43.23???

I ran the above command and it worked. Running inxi does not log the user out. However I am stuck at 640 x 480.
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Re: I need nVidea help

#13 Post by LnoyBoy » Mon May 05, 2014 11:02 pm

when you say stuck at 640 x 480, (assuming kde) that is the only resolution available
in settings/display ?

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Re: I need nVidea help

#14 Post by Topher » Mon May 05, 2014 11:10 pm

when you say stuck at 640 x 480, (assuming kde) that is the only resolution available in settings/display ?
There are two options: 640x480 & 320x240.
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Re: I need nVidea help

#15 Post by kmathern » Tue May 06, 2014 9:01 am

Topher wrote:So then I guess I should run sgfxi -o 96.43.23???

I ran the above command and it worked. Running inxi does not log the user out. However I am stuck at 640 x 480.
Using sgfxi's -o option to specify the 96.43.23 version won't hurt anything, but sgfxi should be installing that version by default when it detects that the card is a GeForce4 MX.

You might also add the -z option to have it create a new/clean xorg.conf just in case there's any cruft in the existing xorg.conf file.

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sgfxi -o 96.43.23 -z
Topher wrote:...And running inxi still logs me off. ...
Was this from running inxi in M11? I've never seen inxi do something like that. Does inxi work correctly in MX-14?

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Re: I need nVidea help

#16 Post by lucky9 » Tue May 06, 2014 10:15 am

Agreed. Something else is going on. inxi should not be able to do any logging in or out for you.

Check the Cheatcodes page in the wiki. You can set the resolution to what you need. You can try those settings in a normal boot and if it works correctly you can make them permanent in /boot/grub/menu.list if Mepis 11 is controlling boot.
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