OpenSUSE Install :: Higher Framebuffer Resolutions Not Available During Bootup/console - Nvidia Properietary Driver?

Jun 26, 2011

I'm using the 270.41.19 nvidia properietary driver for my Geforce GTX460 graphics card. I have a Sony TV connected to my HDMI and I know it supports the 1920x1080 resolution. Yes it works after gnome or other DE loads up.

But during the GRUB screen and the bootup console - It defaulted to a 640x480 resolution (as it always does with the nvidia prop driver). I usually used to check the output of hwinfo --framebuffer and choose the resolution by appending the right vga=0xabc parameter.

But now I have a problem since hwinfo says the best widescreen 16:10 framebuffer resolution that my card supports is 1280x800. Here is the output from hwinfo --vbe which should give the info about both my gfx card and my TV.

The initial nouveau driver was able to output native 1920x1080 during the bootup on the console without issues, so I guess even the properietary driver should be able to output (If my understanding is right the nvidia module loads later during the bootup and only is required for the X but not for the console itself).


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OpenSUSE Install :: Grub At Higher Resolutions?

Jan 30, 2011

Just bought a new 1080p monitor (1920x1080) and it works fine in OpenSUSE 11.3. Problem is before I get the KDE start screen everything is not full screen. Now, I checked the rest of the forums and I cannot find a full list of widescreen or 16:9 grub resolutions.

Does anyone have a list of what's supported?

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Mar 10, 2011

Just did a new install of 11.4 over top of my 11.3 and when I reboot into the OS it seems to boot just fine but the video is unreadable. When I boot into the failsafe the screen has a lot of gitter and the monitor tells me it's not in preferred mode of 1680x1050 at 60hz. All resolutions higher than 1280x1024 are unreadable. Tried booting nomodeset as I've read previous ... no luck. I'm still learning linux.

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Jun 2, 2011

after installing Natty on my brand new shuttle with Intel's Sandy Bridge Core i5 (2500K), everything works fine except setting up a higher resolution fitting to my screen.All I need is a 2048x1152 resolution, but all the display configuration in the hardware section of the system settings offers is 1024x768, 800x600, 848x480 or 640x480.The monitor is connected via VGA since it doesn't have a DVI or HDMI plug.Is there a way to tell the system there is more capability? Do I need a different driver? What and where can I check this?

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Jan 21, 2010

I just got a new vVidia card for its HDMI capability for my mediacenter and installed the nvidia drivers suggested by the hardware managers.

Right now im connected to a VGA input on a sharp TV, this card/driver like my previous embedded intel card/driver can't make heads or tails of this TV. Intel called it "unknown' nvidia thinks its a CRT (/laugh at a 42'' CRT) so the resolutions it sticks me with are laughable.

Before i used to use xrandr to add a 1600x1400 resolution (though my goal is 1960x1080, full 1080p, i just cant run that through a VGA input) and all was... acceptable.

Now i can no longer do this, since nvidai drivers seem to dominate my attempts. I have gathered i should be able to alter my xorg.conf (which i used to not have, this machine started at 9.10 which is trying to get away from that file) to support som additional resolutions. But i swear i am all thumbs when it comes to touching that file... it always ends with a command line crawl to revert to my backup

SO, anyone know what needs to be altered with this file OR any other method i might try?

# nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
# nvidia-xconfig: version 1.0 (buildmeister@builder63) Fri Aug 14 17:54:58 PDT 2009


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Dec 14, 2010

i just upgraded to the latest nvidia 8 series driver, i downloaded from the nvidia site. After i installed the driver, i reboot and it booted into the console login screen with no GUI. how do i get back into the GUI.

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Ubuntu :: Enable Higher Resolutions SiS 771 / 761?

Feb 27, 2010

After struggling with this for 2 days and getting nowhere, I found this simple solution.

1. Download packages and

One of these contains the driver files and the other a xorg.conf file.

2. Extract the 2 archives by double-clicking on them.

3. Copy the xorg.conf file to the /etc/X11 directory code...

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Adding Higher Resolutions To 9.10

Feb 8, 2010

I'm trying to add a higher resolution to my system. I've tried to edit xorg.conf but I think I'm wrong. Everytime I edit and reboot, it tells me I need to run in low graphics mode for now. Now I'm trying 'xrandr.' I was able to create a new mode just fine, but when I try to add it to the appropriate output, I get this:

prog@ubuntu:~$ xrandr --addmode LVDS1 1280x1024_50.00
X Error of failed request: BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes)
Major opcode of failed request: 149 (RANDR)
Minor opcode of failed request: 18 (RRAddOutputMode)
Serial number of failed request: 25
Current serial number in output stream: 26

Here's what xrandr returns:
prog@ubuntu:~$ xrandr
Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1024 x 768, maximum 4096 x 4096
VGA1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
LVDS1 connected 1024x768+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 286mm x 214mm
1024x768 60.0*+ 50.0
800x600 60.3 56.2
640x480 59.9
TV1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
1280x1024 (0x111) 109.0MHz
h: width 1280 start 1368 end 1496 total 1712 skew 0 clock 63.7KHz
v: height 1024 start 1027 end 1034 total 1063 clock 59.9Hz
1280x1024_50.00 (0x112) 89.4MHz
h: width 1280 start 1352 end 1488 total 1696 skew 0 clock 52.7KHz
v: height 1024 start 1025 end 1028 total 1054 clock 50.0Hz

I don't know why it puts it in TV1. There's two of them because I tried two different refresh rates.

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Ubuntu :: Lost The Higher Resolutions For Computer?

Apr 30, 2010

I lost the higher resolutions for my computer. The highest available is 1360x768 (which doesn't work well) and currently I'm using 1024x768. Before, I had 1280x1024 working well and I even had higher resolutions available in nvidia-settings. I've ubuntu 9.10 with nvidia drivers (185.18.36).

I've read [URL].. but not necessarily all of it or understood all of it. I've tried dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg and the xrandr stuff but nothing has changed, except what xrandr reports, regarding the addition of two modelines 1280x1024. In the end, I suppose something has corrupted some file but how can I figure it out?

Screen 0: minimum 320 x 240, current 1024 x 768, maximum 1280 x 1024
default connected 1024x768+0+0 0mm x 0mm
1024x768 50.0*
800x600 51.0 52.0 53.0
680x384 54.0 55.0


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Debian Multimedia :: Cannot Set External Monitor To Higher Resolutions

Jul 8, 2011

I recently got a new external monitor for my laptop, and connected them by VGA. This is what 'xrandr' tells me:

Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1440 x 900, maximum 4096 x 4096
LVDS1 connected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
1280x800 60.0 +
1024x768 60.0 
800x600 60.3 56.2
640x480 59.9
VGA1 connected 1440x900+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 510mm x 290mm
1920x1080 60.0 +
1600x1200 60.0
1680x1050 60.0
1280x1024 75.0 60.0
1440x900 75.0 59.9*
1280x960 60.0
1280x800 59.8
1152x864 75.0
1024x768 75.1 70.1 60.0
832x624 74.6
800x600 72.2 75.0 60.3 56.2
640x480 72.8 75.0 66.7 60.0
720x400 70.1

However when I try to change to some of the higher resolutions, such as 1920x1080, all I get is a corrupted and flickering image. As indicated above, I am currently on 1440x900@59.9h,z but for some reason 1440x900@75hz doesn't work. The same seems to be true for 1280x1024. The three resolutions above that all cannot be selected properly. I tried setting the resolution to maximum in Windows XP and it worked, and my video games console can set it to 1080p, so I don't think there is anything wrong with the monitor. Is there anything I can do or is this some kind of bug or limitation of the graphics driver or something? The graphics chipset of the laptop is an Intel 945GM, which I believe should be capable of displaying 1920x1080. I am running debian unstable with what seems to be the most up to date version of xserver-xorg-video-intel.

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Jan 8, 2010

So I have been running uvesafb for a while now with no complaints, but klibc hasn't been updated for about a year. I contacted to the author and he said that he will have an update in the coming weeks. However today I was googeling around and to make a long story short, I have successfully been able to get a 1920x1200 console resolution with just the plain old vesafb. This is good news but I am also confused because I've been told many times that is not possible for vesafb to do higher/wide resolutions.

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Mar 12, 2011

For those who need or want to install the latest ATI proprietary driver (Catalyst 11.2) right after a fresh 11.4 install - and might not look for solutions in the development subforum.In order to compile the module, I installed the kernel sources and the pattern devel_basis. I normally use most packages in this pattern, so I install it by default from other scripts. While running atiupgrade on a fresh install, I was surprised by the number of packages getting installed with that pattern.Please report if it doesn't work. (like aticonfig initial failed to add a fglrx section for some reason).Take a look at the atiupgrade thread in the development forum: Upgrading ATI driver with atiupgrade.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Plymouth Load Screen Producing Video Artifacts On Higher Resolutions

May 1, 2010

I have a problem with Plymouth. It works pretty well on low res, but on higher resolution some strange video artefacts appear - see attachments.

I use ATI proprietary drivers, if it has something to do with it.

The resolution is set in /etc/default/grub like this:

edit: reducing colour depth doesn't help /end edit

I don't know whether it has anything to do with the current problem, but Plymouth used not to appear at all until I followed these instructions (or actually I took them from another thread but I can't find it at the moment and these are the same).

I don't know whether it's possible to take them during booting so I've taken these photos with a mobile and retouched in gimp to remove reflections (more or less), and since I'm no pro photographer nor photoshop/gimp master they look as they look. They should do to demonstrate the problem, though.

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Nov 13, 2010

using Ubuntu 10.10 amd64, my older NVidia card suffered a hardware failure last week, and so I replaced it with an NVidia GTS 450.

As the driver that was previously in use was nvidia-173, at the next boot with the new card the X server didn't start. I got to the text console, where the /var/log/Xorg.0.log had the message that the GPU/chipset is unknown to the driver. (well, ok )

Some web searches revealed that the chipset GF106 of the GTS 450 is only supported by the NVidia 260.19.12 driver, which is not in the Ubuntu stock repositories, so I followed the instructions at to install the latest driver from the PPA repository:

sudo aptitude install nvidia-current
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates
sudo aptitude update
sudo aptitude full-upgrade

In short, although all of the above worked fine, the problem is that even after a reboot, the system still uses the nvidia-173 driver (according to Xorg.0.log, and starting X still fails).

Before I tried the above, I also tried

sudo aptitude install nvidia-current

alone, in order to get the latest driver that is in the stock repositories, but the result is the same in both cases.

What do I have to do in order to activate the nvidia-current driver (either stock or from the ppa above) instead of nvidia-173??

I tried to modify the proper blacklist file in /etc/modprobe.d/... (sorry if the file names are slightly wrong - I'm typing all this from the top of my head, as the affected Ubuntu system has no graphics, and thus no graphical browser etc. ), but then there is the error:

"Error: API mismatch: the NVidia kernel module has version 260.19.12, but this NVidia driver component has version 173.14.28 ..."

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: 10.10 - Framebuffer In Console - Links2

Jan 16, 2011

Ubuntu 10.10 - Framebuffer in Console - links2

I've searched and searched and I cannot find the answer. I had links2 -g working in framebuffer in the last release, but in Ubuntu 10.10, I cannot get it to work.

Problem: I do NOT have any framebuffers. /dev/fb0 etc.

I have changed my console font size in grub2 to 640x480 and it works perfectly.

I believe I have all the required framebuffer files and libraries (libs) installed, yet I do NOT have any /dev/fb0 etc.

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OpenSUSE Install :: GUI Not Getting After NVIDIA Driver Installing In 11.3

Jan 8, 2011

I installed on my laptop NVIDIA driver from the opensuse repository. After restart i am not geting the GUI.The screen blinks while booting and finally ends in command line login. Error shows that gdm lasted for only few seconds. Max number of try exceeded.

HP pavillion ZV5000
64b processor
NVIDIA GEForce4 440 64m

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Jan 11, 2011

After a disk crash I reinstalled openSuSE 11.2 and as always downloaded the latest Nvidia driver for my geforce 8200 graphics.

Unlike all previous cases, this time the driver does not install. The contents of /var/log/nvidia-installer.log are below. The error refers to being unable to to locate version.h


Using: nvidia-installer ncurses user interface


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OpenSUSE Hardware :: Install NVIDIA Propriety Driver?

Jul 3, 2010

* My Graphics card is a NVIDIA Geforce 7900 GTX. I am running OpenSUSE 11.2. I have attempted to install the Propriety NVIDIA Drivers (without success). I have added the repository to YAST, then proceeded to install the NVIDIA software.

I then proceeded to reboot my computer into "init 3" mode. I ran the nvidia-xconfig tool as described in the
openSUSE Graphic Card Practical Theory Guide for Users site I then proceeded to type "startx" and it failed to load.

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OpenSUSE Hardware :: Unable To Install Nvidia Driver?

Oct 15, 2010

i tried to go threw this by some tutorials on the wiki but without success. i all the time got this error: Nvidia log: [URL].. even if i ran the make oldconfig && make prepare command..

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Mar 13, 2011

i tried installing the driver through the one click install (SDB:NVIDIA drivers - openSUSE) and through zipper, but system info says that the display driver is nouveau. here are my specs

opensuse 11.4
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Jul 5, 2011

dkms is a facility which lets you to install drivers as module and it'll compatible with kernel upgrade.Driver will live as its source code in system,so after each kernel upgrade , driver module will recompile itself to work properly with new kernel.I read about dkms , but I have no experience to configure it by myself. I want to install nvidia driver using dkms,but I don't know how and where I can find source code of nvidia driver.

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OpenSUSE Install :: Unable To Use The YaNDP Yet Another Nvidia Driver

Feb 16, 2010

I installed openSuSE 11.2 three days ago, the first time, and have been trying to get the nvidia video driver to work ever since. So far, no luck. I have a dual-boot system with Windows 2k (legacy programs) and the graphics card works fine there, so the problem isn't hardware related. The nv driver also works under 11.2, but not well.The graphics card is a GeForce 6200, and the computer is an old Tyan Thunder S2885 with dual Opteron processors. I'm in 64 bit mode for the Linux install.

I've tried installing the video drivers by:Doing a fresh install, loading in the nvidia repository, then doing online update. The two nvidia drivers were loaded (nvidia-gfxG02-kmp-desktop and x11-video-nvidiaG02), but when I tried to reboot I end up with a blank screen and no sync to the monitor (Hitachi SuperScan Elite 751 CRT type). Rebooting in safe mode brings up the nv driver, which works. Doing a fresh install, doing online update,then loading in the nvidia repository, refreshing it, and installing the same two RPMs . . . with the same result. Doing a fresh install and using the "one click" install from this web site. Same result.

Doing a fresh install, doing online update, selecting the pattern "Linux Kernel Development" and installing it, downloading the Nvidia installer and installing it. Same result.

Same as above, but then using Sax2 -r -m 0=nvidia, even though Sax is depreciated. Same result. I've tried modprobe nvidia. Nothing. Over the last two days I've probably tried several other iterations as well, and forgot them, but nothing worked, it's always the same result.

Another weirdness, when I have YaST do "Hardware Information" it has no trouble identifying the monitor a getting it's info, but when I click the Display icon on the panel it tells me that it can't identify the monitor.

Here's the basic system info:


Directory: /home/BillyDoc/Desktop
Tue Feb 16 09:21:23 CST 2010
BillyDoc@linux-k7w3:~/Desktop> lsmod | grep nvidia
nvidia 9647368 0
BillyDoc@linux-k7w3:~/Desktop> su


I'm definitely a novice to this sort of thing, and at this point I haven't a clue what's going on. It looks like the nvidia driver get's installed alright, but X simply doesn't know it's there. Oh, and another thing. When I go into YaST to look for the "Graphics Card and Monitor" program . it's missing! I assume this is because Sax is depreciated, but what's the substitute?

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Jul 26, 2010

I did an upgrade of Nvidia(Latest version v.196) and KDE-base4 to KDE 4.4.4(I think) in Yast2. Now when I reboot the X doesnt start. I claim it can't find any nvidia-module. I thing the upgrade of Nvidia v.196 failed, so I need to know how to reinstall Nvidia in console(CLI). It only boot up in cli. I thought it is so simple to just download the latest driver and install in CLI, but my NetworkManager doesnt start eighter so I don't have any network.

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I guess my mistake was to upgrade both KDE and Nvidia in the same operation.

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Apr 19, 2011

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This morning, I authorized an update as almost every day. I saw that the nvidia driver was on the list but in recent years, I no longer fear these driver updates since everything usually works well...

Except that this time, no! I turn on my pc this afternoon and more 3d effects. I run "Nvidia X Server Settings" which tells me I do not use the nvidia driver and must run as root the command "nvidia-xconfig," what I do. I restart X and no display at all, only the prompt in text mode!

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Apr 14, 2011

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Aug 20, 2009

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Jul 16, 2010

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Jan 19, 2011

i know if u search a solution in forums u get so much confused information. i hope this little manual will help all with the nvidia driver problem! u dont need to edit or create a xorg.conf or something to run the driver correct and u need no blacklistedit too! if u did the standard opensuse 11.3 install its only about 2 kernel packages and the disabling of the x11noveau driver.

1. after standard installing opensuse 11.3 update and install the opensuse softwareupdates

2. install with the yast software re/installer:

(from Desktop or from the terminal. the terminal text command is: yast2)


u dont need to change the menu.lst after all, only u get many problems. run the midnight commander and delete the nomodeset word and the noveau driver would be normally still active after reboot.

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Feb 4, 2010

I am an old linux user (debian,suse and ubuntu) and i installed now fedora on my box to learn something new about other distros.

Fedora 12 is realy nice, but i got some questions about some things.

I installed the nvidia kmod on this way:


I inserted this in my grub.conf in etc on the kernel line at the end-> rdblacklist=nouveau after install nvidia kmod package no more splash screen while bootup


This is what happens if i reboot my pc: i see grub then i start or select fedora12 booting i see for a moment some text then i see only a blackscreen and the bottom of the screen a blue horizontal line with the loading status for the fedora x server gnome. if the line is full, gnome apears.

I would like to have no splash screen and to see the console debug output

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