Bug 138885 - NVIDIA 6629 driver on laptop distorts display
Summary: NVIDIA 6629 driver on laptop distorts display
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11   
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Version: 2
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
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Assignee: X/OpenGL Maintenance List
QA Contact: David Lawrence
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2004-11-11 19:53 UTC by Greg
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-11-12 00:41:54 UTC
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Description Greg 2004-11-11 19:53:25 UTC
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Description of problem:
Upgrading to NVIDIA 6629 driver causes desktop display to be off while
on a laptop display.  The desktop is displayed smaller than the
physical screen, with the top of the desktop also showing on the
bottom of the screen, and several mulicolored stripes down the righ
hand side of the screen. 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.go to init 3
2.install NVIDIA 6629

Actual Results:  X comes up without error, but the display is now
distorted, the desktop (and splash screen) come up much smaller than
the physical screen.  The top of my desktop also shows up on the
bottom of my screen and about 1/5 of my screen is filled with
multicolored lines (down the right hand side.  Everything works as it
should, 3D acceleration is fine.  Also, if the laptop is docked the
display is fine (using a CRT monitor).  Changing res and monitor have
no effect.

Expected Results:  X starts as normal

Additional info:

Comment 1 Mike A. Harris 2004-11-12 00:41:54 UTC
Thanks for the report.  For users who are experiencing problems
installing, configuring, or using the unsupported 3rd party
proprietary "nvidia" video driver, Nvidia provides indirect
customer support via an online web based support forum.  Nvidia
monitors these web forums for commonly reported problems and
passes them on to Nvidia engineers for investigation.  Once
they've isolated a particular problem, it is often fixed in
a future video driver update.

The NVNews Nvidia Linux driver forum is located at:


Once you have reported this issue in the Nvidia web forums,
others who may have experienced the particular problem may
be able to assist.  If there is a real bug occuring, Nvidia
will be able to determine this, and will likely resolve the
issue in a future driver update for the operating system
releases that they officially support.

While Red Hat does not support the proprietary nvidia driver,
users requiring technical support may also find the various
X.Org, XFree86, and Red Hat mailing lists helpful in finding

X.Org mailing lists:

XFree86 mailing lists:

Red Hat mailing lists:

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