Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 155294
nv driver can't display on external monitor
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:04 EST
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Description of problem:
The nv driver now works pretty well on my laptop screen,
including handing the 1680x1050 resolution.
(However, I do need to add an explicit Modeline.)
However, display on an external monitor doesn't work at all.
I get some pretty colors, but nothing related to the screen.
This is even the case with a low resolution of 1280x1024,
which the internals and external monitors support.
Using the vesa driver, it works fine, though I only get
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Plug in an external monitor, more or after starting X.
2. Using the laptop's monitor-switch button works, but
what appears on the external monitor is garbage.
This is on a Compaq Presario R3000 laptop with an Athlon 64 chip.
"nv" driver bug reports and feature requests need to be filed in the X.Org
bugzilla, located at http://bugs.freedesktop.org in the "xorg" component,
as fixing issues in this driver require access to the technical
specifications of the hardware, and a detailed knowledge of Nvidia's
hardware operation which is not made publically available to 3rd parties.
The "nv" driver author, an Nvidia employee, is the only person who
currently has access to this documentation and the knowledge of the
hardware required in order to fix the driver. Once he has seen your
bug report in Xorg bugzilla, he can troubleshoot and possibly resolve
Once you've filed your bug report to X.Org, if you paste the new
bug URL here, Red Hat will continue to track the issue in the
centralized X.Org bug tracker, and will review any bug fixes that
become available for consideration in future updates.
Setting status to "NEEDINFO", awaiting upstream bug report URL for
It seems likely my bug matches existing xorg bug 2857, so I added
information about my environment to it:
Ok, thanks for the quick response. I've added this to our upstream
tracker, and we'll keep an eye on it in X.Org bugzilla now.