When I have the 7667 version of the Nvidia-glx and Nvidia-kernel drivers
installed, X can't start at the native 1920x1200 resolution on my Dell 2405fpw
monitor. Instead, it loads aat 1600x1200 resolution. I'm using xorg 6.8.2-r2.
The relevant lines in my xorg.conf file look like:
Modeline "DELL1920" 193.16 1920 2048 2256 2592 1200 1201 1204 1242 -HSync
The relevant info in my xorg log file is:
(II) NVIDIA(0): Dell 2405: Using default hsync range of 30.00-81.00 kHz
(II) NVIDIA(0): Dell 2405: Using default vrefresh range of 56.00-76.00 Hz
(II) NVIDIA(0): Clock range: 12.00 to 165.00 MHz
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using mode "DELL1920" (bad mode clock/interlace/doublescan)
When I downgrade to the 7174 driver version, it loads at 1920x1600 fine.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. emerge and install nvidia-glx 7667
2. Start X
Loads in 1600x1200 mode
Should load in 1920x1200 mode. Previous version of Nvidia drivers load fine at
In addition, this is on eVGA 6800 GT, normal clock, on Gentoo kernel 2.6.12-r6
Unless we're doing something weird I'm not so sure this is a Gentoo bug. Might
be an nVidia problem...did you Google it?
Got a response from Nvidia, it's a known problem with their drivers. Thought it
might be good to report it in case someone has a similar problem.