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Re: [trinity-users] Nvidia Quadro M2000

From: Felix Miata <mrmazda@...>
Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:31:36 -0400
Peter Laws composed on 2017-07-21 14:29 (UTC-0500):

> New Dell T5810 with above card.  Put Centos 7 on it (after finding the
> "use a basic video driver" selection under "Troubleshooting").  Got
> TDE v.newest installed just fine (after reading all steps in the
> directions - sad considering I'd done this before ...).

> But how do I adjust the video?  The stuff in RandR only seems to want
> to give me 1024x768 which seems ... skimpy ... on a pair of P2416Ds
> which are 2560x1440 each (I've not connected the 2nd display yet).

> What am I missing?  Do I need to ditch the Nouveau stuff and go for
> some sort of proprietary driver?  I'm not opposed to either direction,
> but I really have to have better than 1995's idea of hi-res.  :-)

> Or is there a tool I'm missing?

Sometimes "troubleshooting" instructions say to include nomodeset on the kernel
cmdline. You do not want to do that if you want an acceptable FOSS Xorg driver
to function. Nomodeset can work with the proprietary NVidia driver, but it
blocks use of modeset and nouveau Xorg drivers.

I couldn't find whatever doc you read that in, but "use a basic video driver"
suggests what it says, which in Xorg means either FBDEV or VESA, crude generic
drivers, with which highest video mode available is typically 1024x768. Whatever
you did to cause use of either of those needs to be undone if that's what did
happen. To find out which driver is being used, inspect /var/log/Xorg.0.log for
a large number of sequential lines beginning around two screens down from the
top of the file. Look for:


With that Quadro, I'm guessing modeset is most likely to be the best of the FOSS
bunch. The modeset driver is integral to the Xorg server, so typically the
easiest way to have it used is to not have the nouveau driver installed. If
neither modeset nor nouveau produce acceptable results, the proprietary NVidia
driver is called for.

Share Xorg.0.log via pastebin if the above isn't enough help.
Not a CentOS user.

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