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Date:      Thu, 25 Aug 2011 04:21:58 -0500
From:      "Conrad J. Sabatier" <conrads@cox.net>
To:        Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: System lockups in X with nVidia GeForce 7600 GS (G73) and Gtk+
Message-ID:  <20110825042158.3644b0d6@cox.net>
In-Reply-To: <20110825103731.4cddea94.freebsd@edvax.de>
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On Thu, 25 Aug 2011 10:37:31 +0200
Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de> wrote:

> On Tue, 16 Aug 2011 14:15:03 -0500, Conrad J. Sabatier wrote:
> > 
> > Yes, the driver performs quite admirably.  :-)  No more gnashing my
> > teeth in envy of others with true hardware-accelerated drivers.
> 
> I'm currently using that driver, and everything seems to
> work as intended. The only problem I have is that the
> driver has different DPI opinions as the previous ones.
> This makes some fonts unreadable. I found that I can
> easily change the Gtk+ base font by a ~/.gtkrc-2.0
> with something like ``gtk-font-name="Tahoma 12"'' in
> it, but this of course doesn't apply everywhere.

Yes, I noticed this, too, as soon as I switched to using this driver.
Fonts shrank all over the place.  :-)

I hadn't considered adjusting the DPI.  That sounds like an interesting
possibility.

> There seems to be a solution to handle DPI settings in
> X directly, so I put "DisplaySize 410 305" in the monitor
> section of xorg.conf. The monitor is an Eizo FlexScan F980
> 21" CRT with BNC cabling, so no autodetect magic. But some
> things still are wrong, maybe I should try ``Option "DPI"
> "96 x 96"'' in the device section - I'm not sure which
> values should be used, 72 or 75 or 96 or 115...
> 
> Additionally, the gv program has a problem (but it already
> had that on _each_ of the three drivers): The keys for
> selecting pages are squished.
> 
> This is how they should look like:
> 
> 	http://t16web.lanl.gov/Kawano/gnuplot/intro/plotcalc7.png
> 
> They are like this:
> 
> 	+-----+ +-----+ +-----+ +-----+
> 	|* ===| |  ===| |  ===| |  ===|
> 	|  ===| |* ===| |  ===| |  ===|
> 	|* ===| |  ===| |* ===| |  ===|
> 	|  ===| |* ===| |  ===| |  ===|
> 	+-----+ +-----+ +-----+ +-----+
> 
> SHOULD like. Currently, they look like this:
> 
> 	+-----+ +-----+ +-----+ +-----+
> 	|#####| |#####| |#####| |#####|
> 	+-----+ +-----+ +-----+ +-----+
> 
> You can't tell which is which.
> 
> The gv program uses Xaw3d for the display elements. Maybe nVidia
> is not compatible with that? Or it's also a "wrong DPI" effect?
> Everything else in gv works as intended.

Hmm, sorry, I don't know about that.

You may find the following link helpful:

http://www.retrevo.com/support/Eizo-F980-Monitors-manual/id/1360bh645/t/2/

> On the other hand, mplayer can now change brightness and contrast
> again; I have put "vo=gl" in  ~/.mplayer/config and it works. :-)

Cool, I'll have to try that.

> > > I'd like to point out that the nvidia driver comes with
> > > nice documentation: /usr/local/share/doc/NVIDIA_GLX-1.0/README
> > > contains lots of great stuff.
> > 
> > The html version is even nicer to work with:
> > 
> > file:///usr/local/share/doc/NVIDIA_GLX-1.0/html/index.html
> 
> Thanks for the pointer, yes, that's really informative. During
> the near future, I'm interested in getting Twinview + Xinerama
> working (as I actually have _two_ 21" CRTs of the same type)
> and TV out working.

There's almost too much documentation for this driver.  So much to
look at and tinker with.  Great fun it is, though. :-)

-- 
Conrad J. Sabatier
conrads@cox.net



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