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Link to this post 08 Aug 10

I think you found the issue, which most likely is that you new monitor supports different ranges than the old monitor. If you can get into the nvidia control panel on a gui it would be advisable to reset it to defaults so it will re-detect the available hardware, or you can even try to reinstall the video driver in hopes that it will also try to re-detect the hardware.

Link to this post 08 Aug 10

mfillpot wrote:

I think you found the issue, which most likely is that you new monitor supports different ranges than the old monitor. If you can get into the nvidia control panel on a gui it would be advisable to reset it to defaults so it will re-detect the available hardware, or you can even try to reinstall the video driver in hopes that it will also try to re-detect the hardware.

I really wouldn't know where to start with that but I can say this, I was having the same problems with the other monitor as well. So I suspect the monitor change isn't the culprit, any other ideas?

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Well, none of my current installation even use an xorg file anymore because the configuration is done by dbus. have you tried renaming you xorg.conf file to something like xorg.conf_new so you can see what it does without the file?

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mfillpot wrote:

Well, none of my current installation even use an xorg file anymore because the configuration is done by dbus. have you tried renaming you xorg.conf file to something like xorg.conf_new so you can see what it does without the file?

No, I haven't tried that, is it something I should do?

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When Mint was first installed did it behave like this or did the trouble start after an update or change in your hardware?

Ubuntu/Mint are both pretty good at detecting hardware on installation, but perhaps not so good at coping with some change. VESA works on any video card, by the way... if there is a "safe mode" you can boot into and select VESA, it might work. A fresh install (preserving your /home partition) is probably a certain cure. If it works you can set up (in both Ubuntu and Mint I believe) your Update Manager to accept only security updates afterwards, ignoring whatever updates might have b0rked your video display.

I know there's a recent update that ruined my own video settings in Xubuntu 10.04, literally putting my monitor to sleep at bootup! Grrrr.

I don't know if this has been helpful or not, but a fresh install ignoring all but security updates is what cured my video-crippled Xubuntu machine.

Hoping this helps,
Robin

Link to this post 09 Aug 10

dixiedancer wrote:

When Mint was first installed did it behave like this or did the trouble start after an update or change in your hardware?

Ubuntu/Mint are both pretty good at detecting hardware on installation, but perhaps not so good at coping with some change. VESA works on any video card, by the way... if there is a "safe mode" you can boot into and select VESA, it might work. A fresh install (preserving your [b]/home[/b] partition) is probably a certain cure. If it works you can set up (in both Ubuntu and Mint I believe) your Update Manager to [b]accept only security updates[/b] afterwards, ignoring whatever updates might have b0rked your video display.

I know there's a recent update that ruined my own video settings in Xubuntu 10.04, literally putting my monitor to sleep at bootup! Grrrr.

I don't know if this has been helpful or not, but a fresh install ignoring all but security updates is what cured my video-crippled Xubuntu machine.

Hoping this helps,
Robin

Thanks Robin, it all started after I made the change to Mint from Ubuntu 8.04, I did go to Admin/ hardware drivers earlier. There were 2 options, it was set on NVIDEA accelerated graphics driver (version 173). The other option was NVIDEA accelerated graphics driver (version current) [Recommended]. I went ahead and made the change, hopefully that will cure the problem.

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