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Linux Driver for HP Pavilion a420n Video Driver Wanted!

Heather Parsons
Occasional Visitor

Linux Driver for HP Pavilion a420n Video Driver Wanted!

I'm having troubles with my linux OS and my video card. My monitor flickers due to a too low refresh rate. And so far we've been unable to change the setting from 60Hz. So I'm looking for a driver for the video card that is linux compatible.
Thanks!!
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Stuart Browne
Honored Contributor

Re: Linux Driver for HP Pavilion a420n Video Driver Wanted!

I don't suppose you could show us what the contents of the 'Display' section of your '/etc/X11/XF86Config' are?
One long-haired git at your service...
Heather Parsons
Occasional Visitor

Re: Linux Driver for HP Pavilion a420n Video Driver Wanted!

Here's the contents:

Section "Screen"
Identifier "screen1"
Device "device1"
Monitor "monitor1"
DefaultColorDepth 24

Subsection "Display"
Depth 8
Virtual 1280 1024
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 15
Virtual 1280 1024
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Virtual 1280 1024
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
#Modes "1280x1024"
#Virtual 1280 1024
Modes "1024x768"
Virtual 1024 768
EndSubsection
EndSection

Let me know if you need more information. Thanks again!
Stuart Browne
Honored Contributor

Re: Linux Driver for HP Pavilion a420n Video Driver Wanted!

Alright then, could you also show the Monitor section.
One long-haired git at your service...
Martin P.J. Zinser
Honored Contributor

Re: Linux Driver for HP Pavilion a420n Video Driver Wanted!

Hello Heather,

also information on what type of video card and monitor you actually have installed would be useful. Plus which Linux distro and version you use (e.g. RedHat 7.3, Fedora, SuSE 8.2 etc.)

Greetings, Martin
Heather Parsons
Occasional Visitor

Re: Linux Driver for HP Pavilion a420n Video Driver Wanted!

Ok here is the monitor section:

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "monitor1"
VendorName "Plug'n Play"
ModelName "Sony CPD-G400"
HorizSync 30-107
VertRefresh 70-120
#ModeLine "1024x768" 75 1024 1048 1184 1328 768 771 777 806 -hsyn
c -vsync
#ModeLine "1280x1024" 157.5 1280 1344 1504 1728 1024 1025 1028 1072 +HSyn
c +VSync
ModeLine "1280x1024" 135 1280 1296 1440 1688 1024 1025 1028 1066 +HSync
+VSync

# Sony Vaio C1(X,XS,VE,VN)?
# 1024x480 @ 85.6 Hz, 48 kHz hsync
# ModeLine "1024x480" 65.00 1024 1032 1176 1344 480 488 494 563 -hsy
nc -vsync

# TV fullscreen mode or DVD fullscreen output.
# 768x576 @ 79 Hz, 50 kHz hsync
#ModeLine "768x576" 50.00 768 832 846 1000 576 590 595 630

# 768x576 @ 100 Hz, 61.6 kHz hsync
#ModeLine "768x576" 63.07 768 800 960 1024 576 578 590 616
EndSection

I am running Mandrake 10. I am not sure about the video card...only that its produced by Via Technologies.