Bug#694155: nvidia-vdpau-driver:amd64: Only native resolution on DFP available with recent NVidia driver version

Roberto Di Cosmo roberto at dicosmo.org
Tue Oct 22 18:51:31 UTC 2013

Dear Andreas,
     I have tested 304.88 and am currently using 310.19-0, and everything
stays the same: I just got used to fiddle with the ViewPortIn and Panning
values to get the  required resolution on the internal screen, and I had
to do some nitty gritty tricks to supersed the driver's now strict checks
on EDID, that prevent it to work with overhead projectors connected
through long VGA cables :-(

Unfortunately, this is really an upstream change, apparently, and I believe
Debian cannot do anything about it, so it's fine to close the bug, and
I apologize for the noise.


On Tue, Oct 22, 2013 at 03:16:04PM +0200, Andreas Beckmann wrote:
> On 2012-11-25 12:00, Roberto Di Cosmo wrote:
> > After careful investigation, this issue comes from
> > an upstream design decision in the 3xx driver series.
> > 
> > In this new series of the NVidia driver, for reasons
> > that completely escape my understanding, the user
> > is directly exposed to the (powerful) details of
> > the inner working of the GPU pipeline, like
> > RasterSize, ViewPortIn, ViewPortOut etc. See
> [...]
> > Did not find out how to do the same using xrandr yet.
> > 
> > A good tutorial on how to get the basic old functionality
> > with these new features would be a big plus.
> No idea :-(
> Has anything "improved" with the more recent drivers?
> 304.88 in wheezy
> 304.108 in wheezy-backports and testing
> 319.60 in unstable
> 325.15 in experimental?
> What should we do with this bug report?
> Andreas

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