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In Topic: Incorrect resolution; *but* GFX card is detected correctly (nv 210)

17 December 2013 - 09:59 PM

Ciao, have you tried press ALT while click SCALED? I have more resolution...



That's weird, when I press ALT it shows me the "Detect Displays" button.. but that does nothing :(


I have noticed some slight issues with scrollbars as well, so pondering whether I need to consider my graphics card again; but that definitely is recognised!

Asus GeForce GT 520:

  Chipset Model:	Asus GeForce GT 520
  Type:	GPU
  Bus:	PCIe
  Slot:	Slot-1
  PCIe Lane Width:	x16
  VRAM (Total):	1024 MB
  Vendor:	NVIDIA (0x10de)
  Device ID:	0x0de4
  Revision ID:	0x00a1
  ROM Revision:	rsion 70.08.5C.00.00
Acer V203H:
  Resolution:	1024 x 768
  Pixel Depth:	32-Bit Color (ARGB8888)
  Display Serial Number:	LF4080054200
  Main Display:	Yes
  Mirror:	Off
  Online:	Yes


Asus GeForce GT 520:

  Name:	NVDA,Display-B
  Type:	Display Controller
  Driver Installed:	Yes
  MSI:	No
  Bus:	PCI
  Slot:	Slot-1
  Vendor ID:	0x10de
  Device ID:	0x0de4
  Subsystem Vendor ID:	0x1043
  Subsystem ID:	0x83d2
  ROM Revision:	rsion 70.08.5C.00.00
  Revision ID:	0x00a1
  Link Width:	x16
  Link Speed:	2.5 GT/s

That said my display serial number is also correct with the EDID I set. Sigh! :(

In Topic: Forcing DVI output during installation (Nvidia 210) // Black Screen

17 December 2013 - 08:27 PM

  :o you have a 1024x768 monitor?



haha, I can understand your shock but no! Unfortunately Mac OS X doesn't seem to want to detect my monitor correctly, but I suspect that's due to an issue with the age of my monitor. Either that, or Mavericks' hatred of VGA.. :(


I did post another thread about it - http://www.insanelym...0/#entry1975347 - but the crux of it was after trying a fair few solutions I decided I may as well just buy a nice modern display with HDMI input and 1080p reso. (Currently using an old 1600x900 display with VGA)


the gfx card is recognized...but not accelerated...most likely you will need to add your device id to the nvidia kexts :smoke:...or perhaps you did not repair permissions when copying the nvidia kexts back to extensions...


Oh! Now that's pretty interesting actually! I figured that as the gfx was recognised that was it..! I shall give that a go, I think I used Kext Utility since to check the permissions in the directory since. However I definitely didn't add my device ID to any of the kexts.. doh!


Perhaps there is a possible solution to my resolution issues then. I'll still treat myself to a new display :P (Just means I can wait a little later and try and get a bargain in the sales)

In Topic: Incorrect resolution; *but* GFX card is detected correctly (nv 210)

16 December 2013 - 01:10 AM

Update time!


I have a suspicion this may be down to my display itself, it's about 4 years old now - and despite being a very good servant for those years - it probably is time to relinquish it to a new owner and treat myself to a new one. Not only is it 4 years old, it's also relying on a VGA<->DVI-I adaptor.. that's not going to be making matters easier!


Hopefully before Christmas, although I think it may be after Christmas now unfortunately (damn payday!!), I will get a HDMI compliant one and switch over to HDMI completely. I think this will alleviate these issues. Additionally.. Bring on 1920x1080! (I've been living with 1600x900 till now.)


To be honest it's not that urgent - I'm a developer by profession and work exclusively in a Mac environment, I just need to brush up on my Objective-C a little in my spare time for a future project. I can code with a mangled up display..  :P


Cheers for everyone's help! I've certainly learnt a lot..  ;)

In Topic: Incorrect resolution; *but* GFX card is detected correctly (nv 210)

14 December 2013 - 02:05 PM



maybe this would help you: http://www.insanelym...only/?p=1960955


good luck



Aha, thats a new one on me!


I copied the .plist file in question and found it had next to no information in it for me to modify. As I can't change my resolution I couldn't even force System Preferences to generate me a new one.


So I backed it up, and removed it from it's original directory - restarted and it had generated me an identical one, with no information in. I'm going to see if I can find any examples anywhere so I can see what kind of format/keys it expects information to be provided in.


For the record though, here is the information it contained:




Not a great deal. :(





A silly question: Did you try choose the option Best for Display in Resolution?


There are no silly questions! :)


I do indeed have my display set to "Best for Display"; and even if I select "Scaled" I can only get the same 1024x768!


Interestingly, when tinkering earlier on - even trying to rotate the display it had no effect.

In Topic: Incorrect resolution; *but* GFX card is detected correctly (nv 210)

13 December 2013 - 11:09 PM

Mmmm.. Had a bottle of beer whilst doing some more tinkering and I'm now completely out of ideas. 


1) The Override is working. Check.


The new display name is coming up in "System Report" and "About My Mac". 


2) The EDID is being picked up correctly, and when ran through parse-edid and other tools it verifies as OK. (Without going through the whole EDID spec I can't be 100% sure it's correct and without errors, but it looks it.)

$ ioreg -lw0 | grep IODisplayEDID | sed "/[^<]*</s///" | xxd -p -r 
??????r??y??0h,x*ZL?&PT????@??qO/&@?`?00 5???8K/F
?Acer V203H

$ ioreg -lw0 | grep IODisplayEDID | sed "/[^<]*</s///" 

3) My Graphics Card(s) are being detected correctly.


When using both the nVidia 520 and the nVidia 210 they are recognised and displayed with the correct amount of memory and correct names in "System Report".


4) This isn't a VGA specific issue.


This occurs with both DVI and VGA output, from both cards.



Is there anything obvious that I'm missing? Perhaps going off of the System Report isn't the best way of verifying my graphics card is functioning correctly? Perhaps there's another way of forcing EDID recognition/overrides? Is there some kext file I should've looked at?


I did a google for NVidia 520 and Mavericks and just got people saying it worked OOB for them! Although I did also see mention of a new nvidia driver for 10.9 ( http://www.osx86.net...lastest-driver/ ) - but I have no idea what they were on about, as there isn't a new native driver and in their upload was just a solitary .kext for something post-driver install related. sigh


Very confused!

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