2018-02-27 19:22:50 UTC
Slackware 14.2. This workstation comes with an NVidia Quadro 600 card,
with two sockets: DisplayPort and DVI. My monitor is a Samsung S32D850T,
with a maximum resolution of 2560x1440. I have installed the latest
proprietary NVidia driver for the Quadro 600, as downloaded from NVidia.
When I use the DVI connector, what I get is that things work
properly in console mode (at what seems to be 80x24 resolution) and X -
but only at 1920x1080 resolution. When I try 2560x1440, the fonts in X
are all messed up, ending up with an unusable desktop (everything is
readable only with great difficulty.)
When I use the DisplayPort connector, the console mode does not
work, in that the monitor remains blank. However, on launching X things
work fine, even at 2560x1440 resolution.
Things being the way they are, using the DisplayPort connector
the end result is acceptable. However, I am mystified about the behavior
of X with the DVI connector, and about the lack of console access with
the DisplayPort connector.
If anybody can provide feedback on how to fix either of the
issues above (the DisplayPort one being preferred) that would be much