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Rita G.
February 7th, 2009, 03:20 PM
ubuntu 8.10

all was well......using nvidia 180.22 drivers & then....

stuck in 640x480!

unable to change settings.

overdrank
February 7th, 2009, 03:25 PM
ubuntu 8.10

all was well......using nvidia 180.22 drivers & then....

stuck in 640x480!

unable to change settings.

Hi and did you recently update the system? How did you install the nvidia drivers? You may need to reinstall the drivers after a update.

Rita G.
February 7th, 2009, 03:33 PM
just noticed....

have other debian based os partitions on same rig &

all are now stuck in 640x480!

could this be a virus or something?

redroad55
February 7th, 2009, 03:54 PM
try running this and change resolution in startup manager:

sudo apt-get install startupmanager
It will be in admin. choices after install..Post back..best to you

Rita G.
February 7th, 2009, 04:20 PM
thanks for replies

installed startup mgr, reset res & rebooted but it doesn't take effect.

why did this happen to all other systems on rig?

at same time?

ticket
February 7th, 2009, 10:50 PM
I had same problem until I found an xorg.conf file that did the job.
Using Applications->System Tools->NVIDIA X server settings would change the resolution, but would always fall back to low res on re-boot.

This file gives me 1280x1024.
As always, make a backup of of /etc/X11/xorg.conf so you can restore it if this fix fails:

(NOTE: only for nvidia drivers!)


# nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
# nvidia-xconfig: version 1.0 (buildmeister@builder63) Wed Oct 1 15:09:35 PDT 2008


Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Layout0"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
EndSection

Section "Files"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "dbe"
Load "extmod"
Load "type1"
Load "freetype"
Load "glx"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

# generated from default
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "auto"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

# generated from default
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "kbd"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Unknown"
ModelName "Unknown"
HorizSync 30.0 - 110.0
VertRefresh 50.0 - 150.0
Option "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Device0"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Device0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
Option "TwinView" "0"
Option "TwinViewXineramaInfoOrder" "CRT-0"
Option "metamodes" "1280x1024 +0+0"
Option "PixmapCacheSize" "1000000"
Option "AllowSHMPixmaps" "0"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
EndSubSection
EndSection