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September 6th, 2009, 07:40 AM
Hello everyone! I'm just another noob, installed Linux :D I know...maybe you tired of all these questions, but I'll try.
I've installed Ubuntu 9.04 in Windows. This thing is fast :D I like it very much.

I have 19" monitor, 1366x768 screen resolution. On Ubuntu i have 800x600 only. So..How can i add proper screen resolution?

I've watched many times how beatiful visual effects are. It's maybe another reason why i've installed Ubuntu :KS But...i can't enable it. I have GeForce 9400-if it will help somehow...

And is it possible to work with Wacom Intuos4 graphic tablet in Ubuntu?

That's all...for now:D

P.S: Sorry if i made some mistakes in English. I'm not perfect english speaking person, but i think you'll understand me.


September 6th, 2009, 07:55 AM
First do a check for restricted drivers in the system menu(Can't remember where it is exactly), if not you may want to try envy.

First, enable the universe repository, it's not that hard if you follow the graphical instructions in section 2.
Then install Envy from there:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install envyng-qt
Then launch envy from applications>system tools.

This will update your graphics driver to the official restricted driver(from the generic driver you are likely using).

September 6th, 2009, 07:55 AM
System->Administration->Hardware Drivers
Activate the proper driver an then enable Desktop effects.

September 6th, 2009, 09:01 AM
Hi Teyphas,

Yes you can set up the Intuos4 in Jaunty. See post #176: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=967147&page=18

September 6th, 2009, 10:10 AM
When you activate the nvidia driver (which you may have done by now since it prompts by itself a notification) you may have the proper resolution.
For effects, check System > Preferences > Appearance > Effects, check 'extra' and install 'compizconfig-settings-manager' for all the settings options:

sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager

September 6th, 2009, 11:41 AM
Thanks for answers. Ok. I went to hardware drivers...but the list is empty:(, so i can't enable anything:D

September 6th, 2009, 12:34 PM
follow the instructions and download here:

Installation instructions: Once you have downloaded the driver, change to the directory containing the driver package and install the driver by running, as root, sh ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86-185.18.36-pkg2.run (sudo sh ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86-185.18.36-pkg2.run)