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chrisch
December 28th, 2009, 02:52 AM
I am sure this question has been answered a million times, but here goes.

I just installed 9.10, and the machine has an nVidia FX 5200 card in it. I installed the proprietary drivers, and after reboot I can't get better than a 640x480 display. On a 17 inch monitor I should get at least 800x600. I have tried monkeying with the Xorg.conf, but buggered up the server.

Can anyone help?

gordintoronto
December 28th, 2009, 05:06 AM
Exactly what monitor is it? LCD or CRT?

When you run Preferences/Display does it throw you to NVIDIA X Server Settings? Then can you go to X Server Display Configuration, with a Resolution drop-down? There's also a button labelled "Detect Displays," which has always detected my display.

chrisch
December 28th, 2009, 05:11 AM
It's a crt. And yes it does send me to the nvidia settings and the drop down will only let me go to 640x480. And the detect display doesn't do anything.

lindsay7
December 28th, 2009, 06:16 AM
I had the same problem when the latest Kernal update came in 2.6.31.17. This old Nvidia 5200 will not handle the new diver 190 only the 173. I bought a cheap new graphics card with Nvidia Geforce 6200 from Tiger for $25 and that solved the problem. If you keep your old 5200 it will never handle the new Kernal upgrades going on into the future.

chrisch
December 28th, 2009, 11:42 PM
Thanks, I will give that a try.

VastOne
December 28th, 2009, 11:47 PM
I had the same problem when the latest Kernal update came in 2.6.31.17. This old Nvidia 5200 will not handle the new diver 190 only the 173. I bought a cheap new graphics card with Nvidia Geforce 6200 from Tiger for $25 and that solved the problem. If you keep your old 5200 it will never handle the new Kernal upgrades going on into the future.

+1

Great answer