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June 8th, 2008, 09:15 AM
hi there...yesterday i installed ubuntu hardy on my desktop...i have an nvidia geforce 8400gs for which i installed the driver to make compiz work...before the drivers were installed, i had a screen resolution..1024x768 but now when i go to system>prefrences>screen resolution the highest resolution mentioned is 800x600 i want to change my resolution to 1024x768...can u help?? please..

June 8th, 2008, 10:13 AM
Make sure your xorg.conf file looks like this:

terminator@terminator-desktop:~$ cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf
# nvidia-settings: X configuration file generated by nvidia-settings
# nvidia-settings: version 1.0 (buildd@vernadsky) Tue Mar 4 20:24:34 UTC 2008

# nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
# nvidia-xconfig: version 1.0 (buildmeister@builder3) Tue Jan 22 19:53:46 PST 2008
# xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration file)
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
# Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
# sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Generic Keyboard" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Configured Mouse"

Section "Files"

Section "Module"
Load "glx"

Section "ServerFlags"
Option "Xinerama" "0"

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Driver "kbd"
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Unknown"
ModelName "Delta"
HorizSync 31.0 - 68.0
VertRefresh 56.0 - 85.0
ModeLine "1280x768_70.00" 95.0 1280 1352 1488 1696 768 769 772 800 -hsync +vsync

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation"
BoardName "GeForce FX 5200"

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"
Option "TwinView" "0"
Option "TwinViewXineramaInfoOrder" "CRT-0"
Option "metamodes" "1280x768_70 +0+0"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24

Section "Extensions"
Option "Composite" "Enable"

June 8th, 2008, 03:22 PM
Open the terminal and set your resolution with:

sudo xrandr -s 1024x768