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Flaphal
July 6th, 2008, 02:58 PM
The title says it all really. Without the driver I can set the screen res how I like, with it I can't set it above 1024x768.

Graphics card: nVidia Geforce 8800GTX
Ubuntu: 8.04, 32bit (wubi)

Every guide I have found that looks like it might fix this has been either years out of date or far too technical (the only thing i can do with the terminal is copy/paste :) ) so I hope you guys have a solution... this res sucks.

Thanks in advance!


Edit:
One more think that might be useful: my screen is not recognised.

Teber
July 6th, 2008, 03:14 PM
think this might be helpful.

in menu system/preferences/main menu add under other screen and graphics. this should then appear under applications/other

i had a similar issue and resolved it using screen and graphics.

good luck!

ellgor
July 6th, 2008, 04:39 PM
Hi,
You could try this, open a terminal and type in gksudo-nvidia-settings this will bring up a new window for changing the nvidia settings, adjust to suit, hope this helps.

Regards, Ellgor.

Flaphal
July 7th, 2008, 04:01 AM
Hi,
You could try this, open a terminal and type in - gksudo-nvidia-settings - this will bring up a new window for changing the nvidia settings, adjust to suit, hope this helps.

Regards, Ellgor.

Fantastic! Thanks a lot.

Didn't work at first, but then I installed "nvidia-settings" in the SPM and typed instead "gksudo nvidia-settings" (minus the first - )


(I think this may have something to do with my screen being recognised... nvidia-settings recognises it, the normal resolution settings thing doesn't, and still cant change the setting)

calvin6
September 4th, 2008, 08:32 PM
Fantastic! Thanks a lot.

Didn't work at first, but then I installed "nvidia-settings" in the SPM and typed instead "gksudo nvidia-settings" (minus the first - )


(I think this may have something to do with my screen being recognised... nvidia-settings recognises it, the normal resolution settings thing doesn't, and still cant change the setting)

hey i'm having the same problem. i tried the gksudo nvidia-settings in terminal but nothing happens. i get a prompt that asks for password. i enter it but then it just goes back to the terminal and nothing has opened up. maybe it has something to do with where you said you "installed nvidia-settings in the SPM" I didn't do this. what is SPM? and how do i install it? i'm an oober noob with linux. first try so any dumbed down help would be greatly appreciated. thank you

philinux
September 4th, 2008, 08:36 PM
system>admin>synaptic.

or

sudo apt-get install nvidia-settings

calvin6
September 4th, 2008, 09:07 PM
yaaaay i got it. i'm definitely a giddy little school girl at the moment. thank you very much!! :)