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    Hi I'm a new Linux user

    Hello,
    I'm new to using Linux.
    I have just tried to install drivers for my Nvidia Graphics card, but when ever i boot in to Ubuntu 9.10 i now get a message from my monitor saying unsupported. I'm guessing that the resolution is now out of range for my monitor. How can i change this.
    Thanks
    Skidz

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    Re: Hi I'm a new Linux user

    press CTRL+ALT+F1 and log into the terminal and post the output of /etc/X11/xorg.conf

    you probably need to add something like this
    SubSection "Display"
    Viewport 0 0
    Depth 24
    Modes "1280x1024" "1440x1050"
    EndSubSection
    change the numbers to match the max for your screen
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    Re: Hi I'm a new Linux user

    Quote Originally Posted by dj-skidz View Post
    Hello,
    I'm new to using Linux.
    I have just tried to install drivers for my Nvidia Graphics card, but when ever i boot in to Ubuntu 9.10 i now get a message from my monitor saying unsupported. I'm guessing that the resolution is now out of range for my monitor. How can i change this.
    Thanks
    Skidz
    Press CTRL + ALT+ F2. put your username and password and type below command:
    Code:
    xrandr
    Post output here.
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    Re: Hi I'm a new Linux user

    Hi
    Thanks for your quick reply.
    Sorry for my ignorance, but do i have to type sudo sh /etc/X11/xorg.conf?
    Skidz

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    Re: Hi I'm a new Linux user

    Quote Originally Posted by dj-skidz View Post
    Hi
    Thanks for your quick reply.
    Sorry for my ignorance, but do i have to type sudo sh /etc/X11/xorg.conf?
    Skidz
    Hello there,

    First of all welcome to Ubuntu.

    If you just type into the terminal
    Code:
    cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    and then copy the output into here with what monitor you have (+default resolution)

    Thanks,
    Neil Perry

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    Re: Hi I'm a new Linux user

    I have a 19" Logik Flatscreen monitor.
    I can't post the whole read out, as i am typing this in a 2nd computer.

    SubSection "Screen"
    Identifier "Screen0"
    Device "Device0"
    Monitor "Monitor0"
    Default Depth 24
    Subsection "Display"
    Depth 24
    Modes "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    Thanks

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    Re: Hi I'm a new Linux user

    Can you run this command and post output here. It will give you horizontal and vertical refresh rate and then you can add it into xorg.conf

    run this:
    Code:
    cvt 1600 1200 60
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    Re: Hi I'm a new Linux user

    Quote Originally Posted by ukripper View Post
    Can you run this command and post output here. It will give you horizontal and vertical refresh rate and then you can add it into xorg.conf

    run this:
    Code:
    cvt 1600 1200 60
    Result:

    #1600x1200 59.87 Hz (cvt 1.93M3 hsync:74.54kHz; pclk: 161.00MHz
    Modeline "1600x1200_60.00" 161.00 1600 1712 1880 2160 1200 1203 1207 1245 -hsync +vsync

    Thanks

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    Re: Hi I'm a new Linux user

    Quote Originally Posted by dj-skidz View Post
    Result:

    #1600x1200 59.87 Hz (cvt 1.93M3 hsync:74.54kHz; pclk: 161.00MHz
    Modeline "1600x1200_60.00" 161.00 1600 1712 1880 2160 1200 1203 1207 1245 -hsync +vsync

    Thanks
    Here is your Horizontal refresh rate: 75
    Vertical rate : 60

    Now you need to add this in your xorg.conf:
    Code:
    sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    Now find Section "Monitor" and add below lines in bold under identifier:
    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "Monitor0"
    HorizSync 49.0 - 74.0
    VertRefresh 60.0
    save and exit.

    reboot and see if it makes any difference.
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    Re: Hi I'm a new Linux user

    That has worked, thanks very much to everyone

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