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    Monitor and video card suppors 1900x1200

    Hello,

    just recently installed Ubuntu and when I go into the Display settings I cannot seem to set it to 1900x1200.

    On windows I can do this just fine so clearly my monitor and video card supports the resolution. How would I go about setting this to be my resolution as currently everything looks out of focus.

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    Re: Monitor and video card suppors 1900x1200

    Do you know what graphics card you have?

    If not, open a terminal and enter this
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    lspci | grep VGA
    To open a terminal, either try [pressing "ctrl+alt+T", or press the windows button to open the dash/search window and type terminal, then launch the terminal.
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    Re: Monitor and video card suppors 1900x1200

    Quote Originally Posted by deadflowr View Post
    Do you know what graphics card you have?

    If not, open a terminal and enter this
    Code:
    lspci | grep VGA
    To open a terminal, either try [pressing "ctrl+alt+T", or press the windows button to open the dash/search window and type terminal, then launch the terminal.
    VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GK107 [GeForce GTX 650] (rev a1)

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    Re: Monitor and video card suppors 1900x1200

    And what version of Ubuntu are you running?
    12.04, 12.10, or 13.04.

    I ask because each one might have differing drivers and methods to install them.
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    Re: Monitor and video card suppors 1900x1200

    13.04.

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    Re: Monitor and video card suppors 1900x1200

    Ok.

    Try opening the dash menu (press the windows button on the keyboard, or click on the icon at the top of the launcher on the rightside of the desktop)
    and type "software and updates".
    The software and updates should show up, NOT software updater.(this runs the updater program, which you don't want).
    If the software and updates doesn't show up, try "system settings"
    If system settings, open it and go down to software sources, open it.
    A new window will open and the last tab is additional drivers, select it and wait for it to run it's thing, when it's ready it'll show a list of drivers you can try for your card.
    Best bet is to select the recommended driver and then select activate.
    Enter your password and let it install.
    When it's done, it'll ask you to reboot.

    When rebooted a new program should be install called nvidia xserver settings. This is the nvidia driver control panel, your setting should be settable here.

    If at any point trouble occurs look over this
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Bi...erHowto/Nvidia

    Added: If it doesn't say recommended, look at ones that say tested.
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    Re: Monitor and video card suppors 1900x1200

    Quote Originally Posted by deadflowr View Post
    Ok.

    Try opening the dash menu (press the windows button on the keyboard, or click on the icon at the top of the launcher on the rightside of the desktop)
    and type "software and updates".
    The software and updates should show up, NOT software updater.(this runs the updater program, which you don't want).
    If the software and updates doesn't show up, try "system settings"
    If system settings, open it and go down to software sources, open it.
    A new window will open and the last tab is additional drivers, select it and wait for it to run it's thing, when it's ready it'll show a list of drivers you can try for your card.
    Best bet is to select the recommended driver and then select activate.
    Enter your password and let it install.
    When it's done, it'll ask you to reboot.

    When rebooted a new program should be install called nvidia xserver settings. This is the nvidia driver control panel, your setting should be settable here.

    If at any point trouble occurs look over this
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Bi...erHowto/Nvidia

    Added: If it doesn't say recommended, look at ones that say tested.
    How long should it take to install?

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    Re: Monitor and video card suppors 1900x1200

    Installation time depends on your internet connection speed, as it downloads the files and installs them.
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    Re: Monitor and video card suppors 1900x1200

    Quote Originally Posted by deadflowr View Post
    Ok. Try opening the dash menu (press the windows button on the keyboard, or click on the icon at the top of the launcher on the rightside of the desktop) and type "software and updates". The software and updates should show up, NOT software updater.(this runs the updater program, which you don't want). If the software and updates doesn't show up, try "system settings" If system settings, open it and go down to software sources, open it. A new window will open and the last tab is additional drivers, select it and wait for it to run it's thing, when it's ready it'll show a list of drivers you can try for your card. Best bet is to select the recommended driver and then select activate. Enter your password and let it install. When it's done, it'll ask you to reboot. When rebooted a new program should be install called nvidia xserver settings. This is the nvidia driver control panel, your setting should be settable here. If at any point trouble occurs look over this https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Bi...erHowto/Nvidia Added: If it doesn't say recommended, look at ones that say tested.
    And what if it doesnt load any additional drivers? im using on board video : Intel Corp Xeon E3-1200 v2/3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller on 13.04. (also my onboard sound isnt right. There is noise, but voices seem displaced).

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    Re: Monitor and video card suppors 1900x1200

    Quote Originally Posted by lyianx View Post
    And what if it doesnt load any additional drivers? im using on board video : Intel Corp Xeon E3-1200 v2/3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller on 13.04. (also my onboard sound isnt right. There is noise, but voices seem displaced).
    Intel provides open-source drivers only, so what you have is what you'll get.
    Additional drivers installs close source drivers.
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