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    Issues with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and 13.04 and Nvidia GTS 450

    Hello,

    I receintly done some updates on my Ubuntu 12.04 instalation and now I cannot use a resolution bigger than 1360 x 768. I tried to reinstall Ubuntu again and I have the same problem. Also on 13.04 or Cent OS I have similar issues.

    Something happened because I used Ubuntu 12.04 without any issues on this hardware configuration with 3 months ago.

    I also tried to add a new resolution with xrandr but is failing. Also I tried to pick another driver but the problem was not solved.

    Any suggestions ?

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    Re: Issues with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and 13.04 and Nvidia GTS 450

    Hi Silviu_Caragea. Welcome to the forum

    Could you post the result of these commands?
    Code:
    lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 vga
    
    xrandr
    
    xvidtune -show
    
    lsmod | grep -iE 'nvidia|nouveau'
    Regards.

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    Re: Issues with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and 13.04 and Nvidia GTS 450

    lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 vga

    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: NVIDIA Corporation GF106 [GeForce GTS 450] [10de:0dc4] (rev a1)
    Subsystem: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd Device [1458:3503]
    Kernel driver in use: nvidia

    xrandr

    Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, current 1360 x 768, maximum 16384 x 16384
    DVI-I-0 connected 1360x768+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 0mm x 0mm
    1024x768 60.0 +
    1360x768 60.0* 59.8
    1152x864 60.0
    800x600 72.2 60.3 56.2
    680x384 119.9 119.6
    640x480 59.9
    512x384 120.0
    400x300 144.4
    320x240 120.1
    DVI-I-1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
    DVI-I-2 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
    HDMI-0 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
    DVI-I-3 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)

    xvidtune -show

    "1360x768" 72.00 1360 1408 1440 1520 768 771 781 790 +hsync -vsync

    lsmod | grep -iE 'nvidia|nouveau'

    nvidia 9425761 38

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    Re: Issues with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and 13.04 and Nvidia GTS 450

    In the past I could use without any issue 1920x1080 (the same resolution that I'm using it on Windows 7).

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    Re: Issues with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and 13.04 and Nvidia GTS 450

    Thanks.

    Let's see what version of the driver is installed, and what meta modes you have available. Could you post the result of these commands?
    Code:
    dpkg -l | grep nvidia
    
    nvidia-settings --version
    
    xrandr -q --q1
    Regards.

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    Re: Issues with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and 13.04 and Nvidia GTS 450

    Quote Originally Posted by papibe View Post
    Thanks.

    Let's see what version of the driver is installed, and what meta modes you have available. Could you post the result of these commands?
    Code:
    dpkg -l | grep nvidia
    
    nvidia-settings --version
    
    xrandr -q --q1
    Regards.
    dpkg -l | grep nvidia

    ii nvidia-304 304.88-0ubuntu0.0.3 NVIDIA binary Xorg driver, kernel module and VDPAU library
    ii nvidia-319 319.32-0ubuntu0.0.1 NVIDIA binary Xorg driver, kernel module and VDPAU library
    ii nvidia-319-updates 319.32-0ubuntu0.0.1 NVIDIA binary Xorg driver, kernel module and VDPAU library
    ii nvidia-common 1:0.2.44.2 Find obsolete NVIDIA drivers
    ii nvidia-settings-304 304.88-0ubuntu0.0.3 Tool for configuring the NVIDIA graphics driver
    ii nvidia-settings-319 319.32-0ubuntu0.0.1 Tool for configuring the NVIDIA graphics driver
    ii nvidia-settings-319-updates 319.32-0ubuntu0.0.1 Tool for configuring the NVIDIA graphics driver

    nvidia-settings --version

    nvidia-settings: version 304.88 (buildd@roseapple) Fri Aug 9 00:37:47 UTC 2013
    The NVIDIA X Server Settings tool.

    This program is used to configure the NVIDIA Linux graphics driver.
    For more detail, please see the nvidia-settings(1) man page.

    Copyright (C) 2004 - 2010 NVIDIA Corporation.

    xrandr -q --q1

    SZ: Pixels Physical Refresh
    *0 1360 x 768 ( 460mm x 260mm ) *50 52
    1 1024 x 768 ( 346mm x 260mm ) 51
    2 1152 x 864 ( 390mm x 292mm ) 53
    3 800 x 600 ( 270mm x 203mm ) 54 55 56
    4 680 x 384 ( 230mm x 130mm ) 57 58
    5 640 x 480 ( 216mm x 162mm ) 59
    6 512 x 384 ( 173mm x 130mm ) 60
    7 400 x 300 ( 135mm x 101mm ) 61
    8 320 x 240 ( 108mm x 81mm ) 62
    9 1024 x 576 ( 346mm x 195mm ) 63
    Current rotation - normal
    Current reflection - none
    Rotations possible - normal left inverted right
    Reflections possible - X Axis Y Axis

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    Re: Issues with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and 13.04 and Nvidia GTS 450

    Thanks.

    I see that the driver doesn't read higher resolution than 1360x768. If you are sure that your monitor supports higher resolutions, this is what I recommend:

    1. Clean the house:


      • There are 2 drivers installed (from dpkg), so I would uninstall them both and make a clean install again. To do that close all your graphic applications and press Ctrl+Alt+F1 to go to text mode. Login in there and purge all Nvidia packages except nvdia-common:
        Code:
        sudo apt-get purge nvidia-304
        sudo apt-get purge nvidia-319
        sudo apt-get purge nvidia-319-updates
        sudo apt-get purge nvidia-settings-304
        sudo apt-get purge nvidia-settings-319
        sudo apt-get purge nvidia-settings-319-updates
      • Then reconfigure nvidia-common:
        Code:
        sudo dpkg-reconfigure nvidia-common
      • Now restart your machine:
        Code:
        sudo reboot
    2. Install the current driver.


      • Go to text mode again:
        Code:
        sudo apt-get install nvidia-current
        sudo nvidia-xconfig
      • Restart again:
        Code:
        sudo reboot
      • That should do it.

    3. Upgrade your driver if necessary.


      • If you are still experiencing problems, you may try an upstream driver. First upgrade to the swat's ppa:
        Code:
        sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates
        sudo apt-get update
        sudo apt-get upgrade
        sudo nvidia-xconfig
      • Reboot again.

      • Then if that doesn't work either, there's another ppa with bleeding-edge versions:
        Code:
        sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa
        sudo apt-get update
        sudo apt-get upgrade
        sudo nvidia-xconfig
      • Restart again.


    I hope that helps, and tell us how it goes.
    Regards.

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    Re: Issues with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and 13.04 and Nvidia GTS 450

    Hello,

    I have updated the Ubuntu before doing what you told me and after the update (wasn't updated since 1 week ago) guess what ?
    Is working and is detecing my monitor corectly . In the past was Unknown now I can se Samsung

    Anyway thanks a lot for your support !!
    I really appreciate !

    Kind regards,
    Silviu

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