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    screen resolution

    i have an nvidia gforce4 & widescree lcd. Used envyng to install but max resolution is 800x600. Lcd suggests using 1440x900 but am unable. Help, what should i do. TIA
    Last edited by jtmedin; June 15th, 2008 at 06:18 AM.

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    Re: screen resolution

    Quote Originally Posted by jtmedin View Post
    i have an nvidia gforce4 & widescree lcd. Used envyng to install but max resolution is 800x600. Lcd suggests using 1400x900 but am unable. Help, what should i do. TIA
    See this post. ===>http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...nvidia*&page=4
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    Re: screen resolution

    you could also try
    Code:
    sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

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    Re: screen resolution

    some of this i remember from 7.1. As i remember i had to edit my xorg.conf file. Wonder if anyone can help me edit my xorg.conf file:

    # xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration file)
    #
    # This file was generated by failsafeDexconf, using
    # values from the debconf database and some overrides to use vesa mode.
    #
    # You should use dexconf or another such tool for creating a "real" xorg.conf
    # For example:
    # sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg
    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
    Driver "kbd"
    Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
    Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
    Option "XkbLayout" "us"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Configured Mouse"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
    EndSection

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "Configured Video Device"
    Boardname "NVIDIA GeForce4 (generic)"
    Busid "PCI:1:0:0"
    Driver "nv"
    Screen 0
    Vendorname "NVIDIA"
    EndSection

    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "Configured Monitor"
    Vendorname "Generic LCD Display"
    Modelname "LCD Panel 1440x900"
    Horizsync 31.5-56.0
    Vertrefresh 56.0 - 65.0
    modeline "640x480@60" 25.2 640 656 752 800 480 490 492 525 -vsync -hsync
    modeline "800x600@56" 36.0 800 824 896 1024 600 601 603 625 +hsync +vsync
    modeline "800x600@60" 40.0 800 840 968 1056 600 601 605 628 +hsync +vsync
    modeline "1024x768@60" 65.0 1024 1048 1184 1344 768 771 777 806 -vsync -hsync
    Gamma 1.0
    EndSection

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Default Screen"
    Device "Configured Video Device"
    Monitor "Configured Monitor"
    Defaultdepth 24
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 24
    Virtual 1024 768
    Modes "1024x768@60" "800x600@60" "800x600@56" "640x480@60"
    EndSubSection
    EndSection

    Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "Default Layout"
    screen 0 "Default Screen" 0 0
    EndSection
    Section "Module"
    Load "glx"
    Load "GLcore"
    Load "v4l"
    EndSection
    Section "device" #
    Identifier "device1"
    Boardname "NVIDIA GeForce4 (generic)"
    Busid "PCI:1:0:0"
    Driver "nv"
    Screen 1
    Vendorname "NVIDIA"
    EndSection
    Section "screen" #
    Identifier "screen1"
    Device "device1"
    Defaultdepth 24
    Monitor "monitor1"
    EndSection
    Section "monitor" #
    Identifier "monitor1"
    Gamma 1.0
    EndSection
    Section "ServerFlags"
    EndSection

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    Re: screen resolution

    Be sure you have the nvidia restricted driver's installed.

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    Re: screen resolution

    I do have multiverse & universe checked in the package mgr. Also when i go to system -> administration -> hardware drivers i have the nvidia graphics acelerator shown. Anything else i have missed? TIA

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    Re: screen resolution

    Have a look at this thread:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=829020

    Which tells you to open up a terminal, and enter this in:
    Code:
    gksu displayconfig-gtk
    That will bring up a nice GUI where you can configure your video resolution settings.
    Once finished, just log out, then log back in again.
    Work smart, not hard.

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    Re: screen resolution

    Rhubarb: +1

    If gksudo displayconfig-gtk doesn't produce enough result, try nvidia-settings:
    http://ubuntutip.googlepages.com/bugsinubuntu
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