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Thread: Ver 8.04 refuses to accept my monitor

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron

    Ver 8.04 refuses to accept my monitor

    Why oh why?
    The system absolutely refuses to accept my monitor which is a Samsung SyncMaster 794v- Every time I change it to that, it just goes back to what 8.04 wants - a Plug n Play monitor which only goes to a 800x600 resolution.
    How can I get it to stay as I want it and not as the machine wants it - I thought they didn't have minds of their own!!

    I am also using nVidia GeForce graphics card and from what I see here in the helps, nVidia seems to be the most problematic manufacturer for users of Ubuntu.

    Any help greatly received. Thanks in advance

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2007

    Re: Ver 8.04 refuses to accept my monitor

    nvidia is the best manufacturer for linux. You see so many support reqruests because so many people use it.

    If you are using the restricted driver, then type
    in a terminal which will take you to the nvidia setup program. Setting it up through there should work just fine. Make sure you save your changes by telling it to write the changes to the xorg file. restart. you should be good to go.
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    This Ubuntu better not be dacaf!


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