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F4rrari
April 22nd, 2009, 06:23 PM
Hi all,

I have a Sony Vaio VGC-V617G Desktop. Just downloaded Ubuntu 9 and everythings works except I notice that my display won't go higher than 800x600. I have a Nvidia GeForce Go5700. Please help. Thanks

chrisinspace
April 22nd, 2009, 06:25 PM
Have you installed the proprietary Nvidia driver? Ubuntu has a utility that can automate the process for you. It's under the 'Administration' menu.

F4rrari
April 22nd, 2009, 06:42 PM
Nvidia X-Server setting says my driver version is 173.14.16.

chrisinspace
April 22nd, 2009, 06:58 PM
Have you installed all available updates? If not, I would try that first.

Where are you trying to change the resolution? There are a couple of alternatives you can try. Either in the 'Nvidia X Server Setting' utility or in the 'Monitor Resolution Settings' utility. If you can't change it in either, you maybe have to edit your xorg config file.

F4rrari
April 22nd, 2009, 07:12 PM
Yes, All the update are installed. Anything else I should check? Thanks.

F4rrari
April 22nd, 2009, 07:28 PM
Never mind. Did a recovery mode and reinstall Nvidia driver, it works now. Thank you.