View Full Version : [ubuntu] Newbie needing help (Sony Vaio VGC-V617G)

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

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.

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

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.

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

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