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Wayne Twine
May 27th, 2009, 12:27 PM
Hi all

I have just successfully installed Ubuntu 9.04 onto my PC. However, the screen resolution is very low (800 x 600) and I can't run >visual effects under >display - I get an error message about the driver not supporting all extensions of the application, or something like that.

I updated Ubuntu, and installed the latest NVIDIA driver package 96. When I run >hardware under >system, it finds the NVIDIA driver and says it is installed, but I still can't change monitor resolution (or even detect monitor) or change visual effects. I have tried some of the steps in other threads I found, but most were too complicated for a noobie like me.

Any help appreciated.

My NVIDAI card is GeForce Ti 4200

May 28th, 2009, 11:49 PM
OK I found a thread with the same problem and they got it resolved. here you go hope it helps. http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=97075

Wayne Twine
May 29th, 2009, 10:11 AM

Will give it a try