View Full Version : [ubuntu] Can't switch resolution NVidia 5500 when added bigger monitor

June 14th, 2009, 03:18 PM
I recently installed Jaunty and the proprietary NVidia drivers, and it worked fine.

When I switched to a bigger monitor, nvidia-settings would refuse to see the higher resolution. It gets the monitor name OK, but does not show a larger maximum resolution.

The original monitor was 1440x1050; my new one is 1920x1080. The highest resolution shown is stuck at 1440x1050.

I tried changing my xorg.conf, but it didn't do much at all: here are some relevant lines:

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Unknown"
ModelName "Acer V233H"
Modeline "1920x1080_60" 172.80 1920 2040 2248 2576 1080 1081 1084 1118 -HSync +Vsync
# HorizSync 30.0 - 94.0
# VertRefresh 49.0 - 75.0


Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Device0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
Option "TwinView" "0"
# Option "UseEdid" "False"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Modes "1920x1080_60"
Depth 24

Please help!

June 14th, 2009, 03:22 PM
Try typing
sudo nvidia-settings

in a terminal

Press "detect displays"
If successful, press apply then "save to x configuration file"
Tick "

If this is not working, delete the xorg.conf, and run
sudo nvidia-xconfig