View Full Version : [ubuntu] Issues with nvidia proprietary drivers

August 12th, 2010, 06:48 AM
Bit of a newbie question, so apologies in advance.
I've just built myself a media PC using ubuntu 10.04 and XBMC. XBMC requires hardware acceleration so I installed the Nvidia proprietary drivers. They don't however seem to be able to detect my plasma and only give me the 4:3 resolution options. There doesn't seem to be an option in the GUI front end to force it to enable them (similar to unticking the 'only display resolutions my display can handle' box in XP) is there a way to enable the other resolutions in the X windows or nvidia config files?

August 13th, 2010, 12:46 AM
Bump. Does anyone know if the Nouveau drivers are any better?

August 13th, 2010, 12:51 AM
I for one dislike nouveau, and for a performance home theatre machine, it would be suboptimal, I think. It's still rather buggy and under heavy development.

You can try nvidia-xconfig (just pop that into the terminal), as it's nvidia's gui.

You can also try this: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=83973

's prolly your best bet.
You could also try looking up xrandr, I don'r recall whether it does resolutions or not.

Good Luck.