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iEKOS
October 24th, 2010, 11:20 PM
Hi Guys.

I'm new to Linux and im learning so bare with me.

I'm installing Ubuntu 10.10 64bit (and ive tried 32bit) on a brand new Sony Vaio as a dual boot on Windows 7.

All goes well and I eventually get to the desktop on Ubuntu but the screen isnt right. Its not so much the resolution as its perfect in clarity but its the physical borders right and bottom are out of screen. Move the mouse to the right and bottom and the mouse disappears. I cant see the bottom bar at all. But like I said, the res clarity is perfect. I've tried playing with the res but it wont change the border issue.

Soon enough, on the top right, I get a hardware driver update alert for a Nvidia and asks me to activate. I do this with the hope to fix my screen size issue. Once activated, I restart and thats it, I get a blank screen.

This is what ive tried:

In recovery mode, i can get in with low-graphics.

Uninstalled the Ubuntu recommended Nvidia driver and all is ok.

Tried downloaded the correct Nvidia driver for my laptop but exact same.

In low graphics mode, when I launch Nvidia X Server, I get this error:
'You do not appear to be using the Nvidia X driver. Please edit your X configuration file (just run 'nvidia-xconfig' as root), and restart X server.'

I've researched this error sooooo much and tried everything forums have suggested but I just cant figure it out.

I'm near enough ready to give up :(

Anyone got any suggestions on how i can sort the screen out of border?

wreed
October 25th, 2010, 01:26 AM
Does this thread help?
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1487383&highlight=sony+vaio

iEKOS
October 25th, 2010, 08:49 PM
Does this thread help?
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1487383&highlight=sony+vaio

Yep, like everyone else, you didnt bother reading the post.

I give up.

Bye Bye Ubuntu!!