View Full Version : [gnome] Enabling higher resolutions in Ubuntu

April 25th, 2008, 10:39 AM
Hi all
I installed Hardy last night.
I am realizing something that until now i didnt mind so much. Is about the resolution of my desktop.
I have an acer wide 21'' screen, and a nVidia Geforce 8600 GT (512 Mb).
I installed the drivers for this card that comes with ubuntu, the restricted ones.
The thing that bothers me is that the system never lets me to choose a resolution bigger than 900 pixels height, resulting in really big icons and controls all over the screen.
When i reboot to windows, i have a bigger resolution, that lets me have a lot of small windows all over the desktop. This means that both the graphic card and the screen, are able to display this bigger res.
I am this kind of user that likes to have all icons and text/controls as small as possible :). That makes me feel i have a bigger workspace.
The Ubuntu resolution manager does not let me choose any bigger resolutions.....
Can anyone tell me how can i enable higher resolutions for my machine?
I would appreciate very much any help.

Thanks! :) (And sorry for my english :P)

April 25th, 2008, 11:08 AM
4th Thread about the resolutions...no answer to any of the last thread until now :(