View Full Version : [ubuntu] Video Resolution Problem

August 11th, 2008, 12:25 AM
I had Ubuntu 8.04 running but was unhappy with a 800x400 resolution which was the max my video card could give me. I went to Comp USA and purchased an eGeForce 6200 video card (nvidia). The card worked but the resolution didn't change. I reinstalled the system but now the resolution was lower. I installed FreeSpire and I had my 1024x768 resolution. I would rather run Ubuntu 8.04. Can anyone help me fix this problem?

Thanks in advance!!

August 11th, 2008, 12:26 AM
Did you install nvidia-settings and attempt to change the res

August 11th, 2008, 12:27 AM
did you install the restricted drivers for it?

August 11th, 2008, 12:29 AM
More than a few threads on this topic (both for nvidia and ATI cards).
This should work:
Originally Posted by peakshysteria View Post

sudo displayconfig-gtk

And adjust the resolution.

(alt: System --> Prefrences --> Main menu --> Other --> Check screens and graphics and you'll find it under: Applications --> Others)

August 11th, 2008, 12:29 AM
Yes I loaded the restricted driver with no luck. With Freespire I didn't do anything but load the system.

August 11th, 2008, 12:33 AM
Did you try to go the way I mentioned above?
http://bildr.no/thumb/236351.jpeg (http://bildr.no/view/236351)


Also if you're not to familiar with screen card drivers Envy (Envy Legacy or EnvyNG, respective for x86 or x86_64) will install it for you. Just install it via the synaptic package manager. Envy will provide an easy to understand GUI which will ease the install process.

August 11th, 2008, 04:36 AM
I loaded Envy...ran it and now I have 640x480 resolution. I'm confused...the card will do hires because it does it in Freespire. Why won't it work in Ubuntu. Do I have to run Freespire?

August 11th, 2008, 08:41 AM
Have you tried the Screens and graphics manager as mentioned above?