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Thread: need to resize the screen

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2008

    need to resize the screen

    ive had Ubuntu on my laptop for a couple of months and i like it very much, so i decided to install it on my home PC.

    my PC is not connected to a conventional monitor, its connected to my 32" HD TV via DVI to HDMI cable.

    the problem is that about 1/4 of an inch off each side is off screen. i had the same issue with vista but used the nVidia drivers to shrink the desplay down a bit.

    my graphics card is an XFX 8800GT

    in Ubuntu i have the resolution set to 1280 X 720 and the display is detected as UNKNOWN

    any help would be fantastic but do bare in mind that i am a bit of a Linux noob


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala

    Re: need to resize the screen

    Well, i don't know how to solve your problem but if you want to edit nvidia settings then a good place to start would be to:

    Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal

    In the terminal:

    sudo apt-get install nvidia-settings

    Close the terminal once that is done.

    Then: System -> Administration -> nVidia X Server Settings

    Hope that gets you on the right path...
    "What gets us into trouble is not what we don't know, it's what we know for sure that just ain't so." - Mark Twain

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