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Thread: 9.10 & nvidia settings - can't get max res

  1. #1
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    9.10 & nvidia settings - can't get max res

    Had 8.04 on this box, did a reinstall instead of upgrading thru the versions to get to 9.10

    So, clean 9.10 install. Have a NVidia card (GeForce FX 5200) and resolution seems to be stuck at 1024x768 as opposed to the 1280x1024 that this card and monitor (old Dell) will support.

    I can change the res for each session using the nvidia settings applet, but running it as my user or with sudo it can't parse the xorg.conf file and save changes.

    I tried manually editing the xorg.conf file and adding the "Modes..." line with the resolutions I use, but Ubuntu didn't like that at all - no X on GDM restart.

    Ideas?
    I'm a very happy linode.com customer, I'm sure you will be too!

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    Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

    Re: 9.10 & nvidia settings - can't get max res

    I have exactly the same problem, but haven't edit the xconf file yet... I have a GF8400gs

  3. #3
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    Re: 9.10 & nvidia settings - can't get max res

    Which driver version did you install and how did you install it?

    What driver is showing in your xorg.conf file?

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    Re: 9.10 & nvidia settings - can't get max res

    Do:
    Code:
    sudo rm /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    then restart nvidia-settings with:
    Code:
    gksudo nvidia-settings
    then make all the changes you need, apply, then save configuration, and it will see you don't have a xorg.conf file. A new window will open. Hit the button lableled show output, and copy the file. Leave nvidia-settings open, and open a new terminal. Do:
    Code:
    sudo touch /etc/X11/xorg.conf && sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    then paste what you copied from nvidia-settings. Save and reboot.

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