Re: low resolution after upgrading NVidia driver on Ubuntu 12.04
What video card do you have and what does sudo lspci -v show for your video, including modules?
It is usually easier to get things coordinated, working, and automatically updated with Ubuntu packages. Since 12.04 seems to install nvidia-current during installation if it sees that you have nvidia, you could have gotten nvidia 304.64 drivers by just adding xswat to your repositories and checking for updates. http://www.ubuntuupdates.org/ppa/ubuntu-x-swat
But since you have been tampering with other install scripts and haven't said what you removed, if anything, before trying that, I am not sure how you can clean that up. I ended up with bits and pieces of 2 nvidia versions once and ended up having to reinstall Ubuntu to fix it. I imagine that /var/log/Xorg.0.log would show nvidia drivers not actually being used. Does NVIDIA X Server Settings show other available resolutions or that nvidia driver is not loaded?
cvt or gft do not return a modeline exactly 1366, but if drivers were working properly, a 1360x768 mode would work for a 1366x768 display. And where did 1200x800 come from which seems like an odd comparison? Some laptops are 1280x800, but a mode proportional to 1366x768 would be 1280x720 (720p).
Last edited by efflandt; January 16th, 2013 at 08:44 AM.
i5 650 3.2 GHz, 8 GB, nvidia GTX 1060, 32" 1080p & assorted older computers