According to "lsb_release -a" I am running 12.10, and when I installed Ubuntu I formatted the root partition but not the home partition which I'm still using.
Quote Originally Posted by Artificial Intelligence View Post
Try purge the current ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates (downgrade), then try bleeding edge xorg. Just note it's bleeding edge.

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nvidia-current nvidia-settings
I ran those commands and rebooted, but I got the same low resolution display.