I have just installed Ubuntu 8.04.

I have to say its better than the previous versions (however I wish KDE was the main desktop...)

I had an issue getting the correct refresh rates after installing the nvidia driver, but have sorted it using the nvidia-settings tool.

Here is how I fixed the refresh rate for me...


(it is a really good idea to backup /etc/X11/xorg.conf first)..

I used the restricted driver to install nvidia driver (on geforce 8500)

My monitor has a max resolution of 2048 x 1536 and after installing the nvidia-new driver (and rebooting) it went to the max resolution.

I used the gnome -> preferences -> screen resolution menu to change the resolution to 1600x1200 - however the refresh rate options were odd - I could choose a range of 51-58 Hz - I should be able to get 85 Hz on my monitor..

I then installed the nvidia-settings package using the commands:-

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nvidia-settings

Then launch it using

sudo nvidia-settings

click on X Server Display Configuration

- choose your correct resolution and refresh rath
- click apply

If all is O.K (i.e the correct refresh rate) then click 'Save to X configuration File' and write over /etc/X11/xorg.conf

(note - it should backup your original xorg conf file to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.backup )