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Ok, I just noticed something. If I log in as 'root', run the command 'dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86' and then check /etc/X11/XF86config none of the changes I made are updated in this file. Am I wrong or should this file be getting updated with the changes I made previously?
Did you modify the correct file on boot up under root?
Sorry if this is stupid questions its just i had a similar problem on my laptop having a Ge Force 420Go in it and it was because I didnt modify a file on boot. It should of just being what was said on the NVidia site tbh.
Other than that your out of look for me...
Thoo could it be the monitor drivers? Thoo, ive never found a monitor that wouldnt allow a default of up to 1024 anyway..
The /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file is infact set to write. I have ran the 'dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86' command numerous times with no change to the XF86Config-4 file. Also, if you're talking about editing the above mentioned file with the driver "nvidia" in place of "nv", yes I did do that as the nvidia instructions described.
Originally posted by buckwheat12 Ok, I just noticed something. If I log in as 'root', run the command 'dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86' and then check /etc/X11/XF86config none of the changes I made are updated in this file. Am I wrong or should this file be getting updated with the changes I made previously?
Correct. Check the comments at the beginning of /etc/X11/XF86Config-4, there is is stated that a by-your-ow-hand-edited config file won't be automatically updated. It also tells you the procedure to get the config file to be autimatically updated again (how to update the md5 in /var/lib/xfree86/XF84Config-4.md5sum)