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Old 07-02-2006, 05:53 AM   #1
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Screen Resolution Incorrect with NVIDIA GeForce4 7400 and Ubuntu Dapper


I have just installed Ubuntu Dapper and tried to install the NVIDIA drivers by following method 1 of the guide located at http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Dapper but the screen resolution is wrong. I have an advent 7093 laptop, with a widescreen display, but it is being detected as 1024x768. With the NVIDIA drivers installed, it stretches the desktop to fit the display, which means everything looks "fat."

How can I have my screen detected correctly? Or, can I change my xorg.conf to include the correct resolution of 1200x800?

I'm using gnome at the moment, but have kde installed as well. Before Ubuntu I had OpenSuse 10.1, which worked fine after installing the drivers manually from the download on the nvidia site.
 
Old 07-02-2006, 12:41 PM   #2
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Or, can I change my xorg.conf to include the correct resolution of 1200x800?
Yes, manually editing xorg.conf is definitely the easiest and fastest way, assuming you are comfortable with a text editor (which I'll assume you are). Personally, manual edits are the only method I now use to modify xorg.conf. Note: I'd suggest adding the 1200x800 setting to the set of available resolutions, rather than to overwrite an existing setting with the new one. Good luck with it
 
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Thanks J.W that worked a treat!
 
  


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