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Old 11-08-2011, 11:28 PM   #1
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How To Set Resolution to 1680x1050 on Ubuntu


Hello, I'm new to the forums and Ubuntu itself.

Everything is working fine except the monitor always keeps popping up a message saying that my it is not at optimal resolution and that its optimal resolution is 1680x1050 at 60 Hz.

I think I may need to download drivers, but what kind. Are they on the additional drivers in the system settings menu?

My video card is a NVIDIA GeForce 7025 and I am using Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit.

Thanks!
 
Old 11-08-2011, 11:47 PM   #2
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You can get the nvidia firmware from synaptic pakage manager
I believe it's the nvidia-glx package

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Old 11-09-2011, 12:00 AM   #3
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Where do I get that?

Would it be better to just get a new add-on video card and use a dvi cable?
 
Old 11-09-2011, 12:44 AM   #4
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It's under System>>Administration>>Synaptic tab on your menu or task bar.
You can also change your monitor resolution under System>>Preferences>>Monitor
 
Old 11-09-2011, 01:56 AM   #5
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Sorry I don't see it. I went to system settings and clicked on display, but it would only allow me to go to 1024x760.

I typed Synaptic into Unity but it doesn't pop up anything.

I am running Ubuntu 11.10.
 
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You can get packages through software center also but it appears synaptic isn't installed by default in ubuntu but can be installed. I use it more than software center because it's easier to find what you're looking for.
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SynapticHowto
 
Old 11-09-2011, 04:34 PM   #7
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I recommend reading through this as well


https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Bi...erHowto/Nvidia
 
Old 11-11-2011, 09:32 PM   #8
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I installed the synaptic package manager, but what package do I install to get a 1680x1050 resolution?
 
Old 11-11-2011, 09:37 PM   #9
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Basically, is there some way I can add a 1680x1050 resolution to my computer?

Right now, the 1020x860 resolution is making my screen kind of blurry and really big.
 
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nvidia-glx
 
Old 11-12-2011, 12:10 AM   #11
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So, are you saying I should download this package?

If so, where should I download it from?
 
Old 11-12-2011, 03:38 AM   #12
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did you read the link I posted? If you want to learn linux you better learn to search then read versus asking all the time. If there is a language barrier tell us. Not trying to be mean, just speaking from experience and trying to help.
 
Old 11-12-2011, 03:53 PM   #13
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Yes, I thank you for that link.

I tried downloading the recommended driver, and although that made things work faster, it still did not give me the higher resolution I wanted and made my libreoffice crash all the time, which I don't know why.

I tried adding the resolution, but the terminal says that the command isn't valid.

Is there some other way to solve my problem?
 
Old 11-12-2011, 04:02 PM   #14
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Oh, just to add, I see many proprietary drivers to download, but which one do I download? Can I download multiples of them?
 
Old 11-12-2011, 07:24 PM   #15
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If your monitor is as misbehaved as mine, you may need an /etc/X11/xorg.conf file. Here's mine - use at your own risk:
Code:
Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier     "X.org Configured"
	Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
	InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
	InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "Files"
	ModulePath   "/usr/lib64/xorg/modules"
	FontPath     "catalogue:/etc/X11/fontpath.d"
	FontPath     "built-ins"
EndSection

Section "Module"
	Load  "dri2"
	Load  "dbe"
	Load  "glx"
	Load  "extmod"
	Load  "record"
	Load  "dri"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Keyboard0"
	Driver      "kbd"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Mouse0"
	Driver      "mouse"
	Option	    "Protocol" "auto"
	Option	    "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
	Option	    "ZAxisMapping" "4 5 6 7"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"

	#UseModes     "Modes0" #monitor0usemodes
	Identifier   "Monitor0"
	VendorName   "Monitor Vendor"
	ModelName    "Monitor Model"
	DisplaySize  432	270
	HorizSync    30.0 - 86.0
	VertRefresh  56.0 - 76.0
	ModeLine     "1440x900" 106.5 1440 1520 1672 1904 900 901 904 932 -hsync +vsync
	ModeLine     "1680x1050" 147.1 1680 1784 1968 2256 1050 1051 1054 1087 -hsync +vsync
	Option	    "PreferredMode" "1680x1050"
EndSection

Section "Device"
        ### Available Driver options are:-
        ### Values: <i>: integer, <f>: float, <bool>: "True"/"False",
        ### <string>: "String", <freq>: "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz"
        ### [arg]: arg optional
        #Option     "SWcursor"           	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "HWcursor"           	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "NoAccel"            	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "ShadowFB"           	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "VideoKey"           	# <i>
        #Option     "EXAPixmaps"         	# [<bool>]
        Option 	    "IgnoreEDID"  "TRUE"
	Identifier  "Card0"
	Driver      "nouveau"
	VendorName  "nVidia Corporation"
	BoardName   "Unknown Board"
	BusID       "PCI:2:0:0"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
	Identifier "Screen0"
	Device     "Card0"
	Monitor    "Monitor0"
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     24
        Option "IgnoreEDID" "TRUE"
		Modes    "1680x1050" "1440x900" "1280x1024"
	EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Extensions"
	Option	    "Composite" "Enable"
	Option	    "Compositing" "Enable"
EndSection
 
  


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