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Hi I am new to Linux but have many years experience on Windows. I have a full HD monitor 1920x1080 which just works automatically on Windows 7 however under Ubuntu 11.04 the only options I get are 1024x768, 800x600, 848x480 and 640x480. It has defaulted at the highest 1024x768 but this is distorted and the presentation is too big leading to insuffient data on a single display. My graphics card is Nvidia NV28 GeForce T1 4200 AGPx8 rev A1. I would very much like to get a higher resolution in the proper aspect ratio. Any help will be greatly appreciated.Regards Aidan_H
You need install proprietary (but free of charge) driver "nv" or its clone "nouveau" for graphic card. Brows ubuntu repositories. Use synaptic or another PackageKit. Ubuntu isn't a disto, that well equipped with drivers and firmware by default. The packet must be named nvidea173* or nvidia 195*. You can also download official driver from http://www.nvidia/Download/index.aspx? for you model of graphic card. But installation in the latter case must be done manually.
P. S. May be it need be done some customization in tuning of the graphic adapter and monitor.
nVidia-current, or the 173.XX drivers will NOT work with the Gf Ti 4200. That card needs the 96.XX drivers.
@ Aidan_H- if only the 96.XX drivers that ubuntu packaged worked with 11.04, things would be eaiser. But as far as I know, the packaged version with 11.04 will not work, you need to either add a PPA or manually install the the drivers. If you get the drivers manually, then make sure you get version 96.43.20 or higher.
Hi Thank you for your reply, but it sounds too involved for me at this time as I only started to use Linux in May this year. I guess I am stuck with the current situation until it becomes available as a standard downloadable from Ubuntu software or from some other easier method other than the manual system which I looked at.
I only started to use Linux in May this year. I guess I am stuck with the current situation until it becomes available as a standard downloadable from Ubuntu software or from some other easier method other than the manual system which I looked at.
May be you try another distro, with better hardware support. I also used ubuntu for a year in pure iron with the similiar problems, but after understoos, that it is not mine. Now I vote for Open Suse Mandriva? or pure Debian.
And let's me a question. Where are you from? Some Local Communities make respines of Ubuntu. So Russian respine, named Runtu is distinguished by better support of hardware and media codecs out of the box, than original Ubuntu.
Hi Thank you for your efforts, however I still didn't get it to work as I don't understand most of the text and commands that are perhaps normal to Linux guys. What I did try was to connect my monitor direct to the Linux PC and bingo it automatically came up in 1920x1024. I have a KLKvmUSB2 by NEWLINK for switching between Windows 7 and Ubuntu Linux and I discovered that the Monitor type was only passed through one of the VGA ports making Windows work fine and Linux with the resolution problem. When I reversed the connections Linux work fine @ 1920x1024 and windows didn't work at all so I am back to the same problem. QUESTION does anyone know of a VGA usb switch that passes the Monitor type through ports so I might have both my systems working at the 1920x1024 resolution.
Hello I have now upgraded to Ubuntu 11.10 with the hope of getting my screen resolution sorted but the Xorg command didn't do the trick as I got the sane response as with 11.04. as below;-
aidan@aidan-Linux:~$ Xorg -configure
Fatal server error:
Server is already active for display 0
If this server is no longer running, remove /tmp/.X0-lock
and start again.
Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support
The instruction to remove /tmp/.X0-lock is something I don't know how to do as I can't find any remove command.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.