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I am running Ubuntu, and I have a 1600x1200 monitor. When I install Ubuntu, the screen worked fine in 1600x1200 mode, but when I installed the nVidia drivers, the 1600x1200 option disappeared from the GNOME "Screen Resolution" menu.
My XF86Config-4 is below. How can I get the 1600x1200 back???
# XF86Config-4 (XFree86 X Window System server configuration file)
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
# Edit this file with caution, and see the XF86Config-4 manual page.
# (Type "man XF86Config-4" at the shell prompt.)
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xfree86 package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xfree86
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following commands as root:
# cp /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 /etc/X11/XF86Config-4.custom
# md5sum /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 >/var/lib/xfree86/XF86Config-4.md5sum
# dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86
FontPath "unix/:7100" # local font server
# if the local font server has problems, we can fall back on these
# paths to defoma fonts
The bold indicates the default setup for your monitor, and all resolutions are in there, so this is quite boggling. There must be a command that can let you change the resolution (there has to be - linux doesn't use anything but commands). I'd try googling for such a command, or howto on changing the resolution via a console... unless all you want is for the options to be displayed in the GUI then i don't know how to answer that.