Hey. I'm very new around here, and very new to linux as well. It's all going very well for me so far except for this one problem I'm having (besides the fonts, but that's cosmetic).
Under any of the GUIs I currently have available (X-Windows, GNOME or KDE) when I try to change the resolution to something other than 640x480 or 800x600 I come up against a problem. I can select the other resolutions in the list. They're all there (and god, do I ever want to go higher than 800 x 600. I'm used to 1600x1200
) and Ican select them. I hit OK and I'm told that it has been changed and I need to restart X-Windows for it ot take effect. I do so, and I'm right back at 800 x 600 (did I mention that, becuase of the non-standard aspect ratio of my monitor 800 x 600 doesn't display properly?).
I read on these forums the trick of editing XF86Config and adding the extra values so that it would try the higher values automatically on bootup, and so tried that as well. When I go to the display properties area then, it tells me that I'm running at 1600 x 1200, but nothing has changed. I'm still at 800 x 600, even though I'm being told that I'm not. If I hit 'ok' on that dialog instead of 'cancel', then I'm yet again told that changes have been made and need to restart. If I do so, then my display once again tells me that I'm at 800 x 600.
This is most frustrating. I've downloaded the drivers that nVidia tells me sould work for my card under linux, but no dice.
Does Linux have any known conflicts with my card's chipset? Or does anyone else know what's going on? Please remember, I'm posting in here becuase I'm really, really a