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Old 04-14-2005, 04:53 AM   #1
AntWarrior
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Cant get Resolution higher than 1024x768 with NVIDIA driver


Hi everyone

I really need help with this one. I cant get moniotor resolutions higher than
1024x768 when using the NVIDIA driver. When I use the xorg/xfree86 native
drivers I can get the desired resolutions.

i used dpkg-reconfigurer xserver-xorg to configure my monitor

then when I used

dpkg-reconfigure nvidia-glx

or

changed Driver "nv " ---> Driver "nvidia"


it reverts to resolutions 1024x768 and lower



What the heck is going on ?!?!?!?!?!
 
Old 04-14-2005, 04:56 AM   #2
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If it works using the native drivers then whats the problem. Use those...your eye's wont know the diff.

KC
 
Old 04-14-2005, 05:03 AM   #3
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Having to change my Xconfig file each time I want to use blender or play
a game when taking a break, is the difference. Also I thought that nvidia drivers
would be better overall for 2d acceleration as well.

So is this a known limitation or is there a way around this?
 
Old 03-17-2007, 10:30 PM   #4
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I'm having the same problem, with a Geforce FX 5500, 128 MB video RAM. It's not a limitation on neither the card nor the monitor, as I'm able to get this very same monitor/video card combination to run at 2048x1536 on Windows XP. My monitor is a Philips 107T (analog CRT, HSync: 30-71 kHz, VSync: 50-160 Hz, nominal max resolution 1280x1024 @ 68 Hz). I do want the desktop at 1024x768, however... but I want to be able to use higher resolutions for gaming as I do on Windows XP. I have modes up to 1280x1024 on the appropriate places in /etc/X11/xorg.conf. Lower resolutions are okay, I'm able to go as low as 256x240 without a problem.
 
  


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