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Old 07-02-2011, 12:52 PM   #1
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nVidia GeForce4 [MX440] Video Card


I just took my AMD Athlon with 2 gig memory back-up/test-bed down and put 10.04 on with the nVidia Card in the title for my Grandson. When I load the proprietary drive the best I get for resolution is 640x480. Without the nVidia driver I have 1024x768 but no 3d support. Does anyone know how I can configure the old 96 driver to at least 1024?
 
Old 07-02-2011, 01:24 PM   #2
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Under System - Administration do you have an application called NVIDIA X-Server Settings ?
I am running 10.04 with a (different) NVIDIA card, and I have that option.

What sort of monitor is attached (CRT / LCD / Model number)?
How is it attached (Standard SVGA / Other)?
 
Old 07-02-2011, 01:30 PM   #3
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Under System - Administration do you have an application called NVIDIA X-Server Settings ?
I am running 10.04 with a (different) NVIDIA card, and I have that option.

What sort of monitor is attached (CRT / LCD / Model number)?
How is it attached (Standard SVGA / Other)?
I removed the driver at the moment but when it is activated, yes, the nVidia Settings are available with 640x480 or 320x240. The Monitor is a Dell 1702 LCD using the VGA ports.
 
Old 07-02-2011, 05:57 PM   #4
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I have the nodified zorg.conf script I need but at the terminal I open /etc/x11/xorg.conf after sudo su as root but after modifying the lines needed I am informed that I do not have permission to save the changes, the same in the root terminal.

HELP!!! please?
 
Old 07-02-2011, 07:11 PM   #5
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I have the nodified zorg.conf script I need but at the terminal I open /etc/x11/xorg.conf after sudo su as root but after modifying the lines needed I am informed that I do not have permission to save the changes, the same in the root terminal.

HELP!!! please?
How are you opening the file? Sudo su gives you root powers in the terminal. What other commands are you running.

I would think that a simple;
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gksudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf
would be all you need.

If you were to run;
Code:
sudo su
give your pass word and get back to the prompt then you could run;
Code:
gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Before anyone jumps my butt here, I will say that the recommended way is the gksudo command for using a graphic tool like gedit.
 
Old 07-02-2011, 09:14 PM   #6
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oops!!

Right now I have killed the puter by editing the file. I have booted it on my Natty CD and see both the xorg.conf and the xorg.conf.failsafe. How do I delete the edited file and rename the failsafe?

And thanks in advance,
 
Old 07-03-2011, 06:04 AM   #7
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sudo  mv  /path-to/etc/X11/xorg.conf.failsafe  /path-to/etc/X11/xorg.conf
 
  


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