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Old 11-07-2008, 07:36 PM   #1
Registered: Aug 2008
Location: Alexandria, Egypt
Distribution: Ubuntu 10.10
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Cant save my the screen resolution settings on ubuntu 8.10

I was using ubuntu 7.10 and 8.04 and my display driver works good when I installed 8.10 I installed my display driver throw administration> hardware drivers then I enabled the compiz it works good and I set my display resolution to (1024x768) throw administration> NVIDIA X server settings then I clicked (save to X Configuration file) button on this window but when I restart the computer the resolution set again to (832x624).

When the resolution set to (832x624) I cant make it (1024x768) throw the preferences> screen resolution coz I think the system didnt recognize my monitor and It says unknown.

My display driver is nvidia 6200 LE and my monitor is samsung SyncMaster 591

I know that I cant introduce my problems well so I am sorry for that.

Last edited by wanas; 11-07-2008 at 07:40 PM.
Old 11-12-2008, 06:00 PM   #2
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my english is bad as well so we should get along fine.

1) assuming you are running the nvidia-settings for the nvidia closed source driver,....change the icon properties to change the user to a normal user can not edit any file in /etc/X11 folder

2) if that fails ....but you are still using the closed source driver...then

arrange the settings how you like it inside nvidia-settings then
click on X server display config
-> click on button called saved to X config file
-> this will fail if normal user or some other reason as root but
-> click ok and get next box that says show preview
-> click on preview
-------clicking into it....pressing control key and a (will select all)
------------then HOLDING down control key Press the c (will copy to clipboard)
-> open a text editor and
....HOLDING down the control key Press the v (will paste from clipboard) file in home directory

3) using root powers go into /etc/X11/ and rename xorg.conf as xorg.conf-old

If things go wrong I assume you know how to load a linux live cd to restore that file

then use root powers to copy your home folder file to /etc/X11 and rename it as the new xorg.conf

reboot and good luck

Last edited by aus9; 11-12-2008 at 06:02 PM.


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