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Old 03-03-2010, 03:31 PM   #1
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Running in low graphics mode - nvidia GeForce 7600, Ubuntu 8.04

I'm pretty new to Linux, and am having a hard time getting it to display right.

I've got Ubuntu 8.04, and nVidia GeForce 7600.

I'm running two screens at the moment, when I first installed Ubuntu, only one was running, so I installed the drivers using this method, (cb34's solution).

Now both screens are working, but my comp is running in low graphics mode.

I tried changing resolution by doing this

sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
but it just went through some keyboard detection things, and eventually displayed "xserver-xorg postinst warning: overwriting possibly-customised configuration"

It's driving me nuts, can someone please help me?
Old 03-03-2010, 03:34 PM   #2
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sudo nvidia-settings
X Server Display Configuration -> Display -> Resolution

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Old 03-04-2010, 12:36 PM   #3
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Hi, when I do that, it says "You do not appear to be using the NVIDIA X driver. Please edit X configuration file and restart X server", and the only options I'm given are enable tooltips, display status bar, and a couple of other unhelpful things.


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