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Old 04-10-2009, 08:14 AM   #1
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nVidia and Resolutions

Has anyone come across this before?

I installed my nVidia driver (177 i think) and when I rebooted it worked great at the highest resolution. But of course I had to go messin around, it is my test box so why not right?

Anyway I dropped the resolution down to the next lowest resolution 1024x768 or something and the screen went blank. I figured it would revert back after the time limit to hit apply but it never did.

I went to command line and looked at the xorg.conf file and it looked very generic. Looks as though nVidia hijacked it and made it's on conf file that Kubuntu no runs off of.

Found nvidia executable file in /usr/bin/ such as nvidia-settings and nvidia-config which didn't do much ... nvidia-config did change the xorg.conf file (there is a backup file)

Any help on reverting back to the old resolution??? Again it's just a small partition on this machine I'm using to test different setting and programs with before making full changes to my "production" box. just getting started.

I have to reboot to get to windows to post on here and I'm not sure how easy it would be to access an outputted file from my linux partition on here to post anything like logs or .conf files (dual-boot kubuntu 8.10 and windows xp)

Thanks in advance!!!
Old 04-10-2009, 01:50 PM   #2
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Hi, to regenerate your xorg.conf using an nvidia utility, nvidia-xconfig is your friend. If it still doesn't work, you might try editing the Screen section of xorg.conf :
        SubSection "Display"
                Viewport   0 0
                Depth     24
                Modes           "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
The Modes line being the important line here.
Another option is in the device section : Option "MetaModes" ""1280x1024,1280x1024; 1024x768,1024x768"


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