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Old 06-30-2008, 10:06 PM   #1
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Screen Resolution Stuck at 640x480 Nvidia 7000 series

Hello all...I'm rather new to Kubuntu and I am having a problem with the screen resolution. It seems I only have 2 choices for the resolution but about a month ago I could go all the way to 1024x768. I checked my xorg.conf file and it seems the drivers that are installed didn't show up on there. Here is the file. Thanks a lot

---Start of xorg.conf---
# nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
# nvidia-xconfig: version 1.0 (buildmeister@builder3) Thu Feb 14 18:20:37 PST 2008

# xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration file)
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
# Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
# sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen "Default Screen" 0 0
InputDevice "Generic Keyboard" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Configured Mouse"

Section "Module"
Load "glx"

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Driver "kbd"
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Configured Monitor"

Section "Device"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
Driver "nvidia"

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Device "Configured Video Device"
Monitor "Configured Monitor"
DefaultDepth 24
Option "NoLogo" "True"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "nvidia-auto-select"

---End of xorg.conf---

Last edited by nistin; 06-30-2008 at 11:26 PM.
Old 07-01-2008, 01:48 AM   #2
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You can more than likely fix this by using the NVidia X configuration utility. Go to your KMenu and in the system menu you should be able to find it (it has a green icon). Select the Screen Configuration line item/tab and use the tools there to set the maximum screen resolution to your desired res.
Old 07-01-2008, 05:05 AM   #3
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If everything fails, you can go to and download a new version of the driver and reinstall it. You'll only need to execute a command and follow its instructions.


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