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Old 05-08-2009, 04:50 AM   #1
Hero Doug
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Ubuntu 9.04 resolution issues: Benq G2220HD monitor, GeForce4 MX 4000 Card

I have a new Benq G2220HD monitor and the cd only has .exe installers, so it seems as if they don't ship a Linux driver.

My monitor is "undetected". I have installed the nVidia Binary Driver (Version 96). My resolution is stuck at 640x480.

I'd like to know if I can modify the oxrg.conf file to get a better viewing experience. I have all the monitors specifications.

I looked at the man page and didn't find it too helpful, hence why I'm posting here.

Is there a reference anywhere that explains what all the possible values are and more importantly what format they expect.

Old 05-08-2009, 09:03 AM   #2
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When you run linux the only thing the installation are good for is coasters. You can edit your xorg.conf file manually. The device section in mine looks like this.
Section "Device"
    Identifier "device1"
    VendorName "nVidia Corporation"
    BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce 6100"
    Driver "nvidia"
    Option "DPMS"
    Option "DynamicTwinView" "false"
    Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals"
And the monitor section looks like this.
Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "monitor1"
    VendorName "Plug'n Play"
    ModelName "AL2223W"
    HorizSync 31-81
    VertRefresh 56-75
    Option "PreferredMode" "1440x900"
There is always this. Hope it helps.

Last edited by amishtechie; 05-08-2009 at 09:08 AM.
Old 05-09-2009, 08:53 PM   #3
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I tried that, but I can try again.

I'll also use your example as a guide and see if I can apply it to my system, thanks.
Old 05-10-2009, 11:04 AM   #4
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Are you sure the nvidia driver is loading properly? The only time I have had issues like that is when the video driver was not loading properly or the xorg.conf file did not contain the desired settings. What is the output of lsmod |grep nvidia? Thanks.

Last edited by amishtechie; 05-10-2009 at 11:06 AM.
Old 07-08-2009, 02:38 PM   #5
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I'm having similar issues, I do understand the fix of editing the Xorg file. However, I must have been asleep at the switch when I installed Ubuntu as I don't recall being asked for, or setting a root password. I've tried terminal to run SU and I've tried relogging as root no luck. Is there a default password? Leaving it blank doesn't work neither does what I thought was my password.


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