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Old 01-23-2007, 04:02 PM   #16
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My monitor is an 17" LCD. That resolution works fine with it as I am using it in Windows XP. I'll add that line and see what happens.

EDIT: Nope. Assuming I did everything right, it still doesn't let me choose a higher resolution in Gnome.
Section "Device"
Identifier "NVIDIA Corporation NV43 [GeForce 6600 GT]"
Driver "nvidia"
# Option "TripleBuffer" "True"
Option "UseEDID" "FALSE"
EDIT2: Some interesting lines from the log are now:
(**) NVIDIA(0): Option "UseEDID" "FALSE"


(WW) NVIDIA(0): No valid modes for "1280x1024"; removing.
(II) NVIDIA(0): Validated modes:
(II) NVIDIA(0): "1024x768"
(II) NVIDIA(0): "800x600"
(II) NVIDIA(0): "640x480"
(II) NVIDIA(0): Virtual screen size determined to be 1024 x 768
EDIT3: Seems like this is a common problem for many users according to search results. I'll try a number of things I came accross and hope it works.
Step #1: Back up my xorg.conf

EDIT4: An interesting link:

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Old 01-23-2007, 05:20 PM   #17
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w00t! It worked! Added a Modeline like the howto (last link in my previous post) suggested. Now Gnome runs at 1280*1024. The only thing left is the refresh rate. My monitor's native refresh rate is 60 Hz, but Gnome screen resolution changer has only 50 or 54. The current selection is 50 and it seems to work fine and I can personally live with it as long as it stays that way

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Generic Monitor"
HorizSync 28.0 - 65.0
VertRefresh 43.0 - 60.0
Option "DPMS"
Modeline "1280x1024" 109.62 1280 1336 1472 1720 1024 1024 1026 1062

Section "Device"
Identifier "NVIDIA Corporation NV43 [GeForce 6600 GT]"
Driver "nvidia"
# Option "TripleBuffer" "True"
Thank you for help, everyone.
Old 03-12-2007, 09:54 PM   #18
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This worked for me. Thanks!!!
Old 03-14-2007, 11:37 AM   #19
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If you still can't get the resolutions you want after you install the NVIDIA driver from their website and made sure "nvidia" is indeed in your xorg.conf... Reconfigure X by doing "sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg". Once you get to the resolution part, scroll down to the sizes you want and hit space bar to select each one. Once you do that, reboot and you should be ok.
Old 03-14-2007, 01:44 PM   #20
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"sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg" gives lots of options but the last time I used it, the "nvidia" driver was changed to "nv" in xorg.conf. I needed to edit xorg.conf again to change back to "nvidia" for 3D rendering.


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