Setting up the proper screen size for 1920x1080 60

Tony Sivori TonySivori at
Sat Jul 18 18:26:19 UTC 2009

Gerald I. Evenden wrote:

> I am trying to install Kubuntu (Desktop 9.04/AMD 64) on an HP.
> Initially, I am trying to install it with wubi just to try it out and
> see if things basically work and still preserve an operating Vista (Ugh)
> to fall back on.
> Things went well except for what seems to be a common problem: getting
> the screen to function at the full 1920x1080-60Hz configuration (Nvidia
> card). Software with the installation fails to have a long enough size
> list and searching the net yields and almost infinite list of ways to
> set things up. I tried one of them that I thought I understood the best
> and it killed X11 by leaving it with no screen.  All the methods listed
> out there are of various dates and ... .
> Does anyone know of a "sure fire", up to date mechanism to solve this
> problem?
> Suggestion of a good up todate web site or would be appreciated,
> especially one geared to the less gifted guru.  ;-)
> Many thanks.

Far from sure fire, but there are several ways to fix your problem. Also,
you might get better help here if you provide more info. You failed to
state your monitor model, and if you are using the open source video
driver or the Nvidia restricted proprietary driver.

If you have installed the Nvidia proprietary driver, just look for your
monitor model in the driver settings and select that. (I'm running Kubuntu
8.04 32 bit so I can't tell you exactly where to find that in your 9.04 64
bit install.)

If your exact model is not listed, try one that is the same brand and
screen size with the same native resolution. For example, my Samsung
2443BWX runs fine at its native resolution of 1920x1200 when it is
selected as a Samsung 240T Syncmaster from the list of monitors.

Tony Sivori
Due to spam, I'm filtering all Google Groups posters. 

More information about the kubuntu-users mailing list