[Ubuntu-BD] Help needed about display resolution

Hafiz Imtiaz eee.imtiaz at gmail.com
Tue Dec 16 17:27:48 GMT 2008


I know very little about the command line linux like editing xorg.conf
or something like that. I opened the xorg.conf file, but everything
seems obscure to me...

Anyway, I have changed the resolution by NVidia Display Settings menu
which appeared after installing the proprietory driver. But the screen
seems to be flickering. I used to run windows xp/vista with the same
settings 1024x768,32bit,60Hz

On Tue, Dec 16, 2008 at 10:52 PM, Tareq Siraj <to_tareq at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hi Imtiaz,
> Is 800x600 hard coded in your xorg.conf? If so, can you try commenting out the line that has the resolutions? Generally X can automatically pick up the highest supported resolution. I'm not sure about linux mint though, since i've never used it.
>
> Also, in my experience, compiling and installing the nvidia driver from nvidia.com gave me better results. It also gives you the nvidia x server settings tool which is quite handy.
>
>
> Regards,
> Tareq Ahmed Siraj
>
>
>
>
>
> ________________________________
> From: Hafiz Imtiaz <eee.imtiaz at gmail.com>
> To: ubuntu-bd at lists.ubuntu.com
> Sent: Tuesday, December 16, 2008 11:10:31 AM
> Subject: [Ubuntu-BD] Help needed about display resolution
>
> Hello
>
> I have recently installed Linux Mint 6 on my Pentium 4, GeForce FX
> 5200 128MB, 1536MB RAM, Samsung 551s monitor PC. The problem I am
> facing is, initially the display resolution [both on liveCD and first
> boot] was OK, 1024x768. But after installing the proprietory driver
> for nVidia graphics card, my resolution switched to 800x600. And I
> can't change it from Administration-> Display Resolution. The highest
> value there is 800x600. I have read on this mailing list someone
> talking about modifying "xorg.conf" to solve this mess, but I can't
> find the mail. Can anyone help me to simultaneously use proprietory
> driver and run on 1024x768 screen resolution??
>
> Thanks in advance
>
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