[ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu 9.04 screen resolution too big

Rob Beard rob at esdelle.co.uk
Wed Jun 17 22:49:43 BST 2009

David King wrote:


> It just gives an error message as follows:
>     It appears that your graphics driver does not support the necessary
>     extensions to use this tool. Do you want to use your graphics driver
>     vendor's tool instead?
>     No    Yes
> If I click on Yes, it takes me to the NVIDIA X Server Settings dialog. I 
> can choose the right resolution from that, but next time I boot the 
> resolution is reset back to 1280 x 1024. There is an option to save to 
> xorg.conf, which I have tried several times, but it makes no difference.
I'd have thought that you need to run the NVidia tool as root.  I can't 
remember exactly what the command is called, I think it's something like 
nvidia-settings.  Try opening a terminal and typing:

sudo nvidia-settings

Hopefully with any luck it should be the correct program, when you try 
and save the xorg.conf file it should either save successfully or give 
you some diagnostic messages in the terminal window (for example 
possibly a message to say that it can't access the file).


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