Screen resoluton

Tom Lovelace telovelace at
Mon Sep 25 18:55:36 UTC 2006

Thanks, Konstatinos Togial, (and others) for the excellent assistance !
I have now been able to re-configure the system and have all of the  
desired resolutions.
It has indeed been a learning process and I have certainly enjoyed  
this learning.
Thanks again to all for the assistance.
On Sep 21, 2006, at 6:59 PM, Konstantinos Togias wrote:

On 9/22/06, Tom Lovelace <telovelace at> wrote:
> Section "Device"
>         Identifier      "NVIDIA Corporation NV18 [GeForce4 MX -  
> nForce GPU]"
>         Driver          "nv"
The line above indicates that you use nv, the opensource driver for
nvidia. If you want to try using the official binary nvidia-glx driver
do a sudo apt-get install nvidia-glx, or  sudo apt-get install
nvidia-glx-legacy (check 
to find out if your card needs nvidia-glx or nvidia-glx-legacy driver)
and then run
sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg and select "nvidia" when you are
asked for the type of your video card.
>         BusID           "PCI:2:0:0"
> EndSection
> Section "Monitor"
>         Identifier      "SyncMaster"
>         Option          "DPMS"

In this Section you can put the VertRefresh and HorizSync values for
your monitor. Now those values are not defined and trys to probe
those values by itself. It may cannot find out the correct values and
this can be the reason you cannot get a resolution better than 640 X
480. Look for the correct ranges for your monitor either on it, or in
its manuals, or do a search at manufacturers web site, or generally on
google with the make and model of your monitor. Once you know the
ranges you can put them here, or give them to dpkg-reconfigure
xserver-xorg once asked.

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