screen resolution

NoOp glgxg at
Thu Jun 5 16:15:55 UTC 2008

On 06/05/2008 03:12 AM, Daryn Hanright wrote:
> * Kelly Alford <alford_kell at> wrote:
>> After having upgraded to ubuntu 8.04 I am not able to get greater
>> screen resolution than 800 by 600 screen resolution so the web
>> pages are too big to fit on my screen. I want to be able to see the
>> entire web page like I did in version fiesty fawn.
> I have exactly the same problem. Was running 1680x1050 fine on Gutsy.
>  But now its stuck on 800x600. Cannot increase it.
> Have tried so many different options after googling to try & get it
> to work to no avail.
> My card in a Nvidia GeForce4 (old I know).
> Have tried the new Screen Resolution, displayconfig-gtk,
> nvidia-xconfig, manually editing old /etc/X11/xorg.conf etc etc.
> The restricted drivers are enabled fine (using nvidia-glx). Have been
>  using Ubuntu since the early days, but this one has me stumped!
> Am using a 22" Acer AL2216W LCD screen.

I just installed that card on one of my systems in order to get compiz
working on that computer (on board is Intel 82815). I also initially had
problems with the resolution. The solution for me:

- reboot and select the recovery mode
- select the last option to xfix
- select the first option to resume

You can also check using xrandr to see if it's picking up your 1680x1050

man xrandr

[OT] Only problem that I have now is that I no longer have sound on that
when booting into 2.6.24-18-386 - sound does work w/2.6.24-18-generic

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