Video Problem in Ubuntu 8.04

NoOp glgxg at
Thu Jun 19 04:47:41 UTC 2008

On 06/18/2008 04:40 AM, Michael Haney wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 18, 2008 at 7:22 AM, James Takac <p3nndrag0n at> wrote:
>>> I'm gathering you installed the driver through synaptic? I personally
>>> prefer to install the nVidia drivers via the envy script which seems to do a
>>> bang up job on ++most++ systems that i'v
> Well, I finally got my problem fixed, and it was hell doing it.
> Basically I tried just about everything.  I tried using EnvyNG to
> install the drivers but every time my screen resolution was fixed to
> 640x480 and I couldn't change it.  I tried xrandr but it wouldn't let
> me change the resolution either.  I reinstalled the drivers via
> Synaptic and then looked on every forum I could find.  I found one
> that suggested running the old GTK screen resolution window from Gutsy
> which is still in Hardy.  I did that, told it my monitor could do
> 1024x768 and finally my resolution is where it should be.  I can
> enable visual effects for Compiz Fusion like the zoom and color
> inversion for my vision problem.  This is a bug that needs fixing.
> Screen Resolution in Hardy doesn't let you select what type of monitor
> you have and this needs addressing.  My display is a Sun Microsystems
> 21inch VGA compatible screen.  I know its not a standard monitor
> because Vista throws a hissy fit whenever I try to use it as an
> external display on my laptop.  Basically, the chips in monitors which
> tell display drivers what kind of monitor and what settings it can
> handle aren't in this monitor.  Well, my problem is fixed but damn
> this was a pain.

Try (from a terminal):

gksu displayconfig-gtk

There is one Sun 21-inch n3 in there.

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