Resolution Problems Still

steve sfreilly at
Sun Nov 2 03:53:07 UTC 2008

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Michael Haney wrote:
> Ok, this is REALLY getting old.  I need help, real help, please
> someone!  I'm trying out Ubuntu 8.10, I have an Nvidia Geforce 5600FX
> AGP 8x card and a Sun Microsystems 21-inch VGA monitor.  After
> installing Intrepid my display resolution is limited to 800x600.
> After installing the Nvidia drivers my display resolution is locked at
> 640x480 which makes Ubuntu unusable.  I want to change that so I can
> goto 1024x768.  I need real help that works.
> This is my xorg.conf file as it is now ...
> Section "Device"
> 	Identifier	"Configured Video Device"
> 	Option		"UseFBDev"		"true"
> EndSection
> Section "Monitor"
> 	Identifier	"Configured Monitor"
> EndSection
> Section "Screen"
> 	Identifier	"Default Screen"
> 	Monitor		"Configured Monitor"
> 	Device		"Configured Video Device"
> EndSection
> I've tried the suggestions which appear on this webpage ...
> Nothing I do seems to make any different, I've changed the xorg.conf
> file but my settings are just ignored.  I'm at my wits end, this is
> really making me very mad ... again.  Why, oh why did they take out
> the ability to manually change your monitor settings in the display
> resolution window.  They even removed displayconfig-gtk and you can't
> install it from the repos either.  This is a problem that's been going
> unresolved for way too long and it need a fix that works now.

fx5500 here. I struggled with 640x480 after upgrading it a couple weeks
ago during beta, and all I can get out of it is 800x600 now.  not bad
because its running myth on a 42" lcd and I hardly ever use the desktop.
 what driver are you using, and what shows up in system>admin>hardware

this is my xorg.conf

Section "Monitor"
        Identifier      "Configured Monitor"

Section "Screen"
        Identifier      "Default Screen"
        Monitor         "Configured Monitor"
        Device          "Configured Video Device"
        DefaultDepth    24

Section "Module"
        Load    "glx"

Section "Device"
        Identifier      "Configured Video Device"
        Driver  "nvidia"
        Option  "NoLogo"        "True"

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