Resolution Problems Still

( ``-_-´´ ) -- Fernando ubuntu at bugabundo.net
Sun Nov 2 22:30:13 GMT 2008


Olá Michael e a todos.

On Sunday 02 November 2008 03:35:55 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 ...
> 
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/X/Config#Adding%20undetected%20resolutions
> 
> 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.

Acording to http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/releasenotes/810 there are several older Nvidia cards that cant use teh 3D driver.
Open Source driver should work

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