Screen resolution solved

Karl Larsen k5di at zianet.com
Mon Oct 6 22:13:48 UTC 2008


Kjetil Halvorsen wrote:
> Thanks.
>
> What I did - and which worked - was this: with synaptic I installed envyNG,
> then run it, so changed the screen resolution in the "screen resoltion!"
> menu,
> (where it had appeared new options),
> then restarted the machine. That worked excellently!
>
> Kjetil
>
> On Mon, Oct 6, 2008 at 5:46 PM, Karl Larsen <k5di at zianet.com> wrote:
>
>   
>> Kjetil Halvorsen wrote:
>>     
>>> You are right, I have the nVidia card. But how do I
>>> "enable the visual effects"?
>>>
>>>       
>>     You need to download new software for the kernel and on your
>> computer. Use the Sympatic Package manager and in the non-ubuntu section
>> d/l the one for nVidia.
>>
>> Karl
>>
>>
>>
>>     
>>> Kjetil
>>>
>>> On Mon, Oct 6, 2008 at 4:52 PM, Gilles Gravier <gilles at gravier.org>
>>>       
>> wrote:
>>     
>>>       
>>>> Hi!
>>>>
>>>> Karl Larsen wrote:
>>>>
>>>>         
>>>>> Kjetil Halvorsen wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>           
>>>>>> Hola!
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I recently installed ubuntu (8.04) on a brand new excellent laptop.
>>>>>> But the screen is only recognised in low resolution, 800x600, which is
>>>>>>
>>>>>>             
>>>> way
>>>>
>>>>         
>>>>>> to
>>>>>> bad. From menu Preferences > Screen resolution it is NOT offered any
>>>>>>
>>>>>>             
>>>> higher
>>>>
>>>>         
>>>>>> resolution, such
>>>>>> as 1024x768, which I am sure is possible. What to do? I'm sure it
>>>>>>             
>> should
>>     
>>>> be
>>>>
>>>>         
>>>>>> easy!
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Kjetil
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>             
>>>>>     I expect you have a nVidia video device. You can tell this by
>>>>> writing in a terminal $ lspci | video and if you do have nVidia you
>>>>>           
>> need
>>     
>>>>> to get the better driver software either from Ubuntu or the nVidia web
>>>>>
>>>>>           
>>>> page.
>>>>
>>>> If you have an nvidia, just enabling the visual effects will trigger the
>>>> download, install and activation of the proprietary (i.e. high
>>>> performance, fancy admin interface) nvidia driver. Then you can launch
>>>> the Nvidia Settings from the Applications System tab (or something
>>>> close, depending on your GNOME configuration).
>>>>
>>>> That lets you configure everything on an nvidia graphics board.
>>>>
>>>> Gilles.
>>>>
>>>>
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Well sure glad that worked and Ubuntu has the proper sized resolution. 
Enjoy!

Karl


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