Can't get resolution higher than 640x480 after playing Frets on Fire

Ruud Jansen rd.jansen at
Sat Jan 3 06:51:56 UTC 2009

2009/1/3 NoOp <glgxg at>:
> On 01/02/2009 02:54 PM, Ruud Jansen wrote:
>> Hi,
>> After a game of Frets on Fire (fullscreen in 640x480), I am not able
>> to reset the resolution back to the original resolution. When I go to
>> System > Preferences > Screen Resolution, I can only choose 640x480
>> and 320x240. Restarting X and rebooting didn't fix the problem.
>> I am using the nvidia-glx-173 driver, but reconfiguring or
>> reinstalling that driver doesn't seem to fix the problem.
>> When I started using Linux I just changed my xorg.conf for configuring
>> the screen resolutions. But since that is rather empty, I have no idea
>> where to add extra screen resolutions.
>> Some help would really be appreciated.
>> Thanks,
> It would be helpful if you tell us what version of Ubuntu you are using.

Sorry, I forgot to mention that I'm using Ubuntu 8.10.

> If you are using 8.10, reboot, select the Recovery kernel & then use
> xfix (4th option I think) to reset the video & then select the first
> option to continue normally.

Running xfix also does not seem to fix the problem, xfix disables the
nvidia driver and then I'm still only able to choose resolutions up to
Ruud Jansen

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