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

Ruud Jansen rd.jansen at
Thu Jan 8 17:40:32 UTC 2009

2009/1/4 NoOp <glgxg at>:
> On 01/04/2009 06:53 AM, Ruud Jansen wrote:
>> 2009/1/3 Manish Sinha < at>:
>>> 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,
>>> Would be better if you get the nvidia-glx-177 driver. I use that and get
>>> resolution upto 1024 x 768
>> I just installed the nvidia-glx-177 driver, and indeed I can set the
>> resolution to 1024x768. But the resolution used to be 1440x900. So
>> everythings looks too wide now, but at least I can use the graphical
>> interface properly again. Maybe I should just reinstall... :(
> What card? As you can see, there are several different drivers intended
> for specific cards:

$ lspci | grep nV
02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation G72 [GeForce
7300 SE] (rev a1)

In the meantime I reinstalled Ubuntu (8.10), and even that didn't let
me choose my original resolution of 1440x900. I am completely confused
by this...
Ruud Jansen

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