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

NoOp glgxg at
Thu Jan 8 22:35:14 UTC 2009

On 01/08/2009 09:40 AM, Ruud Jansen wrote:
> 2009/1/4 NoOp <glgxg@>:

>>> 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...

According to these:

Either 173 or 177 should word. But according to some of the 177 bug
reports, 173 seems to fix some issues:

Alternately, you could try a driver direct from nVidia:

Also see:

Do you have the Nvidia X Server program installed (nvidia-settings -
universe repository)? If so, you may be able to adjust the resolution
from that instead.

sudo apt-get install nvidia-settings

Afterwards you will find it under System|Administration|NVIDIA X Server

Manual config:

And do as Leonard suggests and see if you still have the old xorg.conf
file in /etc/X11/

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