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

Ruud Jansen rd.jansen at
Wed Jan 14 09:51:48 UTC 2009

2009/1/8 NoOp <glgxg at>:
> 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...
> 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.

With nvidia-settings I was also only able to choose resolutions up to
1024x786, and when I manually chose 1440x900 I had to scroll to see my
whole desktop.

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

Adjusting my xorg.conf didn't do any changes to the display.

But when I rebooted my pc last week, the resolution was 1440x900 and
now everything is fine. I can not understand why a reinstall didn't
fix the resolution, but a reboot a few days later did. So I am still
very confused, but also happy it works fine now.

Thanks for your help anyway,
Ruud Jansen

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