question about Jaunty screen res

Fred Roller froller at
Mon Jun 22 03:54:37 UTC 2009

On Sat, 2009-06-13 at 20:16 -0700, gary jones wrote:
> I have an Acer 4520, so far everything works great with Jaunty, i had
> Hardy and had the same problem, the problem is everything is way too
> large on the screen and i have tried to change the screen resolution
> however it will only go to 800x600. I am not sure but i think maybe it
> is the Nvidia screen i have that is causing it to only go that high.
> Is there an "easy" fix for this. Thank you very much for any help you
> can give. Gary Jones_loving this open source stuff.

I have used acer xxx through the last few releases.  If jaunty didn't
recognize your nvidia video card then you can try the drivers directly.

Normally the process is:
**** Be very careful with these steps *******

ctl+alt+f1 (to get a terminal away from x)
sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop
(run nvidia script to install drivers per website instructions)
on successful build
sudo /etc/init.d/gdm start

The website has complete instructions and this was the process I used at
first to detect and use nvidia.  Hope it helps.

Fred R.

"Life is like Linux, simple.  If you are fighting it, you are doing
something wrong."

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