[xubuntu-users] Screen Resolution

Steve yorvik.ubunto at googlemail.com
Sun Dec 20 19:07:46 UTC 2009


On Sun, 20 Dec 2009 16:54:17 -0000, David J. Ellis <dr.ellis at physics.org>  
wrote:

> I realize this thread has not had action recently but I have a display
> resolution problem that I'm unable to resolve.
>
> Just installed Ubuntu 9.04 and only have limited experience on UNIX from  
> the
> mid 1980s so very rusty. My display is not being recognized and I need to
> know how to set a workable resolution.
>
> ASUS V8170 with nVidia GeForce4 MX 440 chipset. Normal screen settings  
> are
> 1680x1050 32 bit 60 Hz for an AOC display.
>
> I ran the following in a command window as suggested earlier but no luck:
>
> davidellis at Tyranoweasel:~$ xrandr
> Screen 0: minimum 320 x 240, current 800 x 600, maximum 800 x 600
> default connected 800x600+0+0 0mm x 0mm
>    800x600        60.0*    56.0
>    640x480        60.0
>    400x300        60.0     56.0
>    320x240        60.0
>
> davidellis at Tyranoweasel:~$ cvt 1680 1050
> # 1680x1050 59.95 Hz (CVT 1.76MA) hsync: 65.29 kHz; pclk: 146.25 MHz
> Modeline "1680x1050_60.00"  146.25  1680 1784 1960 2240  1050 1053 1059  
> 1089
> -hsync +vsync
>
> davidellis at Tyranoweasel:~$ xrandr --newmode "1680x1050_60.00"  146.25   
> 1680
> 1784 1960 2240  1050 1053 1059 1089 -hsync +vsync
>
> davidellis at Tyranoweasel:~$ xrandr --addmode default 1680x1050
> xrandr: cannot find mode "1680x1050"
>
> davidellis at Tyranoweasel:~$
>
> I suspect I need a way to first tell it about my display controller but  
> how
> do I do that?
>
>
>
If you use 'Hardware Drivers' it should install the correct nVidia driver  
for you.

-- 
Steve




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