[xubuntu-users] Screen Resolution

David Collins david.8.collins at gmail.com
Mon Dec 21 09:38:27 UTC 2009


I remember now that the nVidia display settings tool did not work when I
installed Karmic - some bug I presume - so I simply copied the
/etc/X11/xorg.conf from my old Jaunty install.  It all worked fine in

For what it's worth, you could copy stuff from my xorg.conf - but change the
'1280x1024' to whatever the native resolution of your screen is.  (Just make
a copy of your current xorg.conf before you start.)



# nvidia-settings: X configuration file generated by nvidia-settings
# nvidia-settings:  version 1.0  (buildd at palmer)  Sun Feb  1 20:21:04 UTC

Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier     "Default Layout"
    Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0

Section "Module"
    Load           "glx"

Section "ServerFlags"
    Option         "Xinerama" "0"

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier     "Configured Monitor"

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier     "Monitor0"
    VendorName     "Unknown"
    ModelName      "Samsung SyncMaster"
    HorizSync       30.0 - 81.0
    VertRefresh     56.0 - 75.0

Section "Device"
    Identifier     "Configured Video Device"
    Driver         "nvidia"
    Option         "NoLogo" "True"

Section "Device"
    Identifier     "Device0"
    Driver         "nvidia"
    VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
    BoardName      "GeForce4 MX 440 with AGP8X"

Section "Screen"
    Identifier     "Default Screen"
    Device         "Configured Video Device"
    Monitor        "Configured Monitor"
    DefaultDepth    24
    Option         "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"

Section "Screen"
    Identifier     "Screen0"
    Device         "Device0"
    Monitor        "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth    24
    Option         "TwinView" "0"
    Option         "TwinViewXineramaInfoOrder" "CRT-0"
    Option         "metamodes" "1280x1024 +0+0; nvidia-auto-select +0+0"
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       24

On Mon, Dec 21, 2009 at 10:26 AM, David J. Ellis <dr.ellis at physics.org>wrote:

>  Yes. Everything is connected and works fine in the WinXP that I'm trying
> to get away from. I merely freed up some disk space and installed a dual
> boot 9.04. I had previously been trying it direct from CD-ROM but because
> the display never got detected I decided to do an install so I had more
> capability to make permanent system changes.
> If you try to change your display resolution and load the nVidia display
> settings tool, does it have anything in it anywhere that would allow you to
> add a custom display resolution? (The equivalent nVidia tool under Windows
> XP does have an option to create custom settings.)
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