On Sat, 2011-03-26 at 21:55 -0700, Knute Johnson wrote:
> On 03/26/2011 09:50 PM, Ric Moore wrote:
> > On Sun, 2011-03-27 at 16:29 +1300, chris wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >> I am running an asus p4 with an nvidia graphics card, and 2 gig of ram.
> >> This is a back up machine that I have configured with Ubuntu 10.4.2.
> >> It is dual boot with windows xp
> >> Under ubuntu, I can not get a higher screen resolution than 1040x768.
> >> I am using a viewsonic lcd screen with a native resolution of 1600x1200.
> >> Nothing I have tried, googled, or downloaded in the way of nvidia
> >> drivers will allow a higher resolution
> >> Any ideas thoughts etc greatly appreciated
> >> Chris
> > The trick with the Nvidia X-Server Settings application is on the second
> > tab (X Server Display Configuration), to write out the new configuration
> > to /etc/X11/xorg.conf. It's obscure and I missed it myself for some
> > time. You can adjust and play with the setup to your heart's content,
> > but no changes are permanent until you manually save them by clicking on
> > "Save to X Configuration File". I guess that's a good thing, in case you
> > chose a setting that blows everything up. You wouldn't save it and a
> > reboot would recover to the previous state. Hope this helps. Ric
> And I could never get it to work until I ran it as root. Probably took
> me a couple of years to finally get it working ;-).
Now it will ask for the master user password to confirm the write!
Things are improving since back when!
My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
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