--- On Sat, 11/15/08, Szymon Marciniak <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> From: Szymon Marciniak <email@example.com>
> Subject: Re: cant get more than 800x600 ;(
> To: "Ubuntu user technical support, not for general discussions" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Date: Saturday, November 15, 2008, 2:49 AM
> Hey, I finally made it.
> Frrst, displayconfig-gtk dont works. It gives strange
> grapic (example
> when i set 1280x1024 it gives me 640x480 three times and
> stripes -
> i'll show you screenshot later)
> Then i've rebooted with xfix option - IT WORKS!
> Thanks, You're better than any forum.
Glad you got your low res issue fixed. In my experience "xfix" seems always to work; glad it did for you too. Enjoy Ubuntu.
> 2008/11/6 Leonard Chatagnier
> > --- On Thu, 11/6/08, Szymon Marciniak
> <email@example.com> wrote:
> >> From: Szymon Marciniak <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> >> Subject: cant get more than 800x600 ;(
> >> To: "Ubuntu user technical support, not for
> general discussions"
> >> Date: Thursday, November 6, 2008, 5:41 AM
> >> Hi!
> >> I'm using ubuntu 8.04
> >> I dont know why but i cant get resolution higher
> >> 800x600
> >> I have geforce 4 and in win xp i can get
> 1280x1024. But i
> >> want only 1024x768
> >> First, i tried all i found od the net:
> >> - drivers installed by envyng
> >> - drivers installed by System > Administration
> >> Drivers
> >> - drivers installed by .run file downloaded from
> >> site
> >> - manual changes in xorg.conf
> >> - changing xorg.conf by "sudo
> >> - nvidia-settings
> >> The result is: 800x600, you cant imagine how ugly
> >> looks in
> >> this resolution.
> >> i've noticed three werid things:
> >> 1. nvidia-settings always tells me "You do
> not appear
> >> to be using the
> >> NVIDIA X driver. Please edit your X configuration
> >> (just run
> >> `nvidia-xconfig` as root), and restart the X
> server. "
> >> even if i do "sudo nvidia-xconfig" just
> >> nvidia-settings
> > Do you actually have "nvidia" as the video
> driver in your xorg.conf file(have you actually looked) or
> is it just "nv".
> >> 2. If i change lines in xorg.conf, for example
> >> "800x600" to
> >> "1024x768", save it, and restart x
> server, In the
> >> file xorg.conf will
> >> be 1024x768 but i still cant change resolution
> >> Where else are saved modes for graphic card?
> >> 3. X server always runs in safe graphic mode, no
> >> what drivers
> >> are installed and what is in xorg.conf
> >> So, what can i do?
> > So, have you tried booting in recovery mode selecting
> the 4th item on the popup gui after it fully loads, ie.,
> xfix, letting xfix run to completion then reboot to see if
> it indeed fix X. Or, perhaps, I missed where you tried that
> in this thread. HTH.
> > BTW,setting up nvidia proprietary drivers in Hardy is
> a little flaky, IMHO, and probably worse in Intrepid from
> what I see reading the list but is doable. I have an lg
> 22" lcd wide screen and BFG G71 [GeForce 7300GS] card
> and was able to set it up in native resolution(1680X1050)
> with some list help and a lot of tinkering on my own.
> I've tried everything you listed and also
> "displayconfig-gtk" which doesn't list my
> specific monitor or nvidia card and caused a lot of low res
> issues trying to use it even using the generic drivers. I
> wouldn't use it again.
> > Something else I had to do to get a stable native
> resolution on my monitor is to add the subsection Display to
> my xorg.conf in the Section "Screen" as shown
> > Section "Screen"
> > Identifier "Default Screen"
> > Monitor "Configured Monitor"
> > Device "Configured Video
> > Defaultdepth 24
> > SubSection "Display"
> > Depth 24
> > Virtual 1680 1050
> > Modes "1680x1050"
> > EndSubSection
> > EndSection
> > Just substitute the max display res or the one you
> want to use in "Virtual" and in "Modes"
> formatted as shown. This all covered on list recently. If
> you don't have the above SubSection in your xorg.conf,
> add it first and reboot to see if it fixes things for you.
> If not leave it in place and reboot into recovery mode and
> try "xfix". HTH.
> > Leonard Chatagnier
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