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Offline jrodch

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Another resolution problem! HELP!
« on: January 14, 2010, 04:14:15 AM »
I have a nvidia geforce4 mx 4000.  I'm stuck at 800x600.  I'm using a 17' crt dell monitor.  Here are the steps I've tried so far:

I've tried: sudo xrandr --addmode VGA 1024x768

It tells me it cannot find output "vga".

I've tried going to System > Hardware and installing the nvidia drivers it has listed.  This only makes things worse.  With the nvidia drivers installed, I'm stuck at 640x480. 

Please help!!


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Another resolution problem! HELP!
« on: January 14, 2010, 04:14:15 AM »

Offline TidyBhoy

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Re: Another resolution problem! HELP!
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2010, 03:06:08 PM »
I had to do this myself. Your on the Rite Track.. It probs called VGA1 instead of vga. xrandr will tell ya

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1364460&highlight=resolution+change

6th post from sharaq should guide ya through it

Offline joe12

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Re: Another resolution problem! HELP!
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2010, 08:49:06 PM »
 hi I  have the same nvidia geforce4 mx 4000 see if this help's.

-install the divers and restart your PC .

-after install any update's

-go to administration find  nvidia x sever settings and display configuration 

- next use the resolution bit to change to what you like

hope it help's 
« Last Edit: January 30, 2010, 09:43:07 PM by joe12 »

Offline wojox

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Re: Another resolution problem! HELP!
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2010, 06:24:46 PM »
You'll need root access to make them stick:

gksudo nvidia-settings

in a terminal will do it.

Offline Bruce H

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Re: Another resolution problem! HELP!
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2010, 03:07:50 PM »
You can also add gksudo to the menu entry for nvidia-settings. See this thread:
http://ubuntugeek.com/forum/index.php/topic,45.0/topicseen.html