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Ubuntu Desktop => Hardware,Installation & Upgrade => Topic started by: jrodch on January 14, 2010, 04:14:15 AM

Title: Another resolution problem! HELP!
Post by: jrodch 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!!

Title: Re: Another resolution problem! HELP!
Post by: TidyBhoy 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
Title: Re: Another resolution problem! HELP!
Post by: joe12 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 
Title: Re: Another resolution problem! HELP!
Post by: wojox 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.
Title: Re: Another resolution problem! HELP!
Post by: Bruce H 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