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Old 08-27-09, 08:17 PM   #1
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Exclamation GeForce9600 + Linux = Problems (Resolution issue) | Can't make it higher than 640X480

Hello there. I just registered, but I have for like 4 months a GeForce 9600GT - and I'm quite satisfied with it. Great job by nVidia...

Works like a charm with Windows 7 and Windows XP in my AOC 2230fh, a 22" monitor with a native resolution of 1680X1050. But on Linux, the situation is not good.

Well, here it is. I just did another fresh install of Ubuntu 9.04. So, the default video driver (VESA, i guess) is loaded and it detected my resolution as being 1680X1050. All OK. But I want to use nVidia drivers, for Compiz and other stuff. But, when I install them by any method - from the System > Admin > Hardware Drivers (don't know if it's the exact path in English, I'm using the portuguese version, but it's the menu where I can activate an official nVidia driver) or by manually downloading it from nVidia's website and then using nvidia-xconfig - the resolution becomes 640X480, and no configuration at xorg.conf seems to resolve it. I tried setting hsync and vsync accordingly to my monitor's specifications, tried only showing 1680X1050 as possible resolutions, nothing worked, 640X480 is the "best" nVidia can offer. Actually I can choose between it and 320X240.

A week ago, I got another monitor, a little AOC 1619Swa, 15,6" and native 1366X768 resolution. Ubuntu detected it and managed to deliver it's right resolution out-of-the-box! But the 2230 is still stopped at 640X480.

My actual Ubuntu is still using VESA, I'm ready to try and install nVidia again. But first I wanna check some feedback here, if someone heard about this issue.

I have this xorg.conf right now:

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier    "Configured Monitor"

Section "Screen"
    Identifier    "Default Screen"
    Monitor        "Configured Monitor"
    Device        "Configured Video Device"
    SubSection "Display"
        Virtual    3046 1117

Section "Device"
    Identifier    "Configured Video Device"
So, anything I should do before activating the nVidia driver?
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