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:
Identifier "Configured Monitor"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Monitor "Configured Monitor"
Device "Configured Video Device"
Virtual 3046 1117
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
So, anything I should do before activating the nVidia driver?