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Old 08-27-09, 09:34 PM   #2
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Default Re: GeForce9600 + Linux = Problems (Resolution issue) | Can't make it higher than 640

Originally Posted by frunobulax View Post
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. [...] 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 [...]

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?
Yes. Delete your xorg.conf. or, better:
sudo cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/
Then (re-)boot, with your desired display connected.
The "Virtual 3046 1117" shows, that there is a lot of cruft around in your system.
Then, if it doesn't work, let's see your /var/log/Xorg.0.log of this session without any /etc/X11/xorg.conf
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