Installing proprietary nVidia drivers forces 800x600 size

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Installing proprietary nVidia drivers forces 800x600 size

Postby Cubby on Wed Oct 29, 2008 11:37 am


I had this same problem with KDE CE Mint Darnya when installing the nVidia proprietary drivers that I am now having problems with in KDE Elyssa. When as root I let the necessary drivers be downloaded and installed for my geforce 8500 card, upon reboot, the log-in screen is in huge layout size, and fuzzy small icons. Logging in the icons and board layout is huge, and when I go to Monitor & Display, I see the resolution is locked at 800x600, and the slider bar won't budge. The only reason I wanted to try out this nVidia proprietary driver in KDE Elyssa, is that I noticed when I installed it when using Mint Gnome Elyssa, that the slight flicker upon logging in went away, so I thought I'd try it out and see as I have this flicker in KDE Elyssa. Right now, in Monitor & Display, it says nVidia GForce 8 series.

I notice some others have this problem, but I don't understand the work around for this. Should I just ignore downloading the proprietary driver? This driver also works with another distro I use that has the KDE desktop, so I'm not sure what to do.

Athlon 64 FX-57, Asus A8N-E, nForce4 chipset, video card NX8500GT GeForce, sound card bGears b-Enspirer w/ audio contlr: CMI8788 [Oxygen], 4G RAM, Sata WD hd 160G + 320G. Boot XP Pro nLite and a few other Linux distros.
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Re: Installing proprietary nVidia drivers forces 800x600 size

Postby Husse on Thu Oct 30, 2008 7:38 am

First off you may reinstall the drivers with the application you did not use - i. e. if you used the restricted tool use Envy and the other way round
You may be helped by
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gksu displayconfig-gtk

If you installed with Envy you have nvidia settings
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gksu nvidia-settings

You should not have to check xorg.conf any more. It's almost void of settings for video now
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