How To Fix Monitor Resolution Problem in Mint 13 +Nvidia

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How To Fix Monitor Resolution Problem in Mint 13 +Nvidia

Postby nrjperera on Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:54 am

After installing Mint 13 on my desktop, and updating the NVIDIA graphics card with the current updates, I ran into a problem with the resolution of the monitor. It only offered me the 800 x 600 option to choose when it can go up to 1360 x 768, and it also detected my monitor as a laptop. This was painful because I've spent days trying to figure out a way to fix this. All the solutions posted by others didn't work for me and I ended up reinstalling the OS for like 7 times.

This must have happened to a lot of guys like me. So here's the solution that I've figured out to fix this issue.

After trying so many ways, I decided to try out a remedy of my own and install a newer version of the NVIDIA driver.
Even though the driver I've installed via the "Additional Drivers" shows it as current, it's really not the latest version. But after manually installing the latest version of NVIDIA driver I managed to fix the problem.

If you ever run into the same problem using Mint 13. Try this -

Copy paste this code onto the Terminal to download the latest NVIDIA 302.17 driver

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        wget -O nvidia-302.17_i386.deb
        wget -O nvidia-dev-302.17_i386.deb
        sudo dpkg -i nvidia-302.17_i386.deb nvidia-dev-302.17_i386.deb
        sudo rm nvidia-302.17_i386.deb nvidia-dev-302.17_i386.deb

After the installation, reboot your computer. That should do the trick.
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