Graphics Driver :: Screen Resolution

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Graphics Driver :: Screen Resolution

Postby URPradhan on Mon Jul 14, 2008 12:06 am

Hi
I ve MSI T128 Graphics card (nVidia chipset, 128MB) http://global.msi.com.tw/index.php?func=proddesc&prod_no=914&maincat_no=130
The default driver detected by LinuxMint gives me max 1280x9** (d't remember the last two digits) resolution for my 17" CRT monitor.
But if I'll enable the nVidia driver it takes max 1024x768.

Can you plz help to get the max resolution with nVidia driver ?

Thanx
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Re: Graphics Driver :: Screen Resolution

Postby glore2002 on Mon Jul 14, 2008 6:28 am

Resolution not only depends on your graphic card. You should know what your monitor is capable to show (that limits resolution). For instance, my LCD 17" monitor can show up to 1280x1024. But there are some crt monitors that will show up to 1024x768 px. If drivers were installed properly and if nvidia configuration panel shows your max res is 1024x768 you can modify xorg.conf by hand /etc/X11/xorg.conf. But, make sure first your monitor will support that. Before modifying xorg.conf make sure you back-up it (cp xorg.conf xorg.conf.back).

I hope it helps.
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Re: Graphics Driver :: Screen Resolution

Postby URPradhan on Mon Jul 14, 2008 7:48 am

I'm sure that my 17" CRT can display 1280x1024 as its working with this mode in Windows XP and under LinuxMint (generic driver picked up by LinuxMint). But nVidia driver is not supporting this resolution. So I have concluded that there is some thing with the nVidia driver :(
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Re: Graphics Driver :: Screen Resolution

Postby MagnusB on Mon Jul 14, 2008 12:30 pm

Try one of two things:
1. Edit your xorg.conf. If you are not sure how, post it here, and someone will take a look at it (/etc/X11/xorg.conf)
2. Check Screen Resolution tool, what is the maximum allowed resolution? Or you can try using nvidia-settings:
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sudo nvidia-settings

You can also take a look at /var/log/Xorg.0.log to see what resolution it try to set when X is starting up, I know I have some issues with a nVidia card, I can't get the resolution to 1366x768 with the proprietary driver, but the nv driver handles it just fine.
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