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Too low resolution

Postby lovinlissa1984 on Fri Mar 13, 2009 8:02 pm

I just loaded mint v.6 xfce onto my HP laptop and its running fine aside from the (800x600) makes my resolution so low that I am always having to move windows around in order to see all of thats on the screen. I have gone into the monitor settings and it gives me no higher setting to choose from. Ive searched around to no avail. If anyone can either point me to the correct threat or give me a solution it would be much appreciated. I am also extremly new to linux as this time 2 weeks ago i barely new it existed.
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Re: Too low resolution

Postby locutus on Fri Mar 13, 2009 8:52 pm

You need to install the correct video driver. If you need an ATI or Intel I can't help you: you will need to search for and install one of those.

If you have an nVidia card I'll save you the trouble. It's here:

http://www.fileden.com/getfile.php?file ... 2-pkg1.run

Or you could just run EnvyNG and let it install for you. But I don't think it does intel either.
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Re: Too low resolution

Postby lovinlissa1984 on Fri Mar 13, 2009 8:55 pm

It is an imbeded nvidia. So i shall try the driver. The only thing i ask is when i first loaded mint it came up with a restricted driver warning and i had to dload a driver so i believe i already have the driver installed.
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Re: Too low resolution

Postby locutus on Fri Mar 13, 2009 9:01 pm

Quite possibly. Make sure you tick off to Activate it, and reboot.
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Re: Too low resolution

Postby lovinlissa1984 on Fri Mar 13, 2009 9:44 pm

You just met the dummy of the day. The solution that i spent all day on was.....restart the computer
Thank you so much for enlightening me
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Re: Too low resolution

Postby locutus on Fri Mar 13, 2009 10:00 pm

lovinlissa1984 wrote:You just met the dummy of the day. The solution that i spent all day on was....

I've been there! There are only (AFAIK) two instances when you need to reboot in Linux: when you install a new kernel or when you install a new video driver. Everything else, the new version starts when you click on it.
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Re: Too low resolution

Postby lovinlissa1984 on Fri Mar 13, 2009 10:05 pm

Just another one up on Windows.
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