nvidia drivers and resolution

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grimdestripador
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Re: nvidia drivers and resolution

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Sounds like the common ubuntu X11/Xorg autodetect problem. Your system is detecting invalid configuration and is reverting to culpability mode. I'm at a loss at how to fix this but others have been successful. For me, I just restart and it reverts between 640x480 to ungodly high 2400x????. Perhaps we don't have the same problem, but the problem lies in the same place.

For more help continue asking questions, and Post some more specific details on which method you used to install nvidia drivers.
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Re: nvidia drivers and resolution

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hi Suzyplums

It sounds as if perhaps the driver is not activated.
Go to Menu>Control Center>Hardware>Hardware Drivers
and see if Nvidia accelerated graphics driver
(version 180)[recommended] is activated.

Downloading the driver does not automatically activate it.
This may be your problem.

If that driver is not listed then you need to download it:^)

(I am assuming your hardware is compatible with your intentions)

good luck
mick
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bob
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Re: nvidia drivers and resolution

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Actually, I'm experiencing much the same thing right now. Somehow, Mint has forgotten that I'm running a LCD monitor @ 1024x768 and has decided that it must be a CRT monitor with 640x480 resolution.

Here's my current /etc/X11/xorg.conf:

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Unknown"
ModelName "Unknown"
HorizSync 28.0 - 33.0
VertRefresh 43.0 - 72.0
Option "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Device0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
EndSubSection
EndSection

BTW, the Nvidia display settings control picklist has no other options but CRT.

EDIT: As info, killing the Nvidia driver and then reinstalling it resolved my glitch.

Here's how it now reads:

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Configured Monitor"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Monitor "Configured Monitor"
Device "Configured Video Device"
DefaultDepth 24
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "glx"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
Driver "nvidia"
Option "NoLogo" "True"
EndSection
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Re: nvidia drivers and resolution

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Tadaa!
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