Display Settngs - nvidia - limited screen resolutions?

  • goldfarb
Posted: Sat, 03/08/2008 - 22:26
Hi I just installed 64Studio, on an intel core 2 duo with a asus 8800GT card, and I'm having trouble setting my display resolution... after I installed x wouldn't run so I set init to 3 (as per the nvidia page) and rebooted then downloaded http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86_64/169.12/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-169.12-pkg2.run and installed it set init to 5 rebooted so now x is running and all is fine...but I can set my screen resolution to anything other than: 1280x800 1280x768 1152x768 1024x768 800x600 and a few more that are smaller can anyone provide any information on what I've done wrong? the card should support up to 2560 x 1600 or some crazy number. the /etc/X11/xorg.conf just lists: Section "Device" Identifier "nVidia Corporation NVIDIA Default Card" Driver "nvidia" EndSection Section "Screen" Identifier "Default Screen" Device "nVidia Corporation NVIDIA Default Card" Monitor "Generic Monitor" DefaultDepth 24 ... SubSection "Display" Depth 24 Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480" EndSubSection any advice would be great, just reading the forums has helped me quite a bit already...and while I /use/ linux everyday this is really the first time I've had to be the one installing and configuring. thanks

problem solved

  • goldfarb
  • 03/08/08
  • Sun, 03/09/2008 - 02:18
after a deep google search I found that I could reconfigure some of the setup options using sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg I was able to re-select the display resolutions properly thanks... hope this helps someone else.


  • thomasphillpotts
  • 11/30/07
  • Mon, 08/25/2008 - 07:42
Thanks, that was just what I was looking for :) I couldn't change the resolution setting using the gnome screen res control under preferences. It automatically selected the highest res of those choosen during installation, and exited the x session when I tried to make it lower. Probably because my video card and screen are super low-budget! ;)