Need software for Acer Monitor AL1917WA

Asked by Saul Lubkin on 2013-10-27

My computer is an Acer PC, that has an LCD monitor, model no. AL1917WA. The version no. is AL1917WAb.
The Pin is ET.C17WP.A06.

I need software to support this monitor: Occasonally, when a new program executes, the screen becomes an unreadable raster
pattern, forcing a reboot. This also happens, sometimes, when I reboot.

I ran an earlier version of Ubuntu previously, and had the same problem. Someone on Launchpad kindly responded to my problem, asking me to execute two commands, and to send him/her the output. He/she then responded, telling me to execute
"sudo apt-get install <some program>. I did this, and the problem happily disappeared. When I upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10 recently, I unfortunately rebooted my computer during the upgrade, losing most of my data. Fortunately, I was able to recover all of the most important material. But I lost whatever I had previously installed to support the monitor.

I would greatly appreciate help in retrieving these programs, to properly support the monitor.

Thank very much in advance,

  -- Saul

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Thomas Kr├╝ger (thkrueger) said : #1

For the X experts: This might be related .

Monitors are plug and play and do not require drivers in any OS.

What is the output of:

sudo lshw -C display; lsb_release -a;uname -a


Saul Lubkin (saul-lubkin) said : #3

Thank you for responding, Actionparsnip!

Here is the output:

 sudo lshw -C display; lsb_release -a;uname -a
[sudo] password for saul:
       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: C61 [GeForce 6100 nForce 405]
       vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
       physical id: d
       bus info: pci@0000:00:0d.0
       version: a2
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 66MHz
       capabilities: pm msi vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
       configuration: driver=nouveau latency=0
       resources: irq:20 memory:fb000000-fbffffff memory:e0000000-efffffff
memory:fc000000-fcffffff memory:80000000-8001ffff
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 13.10
Release: 13.10
Codename: saucy
Linux NullA 3.11.0-12-generic #19-Ubuntu SMP Wed Oct 9 16:20:46 UTC 2013
x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

  -- Saul

On Sun, Oct 27, 2013 at 11:21 AM, actionparsnip <
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> Your question #238150 on xorg in Ubuntu changed:
> Status: Open => Needs information
> actionparsnip requested more information:
> Monitors are plug and play and do not require drivers in any OS.
> What is the output of:
> sudo lshw -C display; lsb_release -a;uname -a
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sudo apt-get install nvidia-current

Reboot to test.

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