screen resolution

Asked by goga6453 on 2009-03-22

i have problem with increasing the screen resolution
i have viewsonic e70 monitor and nVidia Corporation NV11 [GeForce2 MX/MX 400] video card
when i'm trying to adjust/increase the resolution the highest i can get in options is 800x600 60hz.
probably i just dont have the drivers, where i can get some kind of generic drivers and how do i install them

and i'm kind of new to linux so please explain it on my level

tanx

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2009-03-22
peter b (b1pete) said : #1

,,,'probably i just dont have the drivers, where i can get some kind of generic drivers and how do i install them'....

have you tried system --> admin --> hardware drivers ? to see if any restricted drivers available ?

peter b

peter (peter-neuweiler) said : #2

Try the following. Maybe it helps.

1: Copy the file /etc/X11/xorg.conf to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.bak
2: In a Terminal enter sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf
3: Have a look at the screen section (the sub section is important)

Section "Screen"
 Identifier "Default Screen"
 Device "nVidia Corporation NV5M64 [RIVA TNT2 Model 64/Model 64 Pro]"
 Monitor "Generic Monitor"
 DefaultDepth 24
        SubSection "Display"
                   Modes "1280x800"
        EndSubSection
EndSection

4: Save the file
5: Restart the system

The update of the file shouldn't take more than 15 minutes – otherwise you're going to loose the root privileges and you wouldn't be able to save it.

Hope it helps.
Peter

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