Nvidia graphics problems and Ubuntu 10.04 64-bit

Asked by turbolad on 2010-07-03


Why do fullscreen games have the bottom part "chopped off"? I have an NVIDIA GeForce 7300 SE/7200 GS with driver version 195.36.24 installed - that's the latest driver.

If I play fullscreen games like Supertuxkart or Trackballs, the bottom portion of the screen is not visible as it's "chopped off", but the mouse pointer can move below and into that "chopped off" area.

I've tried using the older versions of the drivers via System > Administration > Hardware Drivers, but with no luck.

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turbolad (turbolad995) said : #1

The only fullscreen games that work are those played in Kega Fusion and pressing ALT and ENTER toggles Kega Fusion in fullscreen and windowed mode. These games have the 'normal' black horizontal bars in fullscreen, less than 1cm thick.

Pressing CTRL ALT F1 (up to F6) shows the fullscreen command line, but it never gets "chopped off" if you repeatedly type in a few simple commands so the screen scrolls fast (I don't know many of these commands lol).

The games affected, such as Supertuxkart use different resolutions to the default 1280x1024.

Does anyone know how to contact NVIDIA about this problem?

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