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video card and monitor help

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#1 Freddie3782


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Posted 11 June 2011 - 03:24 AM

Just switched to ubuntu so not very familiar with the system
I had windows 7 installed and my resolution was 1920x1080
my video card is a gtx295 my monitor is a acer sh243l
i used the restricted driver from the system/admin
the maximum resolution i can reach is 1300x700
I do believe that this is possible.
I downloaded the driver from nvidia for linux
but what do I do with it?
where is my device manager?
do I need a driver for the monitor?

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#2 MadDawg


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Posted 11 June 2011 - 01:53 PM

I downloaded the driver from nvidia for linux
but what do I do with it?

This may help: http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86_64/270.41.19/README/installdriver.html
Note: This assumes you're running 64-bit.

do I need a driver for the monitor?

You shouldn't. :)

More info here: http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86_64/270.41.19/README/index.html
(Again, this assumes you're running 64-bit)
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Posted 12 June 2011 - 04:56 AM

Try this:

Press ALT+F2 to bring up the launcher (analogous to the Windows "Run..." option in the Start Menu.) In the launcher type gksudo nvidia-settings. This should launch the settings program included with the NVidia drivers after asking for your password (since you'll be changing system-wide settings.) Select "X-Server Display Configuration" from the list to the left and change the resolution section to your desired resolution. Then click "Save To X Configuration File" button and agree to any warnings about the file not existing, if they occur. Then quit the settings program, reboot and cross your fingers.

Edited by Andrew, 12 June 2011 - 04:58 AM.

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