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    Ubuntu Question

    I just recently started using Ubuntu and I've got kind of a newb-ish question. How do I get a screen resolution greater than 1024x768? That's the greatest resolution I see in the preferences. My graphics card is a G-Force 7600 GS.

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    Sounds like you might need to get the nvidia drivers. There should be some reference in their wiki.

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    I had the same problem, but unfortunately it's been so long since I had it, I can't remember what I did to solve it. I think I had to edit some file and add the higher resolutions to the list manually.

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    I used to the package manager to find a suitable driver substitute. It didn't allow me to fully utilize my video card, but it managed well for most applications.

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    Edit the XF86Config file (various possible locations) and assuming it has been setup correctly in the first place you can add a larger screen resolution to it.
    Been a long time since I've done that as I don't use graphical interfaces anymore... in fact I don't think NVidia even made a graphics driver the last time I used X.
    Since Ubuntu is based off Debian you could (hopefully) just install the debian package for the NVidia driver and rerun the X setup utility and force it to acknowledge that screen resolution.
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    sudo apt-get install nvidia-glx nvidia-settings && modprobe nvidia && echo nvidia >> /etc/modules

    That's from memory. I think that's how you can do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cydewaze View Post
    I had the same problem, but unfortunately it's been so long since I had it, I can't remember what I did to solve it. I think I had to edit some file and add the higher resolutions to the list manually.
    I feel that way with too many things on Linux.

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