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Linux Kubuntu, resolution stuck at 1680x1050

by Suros9000 / December 4, 2008 3:41 PM PST

So I recently started using the latest Kubuntu to try to see past windows. Really I find it to be quite amazing but there's certain things such as not being able to change my resolution from the highest setting and my refresh rate being stuck at 50hz rather than the normal 59hz. I've looked over several guides about manually adding values to system files but these guides seem to be out of date or don't apply for some reason or another. Got the latest drivers. (version 177.82)

-945m Chipset
-Core 2 duo 7600 (2.0Ghz, 2 core)
-4GB Ram
-NVidia Geforce Go 7600 (512MB)

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rebuild x
by white-bread / December 5, 2008 5:53 PM PST

The best way to configure X is to build it from source. Use a net install image and build the system such as:
base -> xorg&alsa&background&synaptic&gui&users -> devices and permissions, tuning.

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by pookiedacat / December 5, 2008 7:58 PM PST

Let's go simple to complex. Have you tried running the nvidia-xconfig uitlity from a console or from the diagnostic kernel yet ?

Should this fail, get on you package update manager and try running finding the latest and greatest for nvidia, including the nvidia-ctl suite for your machine, U was stuck at 2048x1800 until I downloaded the latest and greatest from a ubuntu repository. I installed all including the nvidia-ctl gui, ran nvidia-xconfig from command line as sudo and then restared the Xserver, by logging out and logging back in ( I don't think there is a startx command in Ubuntu ). I use two monitors, 1 dell flat screen and a television. Regardless, this solution seemed to work for me.

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