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I have a following problem: It's impossible to set higher resolution than 800x600, on one of my screens :( the one not connected with dvi. (other screens with dvi work perfectly)

OS: Linux mint debian rolling

Graphic card: Nvidia. I have drivers to nvidia from repository.

This is my xorg.conf: http://bugari.pastebin.pl/67527

Is there a way to make screen usable? :(

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You can use xrandr to make a new resolution. Run the command: cvt <your resolution> for example:

% cvt 1920 1080

this outputs:

# 1920x1080 59.96 Hz (CVT 2.07M9) hsync: 67.16 kHz; pclk: 173.00 MHz
Modeline "1920x1080_60.00"  173.00  1920 2048 2248 2576  1080 1083 1088 1120 -hsync +vsync

but you want just what is after the Modeline which is:

"1920x1080_60.00"  173.00  1920 2048 2248 2576  1080 1083 1088 1120 -hsync +vsync

Now open your text editor (gedit, leafpad, mousepad, etc.) and add the following lines:

xrandr --newmode "1920x1080_60.00"  173.00  1920 2048 2248 2576  1080 1083 1088 1120 -hsync +vsync

Then you add:

xrandr --addmode VGA1 1920x1080_60.00

Then you add:

xrandr --output VGA1 --mode 1920x1080

Save this as something like changeres.sh

Run in terminal:

chmod +x /path/to/changeres.sh

And add the above script to your startup programs. I am using this method at the moment. If you post the resolution you want i can make the script for you.

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