I have a Dell Dimension e510 computer, with on-board video (disabled). I also have a Nvidia FX 5200 PCI card that I installed after the fact. I had to do some searching to even get Ubuntu 9.04 to install on this (disable acpi i think). Now I got that running, and the machine is using the nvidia-glx-173 drivers.
My configuration auto-detects my Samsung monitor just fine, but auto-detects the resolution incorrectly. It sets the resolution to 1600x1200, when it should be 1920x1200. I need to get my resolution to be 1920x1200.
I have 3 machines connected through a KVM (USB/DVI) switch and my other Ubuntu detects the display correctly, and my windows detects the displays correctly.
I have tried:
dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg
nvidia-xconfig(sets the resolution to 1024x768 or 1600x1200)
- using nvidia-glx-new and nvidia-glx-180
- manually configuraing
/etc/X11/xorg.confin a variety of settings. They almost always seem to get ignored.
I have seen online that Ubuntu has issues with PCI cards and on-board video. I've also seen specific issues with the FX5200 and needing nvidia-glx-173 drivers. So it seems as if i have a perfect storm of issues with this machine's configuration.
Can anyone suggest something specific i can do to try to fix this? I've tried just about everything I could find on the ubuntu forums.
UPDATE: I have connected the monitor directly, and there is no change in how it acts. I also tried to upgrade to nvidia-glx-180 (again) and still no dice..
Here's what i have in my xorg.conf now.
Section "Monitor" Identifier "Configured Monitor" EndSection Section "Screen" Identifier "Default Screen" Monitor "Configured Monitor" Device "Configured Video Device" DefaultDepth 24 EndSection Section "Module" Load "glx" EndSection Section "Device" Identifier "Configured Video Device" Driver "nvidia" Option "NoLogo" "True" EndSection