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I have an Acer Aspire Revo which has a Nvidia Ion graphics processor in it. I have it driving a Samsung SyncMaster 2043NW. When i used this monitor with a Windows PC it ran it 1680x1050. In ubuntu it wont go to any 16:10 resolution. Is there any way to force the resolution? or get the nvidia config to pickup the montior as anything other than CRT-0?

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Very wierd, it turned out that it was the VGA cable, it was missing 4 of the pins, not because they where damaged they just arent there

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Does it works now? – dag729 Jan 3 '10 at 21:06
Bummer. (15 char) – Nathaniel Jan 3 '10 at 21:47
yeah it works fine now, as soon as i changed the cable it auto changed to 1680x1050 – Arcath Jan 16 '10 at 10:30

that's strange: I have Ubuntu 9.04 64bit and an NVidia gpu, and it runs fine with the 180.44 version of NVidia drivers (1680x1050 monitor resolution).

What happens if you use the command nvidia-settings in a terminal?

Are you sure that the permissions are not messed up (or: what is the output of ls -la /etc/X11/xorg.conf?).



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