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Okay, so this isn't looking good, just booted into my main SimplyMepis OS to find resolution set to 1024x768 with no option to go higher in xrandr, and wanting to check that it wasn't an OS quirk, rebooted into Ubuntu and got the same! Does this mean my graphics card has borked? I can't think what else it might be, or why else it has suddenly decided to stop working running fine only yesterday.
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As far as I am concerned, as long as you have the proprietary Nvidia drivers installed, it should work fine (because 7 series are supported by the latest drivers). HOWEVER, I woudn't do it in xrandr, but do it in nvidia-settings.

Just type into the terminal
Code:
nvidia-settings
Set the resolution from there.
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The highest available res here is 1280x800, but should be higher (I forget the highest but I go for 1920x1440)
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If your linux has nvida-settings, it should be able to configure the xorg.conf. Make a backup of your .xorg.conf (/etc/X11/xorg.conf) and run this command, MAKING SURE THAT YOU CHANGE THE RESOLUTION TO WHAT YOU WANT IT TO UNDER "--MODE":
Code:
sudo nvidia-xconfig -d 24 --allow-glx-with-composite --add-argb-glx-visuals --randr-rotation --mode=1680x1050
Then do a restart.

If all goes well, it should work assuming that you have the latest proprietary nvidia drivers. If something happens to go horribly wrong (like X won't even start), open up a terminal and restore your xorg.conf to what it was originally.
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Is it the same in games?
    
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If your linux has nvida-settings, it should be able to configure the xorg.conf. Make a backup of your .xorg.conf (/etc/X11/xorg.conf) and run this command, MAKING SURE THAT YOU CHANGE THE RESOLUTION TO WHAT YOU WANT IT TO UNDER "--MODE":
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sudo nvidia-xconfig -d 24 --allow-glx-with-composite --add-argb-glx-visuals --randr-rotation --mode=1680x1050
Then do a restart.

If all goes well, it should work assuming that you have the latest proprietary nvidia drivers. If something happens to go horribly wrong (like X won't even start), open up a terminal and restore your xorg.conf to what it was originally.
I just tried this, and I still get the same resolution after reboot. I think what I am experiencing has to be an issue with my card, as I have tried now 3 OSes, all Linux, each of which default to the 1024x768 resolution. I did try - in lack of inspiration! - re-installing the nvidia driver w/ SimplyMepis, but that didn't change anything, Obv., the driver is kicking in, being I am on here now typing to you, but I seem no to be getting the full functionality out of the card all of a sudden.
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post #7 of 8
pretty good chance its your card then, hardware failures do happen dont get sucked up in the software world to miss them...
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...what monitor is it? How are you hooked up? VGA,DVI,HDMI?

I have a monitor that never gets recognized correctly under VGA. It is recognized 1440x900 when using DVI.
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