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I installed Linux Mint 17.2 on somone's PC the otherday and I can't get the monitor to run at its native resolution without a screen opening up at booup showing a long list of resolutions and refresh rates. I can't rememeber offhand what the error message was because i am at windows PC right now, a I had to deal with a few issues:

After i installed Linux Mint, I went to the driver manager and enabled the nvidia driver and after rebooting most of the time I got a black screen instead of the desktop. Only intermittently would it boot to the desktop.

I finally managed to boot into the desktop by chance and blacklisted nouveau graphics in the kernel "nouveau.blacklist=1 quiet splash nomodeset"

And now it boots fine. I mistakenly thought the Pc had a Geforce 8000SE graphics but after installing the latest vnidia graphics, it reports I have a Geforce 6150SE and the PC in question is a Dell Inspiron 531. I'm not sure if this is considered legacy or not and if it is maybe I installed the wrong driver.

But anyway when I open the nvidia server program and try to select 1360x768 which is the native resolution of the monitor, sometimes it apples the 1024x768 resolution instead, and in the rare instance that it manages to set the 1360x768 resolution, at bootup, I receive a general error message which is a window with a long list of resolutions and refresh rates, and I click "close" and everything seems fine. So either how do I make this windows go away, or solve this problem with the operating system not setting the monitor to the native refresh rate?

I added the repository:
sudo add-apt-repository pps:xorg-edgers/ppa
sudo apt-get install nvidia-current nvidia-settings

apt remove --purge xserver-xorg-video-nouveau libdrm-nouveau1

and I received a widget notification that the driver was not correctly installed.

I opened up the proprietary graphics program and it was using the nvidia graphics (recommended) driver.

My best guess would be something with the xorg configuration maybe attempting to set a too high refresh rate. This monitor should run 1360x768 @ 60Hz no problem. the monitor is an AOC connected via VGA cable, so perhaps the monitor is not communicating with the graphics? Because at one time the Nvidia server recongnized the monitor as an "AOC" but now when I select detect display it only shows up as Monitor0



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Edited by aweir - 10/22/15 at 10:52am
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I installed Linux Mint 17.2 on somone's PC the otherday and I can't get the monitor to run at its native resolution without a screen opening up at booup showing a long list of resolutions and refresh rates. I can't rememeber offhand what the error message was because i am at windows PC right now, a I had to deal with a few issues:

After i installed Linux Mint, I went to the driver manager and enabled the nvidia driver and after rebooting most of the time I got a black screen instead of the desktop. Only intermittently would it boot to the desktop.

I finally managed to boot into the desktop by chance and blacklisted nouveau graphics in the kernel "nouveau.blacklist=1 quiet splash nomodeset"

And now it boots fine. I mistakenly thought the Pc had a Geforce 8000SE graphics but after installing the latest vnidia graphics, it reports I have a Geforce 6150SE and the PC in question is a Dell Inspiron 531. I'm not sure if this is considered legacy or not and if it is maybe I installed the wrong driver.

But anyway when I open the nvidia server program and try to select 1360x768 which is the native resolution of the monitor, sometimes it apples the 1024x768 resolution instead, and in the rare instance that it manages to set the 1360x768 resolution, at bootup, I receive a general error message which is a window with a long list of resolutions and refresh rates, and I click "close" and everything seems fine. So either how do I make this windows go away, or solve this problem with the operating system not setting the monitor to the native refresh rate?

I added the repository:
sudo add-apt-repository pps:xorg-edgers/ppa
sudo apt-get install nvidia-current nvidia-settings

apt remove --purge xserver-xorg-video-nouveau libdrm-nouveau1

and I received a widget notification that the driver was not correctly installed.

I opened up the proprietary graphics program and it was using the nvidia graphics (recommended) driver.

My best guess would be something with the xorg configuration maybe attempting to set a too high refresh rate. This monitor should run 1360x768 @ 60Hz no problem. the monitor is an AOC connected via VGA cable, so perhaps the monitor is not communicating with the graphics? Because at one time the Nvidia server recongnized the monitor as an "AOC" but now when I select detect display it only shows up as Monitor0



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--As always, 100 ways to crack the same egg.

First thing I would try:

X11 hasn't needed an xorg.conf, even with a proprietary driver in ages. Move your xorg.conf to a backup location, and try restarting the X server. There's a good chance something wonky is going on because of the xorg.conf.
    
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Ok, I'll try that the next time I have a chance. Thing is, the monitor is so small that 1024x768 looks better anyways.
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