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um... i would disagree i have NEVER had any problems what so ever with the use of nvidia drivers.. its as simple as installing the package and restarting the x server.. you might have to change the nv to nvida .. or nvidia to nv in the xorg.conf then hit alt-ctrl-bcksp ... but everything worked right out of the box and its just so so so much better.. and the control panal ive seen for nivida perfect as well from my point of view.. same options as you would find under the windows version
I only had to download the package and install it. The point is, once you become proficient with Linux and all its quirks, then anything is simple. The biggest reason nvidia seems to be easier to work with in Linux, is because of a bigger "in-house" support group; a lot of Linux users have nvidia cards, therefore making it easier to find support for them. While browsing several Linux forums, I have come across people with issues with both ATI and nvidia drivers; neither of them are without their faults. The CC panel for fglrx does suck, however, but the nvidia CC isn't any more useful either.
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I only had to download the package and install it. The point is, once you become proficient with Linux and all its quirks, then anything is simple. The biggest reason nvidia seems to be easier to work with in Linux, is because of a bigger "in-house" support group; a lot of Linux users have nvidia cards, therefore making it easier to find support for them. While browsing several Linux forums, I have come across people with issues with both ATI and nvidia drivers; neither of them are without their faults. The CC panel for fglrx does suck, however, but the nvidia CC isn't any more useful either.
again i would disagree with your comment about the CC not being that well for nvidia.. hell it gives you every single option you would find on the windows version from adjusting anything to everything... when i get back on my box ill take some screens for you .. you might not be using the same same one i am.. one thing i really love is the color settings to tweak them for my lcd.. man it makes stuff come alive its so crisp and vivid .. i kinda feel there might actually be more options and tweaks then in the windows counter part actually but i cant verify that to make that statment ... but i can see your point of view about how nvidia has a much larger base so there for has better support... all i know is im half ready to give up my x600 and go back to my mx4000 because of the difference the drivers make in linux
    
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again i would disagree with your comment about the CC not being that well for nvidia.. hell it gives you every single option you would find on the windows version from adjusting anything to everything... when i get back on my box ill take some screens for you .. you might not be using the same same one i am.. one thing i really love is the color settings to tweak them for my lcd.. man it makes stuff come alive its so crisp and vivid .. i kinda feel there might actually be more options and tweaks then in the windows counter part actually but i cant verify that to make that statment ... but i can see your point of view about how nvidia has a much larger base so there for has better support... all i know is im half ready to give up my x600 and go back to my mx4000 because of the difference the drivers make in linux

I didn't say the nvidia CC sucked, I just said it isn't really useful. Sure it has countless options and most of the bells and whistles its Windows counterpart has, but really, aside from color settings, what other changes can you make that would benefit you in a Linux environment? 3D settings? You can adjust colors in the fglrx CC too anyways.
Fglrx has come a long way since its beginnings, and it far from "sucks". It's just different, in the same way the ATI Windows drivers differ from the nvidia ones. Where fglrx does lag behind is it the number of features it supports (lack of AIGLX support is one) and that does need to change. AMD promised to open source them, so there's still hope.
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Ok well thank you for all the help guys. I am running on Xubuntu right now (Feisty) and no issues so far, I edited xorg and all and got my refresh rate up and then i am now setting my res to 1280 which can anyone help me with that?
    
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xorg.conf configuration:
This is a basic guide I found for configuring the monitor sections http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO.../x-config.html
You can also try using "modelines", which tell your xorg.conf file the exact display modes you want to use. Just use this to generate a modeline, and add the code to the monitor section of the xorg.conf file.

Basically, you just add the desired resolution under the screen section of your xorg.conf file.
Ex.
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Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Card0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768"
EndSubSection
EndSection
Refresh rates are set under the monitor section.
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Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "Monitor Model"
HorizSync 30-107
VertRefresh 48-120
EndSection
You can also add a "modeline" which includes both the desired resolution and refresh rate values. Use the link I provided at the top to generate a modeline and the copy it to the monitor section.

Edit: Did you managed to install your graphics drivers?
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I already added the refresh rates, now I just need to add 1280x1024 to the list

As for the drivers, should I just go to 'Restricted Drivers Manager' and just install those ATI ones? Or is there something better? I need a step by step explanation lol because I do not want to screw this system up.

Btw, I am getting the hang of it. I got my sound working And i am using XFCE also
    
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If you have your graphics drivers installed, you should be able to simply change the resolution from it's GUI. It edits the xorg.conf for you.
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If you have your graphics drivers installed, you should be able to simply change the resolution from it's GUI. It edits the xorg.conf for you.
They aren't installed yet, I need someone to help me install them. Btw I got 1280x1024 now but I want it at 100Hz not 85hz..
    
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Install from Ubuntu repositories (easier)

Instructions for 7.04 (Feisty)

* Install linux-restricted-modules and restricted-manager provied in the restricted repositories:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install linux-restricted-modules-generic restricted-manager (this should already be installed by default)

Open the restricted drivers manager included in 7.04 "System -> Administration -> Restricted Drivers Manager" and select "ATI accelerated graphics driver". This will hopefully enable fglrx in a painless way. If not, follow the instructions for Edgy.


https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BinaryDriverHowto/ATI

That's the easiest way. You can try installing them yourself, but Feisty is being especially problematic with the installer (for me at least).

If that doesn't work, you can try the open source driver;
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RadeonDriver

Edit:
Copy and paste this to your xorg.conf file (under the monitor section);

Modeline "1280x1024@100" 244.64 1280 1312 2240 2272 1024 1041 1058 1076

That should hopefully give you what you want. If not, then you may need to do some extra configurations.
http://xtiming.sourceforge.net/cgi-bin/xtiming.pl
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I installed the drivers like that, how can I see if it worked? And also, I added that line in and now I am at 1024x768
    
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