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Just installed the os in my system using, dual boot from the website...I dont like the fact that everything in my monitor looks huge...is there a way to make my ubuntu look normal?
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Did you run updates yet?
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You need to install the drivers for your graphics card. You can either download and install the proprietary drivers from the NVIDIA website or install the open source drivers. Ubuntu has some simple ways to do this, see here.
Edit: I always use the proprietary drivers from NVIDIA (allowing me to use CUDA) but installing those usually involves some extra steps.
 
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You probably just need to install the video drivers. This process has been simplified recently and there is even a gui for it now . At the top go to System -> Administrator -> Proprietary Drivers or something similar. Simply select the driver you want to use (I always go with the recommended one) and it will download and ask you to restart your computer.

I have never had any problems with this method.
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post #5 of 30
Does everything look huge or is your resolution very low?
post #6 of 30
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Hye guys im going to try and download the drivers from nvidia. Just one noob question, if i update my drivers to linux 64-bit will that affect the drivers for windows 7-64 bit?
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Originally Posted by Aknolidge View Post
Hye guys im going to try and download the drivers from nvidia. Just one noob question, if i update my drivers to linux 64-bit will that affect the drivers for windows 7-64 bit?
No, they are not related and have no idea of each other.
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alright, well thats good to know. I did a scanned to see if i have any hardware driver updates and it tells me it has not found any, i'm guessing i need to go to nvidia and download them...i'm going to give a try and tell everyone how it went, hopefully it works
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post #9 of 30
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Alright i downloaded the linux-64 bit driver from nvidia, when i opened the download its asking me to choose an application to open it with, so im pretty stuck at this point
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What type of file extension is it? (I haven't done Nvidia drivers yet)
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