|Problem: Well, I wiped off an old partition to install Ubuntu (9.10 Karmic Koala) Linux yesterday, and I'm liking it so far but I still am stuck in 800 x 600 resolution, which is terrible especially for this monitor.|
System: Dell Dimension C521, AMD 64 Athlon, other OS = Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 (OEM), 1GB DDR2 RAM with 160GB Harddrive in 3 partitions... nVidia GeForce 6150 LE Graphics Card
So anyway, I guess I'm supposed to get a message about display drivers when I first run Ubuntu. This didn't happen for me, and 800 x 600 is the highest resolution I can pick in Settings. Ubuntu does not recognize my monitor, it shows up as "Unknown". I wanted to try Envy which would install the drivers for me, but the package wasn't in the Universe repository and when I used the command-line install function, I returned an error saying that the package was not found. I already tried nVidia drivers from their website, for both Linux x32 and x64 (I don't know which one I have), but both returned an error that gEdit could not find the encoding!
1) Finding the right driver
2) Installing Envy (where is it? :(
3) How to get the nVidia drivers to run.
Thanks in advance,
- George (gdea73)