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    Default How to increase the maximum screen resolution.

    Hey guys,

    Sorry to make another post like this, I know that there are many already out there; however, none of them have been able to help me.

    I recently installed 11.2 and am now trying to increase the maximum screen resolution.

    When I go to 'confifure desktop' > 'display' it will not let me increase the maxiumum screen resolution past 800X600.

    My nVidia 6150 LE drivers/kernal are installed, so I'm not sure quite what to do.

    Thanks for any help!

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    Default Re: How to increase the maximum screen resolution.

    Assuming you have the proprietary nvidia driver installed. Did you try using the 'nvidia-settings' utility to configure?

    Just to make sure about which driver is in use:

    /sbin/lspci -nnk

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    Default Re: How to increase the maximum screen resolution.

    Thanks for the reply,

    How should I go about accessing the nvidia settings?

    also, the command you gave me turned up this error.

    Code:
    /sbin/lspci: invalid option -- '-'                
    Usage: lspci [<switches>]                         
    
    Basic display modes:                              
    -mm             Produce machine-readable output (single -m for an obsolete format)                  
    -t              Show bus tree                     
                                                      
    Display options:                                  
    -v              Be verbose (-vv for very verbose) 
    -k              Show kernel drivers handling each device                                            
    -x              Show hex-dump of the standard part of the config space                              
    -xxx            Show hex-dump of the whole config space (dangerous; root only)                      
    -xxxx           Show hex-dump of the 4096-byte extended config space (root only)                    
    -b              Bus-centric view (addresses and IRQ's as seen by the bus)                           
    -D              Always show domain numbers        
    
    Resolving of device ID's to names:
    -n              Show numeric ID's 
    -nn             Show both textual and numeric ID's (names & numbers)                                
    -q              Query the PCI ID database for unknown ID's via DNS                                  
    -qq             As above, but re-query locally cached entries                                       
    -Q              Query the PCI ID database for all ID's via DNS                                      
    
    Selection of devices:
    -s [[[[<domain>]:]<bus>]:][<slot>][.[<func>]]   Show only devices in selected slots                 
    -d [<vendor>]:[<device>]                        Show only devices with specified ID's               
    
    Other options:
    -i <file>       Use specified ID database instead of /usr/share/pci.ids.gz                          
    -p <file>       Look up kernel modules in a given file instead of default modules.pcimap            
    -M              Enable `bus mapping' mode (dangerous; root only)                                    
    
    PCI access options:
    -A <method>     Use the specified PCI access method (see `-A help' for a list)                      
    -O <par>=<val>  Set PCI access parameter (see `-O help' for a list)                                 
    -G              Enable PCI access debugging       
    -H <mode>       Use direct hardware access (<mode> = 1 or 2)                                        
    -F <file>       Read PCI configuration dump from a given file
    Thanks again for the reply

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    Default Re: How to increase the maximum screen resolution.

    Type the command from a console

    nvidia-settings
    It should be

    /sbin/lspci -nnk
    (not with --)

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    Default Re: How to increase the maximum screen resolution.

    Thanks again,

    After running
    Code:
    nvidia-settings
    the konsole returned
    Code:
    If 'nvidia-settings' is not a typo you can use command-not-found to lookup the package that contains it, like this:                                                                         
        cnf nvidia-settings
    the result of
    Code:
    /sbin/lspci -nnk
    was
    Code:
    00:00.0 RAM memory [0500]: nVidia Corporation C51 Host Bridge [10de:02f0] (rev a2)
            Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:2a3a]                     
    00:00.1 RAM memory [0500]: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 0 [10de:02fa] (rev a2)
            Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:2a3a]                             
    00:00.2 RAM memory [0500]: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 1 [10de:02fe] (rev a2)
            Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:2a3a]                             
    00:00.3 RAM memory [0500]: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 5 [10de:02f8] (rev a2)
            Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:2a3a]                             
    00:00.4 RAM memory [0500]: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 4 [10de:02f9] (rev a2)
            Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:2a3a]                             
    00:00.5 RAM memory [0500]: nVidia Corporation C51 Host Bridge [10de:02ff] (rev a2)        
            Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:2a3a]                                 
    00:00.6 RAM memory [0500]: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 3 [10de:027f] (rev a2)    
            Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:2a3a]                                 
    00:00.7 RAM memory [0500]: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 2 [10de:027e] (rev a2)    
            Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:2a3a]                                 
    00:02.0 PCI bridge [0604]: nVidia Corporation C51 PCI Express Bridge [10de:02fc] (rev a1)     
            Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver                                                 
    00:04.0 PCI bridge [0604]: nVidia Corporation C51 PCI Express Bridge [10de:02fb] (rev a1)     
            Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver                                                 
    00:05.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: nVidia Corporation C51 [GeForce 6150 LE] [10de:0241] (rev a2)                                                                                     
            Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:2a3a]                                 
    00:09.0 RAM memory [0500]: nVidia Corporation MCP51 Host Bridge [10de:0270] (rev a2)          
            Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:2a3a]                                 
    00:0a.0 ISA bridge [0601]: nVidia Corporation MCP51 LPC Bridge [10de:0260] (rev a2)           
            Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:2a3a]                                 
    00:0a.1 SMBus [0c05]: nVidia Corporation MCP51 SMBus [10de:0264] (rev a2)                     
            Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:2a3a]                                 
            Kernel driver in use: nForce2_smbus                                                   
    00:0a.2 RAM memory [0500]: nVidia Corporation MCP51 Memory Controller 0 [10de:0272] (rev a2)  
            Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:2a3a]                                 
    00:0b.0 USB Controller [0c03]: nVidia Corporation MCP51 USB Controller [10de:026d] (rev a2)   
            Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:2a3a]                                 
            Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd                                                        
    00:0b.1 USB Controller [0c03]: nVidia Corporation MCP51 USB Controller [10de:026e] (rev a2)   
            Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:2a3a]                                 
            Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd                                                        
    00:0d.0 IDE interface [0101]: nVidia Corporation MCP51 IDE [10de:0265] (rev a1)               
            Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:2a3a]                                 
            Kernel driver in use: pata_amd                                                        
    00:0e.0 IDE interface [0101]: nVidia Corporation MCP51 Serial ATA Controller [10de:0266] (rev a1)                                                                                           
            Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:2a3a]                                 
            Kernel driver in use: sata_nv                                                         
    00:0f.0 IDE interface [0101]: nVidia Corporation MCP51 Serial ATA Controller [10de:0267] (rev a1)                                                                                           
            Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:2a3a]                                 
            Kernel driver in use: sata_nv                                                         
    00:10.0 PCI bridge [0604]: nVidia Corporation MCP51 PCI Bridge [10de:026f] (rev a2)           
    00:10.1 Audio device [0403]: nVidia Corporation MCP51 High Definition Audio [10de:026c] (rev a2)                                                                                            
            Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:2a3a]
            Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
    00:14.0 Bridge [0680]: nVidia Corporation MCP51 Ethernet Controller [10de:0269] (rev a1)
            Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:2a3a]
            Kernel driver in use: forcedeth
    00:18.0 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration [1022:1100]
    00:18.1 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map [1022:1101]
    00:18.2 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller [1022:1102]
    00:18.3 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control [1022:1103]
            Kernel driver in use: k8temp
    03:05.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: Agere Systems FW322/323 [11c1:5811] (rev 61)
            Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:2a3a]
            Kernel driver in use: ohci1394
    03:0a.0 Communication controller [0780]: Agere Systems Lucent V.92 Data/Fax Modem [11c1:0620]
            Subsystem: Agere Systems Lucent V.92 Data/Fax Modem [11c1:0620]

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    Default Re: How to increase the maximum screen resolution.

    00:05.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: nVidia Corporation C51 [GeForce 6150 LE] [10de:0241] (rev a2)
    Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:2a3a]
    No driver is installed.
    Please explain how you think you installed it
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    Default Re: How to increase the maximum screen resolution.

    I was looking through the package manager and the x11 g02 and the kernel were installed.

    In any case, I installed a few more packages, while to fix another problem, and it seems to be working

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    Default Re: How to increase the maximum screen resolution.

    Good.
    Please be careful about randomly just installing stuff.
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