[SATLUG] Need more resolution choices

ed horned0wl93 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 2 05:34:07 CDT 2008


Andrew Pickens wrote:
>
>
> Othniel Graichen wrote:
>> Andrew:
>>
>> In viewing this thread, most responders were concerned about your
>> monitor.
>> I think that you seem to have a decent monitor.  At least one that
>> communicates back to the video card what its' name is and what its'
>> capabilities are.
>>
>> WHAT KIND OF VIDEO CARD DO YOU HAVE?
>>
>> Find out.  If you really have to use the VESA mode on your card, then
>> you
>> are limited to VESA resolutions.
>>
>> Its time to replace at least your video card with something newer --
>> don't
>> you think?  I'm not saying to go out and buy a new nvidia card for
>> $150 but
>> you can pick up a descent video card for $5-$10 at Goodwill or at a
>> computer
>> show.
>>
>> How much is it worth for you to solve this issue permanently?
>> Othniel Graichen
>>   
> I'll spend a few bucks if it will solve the problem.  I bought a new
> wireless card when I couldn't get WiFi working, only to find out the
> problem was that ndiswrapper wouldn't install a 32-bit driver in 
> 64-bit Ubuntu.
> My computer was built in March 2007.  The video card is VIA K8M890
> (Chrome 9) integrated video.  The monitor is Dell M780, an old CRT
> that works fine.
>
In that case, you might wanna try an ATI or an Nvidia card and use their
drivers.  I've had good luck with ATI cards using their restricted
drivers...

Cheers;
Ed




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