This is nuts.. I was having some problems getting screen resolution to work with my original box, so I went wound up partitioning my XP box which is slightly more modern and had the same issue. (I couldn’t get beyond 840*680 Screen resolution). So…… at this point I feel like I’m one of those monkey’s at a type writer banging away. Suddenly you have Shakesphere. I have the screen resolution working just perfectly and not exactly sure what I did.
This is the steps that I recall:
I downloaded and installed a native Nvdia driver from the manufacturer. I used this link as my guide: http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-609006.html
As I recalled the instructions didn’t work. I was stuck in the low resolution mode and I wound up going to system=>Adminstration=>Hardware Drivers. I clicked on the enable video card, and some how I got into the manual configuration screen. I scrolled down the lists for graphics cards and monitors, picked out what I needed and there you go. Based on what I saw flashing across the screen I don’t think I’m using the manufacturer driver, but I’m not sure.
I guess the test would be to see I can get into that manual screen and configure my other box..
Time to save the blog, flip the KVM and see what happens. No luck yet on this…..
I made a post on Ubuntu… See what happens..http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=790348