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I just upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04 to 12.10 and the max display resolution is only 1024 x 768. In 12.04 it was 1680 x 1060 and working fine. I have a Samsung SyncMaster 225BW Display and a Graphic card: GeForce GTX 550 Ti/PCIe/SSE2 on a Intel® Core™ i7-2600K CPU @ 3.40GHz × 8 64 bits. How do I get my resolution back.

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I think you havent installed your graphics drivers for your nvidia card still.. install them from Additional Drivers ..and retry to set your resolution

Type in terminal command : sudo nvidia-settings

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How and from where do I install them or check if I have them already. – Yngve Nov 8 '12 at 18:10
try to run nvidia-settings in terminal if it exists then nvidia settings window will open !! thats it – swapyonubuntu Nov 8 '12 at 18:37
Thanks a lot that help using "sudo nvidia-settings" it is working now and sorry my bad English – Yngve Nov 9 '12 at 18:47

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