Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I noticed that when booting from a live USB stick, my boot screen and TTY are in the same resolution as my desktop environment (1366x768). But when I boot from my SSD with the very same system installed, the resolution is lower and it looks really ugly.

I'm using Xubuntu 12.04.1 with a NVIDIA GeForce 8200M G graphics card, if that's important. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

share|improve this question
    
Did you install the nvidia driver or nouveau? I think it is because the live system does not have the nvidia driver, which lacks KMS. –  aquaherd Feb 3 '13 at 19:13
    
I installed the NVIDIA driver. So you say that if I use the nouveau driver instead, it'll work? And if so, can I use multiple monitors then? –  Mezgrman Feb 4 '13 at 0:01
    
I tried out nouveau and it did indeed bring back the high-res shutdown splash and TTY, but the bootsplash consisted of just a few random colored lines, multi-monitor support is buggy and on resuming from standby my laptop hung with a black screen. So I switched to the proprietary driver again. –  Mezgrman Feb 4 '13 at 8:15
    
So your only option is to ask nVidia for a fixed driver that can do KMS (kernel mode switching) on your hardware. –  aquaherd Feb 4 '13 at 16:55
    
Apparently, I'll see if it bugs me enough to do that. –  Mezgrman Feb 4 '13 at 23:32
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.