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Just moved to ubuntu from windows ... I have NVIDIA card 8400GS and my screen is LG 1970HR

on windows I was able to adjust the screen whenever I wanted to. (thanks to LG screen software and/or NVIDIA driver )

when I watched a movie I would increase the contrast or brightness and when I read text I used to set it to a lower level of contrast and brightness to protect my eyes. (the same with watching pics...)

There was even an option to do this automatically and another simple aplication to set the screen to your needs faster without the need to use LG and NVIDIA softwares

How can I do this on ubuntu ? I couldn't find a way to do it so far

pls help ...

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Have you installed the proprietary drivers for Nvidia? Open Software & Updates, and check under Additional drivers for the Nvidia drivers. Install and reboot. –  To Do Apr 28 '13 at 17:35
Yes. I have installed the driver. Right after the ubuntu installation, ubuntu suggested that I would install NVIDIA driver version 173.14.35 –  ron Apr 28 '13 at 21:23
My answer was cut in the middle... still trying to figure out how this forum is working. –  ron Apr 29 '13 at 9:41
My answer was cut in the middle... still trying to figure out how this forum is working. so to my case again sfter the installation of the driver the colors of the videos I play are messed up (but on youtube everything is fine ) and I on the X server display configuration (on the driver menue ) I get that message " unable to load x server display configuration page the NVIDIA x driver on desktop is not new enough to support the NVIDIA settings display configuration page " so what should I do about it ? Is there any other application I can use to adjust my screen contract –  ron Apr 29 '13 at 9:51
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