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When I get to the log in screen everything is fine but when I log in the resolution completely changes to something else. I tried going into display to fix it but it says that my resolution is at the correct amount and when I try other resolutions they are even bigger. I'm using nvidia driver 304.88 and I'm assuming that my graphics card isn't fried because I can do every thing I used to at the same speed.

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Edit your question and include the output of running in the terminal: xrandr, lspci -nnk | grep -A6 VGA, cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf. – Braiam Sep 3 '13 at 19:51
@Braiam you want me to type those commands in terminal and say what I got from that? sorry I don't understand too much with computers. – Paindeer Sep 3 '13 at 21:15
@Paindeer yes, that's what he is saying. You can edit your question by clicking on the edit link right underneath the body of your post. Paste the output of those commands in your question. – Alaa Ali Sep 4 '13 at 6:30
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It has been resolved I just had to go into NVIDIA X setting servers then from there click on X server display config and under the resolution tab click auto. If you don't have NVIDIA X setting server I have no idea what to do for you, but try to find one for your specific graphics card.

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