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The max I can set my resolution currently is 1024x768, but my laptop's native resolution is 1920x1080. I've always been able to set it to 1920x1080 without issue, but since I broke my video driver (I installed 'nvidia-current' which broke my display, see this thread) I haven't been able to get above the aforementioned 1024x768.

I've tried the instructions from this thread and this wiki but haven't made any progress.

Video Card:

travis@travis-ThinkPad-W510:~$ lscpi |grep VGA
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GT216GLM [Quadro FX 880M] (rev a2)

Output for 'xrandr'

travis@travis-ThinkPad-W510:~$ xrandr
xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output default
Screen 0: minimum 640 x 480, current 1024 x 768, maximum 1024 x 768
default connected 1024x768+0+0 0mm x 0mm
    1024x768       61.0*
    800x600        61.0  
    848x480         0.0  
    640x480        60.0  

Any suggestions?

Method used for trying to create '--newmode'

travis@travis-ThinkPad-W510:~$ cvt 1920 1080
# 1920x1080 59.96 Hz (CVT 2.07M9) hsync: 67.16 kHz; pclk: 173.00 MHz
Modeline "1920x1080_60.00"  173.00  1920 2048 2248 2576  1080 1083 1088 1120 -hsync     +vsync
travis@travis-ThinkPad-W510:~$ xrandr --newmode "1920x1080_60.00"  173.00  1920 2048     2248 2576  1080 1083 1088 1120 -hsync +vsync
xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output default
X Error of failed request:  BadName (named color or font does not exist)
  Major opcode of failed request:  140 (RANDR)
  Minor opcode of failed request:  16 (RRCreateMode)
  Serial number of failed request:  19
  Current serial number in output stream:  19

How do I fix my resolution? Any ideas?

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I've just asked a similar question on Unix & Linux (which might get migrated here). But I'm already scared of what answer I might get - your question looks much more complex than my current level of competence could handle. –  FumbleFingers Feb 4 '14 at 18:06

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