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I'm having problems setting my correct monitor resolution as the correct one isn't available from Preferences -> Monitor.

I'm running a Geforce 440 MX, and there doesn't appear to be any correct driver for it. Jockey cannot find anything and the 96 driver doesn't work.

My correct resolution should be 1440*900.


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nvidia-96 should be what you need. What is the output of dmesg | grep -i nvidia and grep -i nvidia /var/log/Xorg.0.log? – ændrük Oct 11 '10 at 13:12
nvidia-96 isn't compatible with 10.10 and if you install it, xorg wont load. The latter of those commands gives me the following: – user3176 Oct 12 '10 at 5:26

As I mentioned above, the Nvidia-96 driver at present isn't compatible with 10.10. To fix this, however, I installed the driver (nvidia-96) and then did the following:

sudo su to become root
run nvidia-xconfig (this was in: /usr/lib/nvidia-96/bin/nvidia-xconfig)
go into /etc/X11/xorg.conf - I used vi
modify driver from nvidia to nv - in my case this was on line 94
save file
run startx
when ok - reboot machine - should go straight into your x-windows session

(See full post here: )

This solved my problem.

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It's likely that your screen simply isn't reporting that it handles that resolution. You can add more modes to the list. Look farther along that page for instructions on how to make it permanent.

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xrandr isnt working. Whenever I input it I get the following error: "xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output default" – user3176 Oct 12 '10 at 5:28

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