I just installed Ubuntu 11.1 on my desktop pc. It was a clean install, no upgrading. I have a Samsung Syncmaster BX2450 connected to the PC.
My problem is that I cannot make Ubuntu recognize my monitor - which is capable of more than 1024. I ran a shut down of lightdm, and ran sudo X -configure, but it gave me a "configuration failed". Nothing seems to work - any ideas?
VESA: GF119 Board - 13100000
xx@xxx:~$ lspci -nn |grep VGA 02:00.0 VGA compatible controller : nVidia Corporation GT520 [GeForce GT520] [10de:1040] (rev a1) xx@xxx:~$ xrandr -q 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 640x480 60.0
- I downloaded the driver directly, installed it according to Michael K's answer. But I am back to square one - the screen gets to the purple start color - and locks. Any suggestions as what to do now?
I would very much like to use 1920 x 1200