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I'm using Ubuntu 11.10. My video card is G Force GTX 560TI and it's connected to HDTV LG RZ37LZ55. When using the default Linux driver, everything looks fine on res 1360x768.

However, when I install Nvidia drivers, the desktop is stretch out to the point that I can't see or use the sidebar, nor can I see the top panel. Changing the resolution to higher or lower does not pan the screen correctly. It is always stretched out. I am a total newbie in Linux so most things I've tried ended in crashing the system, for example adding horizontal and vertical refresh rates to xorg.conf.

I can fit the screen using the Nvidia X settings but that makes the desktop all blurry. I'm using an older TV (conected via DVI) and I don't have the option to chagne the borderlines in the TV menu. Could anybody help me resolve this issue?

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The easiest way is to run nvidia-settings

gksu nvidia-settings

Use twinview. If you are able to configure your resolution from there, save teh settings to xorg.conf, do NOT merge with the existing file.

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Hi, thanks for the response. I'm afraid this won't be helpful as twinview is greyed out for me, thus I cannot select it. I'm not using a laptop conected to the TV, rather a PC and the TV working as a monitor. Is there eny other way to solve this issue? BTW I'm using a 64bit version of Ubuntu. –  James Dunham Jan 14 '12 at 21:28
    
If nvidia-settings does not resolve the problem, you might be able to write a xorg.conf manually. xorg.conf is somewhat depreciated, and you can often skip most of it, and simply write a section for your display. You can post your xorg.conf and the technical specifications of your monitor (pastebin please) and I will try to review it. –  bodhi.zazen Jan 14 '12 at 21:53
    
Hi, this is my xorg.conf after installing the driver: pastebin.com/LrA43tr1 And this is the TV i'm using: onyougo.com/lg-rz-27lz55-rz-27lz55-lcd-tvs_pi748760 not many specs there but it's hard to find anything on it. Hope you find this helpful. Many thanks. –  James Dunham Jan 14 '12 at 22:31
    
Hi again, I searched the net but still haven't been able to come up with a solution. Your editing of xconf.org really sparked a light of hope for me. Could you please help me in this subject? –  James Dunham Jan 23 '12 at 19:23
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