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Originally Posted by Daan Yes, you are right... I had already looked for all nvidia stuff in the repos... I've given up and installed Ubuntu instead of plain Debian. I ...
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- 06-29-2010 #11
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- Jun 2010
log out using C-Alt-F5
log back in as root then type su - to ensure root access
type pico /etc/X11/xorg.conf to bring up the xorg file in pico editor(command line)
change 'monitor' values from 'unknown' to 'whatever your make and model are' ie 'HP' 'HPw2007v'
Reboot and voila a full selection of resolutions available.
This worked for me in Debian Lenny 5.04
I was about to give up and install Ubuntu but have now kept the installation having resolved this important issue (and rather simply!)