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Hi Yesterday I installed Ubuntu 9.10. I have Nvidia GForce7050/nforce 610i video card so I installed the Nvidia Version 173 driver from the repos. Then I set the resolution of ...
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    Desktop stretched outside of the monitors corners


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    Yesterday I installed Ubuntu 9.10. I have Nvidia GForce7050/nforce 610i video card so I installed the Nvidia Version 173 driver from the repos. Then I set the resolution of 1024x768 but the problem is that the desktop area is stretched outside the edges of my monitor (Dell LCD) and I can access the four corners of my desktop my moving the mouse to the edge. Can anyone tell me that how can I fix that problem?
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    Maybe the latest nvidia drivers (190.42) would work better.

    Have you tried them?
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    I have tried version 185 and it has problems with my card, it is not letting me to set resolution 1024x768, but i did not check the version 190. I jumped back to version 175 because it worked well with my ubuntu 9.04.

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    Post the contents of /etc/X11/xorg.conf file here.
    It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by devils casper View Post
    Post the contents of /etc/X11/xorg.conf file here.
    I am going to install version 190 of the nvidia driver then after some experimentation, if the problem persists then I will post xorg.conf

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    Good Luck ! I haven't tried 190 version yet. Most of users gave positive reviews and I am planning upgrade this weekend.
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    No luck with nvidia 190, I am now back to ubuntu jaunty and will try ubuntu 9.10 in few weeks again.

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    Maybe you can make some xorg.conf file comparisons between jaunty and karmic to see if there are any differences between them.
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    Just after installation of kramic, when I looked in /etc/X11 there was no xorg.conf file, I was amazed that where it went and from where X is picking up its settings. Then I Installed nvidia's driver and run "sudo nvidia-xconfig" which created /etc/X11/xorg.conf file. Then I run the nvidia-settings tool and set the resolution to 1024x768 but the desktop area is stretched outside of the edges of my monitor and I dont know how to fix it.
    I also tried to copy the xorg.conf file which i created by nvidia-settings tool in Jaunty but it freezed my system.
    Now I do not know how to fix it. Moreover I have removed karmic because of that resolution problem and using jaunty for the time being.

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