I have just installed Linux Mint 14 and I cannot change the screen resolution. The appropriate resolution 1920 x 1200, just isn't among the options.
I have tried this solution but it reports:
xrandr: cannot find output "VGA1"
I have also tried this, but it reports:
Fatal server error: Server is already active for display 0 If this server is no longer running, remove /tmp/.X0-lock and start again. (EE) Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support at http://wiki.x.org for help.
My graphics card information:
Graphics: Card: NVIDIA GF108 [GeForce GT 440] bus-ID: 01:00.0 X.Org: 1.13.0 driver: nvidia Resolution: firstname.lastname@example.org GLX Renderer: GeForce GT 440/PCIe/SSE2 GLX Version: 4.3.0 NVIDIA 313.26 Direct Rendering: Yes
sudo lshw -class outputs:
*-display description: VGA compatible controller product: GF108 [GeForce GT 440] vendor: NVIDIA Corporation physical id: 0 bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0 version: a1 width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: pm msi pciexpress vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom configuration: driver=nvidia latency=0 resources: irq:16 memory:fa000000-faffffff memory:c0000000-cfffffff memory:d0000000-d1ffffff ioport:e000(size=128) memory:fb000000-fb07ffff *-display description: Display controller product: 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller vendor: Intel Corporation physical id: 2 bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0 version: 09 width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: msi pm bus_master cap_list configuration: driver=i915 latency=0 resources: irq:57 memory:fb400000-fb7fffff memory:b0000000-bfffffff ioport:f000(size=64)
Running xrandr command in terminal outputs:
Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1024 x 768, maximum 8192 x 8192 DVI-I-1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) HDMI-3 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) VGA-2 connected 1024x768+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 0mm x 0mm 1024x768 60.0* 800x600 60.3 56.2 848x480 60.0 640x480 59.9
This is without nvidia driver installed.
After executing command
xrandr --newmode "1920x1200_60.00" 193.25 1920 2056 2256 2592 1200 1203 1209 1245 -hsync +vsync it reports:
X Error of failed request: BadName (named color or font does not exist) Major opcode of failed request: 140 (RANDR) Minor opcode of failed request: 16 (RRCreateMode) Serial number of failed request: 29 Current serial number in output stream: 29
When I try solution from here running
sudo Xorg -configure, I get:
Fatal server error: Server is already active for display 0 If this server is no longer running, remove /tmp/.X0-lock and start again. (EE) Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support at http://wiki.x.org for help. (EE)
Can you please guide me on how to proceed? Also please see the comments in Dave's answer below.