I purchased a 32" HP Pavilion monitor for use with my desktop running Linux Mint 18 and an NVidia GeForce GT 730 graphics card. The only connections on the monitor are HDMI and display port; my graphics card only has an HDMI port.
When I initially connected it, it was unable to display the monitor's native resolution of 2560 x 1440, instead maxing out at 1920 x 1200. My card should be able to support this native resolution according to its specifications I've spent the better part of the last 3 days trying to resolve this issue. Thus far, I have tried the following:
1) The NVidia drivers provided in the mint repository.
2) The latest version of NVidia's proprietary drivers from their website (which was quite a process in and of itself, disabling X and nouveau.
3) Disabling the card entirely and using Intel's integrated graphics (this does not seem possible given my motherboard configuration). However, my laptop which uses Intel Integrated Graphics was able to display the monitor with its native resolution without any issues.
4) Manually editing the resolution inside of NVidia's X Server settings (this just stretched out the 1920x1200 resolution).
Has anyone been able to successfully configure a higher resolution with an NVidia graphics card? I've heard rumors that NVidia has capped the maximum allowable resolution on Linux machines, but this seems a bit absurd.
Any advice at all would be greatly appreciated. The next step involves either purchasing a new graphics card or switching to Windows.....