New ubuntu-mate 16.04 install and have installed the latest nVidia driver via Software7Updates using this ppa http://ppa.launchpad.net/graphics-drivers/ppa/ubuntu

Under Software & Updates > Other Drivers I see

Using NVIDIA binary driver - version 375.26 from nvidia-375 (open source)

But under System > Preferences > Hardware > Displays my monitor is unknown and at a low resolution which can't be changed

A quick google brings me to this page which recommends installing the nVidia driver thru the command line https://linuxconfig.org/how-to-insta...4-xenial-xerus

But I am reluctant, since almost ALL my linux problems have been related to nVidia drivers.

Any driver experts able to offer some help here?

If I run

$ lspci -vnn | grep VGA

I get

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: NVIDIA Corporation Device [10de:1b00] (rev a1) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])

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