Still trying to set HP laptop to native resolution Tags: Resolution Boot Last response: February 28, 2012 4:24 PM in Linux/Free BSD Share redss February 28, 2012 12:00:43 PM I have a HP Pavillion dv6500 laptop. I read somewhere online that the graphics card is a "383MB NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS with DirectX 10" (but somewhere else online said Intel X3100) When I boot ubuntu live USB, the video is all screwed up (out of sync?) but I managed to get it to boot with better video using the nomodeset boot option. But now the problem is that the resolution is set at 1024x768 which is not the native resolution of the laptop's native 1280x800 resolution. So I performed the following steps to add the native resolution: Quote: cvt 1280 800 xrandr --newmode "1280x800_60.00" 83.50 1280 1352 1480 1680 800 803 809 831 -hsync +vsync xrandr --addmode default 1280x800_60.00 But when I try to switch to that resolution in the monitor preferences, I get the following message: Quote: The selected configuration for displays could not be applied could not set the configuration for CRTC 262 I assume this has to do with the nomodeset boot option I used. How can I get this working in the native resolution? More about : set laptop native resolution skittle February 28, 2012 4:18:39 PM what ubuntu revision are you using? please post output of 'lspci' and 'lsmod' i suspect it is not using correct driver... m 0 l redss February 28, 2012 4:24:09 PM I figured it out: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BinaryDriverHowto/Nvi... m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solvedwould a 4k monitor look good set to 1440resolution vs native res Forum SolvedCan't set native resolution of monitor with R9 280x Forum SolvedCan't set tv to Native resolution (1366 X 768) Recommended Forum SolvedIs it possible to switch display panels in a laptop to achieve a higher native resolution? Forum SolvedNative laptop resolution Forum Laptop Docking Station wont use native resolution of external monitors Forum using non native resolution - laptop choice... Forum Blurry graphics, fuzzy text, can't set native resolution. Forum Cannot set to native resolution Forum Native resolution on Toshiba laptop problem Forum HP LCD 19 inch Games sux at lower than native resolution Forum Solvedwhen i am trying to install bluetooth driver it shows no device was found error in my hp pavilion g6 1200tx laptop? how to ins Forum Solvedwhen i am trying to install bluetooth driver it shows no device was found error in my hp pavilion g6 1200tx laptop? how to ins Forum SolvedI'm trying to play assassin's creed IV black flag in my hp pavilion g6 2303 tx laptop...but when i trying to play the game AC4 Forum Native Resolution and display settings Forum i have an acer aspire 5630 laptop/notebook trying to wipe drive a reinstall it now asks for bios password and worse still will Forum SolvedHI i am using hp4g laptop my question is how do i set an additional password for my laptop which should prompt for a password Forum when I turn on my laptop it says "a disk read error has occurred". i keep trying to restart with ctrl+alt+del but it's still n Forum SolvedInstalled new hard drive on HP laptop in startup repair i get failure while set up in progress Forum New HP laptop still running loud and hot after sending it for repair...(sigh) Forum More resources !