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... redss February 28, 2012 4:24:09 PM I figured it out: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BinaryDriverHowto/Nvi... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumMonitor Not Displaying Native Resolution ForumLaptop VGA out to LCD native resolution issue ForumSame Size Monitor at same resolution - sub native vs native ForumHow to switch laptop display to native resolution in Ubuntu? ForumCannot set to native resolution ForumNative resolution on Toshiba laptop problem ForumBlurry graphics, fuzzy text, can't set native resolution . ForumNew build, native resolution problem ForumConfused about native resolution ForumLCDs at Non- Native Resolutions Forum3 Monitors with 1920x1080 Native Resolution won't do 5760x1080 ForumWrong Native Resolution on my Monitor ForumHP LCD 19 inch Games sux at lower than native resolution ForumWill running games in non- native resolution look significantly worse? ForumMonitor native resolution changed with new computer? ForumScaling in CCC greyed out when changing from native resolution ForumBoot Problems ForumIn every dual-core phone, there’s a PC trying to get out. ForumInstall ubuntu on MSI laptop Forum[Solved] UBUNTU is NOT installing in my laptop????? More resources !