mint 14 won't recognize my display

ep0x73

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I tossed mint 14 on a old P4. I was using a ancient 17' monitor at 1024. I have a new benq monitor and yet mint says it's unknown and I am stuck at 1024 even though it's 1920.

I would have thought it would be seen when I fired mint up. Maybe it's the card, a old Nvidia Geforce 4 using legacy drivers.

I'll probably have to do a fresh install or toss ubunto on.
 

B00nie

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If it won't recognize your display your display driver is not functioning properly.

Do the nvidia proprietary driver update, the open source version sucks becuase nvidia does not support it.
 

ep0x73

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I did the proprietary driver after jumping through so many hoops.

I can't even remember how, sudo this and that and quite a few tricks due to the GPU being so old.

The envision I could see not being recognized due to it's age [8+ years old] but the benq is new.
 

B00nie

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Linux usually has quite a good legacy support but perhaps it's time to invest to a newer graphics card? 30 bucks will get you a GF200 series.
 
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