sorry i didn't mean to cause any confusion I understand and agree with Jebba that n all free / non free propriety issues is a good idea sorry, I agree with the philosophy and wish i had a free alternative to get my graphics card working, my story is that i deleted windows from a 1 year old dell I bought for my family, i have 0 Linux experience but figured after reading the declaration of blag that I could blag my way through it, my family is about to kill me if I don't get the home pc up to par and I don't want to go back to Windows. and to make further excuses for my tardo behavior I have never posted to a forum, ever, until blag, I only used the Pc for the matrix online game, movies, music and the web. So a lot of this is new to me . with that said again i apologizes for being a #2
Understood. Perhaps try by just using free versions of the nvidia drivers, just for kicks, as you learn what we intend.
and Thanks for the support and help
and to clarify Jebba suggestion If I go to the
in root I can change the resolution in my non root account?
all help is welcomed and appreciated
The problem is that I really don't know the answer to your question as your system has been TAINTED by non-free software. In some blag systems the individual user can change the screen resolution themselves by going to that menu option. You are using the proprietary nvidia driver, which apparently has a .nvidiarc or somesuch that I know nothing about, nor do I want to learn anything about. This affects how that menu option works and likely can override it as well. Us free software users really don't have an answer to your problem (nor do we seek one). sry if that sounds a bit harsh, but uh, that's kind of sums it up. ;)