How to fix screen resolution?

Rick rwbowers at
Fri Dec 30 14:04:17 PST 2011

On Fri, Dec 30, 2011 at 4:37 PM, Bruce Marshall <bmarsh at> wrote:

> On Friday, December 30, 2011 16:06:33 Rick wrote:
> > I was running ubuntu server 10.10 and recently ran the upgrade to 11.x.
> > After running the update process and rebooting, all I get is a blank
> screen
> > with my monitor displaying "Input not supported". This usually means that
> > the screen resolution is set to one the monitor does not understand.
> > Everything was running fine before the upgrade, so I don't understand why
> > the resolution seems to have been changed.
> What kind of card do you have?   They seemed to have screwed up the nvidia
> usage by using some of their own code.
> I had fits with several machines on 11.10  (and also 11.04)  until I
> loaded up
> the nvidia proprietary drivers.   Strongly recommended.  Solved a lot of
> problems for me.
> _______________________________________________
> Thanks, Bruce, for the reply. That helps (a bit).

I have an ASUS motherboard, model MZN68-AN. I'm using the on-board video
which, I believe, is nVidia GeForce. So your response seems to be on target.

Given that I can't see anything once the boot procedure begins (and even if
I _could_), how would I load the proprietary drivers?
Do I get them from the nVidia web site?

> --
> ~Rick
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