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Display resolution stuck to 960x540, messed up...most likely Nouveau/Nvidia drivers

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#1

So I’m an amateur to linux and usually when I encounter an issue that all my googling can’t solve I typically just reinstall linux and go from there. But because I want to get better administering my system.
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I updated to Ubuntu 18.10 from 18.04.1 LTS from the current Kernel and I noticed that my nvidia graphics card wasn’t loading correctly and whenever try to boot everything functions “normally” except the resolution is locked to 960x540 and the nvidia graphics driver still doesn’t load.

I can use the system normally without using graphics intensive processes by booting through recovery mode. Everything I’ve found on the web is saying that it has something to do with Nouveau, Nvidia Proprietary(which I would prefer to use), and nomodeset.

I’ll provide any specific logs at anyone’s request.


#2

Maybe /etc/X11/xorg.conf got fucked.

Ubuntu 18.10 still uses x right?

If so, can you post the content of that file?


#3

/# nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
/# nvidia-xconfig: version 390.87 ([email protected]) Tue Aug 21 17:33:38 PDT 2018

Section “ServerLayout”
Identifier “Layout0”
Screen 0 “Screen0”
InputDevice “Keyboard0” “CoreKeyboard”
InputDevice “Mouse0” “CorePointer”
EndSection

Section “Files”
EndSection

Section “InputDevice”
# generated from default
Identifier “Mouse0”
Driver “mouse”
Option “Protocol” “auto”
Option “Device” “/dev/psaux”
Option “Emulate3Buttons” “no”
Option “ZAxisMapping” “4 5”
EndSection

Section “InputDevice”
# generated from default
Identifier “Keyboard0”
Driver “kbd”
EndSection

Section “Monitor”
Identifier “Monitor0”
VendorName “Unknown”
ModelName “Unknown”
HorizSync 28.0 - 33.0
VertRefresh 43.0 - 72.0
Option “DPMS”
EndSection

Section “Device”
Identifier “Device0”
Driver “nvidia”
VendorName “NVIDIA Corporation”
EndSection

Section “Screen”
Identifier “Screen0”
Device “Device0”
Monitor “Monitor0”
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection “Display”
Depth 24
EndSubSection
EndSection