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[ubuntu] setting second monitor to 1280x720 on nvidia graphics card

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http://ubuntuforums.org – I've got a Dell Inspiron 9300 with an nvidia GeForce Go 6800 graphics card. I'm using a Toshiba 20HL85 TV as a second monitor. I have the latest driver (185.18.36). My computer sees my TV as a CRT and doesn't list 1280x720 as one of the supported resolutions. I had the same problem in Windows, but managed to solve the problem on my own. I think I read somewhere that nvidia stores the resolutions on the card itself and modifying the xorg.conf file won't do anything. Is there any way to set the resolution I want? Here's my xorg.conf: Code: # nvidia-settings: X c (Hardware)