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I have a fresh install of 10.04 lts I've followed the BinaryDriverHowto on the wiki. Which seemed to install everything ok.

The Nouveau had I believe 1024x768, now all I can seem to get with the proprietary driver is 640x480.

Is there a way to add resolutions to the xorg.config? I tried to use what the howto suggested, but I get video mode not found.

Here's what the Nvidia xorg.config looks like. Don't know if it will help.

Code:
# nvidia-settings: X configuration file generated by nvidia-settings
# nvidia-settings: version 1.0 (buildd@palmer) Fri Apr 9 10:35:18 UTC 2010
# nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig

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