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In this tutorial, we will see how to fix screen resolution after installing the non-free Nvidia driver ( Nvidia restricted driver).

This fix only applies to Nvidia graphics cards running the non-free Nvidia driver, it will helps you set the correct screen resolution that fits your monitor. This tutorial is for users of Ubuntu 16.10/16.04 and Linux Mint 18 or older.

Getting Started

Open the terminal and install these packages if they have not already being installed:

 sudo apt install nvidia-settings gksu

Open now Nvidia X Server Settings window with this command:

 gksudo nvidia-settings

Open the X Server Display Configuration tab and select your desired screen resolution:



Apply new settings and exit. Make a reboot so that changes take effect. Hope this solves your problem :) 

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