I have the 378 NVIDIA driver loaded on a new machine, and have found that the tty console (CTRL-ALT-F1) resolution is awful, probably something like 640x480 .

Looking around here and elsewhere, it seems with BIOS installs the answer has been to add some lines to /etc/default/grub and off you go. Since I'm running UEFI, AFAIK grub isn't used.

The CPU is an i7 6700 and the mainboard has its own HDMI port, so in theory I could remove the NVIDIA card and use the Intel driver - I have that running on another machine and it works fine. In this case, however I need to do some OpenGL and accelerated video work, and the in-built Intel GPU isn't my first choice.

Anyone have the answer? The native resolution of the display I'm using is 1920x1080 (1080p) btw.


  • Have you tried following the instructions, as far as I know UEFI still uses a bootloader, which I think is grub - certainly editing the setting (which is 100% present in eOS) is worth a try... Worst case it shouldn't change anything. Hope it works... – SamMorrowDrums Feb 13 '17 at 16:09
  • Thanks for the reply - I did try that, but it didn't change anything. – audioguy Feb 13 '17 at 18:14
  • Just double checking.. did you sudo update-grub after changing the grub config?. Also, did you try with another Nvidia driver? Check what drivers you have available with sudo ubuntu-drivers list and install any of them with sudo apt install nvidia-XXX – Maccer Feb 13 '17 at 21:15
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    @Maccer, I assume I ran sudo update-grub but since I don't remember now I'll try again. Thanks for the reminder. I also haven't tried any other NVIDIA driver. If necessary I'll look at that or purge the NVIDIA driver and try an AMD card. – audioguy Feb 13 '17 at 22:51

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