According to the manual the card for this computer is an NVidia GeForce 8400M GS 64-bit. The native resolutions are 1280 x 800, 1440 x 900, 1680 x 1050, and 1920 x 1200.
I tried to install the proprietary drivers but I always get this error: "There was an error in your X configuration. Autoconfig must have stumbled somewhere. Please choose one of the following actions."
The open source NVidia driver (nv) works the best because it at least supports the lowest of the native resolutions but if I visit certain pages like slackware.com the content is garbled. It also seems slow overall.
The vesa driver doesn't support the native resolutions. I'm not sure if I got the fbdev driver to work, but if I did it didn't support the native resolutions either.
What to do?