display with Kubuntu live CD

Donatas G. dgvirtual at akl.lt
Sat Feb 25 20:29:01 UTC 2006

2006 m. vasaris 25 d., šeštadienis 21:02, Lisi Reisz rašė:
> Hello!
> I have been trying out Kubuntu live CD with a view to installing Kubuntu if
> I get along with the CD.  I am using version 5.10.
> It is completely impossible to use because it is misidentifying my monitor
> and setting impossibly wrong refresh rate and pixel display.  The screen
> flickers enough to be uncomfortable and the display is 800 (?) x 640
> instead of 1280 x 1024.  The result is an enormous window, some of it
> (including unfortunately the "apply" button for any settings I have managed
> to reach) off the bottom of the screen and even some that is not off the
> screen hidden by the enormous taskbar.
> Alt-F2 however works and I can therefore call up Konsole.  What command do
> I need to alter the display to be usable?

Well, can you access the System settings, and get to the Screen module? There, 
in the tab Size & Orientation, you can (hopefully) change the screen 

Then, in case you can change, you can reach the Apply button by moving the 
window up with the mouse: Just hold Alt key and click on an empty space 
anywhere in the window, and drag it up.

If that does not work, you have to edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf file. 

Just run 

sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf

to lauch a simple console-based editor.

You will also need to know exactly, what screen resolutions and refresh rate 
your monitor suppors. You may also have to change the graphic card 

below you will find my file's section "Screen" that you need to edit. 

Alternatively, you can use command 
sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

to lauch the x server configuration program, and enter the right parameters 
for your monitor and graphic card.

You may want to check this out:

Donatas Glodenis

Section "Screen"
	Identifier	"Default Screen"
	Device		"ATI Technologies, Inc. Radeon 9200 (RV280)"
	Monitor		"L50S"
	DefaultDepth	24
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		1
		Modes		"1024x768" "800x600"
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		4
		Modes		"1024x768" "800x600"
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		8
		Modes		"1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		15
		Modes		"1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		16
		Modes		"1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		24
		Modes		"1024x768" "800x600"

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