display with Kubuntu live CD
dgvirtual at akl.lt
Mon Feb 27 09:32:50 UTC 2006
Lisi Reisz wrote:
> On 25/02/06, *Donatas G.* <dgvirtual at akl.lt <mailto:dgvirtual at akl.lt>>
> 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
> > and setting impossibly wrong refresh rate and pixel display. The
> > 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
> sadly, no. my refresh and display size are not on the list of options
> 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.
> what a very useful tip!
> 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.
> my config, screen settings are all fine. Everything that opught to be
> there is there. mutatis mutandis it is just the same as yours.
> Perhaps this is just a bug in KDE. :-(
> Thanks for such useful help. It isn't your fault that my system is just
> being perverse.
Well, thank you... I think you could also try searching the ubuntu
forums for a solution. Also, how about writing for help to
kde-linux at kde.org mailing list?
You could also risk installing Kubuntu, and then run "sudo apt-get
update && sudo apt-get upgrade" to, perhaps, find the problem fixed in
the updated packages...
Otherwise, there are other nice linux systems around, check out a live
CD of SimplyMepis (debian based), or PCLinuxOS (Mandriva (i.e., rpm)
based), and see, if they have the same problem...
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