display with Kubuntu live CD

Donatas G. 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>>
> wrote:
>     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
>     settings. 
> 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...

Good luck!


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