display with Kubuntu live CD
lisi.reisz at gmail.com
Tue Mar 7 16:00:14 GMT 2006
Thank you very much for your help and suggestions. I took your advice for
the moment and am using Libranet 3, which is also Debian based. I shall
come back to Kubuntu when it is slightly longer in the tooth or when I get
fed up of what I have got.
On 27/02/06, Donatas G. <dgvirtual at akl.lt> wrote:
> 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
> > > instead of 1280 x 1024. The result is an enormous window, some of
> > > (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
> > 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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