display with Kubuntu live CD

Lisi Reisz 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.

Lisi

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
> 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!
>
> Donatas
>
>
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