Display only at 640*480

Steve Cook yorvik.ubunto at googlemail.com
Sun Feb 24 10:22:05 UTC 2008

On Sun, 2008-02-24 at 09:27 +0000, Ollie Killingback wrote:
> I had Kubutu 7.04 installed on my desktop which has been trouble free 
> until yesterday.  When I booted it, the screen res was 640*480 and could 
> not be changed using the controls in System Settings.  As I have Windows 
> on the same PC I booted into that to see if it was a hardware issue.  
> Windows performed normally, so something must have been broken by the 
> update I did the day before yesterday.  Normally I do these whenever 
> Adept prompts me, but I had got a bit behind due to pressure of work. 
> So I decided this was the time to upgrade to 7.10 and ran a normal 
> version upgrade through Adept, which seemed to go normally.  I guess I 
> was stupid, tho' in that when I was prompted to replace or keep some 
> files the only ones I kept were my desktop - perhaps not a good idea. 
> After the upgrade the situation was as before - 640*480 on a large flat 
> screen - almost unusable - and not way to change it via the GUI.
> Can anyone please advise me what to try next before I do a complete 
> reinstall from a new DVD?
Try running 

sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg


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