Resolution stays at 800x600 in Kubuntu

Thomas Tanghus Olsen thomas at
Thu Apr 12 06:42:25 UTC 2012

On Monday 09 April 2012 02:35 Dennis Linux wrote:
> Why can Kubuntu only see 800x600 while Windows saw higher resolutions?
> It looks that you have to be a computer programmer to change the resolution.
> ItÅ› defently no great future from Linux that its so diffucult to change a
> resolution! I think that i trow Kubutu away if its so difficult to change a
> simple resolution from a videocard. If someone have tips that stood not on
> google that please tell me how i can better resolotions than the stupid
> 800x600.
> Dennis

Not that I think I can help, but I see no one asking some basic questions, 
which might be helpful:

- Which Kubuntu version are you using?
- Which KDE version are you using?
- How do you try to change the resolution? System Settings/Hardware/Display 
and Monitor/Size and Orientation? What does it say there?
- Do you use the open source radeon driver or the proprietary?
- What does /var/log/Xorg.0.log say? (in pastebin please, not in mail). I use 
the open source radeon driver and it says it supports among other chipsets: 
"ATI Radeon 9250 5960 (AGP)".

Med venlig hilsen / Best Regards

Thomas Tanghus Olsen

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