Newbie Install Advice
andremangan at gmail.com
Sun Jul 8 23:04:18 BST 2007
Hurrah. I was very pleased to read of your successful install and admire
To change your screen resolution, open the terminal (Applications -
Accessories - Terminal) and type
"sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg" without the quotation marks,
then press enter. That will take you to a screen listing many available
resolutions. Scroll up/down using your up/down buttons on your keyboard to
whatever resolution you might want and can sustain. Press the spacebar to
select, press enter and exit. You can try Ctrl+Alt+Backspace which restarts
the GUI, if that does not have the desired result, reboot. I assume that
your monitor screen is a normal one rather than a widescreen.
If you have any questions, just fire away.
On 09/07/07, Trias <aussietrias at gmail.com> wrote:
> Well I was lucky installing the 7.04 AMD64 ubuntu DVD version. No
> problems of any real import. Perhaps I could say windows startup has slowed
> is about all. I'm even posting this via linux which is somewhat exciting
> for me but probably a bore to others I suppose.
> Well the 32 bit didn't work and the 64 bit did so i suppose I am stuck
> with it and will have to make do as best as possible. Seems an endless
> argument over which to use talking about config issues, support and
> performance. Apparently the 32 bit ubuntu version is supposed to work.
> Thanks for the information links.
> My experience is mostly positive so far. I finally found my bookmarks on
> my windows partition. For some reason the search in this GUI didn't work on
> that drive.
> It wanted 27 updates. So i click the no clue button and it updated. It
> also wanted to install the nvidia drivers which hopefully work now.
> Installing those drivers made the GUI considerably crisper tho i still seem
> unable to go beyond 1024x768 resolution. I usually run quite a bit higher.
> It ran movies once i got the codecs.
> The GUI itself seems super clean though very simple.
> I'll have to figure out how to install stuff soon. Fortunately firefox is
> also my usual windows browser. I have only briefly looked at openoffice
> before but it was quite good then. Everything else is a mystery to me. I
> play games a fair bit I know linux is weak in this area but perhaps there is
> something if any of you could help.
> On 7/8/07, Les Gray <lgray at bigpond.net.au> wrote:
> > Glad to see you're making progress. If you do end up installing 64-bit
> > Ubuntu
> > you will find that you need to do a little extra work to get some things
> > going, though. For example, you need to run 32-bit Firefox to have the
> > Java
> > plugin and Flash working hassle-free, because 64-bit versions of those
> > aren't
> > available yet (this is the same with Windows). This will work, but
> > requires
> > some extra set-up. There's some excellent info on how to go about this
> > in the
> > 64-bit section of ubuntuforums.org , which is a must read. There is also
> > some
> > good 64-bit help at ubuntuguide.org .
> > I used 64-bit Ubuntu for about 6 months, and I didn't notice any
> > performance
> > difference TBH. At this stage, any 64-bit OS - Linux, Windows or
> > otherwise -
> > is only of benefit to people who require more than 4GB RAM eg. very
> > large and
> > very intensive database servers. For the home user, there's no real
> > benefit.
> > In fact, the software incompatibilities just mean extra work for you,
> > which
> > is why I went back to 32-bit in the end.
> > Les
> > On Sunday 08 July 2007 19:18:15 Trias wrote:
> > > Good news at last.
> > >
> > > I tried the knoppix it worked no worries. I then tried the 64bit DVD
> > of
> > > ubuntu 7.04 and no worries again. So seems the 64 bit version has
> > solved
> > > my problem at least in terms of running without installing.
> > >
> > > I admit i was quite impressed. Browsing worked immediately and ubuntu
> > even
> > > has firefox which i what i'm used to. Both also allowed access to my
> > hard
> > > drive ran movies etc.
> > >
> > > I guess I will try backing up and pushing the scary install button
> > now.
> > >
> > > Thanks for the help thus far. Hopefully the install is problem free.
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