[ubuntu-uk] Screen resolution issues with Ver 7.04
me at chrischatfield.com
Thu May 17 22:57:01 BST 2007
Search for the Horizontal and vertical synchs of your monitor on the
web. Look up available screen resolutions too.
sudo pico /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Add appropriate new resolutions to each of the the "screen" sections
in the section "monitor" put in the hor sync and vert refresh rates
for your monitor write out the file the ctl+alt+<=
if the xserver crashes restore the original xorg.conf
it should be in the X11 directory as xorg.conf~
start gdm and your back to square one, check your
monitor specs again and have another go.
Sometimes ubuntu seems to read the first resolution in the list
you might want this to be your desired default resolution.
I have an old 21" monitor with wierd specs I have to do this
any time I have a new install.
On Tue, 2007-05-15 at 09:16 +0100, George MacLeod wrote:
> I did find one solution that worked on another machine for me
> sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg -phigh
> then CTRL+ALT+BKSPACE to reload X
> which allowed me to select the driver and resolution, however I was
> only able to get 1024 x 768 whilst the same machine under Windows went
> much higher.
> On 14/05/07, I C McNab <icmcnab at googlemail.com> wrote:
> George MacLeod wrote:
> > Has anyone else experienced screen resolution problems with
> > Ubuntu 7.04?
> > Then this morning I booted from from the 7.04 install CD on
> a Dell Dimension
> > 5150 dual core with screen resolutions up to 1280 x 1024
> only to find that
> > Ubuntu live CD only offered 640 x 400 resolution, which is
> very weird on a
> > 21" monitor...
> I've just installed 7.04 on a similar one-year-old Dimension
> 5150 with
> nVidia card driving a 17" Dell monitor that prefers a
> resolution of 1280
> x 1024. But Fiesty will only offer max 1024 x 768. This is
> the same as
> it gives me with a 15" Hanns.G monitor via a Radeon 9000 card
> on an
> ancient Compaq AMD Athlon machine.
> Any suggestions for improvement would be most
> welcome! (Though, to be
> honest, at my age, 1024 x 768 is probably easier for my
> optical system to resolve!!!)
> ubuntu-uk at lists.ubuntu.com
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