[ubuntu-uk] can someone point me in the right direction??

Mac Ammonius.Grammaticus at googlemail.com
Tue Nov 6 07:02:45 GMT 2007

Pascal Khoury wrote:
> Hope everyone's well. I am new to the forum. I have installed Ubuntu
> on my Dell Inspiron 6400, and I am trying to configure my screen
> resolution with no success. The resolution is by default 1024x768,
> and this is too small for my screen. I wonder if someone can help.

Pascal >>> I've had problems with Ubuntu not detecting the graphics on 
my Dell Inspiron correctly (tho' mine's an old 8200).  In addition to 
the various suggestions friends here have already given, I found the 
following useful:


I would recommend that you back up your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file before 
doing any editing suggested in the HowTo.  E.g. in a terminal do

sudo cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.old

Then, if Gnome doesn't restart properly, you can do Ctrl+Alt+F1 to get a 
terminal screen, reinstate the original xorg.conf file with

sudo cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf.old /etc/X11/xorg.conf

and restart.

(Sorry if this is teaching grandma to suck eggs - it's just that I'm 
relatively new to GNU/Linux, and like full details myself!)



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