[CoLoCo] 8.10 Screen Resolution?
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Tue Dec 2 08:01:47 GMT 2008
I guess I don't understand what you are missing, having not played with the
older resolution tool.
I do find that I can do everything I need to do with the current tool, but I'm
not running anything unusual.
Actually things have improved a bit. I used to have to run the i8xx bios
modifier on startup to get the right resolution, now it just happens.
What settings can't be changed with the newer tool?
On Tue, Dec 02, 2008 at 02:33:30AM -0500, Michael Haney wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 2, 2008 at 12:32 AM, Andrew <keen101 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Michael, what are you talking about? Screen resolution can be changed
> > (system> preferences> screen resolution>) and still work, and have not been
> > removed. Maybe you are complaining about how the way x.org configures itself
> > now, or maybe even something that changed in wubi. I'm not sure, but in the
> > "normal" ubuntu install version not much has changed. Sure some graphics
> > cards are not recognized that well, but hey that's not the fault of the open
> > source community. They are doing their best.
> > @don, maybe trying an xubuntu live-cd (if there is one), or trying an older
> > live-cd to try and find one that recoginses the display correctly. Then once
> > you find one that is able to recognise it ok, then just copy the live-cd's
> > xorg .conf file over the installed one.
> > On Mon, Dec 1, 2008 at 8:09 PM, Michael Haney <thezorch at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> On Mon, Dec 1, 2008 at 8:15 PM, David Overcash <funnylookinhat at gmail.com>
> >> wrote:
> >> > Did you try Xubuntu? Occasionally, that flavor of Ubuntu has a bit
> >> > better
> >> > luck guessing screen resolutions on older video cards.
> >> >
> >> > Also, you could try installing the proprietary nVidia driver from the
> >> > Restricted Drivers Manager.
> >> >
> >> > -David
> >> >
> >> The whole point of Ubuntu was that people shouldn't have to do that in
> >> order to get the OS to work. Demand that manual changing of monitor
> >> settings be designed back into the Screen Resolution dialog and
> >> problem is fixed. Why that feature was removed I have no idea but
> >> whoever made the decision was an idiot.
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> I don't understand WHY its so hard to "get" what I'm saying. The
> problem is I cannot go into the screen resolution dialog in 8.10 and
> change what type of monitor (not screen resolution) I'm using. I can
> only change the resolution, and its fixed to whatever was detected by
> X.org. Blaming the makers of the drivers for not being open source
> doesn't make sense because the ability to change the "monitor"
> settings was there in previous versions and was taken out in 8.04 with
> Gnome and both Ubuntu and Kubuntu in 8.10. That is what was removed,
> why can't anyone understand this? You can change your resolution,
> yes, but can you change what monitor you have in the same dialog like
> you could in Gutsy? No, you can't, and that is what is missing and
> that is what needs to be put back.
> Its such a simple concept, but its exemption can have a huge impact
> especially on computer novices who will try Ubuntu, get frustrated
> with this problem and give up on the OS. That is unacceptable and the
> person or persons responsible for this need to be made aware that
> their decision is detrimental to Ubuntu being accepted in the
> I admit calling someone is an idiot wasn't nice, but it was the a
> nicer than what I really wanted to call them. This problem has really
> made me angry, I've actually LOST Ubuntu converts because of this
> problem and they're tell others not to try Ubuntu.
> This is why its such a big deal, it takes just a pebble to start a landslide.
> I'm worried about Ubuntu's future if this keeps up.
> Michael "TheZorch" Haney
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