Login problem

Al Simcoe alsimcoe at alsimcoe.com
Thu Sep 23 00:29:32 BST 2004


On Sep 22, 2004, at 6:34 PM, Markus Kolb wrote:

> On 23.09.2004 00:02, Al Simcoe schrieb:
> [...]
>> On my 23 inch LCD screen, the desktop is in the middle of this rather 
>> large
>> screen and measures only:
>>     61/2 inches wide
>>     5 inches high
>> How can I get Ububtu or X to display at a lower resolution,
>> or, Fill my screen?
>
> First try to use the Gnome menu. There is "Computer" -> System 
> configuration -> Screen resolution/setting.
> I have German menu entries so I guess the English ones and maybe they 
> are not exact. But I think you can find it.
> There you can choose from resolutions X is configured with.

Yes, I have gone there. Only 1 resolution is available.....640 x 480  @ 
  60Hz
If I click on the drop down menu to change, nothing happens.
No other choice is available.

Is this because during the installation, the Ubuntu installer did not 
understand my monitor, which is the:

	Apple 23 inch Cinema Flat Panel LCD Display

> You can set the monitor frequency, too.
> If there is not the resolution for your LCD you have to reconfigure 
> the Xserver.

So, can I just configure as below with the kind of monitor that I have?

> For this run the console command: sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86
> You can just hit enter for the most questions. It will be used the 
> current configuration.
> You will be asked about the screen resolution for your Xserver again. 
> You can choose it with a [*] in front of them. The highest resolution 
> is first tried so take the one for your LCD as the highest.
> When you go on there will be the question for monitor frequencies. 
> Choose the right entries for your LCD.
>
> I hope I could help.


Hmmmmm  I just ran the above config file.

It asked for much more than you indicated above,
I made certain changes including video driver info.
I think it was incorrect and now it will not even boot into X.

Gulp !!!!


> Al Simcoe





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