laptop hoary install

Nathan Sprangers farruinn at
Tue Mar 22 04:24:14 UTC 2005

On Tue, 22 Mar 2005 10:53:38 +1100, ashley maher
<ubuntu at> wrote:
> G'day,
> Just tried to do a laptop install of hoary.
> I now have a nice shiny install with a gnome screen the size of a 
> postage stamp in the middle of my screen.
> Looking at X11 config it shows 1024 X 768, however the gnome screen 
> resolution manageer shows 640 X 480 only!
> How do I fix this please.
>  From /var/log/messages:
> Mar 22 09:55:41 solo syslogd 1.4.1#16ubuntu4: restart.
> Mar 22 10:01:23 solo gconfd (root-25725): starting (version 2.10.0),
> pid 25725 user 'root'
> (etc)

As someone else mentioned, the xorg log would be more helpful, however I
find that usually when X can't achieve the resolution set in
/etc/X11/[XF86Config-4 | xorg.conf] it is because the horiz/vert sync
are out of range.  If you feel the need to go through the configuration
dialog that you got when you installed you can run 'sudo
dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg' (although if you know the specific
problem with your xorg.conf there is no need for this, but it usually
provides good defaults if you find yourself at wits end).

Nathan Sprangers  <farruinn at>

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