problem with resolution
supersonic_528 at yahoo.com
Fri Jan 13 05:18:21 UTC 2006
--- Bryann Melvin <brymelvin at melvinart.com> wrote:
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> > Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2006 22:48:17 -0800 (PST)
> > From: SS <supersonic_528 at yahoo.com>
> > Subject: Problem with resolution
> > To: ubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com
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> > Hi all,
> > I just installed Ubuntu (using it for the first
> > but I can hardly see anything on the GNOME
> > Perhaps I need to reduce the resolution, but
> > everything is so blurry that I cannot even read
> > options. Can some body tell me the exact steps to
> > to the resolution option? If you tell me the
> > for each option in the drop down menu, that will
> > really helpful.
> > Thanks for your help.
> I saw several answers telling you where the menu
> item is...
Yes, I could change the resolution from the desktop.
> Maybe this will help:
> IF you selected several possible resolutions during
> install there is a
> simple way to scan through them
> use <ctrl> <alt> <keypad + or -> (the number
> keypad) This will switch
> between the resolutions installed.
I tried this after reading your reply, but doesn't
seem to work. I think there are more than one possible
resolutions available, since it gave me those choices
from System -> Preferences -> Screen Resolution.
> if you need to read them maybe someone can email
> them to youif you can't
> read them from a terminal (try man xorg.conf or if
> your gui is marginal
> calling "xterm" first may help.
If I am changing /etc/X11/xorg.conf, then which field
should I change for resolution? I saw the man page,
still it's not very clear. Is it the "Virtual xdim
ydim" field in "Display" subsection (in the "Screen"
section) that I have to modify? Also I saw that there
can be several Display subsections. Which one is
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