Screen resoluton

Konstantinos Togias ktogias at
Thu Sep 21 15:25:21 UTC 2006

On 9/21/06, Tom Lovelace <telovelace at> wrote:
>  From reading the posts on this great forum, I managed to open the
> Xorg.conf file.
> It has all of the available resolutions listed under all of the
> different depth sections (1,4,8,15,16,and 24)
> All resolutions from the default 640x480, and up to 1280x1024, are
> listed in each depth section.
> The Monitor (SyncMaster ) and the video card (NVIDIA GeForce 4 MX is
> also identified in this document.
> Then I located the package (NVIDIA-glx) identified as an updated
> driver and installed it.
> I could have never managed all of this without inputs from this forum!
> HOWEVER- I am still stuck with this miserable 640x480 resolution!
> The Screen Resolution Preference window lists only 640x480, and will
> not allow changes to be made.
> Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.
> Tom
> On Sep 20, 2006, at 10:26 PM, NoOp wrote:
> Tom Lovelace wrote:
> > My original install of Ubuntu set itself at a default screen
> > resolution of 640 X 480.
> > The preferences panel has no other resolution offered .
> > How can I remedy this? I usually run at 1024 x 768.
> > thanks
> >
> >
> This occurs if x11 can't find a suitable monitor.
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Try running

$ sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

from a terminal, and answer all the questions about your prefered
resolutions and your monitor's horizontal and vertical refresh rates.

If this don't solve the problem, please send to the list your
/var/log/Xorg.0.log log file and maybe someone can figure out what
goes wrong with your configuration.

Konstantinos Togias
University Of Patras
Dept. of Mathematics

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