k5di at zianet.com
Thu Jun 5 19:16:49 UTC 2008
> On 06/05/2008 03:12 AM, Daryn Hanright wrote:
>> * Kelly Alford <alford_kell at yahoo.com> wrote:
>>> After having upgraded to ubuntu 8.04 I am not able to get greater
>>> screen resolution than 800 by 600 screen resolution so the web
>>> pages are too big to fit on my screen. I want to be able to see the
>>> entire web page like I did in version fiesty fawn.
>> I have exactly the same problem. Was running 1680x1050 fine on Gutsy.
>> But now its stuck on 800x600. Cannot increase it.
>> Have tried so many different options after googling to try & get it
>> to work to no avail.
>> My card in a Nvidia GeForce4 (old I know).
>> Have tried the new Screen Resolution, displayconfig-gtk,
>> nvidia-xconfig, manually editing old /etc/X11/xorg.conf etc etc.
>> The restricted drivers are enabled fine (using nvidia-glx). Have been
>> using Ubuntu since the early days, but this one has me stumped!
>> Am using a 22" Acer AL2216W LCD screen.
> I just installed that card on one of my systems in order to get compiz
> working on that computer (on board is Intel 82815). I also initially had
> problems with the resolution. The solution for me:
> - reboot and select the recovery mode
> - select the last option to xfix
> - select the first option to resume
> You can also check using xrandr to see if it's picking up your 1680x1050
> man xrandr
> [OT] Only problem that I have now is that I no longer have sound on that
> when booting into 2.6.24-18-386 - sound does work w/2.6.24-18-generic
I guess that I have never heard of xrandr! That is amazing because
it seems to be just what a person lacking screen resolution needs! I
have a version of 7.10 that went to minimum resolution just like so many
others have. I tried all I knew which was just bad.
Now back to the old 7.10 that is broken and see what it says. Here
is my current great working 7.10 looks like:
karl at karl-desktop:~$ man xrandr
karl at karl-desktop:~$ xrandr -q
Screen 0: minimum 248 x 240, current 1280 x 1024, maximum 1280 x 1024
default connected 1280x1024+0+0 0mm x 0mm
1280x1024 50.0* 56.0
1024x768 52.0 60.0 61.0
800x600 54.0 64.0 65.0 66.0 67.0
640x480 55.0 72.0 73.0 74.0 75.0
640x512 70.0 71.0
512x384 79.0 80.0 81.0
400x300 83.0 84.0 85.0 86.0
320x240 87.0 88.0 89.0
karl at karl-desktop:~$
This is data you must have to fix your xorg files. And xrandr can fix
the problems, see man xrander.
Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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