xorg resolution problem in Hardy

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Wed Mar 26 22:13:17 UTC 2008

On 03/26/2008 02:56 PM, A. Kromic wrote:
> Hello everybody.
> My laptop's native screeen resolution is 1024x768, and Ubuntu got it 
> right at first. However, something made it switch to 800x600 and I have 
> no way to correct it. This also means I've encountered the problem 
> before, in Feisty and Gutsy - it would often get a wrong max resolution 
> on different machines. The Screen Resolution configuration tools in 
> Gnome and Xfce would also report wrong resolutions, so I wouldn't be 
> able to switch to a correct one. The solution was simple then, I would 
> simply do 'dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg', and chose the right 
> resolution; or I would simply edit the xorg.conf.
> In Hardy, xorg.conf is a stub file, dpkg-reconfigure doesn't offer 
> anything; as ususal there are no good old X configuration programs like 
> xorgconfig or xorgcfg.
> So, how do I correct the resolution now?
> Thanks,
> Arni Kromic

Had the same problem(s) on my upgrades from Gutsy to Hardy. I got tired
of messing with the "new & improved" xorg and loaded my old xorg.conf
from Gutsy & all works now. If you have upgraded, you probably have a
copy of your old xorg.conf in /etc/X11 - rename the "new & improved"
xorg.conf to something else and rename your old xorg.conf.<name> to
xorg.conf and then log out and back in. Should work.

Also note that the old System|Administration|Screens and Graphics is now
located at Applications|Other|Screens and Graphics, so you can try that
as well. I did... didn't help, only reverting back to my old xorg.conf

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