Can't get laptop into more than 800x600?

Knute Johnson knute2008 at
Sat Nov 15 17:09:11 UTC 2008

Szymon Marciniak wrote:
> What is your grapgic card?
> And how your xorg.conf
> 2008/11/14 Knute Johnson <knute2008 at>:
>> I installed Ubuntu on my older laptop but the only options for screen
>> resolution are 800x600 and 640x480.  I ran 1024x768 with XP and Fedora.
>>  Any ideas how to get there?
>> Thanks,
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>> Knute Johnson
>> knute2008 at
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xorg.conf is below.  I don't know what the video card is in the laptop 
but I know it is capable of much higher resolutions.



# xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration file)
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
# Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
# Note that some configuration settings that could be done previously
# in this file, now are automatically configured by the server and settings
# here are ignored.
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
#   sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "Device"
	Identifier	"Configured Video Device"

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier	"Configured Monitor"

Section "Screen"
	Identifier	"Default Screen"
	Monitor		"Configured Monitor"
	Device		"Configured Video Device"


Knute Johnson
knute2008 at

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