Still trying to get to 1680x1050 WAS: Upgrade to 8.04 stuck in 800x600

Frank McCormick fmccormick at
Sun Oct 19 02:30:56 BST 2008

NoOp wrote:
> On 10/18/2008 12:29 PM, Frank McCormick wrote:
>> Just finished the upgrade to 8.04 -- and am now stuck in 800x600. I have
>> tried dpkg-reconfigure...hand editing the xorg.conf file and prayer. So
>> far nothing works. My card is Intel built-in video (865) my monitor is
>> an LG206wtq-bf LCD widescreen. Everytime xorg doesn't like the config it
>> brings up a monitor/card selection program...but the resoluation is so
>> bad you can hardly read any of the selections...none of which work anyway.
>> Anybody have any good ideas?
>> Thanks
> Can you please try rebooting, and select the second kernel (recovery
> mode). Then select the xfix option on the next screen, let xfix do it's
> thing, then select the first option on the list to resume the normal
> boot. 

  Did good...800x600 again....generated a minimal config
file...which I know is no good.

If that doesn't work, then once into the desktop open a terminal and:
> gksu displayconfig-gtk
>>From there you will be able to select your specific monitor and graphics
> card. You'll need to logout and then log back in for the changes to take
> effect.

  Done that already -- my monitor is not in the list (LG L206BTQ) so I
picked one close...and finally got to 1280x960...but the next available
option (1792x1211..yeh I know weird) gives me a screen a have to scroll
around...for example the bottom panel doesn't appear until I mouse down
there and push. It seems it gives me a mugh bigger screen which doesn't
fit my monitor.

I am really disappointed in 8.04...Gutsy was running fine...maybe I
should have left well enough know if it ain't broke....

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