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

Frank McCormick fmccormick at
Sun Oct 19 02:04:44 UTC 2008

NoOp wrote:
> On 10/18/2008 06:30 PM, Frank McCormick wrote:
>> 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....
> If you've done that, then perhaps you can modify your /etc/X11/xorg.conf
> file to include the appropriate H/V frequencies:
> 	Analog: 30 ~ 83 kHz
> 	Digital: 30 ~ 83 kHz
> 	Analog: 56 ~ 75 Hz
> 	Digital: 56 ~ 75 Hz
> Or perhaps selecting a different model with the same ranges (L1732TX
> Analog for instance), and then make sure that you have 1680 x 1050 mode
> settings.

  I'll try this tomorrow -- right now I'm too bleary eyed and tired of
rebooting :)


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