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

Frank McCormick fmccormick at
Sun Oct 19 18:00:27 UTC 2008

Frank McCormick wrote:
> 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 :)

   Back at it today....I have managed to get the LCD's native resolution
1680x1050 available...but the task bar slips below the bottom and I have
to mouse down to force it back up. Simply put the screen at 1680x1050 is
too big for the monitor. How do I get around this ???



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