How to Wubi Install Ubuntu in VGA mode?

NoOp glgxg at
Thu Feb 4 18:21:14 UTC 2010

On 02/03/2010 10:37 PM, Michael Haney wrote:
> I'm not sure how to do that.  I know Wubi reboots to a GUI mode that's
> guided by an install script.  The Alternative CD is the only way I
> know of to install using Safe-Mode graphics (ASCII graphics).
> What issues do you have when you install the Nvidia graphics drives?
> Is it the fact that you can't access resolutions beyond 640x480?
> If this is so its due to the new way detects you're graphics
> hardware and monitor.  Previous versions of Ubuntu before 7.10 would
> let you specify what type of monitor you have manually from the screen
> resolution app.  Its was removed in 8.04 and hasn't been put back
> since.  This has caused a lot of chaos, since doesn't always
> properly detect what kind of monitor you have and what settings it
> will support.  ...

It's still in 8.04; it's just hidden in the Application menu. Right
click Applications|Edit Menus|Other|check 'Screens and Graphics'.

It was removed in later versions due the changes in the xserver.

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