Oneiric aspect ratio

Ric Moore wayward4now at
Thu Dec 15 07:21:36 UTC 2011

On 12/14/2011 09:18 PM, ssc1478 wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 14, 2011 at 3:29 AM, Colin Law<clanlaw at>  wrote:
>> On 13 December 2011 22:38, ssc1478<ssc1478 at>  wrote:
>>> I have a Dell Inspiron 1210 netbook that was bought new years ago with 8.04
>>> preinstalled.   I recently installed Oneiric on it and can not figure out
>>> how to get the fonts or aspect ratio correct.  The fonts look stretched and
>>> slightly out of focus.  I've tried changing themes and fonts but so far no
>>> luck.
>> I sounds as if it has got the wrong screen resolution.  Go to System
>> Settings (from the cog in the top right hand corner) and select
>> Displays.  There you should be able to set the screen resolution.
>> Colin
> I went into the Displays option.  I have only one choice: 1024x768 (4:3)
> Not sure if this info will help, but I also went into System Info  and
> under Graphics it says:
> Driver - Software Rasterizer
> Experience - Standard

Ok, you DO have some graphics mode happening. Again, running the nvidial 
xerver settings has to happen after installing the correct driver. Once 
you have the driver loaded, and have nvidia xserver settings running, 
after setting up your monitor and options, on the bottom right side of 
the "Xserver Display Configuration" tab is the button "Save to X 
Configuration File". That should ask for your password and then proceed 
to write out /etc/X11/xorg.conf for you. Rebboot. You should be in great 
shape now. Ric

My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.

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