[xubuntu-users] trouble changing monitor

Adam Miller maxamillion at gmail.com
Sun Jul 8 19:30:19 UTC 2007

I assume that you current Xorg configuration is just set to a higher
resolution than the smaller monitor is capable of, using the old monitor
(the one that is dying) open a terminal and enter the command "sudo
dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg" and then follow the guide, when it gets to
the section where you select screen resolutions, try picking something
rather conservative and you should be fine to connect the smaller monitor,
if not then post back because it might be something more complicated or just
less apparent.


On 7/7/07, amckeag at blueyonder.co.uk <amckeag at blueyonder.co.uk> wrote:
> hello.
> please forgive me if this is a very basic silly question :) i hope one of
> you out there can help me.
> my monitor appears to be dying..the picture shrinks from the top and
> bottom of the screen into a thin line running straight across the centre
> so most of the time it is unusable.
> i unplugged it and tried to plug another smaller monitor in. it started up
> normally and reached the black screen just before the blue xubuntu log in
> screen appears. the blue screen never appeared. it remained on the black
> screen and the monitor's LED power light changed from green to a yellow
> blinking light. is there a special way to change monitors that i'm not
> aware of? i've obviously done something wrong..
> thank you
> am
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