[xubuntu-users] How to fix screen resolution in Xubuntu?

Shaun Jones mister.s.jones at gmail.com
Wed Dec 1 16:40:32 GMT 2010


On Wed, Dec 1, 2010 at 8:53 AM, John Culleton <john at wexfordpress.com> wrote:

> On Tuesday 30 November 2010 06:43:25 Terry Talim wrote:
> > Hi.
> >
> > I have an old Toshiba Satellite A25-S207, on which i installed
> > Xubuntu 9.10. I previously had Ubuntu 9.10, which had a screen
> > resolution problem. the max screen res. was 800x600. so i installed
> > xubuntu, thinking it was a ubuntu only problem. but nooo.
> >
> > xubuntu also has the same problem. i tried looking for the
> > xorg.conf file, but its not in /etc/X11, so i dont know what to do.
> > im fairly new to linux, so if you could dumb down your answers,
> > that would be great! thanks in advance!
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
> > Terry.
> >
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>
> Versions of Slackware 13.0 and earlier have xorg.conf. Later versions
> don't. So maybe an earlier version of a Debian derivative will have
> xorg.conf.  Knoppix does I know.
>
> Eliminating xorg.conf was one of those fixes of something that wasn't
> broken in the first place.
>
> Of course there is a limit to the screen resolution of your monitor
> and video card.
> --
>


 What kind of video card is in your laptop, my guess would be it's not being
detected right and your not getting full use out of your card. If you could
give us the make and model of your vid card we might be able to further help
you along.


-- 
mister jones
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