External monitor displaying in non-native resolution [Ubuntu 12.04]
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Yet it still didn't change anything. The file is supposed to be named "video.conf" and placed in the "/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/" directory, right? Want to make sure I didn't miss something obvious and I'm at fault.
Well I ran init 3 and startx, but realized I didn't have the external monitor plugged in at the time, so I plugged it in and restarted, but now I can't log in to my system. With the monitor plugged in it says something about being "unable to write bytes: broken pipe", and without it just unmounts everything. Either way it takes me right back to the login screen. Sorry I can't provide more detail on the messages, they flash for about half a second before taking me back to the login page. I already used my liveUSB to remove the video.conf file in case that was messing it up, but apparently something else is. All I recall doing last time I was logged in was reading this thread, installing updates, and then trying the init 3 thing, so I'm assuming it's the latter that's causing problems. Netbook is unusable until I get this fixed since I'm not dual-booting.
Yeah when I ran startx after doing init 3 it said that x was already running, but after restarting now I can't log in so I'm unsure on how to progress. I can still log in as a guest or through tty though if that helps.
Ended up just re-installing, think I'm going to call it quits on trying to get this to work, it's not absolutely necessary by any stretch of the word, and re-downloading all the packages I want after wiping is time consuming. I appreciate the help anyway though, learned a few things at least.