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Old 01-17-2008, 07:39 AM   #16
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I managed to get the screen shot on my desk top,i guess im figuring Ubuntu out However having only been using U for about 4hrs now i am very lost
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Old 01-17-2008, 07:39 AM   #17
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The small text and graphics might be something to do with your screen resolution. Look in screens and graphics under Settings/Administration and see if the res is set to a different value to the one you're used to.
The screen resolution is-1024x768 at 61 hz?? This is Chinese to me lol..and the default screen box is checked,now i am convinced i messed up on the install with the safe grahpics mode!...??? HELP SOMEBODY! LOL
 
Old 01-17-2008, 07:43 AM   #18
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The small text and graphics might be something to do with your screen resolution. Look in screens and graphics under Settings/Administration and see if the res is set to a different value to the one you're used to.
The resolution is 1024x768...at 61hz,and the default box is checked! Oh no! now i am convinced i messed up on the install when i may have accidentally starated the CD in safe graphics mode! Would Ubuntu be burned onto my hard drive in the manner it started? If so am i looking at a complete re-install,or can this be fixed?
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Old 01-17-2008, 07:46 AM   #19
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No, that's impossible. You can't install safe graphics mode.

That resolution sounds reasonable to me (it's 1024 pixels wide by 768 pixels up). Try resetting it to a lower resolution (800 by whatever) and tell us if things look better to you.
 
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Old 01-17-2008, 07:56 AM   #21
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....that i got that screen shot posted right?...I checked the resolution and it is set on default...I fear i have burned U to my HD in safe graphics mode...Should i reinstall or am i able to fix this?
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Old 01-17-2008, 08:01 AM   #22
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No, that's impossible. You can't install safe graphics mode.

That resolution sounds reasonable to me (it's 1024 pixels wide by 768 pixels up). Try resetting it to a lower resolution (800 by whatever) and tell us if things look better to you.
Whew! I thought maybe i messed up on the install,is it possible that when i started and ran the live CD in safe graphics its just stuck on that setting?
Ok ill try that,thanks everyone...I have to say so far i love Linux!! Man.. and all this time i feared it?I guess we never know untill we step out of the dark into the light(My metaphor for leaving Darth Gates and his Cyborgs lol
 
Old 01-17-2008, 08:10 AM   #23
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Whew! I thought maybe i messed up on the install,is it possible that when i started and ran the live CD in safe graphics its just stuck on that setting?
Ok ill try that,thanks everyone...I have to say so far i love Linux!! Man.. and all this time i feared it?I guess we never know untill we step out of the dark into the light(My metaphor for leaving Darth Gates and his Cyborgs lol
Well i changed the screen res too 800 and now its big! I had to of messed something up on install? Because the default settings are super small and this setting is big??I am confused.. What gives?
Thanks to all who are trying to help me...ps:When i was using the live CD(before install,everything was fine when viewing,i shut the pc off,then rebooted in safe graphics mode by accident,when viewing this time it was as it is right now..I was puzzled but went ahead and burned U to my Hd,and now i am faced with this?..What does evereyone think?
 
Old 01-17-2008, 08:36 AM   #24
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Well the "safe graphics mode" is normal, except that some "safe" settings for graphics are used; not sure what all it does, but I'd guess it disables all extra desktop effects (such as compiz ones?) uses low resolution, generic driver (vesa?) and such things that work more probably than the other settings that the system otherwise would try to load. That would sound sane, at least.

When you start the real system then, Ubuntu should have detected your hardware and configured X (the graphical server responsible for the graphics on your screen) to fit your hardware. If it can, it tries to find out which graphics card driver to use (vesa is generic, but for ati radeon cards it tries to load radeon, for SiS gfx card the sis driver and so on - this is because those drivers make, for example, higher resolutions available than the generic, because they are specific for the hardware). I also think the resolution it sets as default is tried to be guessed right for the hardware; typical values I see are (width x height in pixels) 1024x768 and 1280x1024, or for example for my 15" widescreen laptop 1280x800. That makes the icons, texts and such look "well" sized; not too small, yet not too big. If you feel the icons and such are too small, you can either resize them (not necessarily a good idea, unless it's only one little piece of the thing that looks wrongly sized, like only icons) or you can change resolution. Higher resolution numbers mean more pixels to the screen, and thus smaller looking desktop; smaller resolution numbers mean less pixels to the screen, and thus bigger looking desktop. Note that the bigger the resolution, the less boxy it looks; a 2x2 resolution would turn your desktop into only four pixels, which would make it unusable if it was possible to set. The third number often seen with resolutions (for example 1024x768x16) means usually the colour depth in bits.

You can change your resolutions that are available in /etc/X11/xorg.conf, a plain text file. There are several resolutions for each colour depth, and the first one in each line (the line used depends on the chosen colour depth) is the "default" one, which is being tried first. If some of the resolutions don't work with your hardware or driver, then they are omitted. Those that work should be visible in the resolution list of the graphical tool that you already took a look at (under System menu). If a resolution is not there, it is either missing from Xorg.conf or it is not supported - the latter case is easily checked by reading /var/log/Xorg.0.log which includes information about the X server, and usually in the beginning of an X session in the logfile you can see the resolutions it tries and those that don't work.
 
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That looks fine to me.
 
  


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