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Old 09-05-2009, 04:50 PM   #16
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OK then please post the contents of that file here. Maybe the settings in there just restrict you to the said few resolutions.
Here it is in its entirety:

Code:
# xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
#
# Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
#
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
#
# Note that some configuration settings that could be done previously
# in this file, now are automatically configured by the server and settings
# here are ignored.
#
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
#   sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "Device"
	Identifier	"Configured Video Device"
	Driver		"vesa"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier	"Configured Monitor"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
	Identifier	"Default Screen"
	Monitor		"Configured Monitor"
	Device		"Configured Video Device"
EndSection

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Old 09-06-2009, 06:06 AM   #17
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Code posted.
 
Old 09-07-2009, 02:44 AM   #18
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Bump ... anyone?
 
Old 09-07-2009, 11:13 AM   #19
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I just found something that should help: http://packages.ubuntu.com/jaunty/xs...xorg-video-ati
(which means, execute this in a terminal):
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sudo aptitude install xserver-xorg-video-ati
The "vesa" driver is good when you only need the few resolution modes and no kind of acceleration. The driver I am suggesting should enable you some sort of acceleration and more resolution modes etc.
 
Old 09-07-2009, 03:24 PM   #20
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Thanks for sticking with me TITiAN but alas still only two 4:3 options in Display Settings.
 
Old 09-07-2009, 03:48 PM   #21
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Maybe you have to activate the "ati" driver (or directly the "radeon" driver) in your xorg.conf file. Just replace "vesa" with one of those, and reboot the PC (or restart X).

Does it finally work correctly? (If you are willing to test everything out that we suggest you here...)
 
Old 09-07-2009, 05:15 PM   #22
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Thanks TITiAN I'll try that tomorrow
 
Old 09-08-2009, 01:39 PM   #23
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Maybe you have to activate the "ati" driver (or directly the "radeon" driver) in your xorg.conf file. Just replace "vesa" with one of those, and reboot the PC (or restart X).
I'm afraid that both of those resulted in the now familiar black screen after the Ubuntu logo. I think I must be out of options by now ...
 
Old 09-08-2009, 01:56 PM   #24
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I'm afraid that both of those resulted in the now familiar black screen after the Ubuntu logo. I think I must be out of options by now ...
You cannot just give a driver name (like ati or radeon) you have to make sure the correct driver module is ready to load in the filesystem

Does your distro support your card out of the box?
 
Old 09-08-2009, 03:17 PM   #25
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I don't have a clue, sorry, but from experience I doubt it. A friend is going to lend me a newer card, I'll see how I get on with that.
 
Old 09-08-2009, 04:06 PM   #26
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I searched for "Radeon 9000 Ubuntu 9.04" on google and found this: https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu...question/72258

It gives a link where there are 8 options for the configuration file that supposedly improves performance (though it doesn't solve a messed screen). Please try that.

From what I saw, the card should generally be supported under Ubuntu.
 
Old 09-09-2009, 03:00 PM   #27
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Hi TITiAN, that caused it to start up in basic graphics mode and offer a repair. I think it's time to concede defeat now but thanks for taking the time to try to help
 
  


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