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Old 04-23-2008, 09:45 PM   #1
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How to edit screen resolution


I've just given my Linux server Kbuntu and I get this messed up screen. The pixels are messed up, the color is messed up. I can't read anything but make out a human head icon. How can i edit the screen resolution? Do I have to go into safe mode?
 
Old 04-23-2008, 10:15 PM   #2
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hi

Hi friend,
If u want to set up the screen resolution only type the command system-config-display , u would get a template to edit the screen resolution set it which is suitable to u.

Thank u
Sumit
 
Old 04-23-2008, 10:34 PM   #3
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You can go through the default Debian configuration utility. Gather as much information about monitor refresh rates and video card info and stuff then run this command: sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg, Just hit enter to accept the default settings if you're not sure in any of the questions and you should end up with similar graphics to what you had at installation time.
This will reconfigure the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file and should back up the old one if you want to go back to what you have now.
 
Old 04-23-2008, 10:36 PM   #4
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You may already have one that's backed up, which may be the good one you had before this messed up one.
 
Old 04-25-2008, 01:22 AM   #5
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I think it deals with my graphics card. I'm using Mobil intel 965 chipset. I'm actually running Ubuntu with kubunut-desktop on a virtual pc. I'm just teaching myself how to use linux.
 
Old 04-25-2008, 11:24 AM   #6
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When you installed the system you may have choosen the wrong video driver. I had this happen to me when I installed a Linux system a couple of times. What I did to fix it was was reinstall the system and choose a different video driver during the install. I think on most Linux operating systems you can test the video when you choose your video driver option. Sorry I can't be more specific but it's been a while since I had to deal with this problem perhaps someone could explain it better.
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Old 04-25-2008, 11:43 AM   #7
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When you installed the system you may have choosen the wrong video driver. I had this happen to me when I installed a Linux system a couple of times. What I did to fix it was was reinstall the system and choose a different video driver during the install. I think on most Linux operating systems you can test the video when you choose your video driver option. Sorry I can't be more specific but it's been a while since I had to deal with this problem perhaps someone could explain it better.
Eric

When I installed it, I was never prompted with a graphical driver. Is it possible to edit a file and change this?
 
Old 04-25-2008, 02:20 PM   #8
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Boot into recovery mode, you will be prompt for your root passwd, or to press Control+D to continue. After you give your root passwd follow Junior Hacker's advice.
 
Old 04-26-2008, 12:23 AM   #9
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I run the reconfigure. I then restart and I get prompted into command line. I want to be prompted into the GUI, Kubuntu-Desktop.

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Old 04-27-2008, 12:32 AM   #10
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When the server loads its stuff with the [Okay] it stops at one. I press enter and it takes me to command prompt and not graphical userface.
 
  


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