LinuxQuestions.org
Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 11-10-2010, 02:32 PM   #1
boswell2
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2010
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
linux monitor


I need to know how to change resolution on the screen and monitor
 
Old 11-10-2010, 02:44 PM   #2
tiredofbilkyyaforallican
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2010
Location: 3rd rock from the sun
Distribution: LMDE/Peppermint/Mint 9,&10/along with a few others
Posts: 152

Rep: Reputation: 22
Considering I'm not sure about your system ,Try going to control center,appearance and adjust accordingly
 
Old 11-10-2010, 03:00 PM   #3
martinbc
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2010
Distribution: Ubuntu, played with Puppy Slitaz & OpenSUSE
Posts: 40

Rep: Reputation: 4
Or maybe System > Preferences > Monitor
 
Old 11-10-2010, 04:18 PM   #4
jf.argentino
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2008
Location: Toulon (France)
Distribution: FEDORA CORE
Posts: 493

Rep: Reputation: 50
Yeah for sure you have to change your screen resolution, at least for the letters to be smaller!
(sorry, the anti-linux thread make me feel so bad)
 
Old 11-10-2010, 08:02 PM   #5
Soadyheid
Senior Member
 
Registered: Aug 2010
Location: Near Edinburgh, Scotland
Distribution: Cinnamon Mint 17.0 at present.
Posts: 1,175

Rep: Reputation: 201Reputation: 201Reputation: 201
Are you sure you need to change the screen resolution? Might it be that a pair of stronger spectacles might be a better bet?

Play bonny!
 
Old 11-10-2010, 09:54 PM   #6
tommcd
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jun 2006
Location: Philadelphia PA USA
Distribution: Lubuntu, Slackware
Posts: 2,230

Rep: Reputation: 291Reputation: 291Reputation: 291
Boswell2,
What distro are you using? And what version?
What video card do you have? If it is ati or nvidia, have you installed the proper drivers?
If using: System > Preferences > Monitor (or similar) does not have the resolution that you want, you can try using xrandr to add undetected resolutions:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/X/Config/Resolution
Write back if you need more help. Provide as much info as you can. This will better enable others to help you.

And welcome to the LQ forums!

Last edited by tommcd; 11-10-2010 at 09:56 PM.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mouse click on monitor 1 kills full-screen in flash on monitor 2. Can this be fixed? damgar Linux - Software 12 02-24-2010 12:39 AM
Dual Monitor: 2nd monitor not coming up -- xorg.conf missing something? Hewson Linux - Hardware 3 10-20-2009 12:24 PM
how to dual monitor on laptop using suse 10.3 and lcd monitor 17''/19''? b1ue_sky88 Linux - General 7 02-05-2009 06:42 AM
monitor problem on 19" Hannstar AH191D Widescreen Multimedia Monitor lukataylo Linux - Hardware 10 02-18-2008 08:46 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:02 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration