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Old 05-23-2011, 10:01 AM   #1
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monitor resolution problem


I'm sorry if this seems a little silly, but I am an (almost) complete linux newb. I just installed the new "natty" 11.04 (x86) distro from Ubuntu to dual boot with win7.

I noticed that it defaulted to a lower resolution for my monitor (1024:768. I can't find a higher resolution in System Settings->Monitors. Is there a way to "add" a new resolution to Ubuntu?

Thank You in advance
~~Alec

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System info (let me know if you need more):

AMD Athlon II X2 250 Processor 3.00GHz (dual core)
5.00 GB RAM (4.75GB usable)
ATI Radeon 3000 (graphics)
Widescreen (HD_ready) LCD monitor (1920:1080 max resolution)
 
Old 05-23-2011, 12:35 PM   #2
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Post the output of the "xrandr" command.
 
Old 05-23-2011, 02:22 PM   #3
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okay, here's what I get from xrandr:

Quote:
alec@MXX0200GTP-HP-PC:~$ xrandr
Screen 0: minimum 64 x 64, current 942 x 908, maximum 32000 x 32000
VBOX0 connected 942x908+0+0 0mm x 0mm
942x908 60.0*+
1024x768 60.0
800x600 60.0
640x480 60.0
alec@MXX0200GTP-HP-PC:~$
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Old 05-23-2011, 02:31 PM   #4
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What kind of video card do you have? If you don't know, post the output of this command:

Code:
lspci | grep VGA
 
Old 05-23-2011, 03:37 PM   #5
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it recognizes
Quote:
VGA compatible controller: InnoTek Systemberatung GmbH VirtualBox Graphics Adapter
... which i guess makes sense because I decided i'd much rather use a VM rather than dualboot..

*actual* graphics is ATI Radeon 3000 came installed with computer
 
Old 05-23-2011, 03:42 PM   #6
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I don't think that VirtualBox can necessarily support your monitor's native resolution.

It would be best for someone that knows more about this to reply.
 
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To get higher resolutions and some neat extra features install the Virtualbox Guest Additions. You can learn how to do that in the Virtualbox manual.
 
  


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