LinuxQuestions.org
Review your favorite Linux distribution.
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 04-28-2014, 07:15 AM   #1
Don Graham
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2014
Location: Bangsaen Beach, Thailand
Distribution: Ubuntu 15.04 & Mint 17.1
Posts: 124

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Question Need Desktop to fit wide screen Monitor 27'


Well the title says it all. About four weeks ago I we possessed my ransom ware. It is the bad one. The child porn one. At that time I was on a HP desktop running Windows 7-64. That gave me the perfect chance to switch to Linux. I went out and bought a new HP Pavilion desktop and lap top. Both came with Ubuntu 12.04 installed. I crashed the desktop in two days. LOL!! The way I did it was all new-bee. I had an update window pop up on my screen. In that window there were five updates. So I pushed install. What I had not noticed was that window had a scroll bar on it. The total amount of update amounted to 165. Half way through the install my OS crashed never to live again. So I opened my laptop and download a new Ubuntu 12.04. Installed it on a (live) USB stick and installed a new OS. With in a week I crashed that OS trying to upgrade to 14.04. You guessed it ! I downloaded Ubuntu 14.04 to a live stick and installed it. I tell these story's here, to help my fellow new-bees not make the same mistakes.
Now to the problem at hand. I am running my HP/Ubuntu on a 27 inch monitor. This TV/monitor has an HP computer plug on the back (don't know the name of that plug)I have spent all day reading forums/Google trying to find an answer. On how I can make my desktop go wide screen. As it stands right now. I have four inches of black screen on each side of the screen.All you gear head out there. Take it easy on me with your explanations. If you have an answers for me. Please do a step by step. You know "KISS". I have used all the tools that came with my OS. I think I am going to have to use the terminal on this one.

Last edited by Don Graham; 04-28-2014 at 11:06 PM.
 
Old 04-28-2014, 04:27 PM   #2
bigrigdriver
LQ Addict
 
Registered: Jul 2002
Location: East Centra Illinois, USA
Distribution: Debian Jessie 8.4
Posts: 5,873

Rep: Reputation: 348Reputation: 348Reputation: 348Reputation: 348
Check the tv settings. Look for input sources. Select pc as the source of the signal.
 
Old 04-28-2014, 04:34 PM   #3
Germany_chris
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jun 2011
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Distribution: Arch
Posts: 1,021

Rep: Reputation: 479Reputation: 479Reputation: 479Reputation: 479Reputation: 479
Go into display settings and check your resolution and make sure it's right. If you can't change it for some reason try installing the proprietary drivers.
 
Old 04-28-2014, 11:08 PM   #4
Don Graham
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2014
Location: Bangsaen Beach, Thailand
Distribution: Ubuntu 15.04 & Mint 17.1
Posts: 124

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Quote:
Originally Posted by bigrigdriver View Post
Check the tv settings. Look for input sources. Select pc as the source of the signal.
Been there done that. Thanks!
 
Old 04-28-2014, 11:23 PM   #5
Don Graham
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2014
Location: Bangsaen Beach, Thailand
Distribution: Ubuntu 15.04 & Mint 17.1
Posts: 124

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Quote:
Originally Posted by Germany_chris View Post
Go into display settings and check your resolution and make sure it's right. If you can't change it for some reason try installing the proprietary drivers.
I did as you suggested. Something strange has happened. The last time I checked this was two days ago. I had only two resolution both were (4:3) now there is a new one 1360x768
(16:9) My problem has be solved!!!!!!!!!!!! I must have fix this without knowing. I did type some stuff into my terminal that I found on some forums.

THANKS TO ALL OF YOU FOR YOUR POSTS

Last edited by Don Graham; 05-01-2014 at 09:37 PM.
 
Old 04-28-2014, 11:28 PM   #6
Don Graham
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2014
Location: Bangsaen Beach, Thailand
Distribution: Ubuntu 15.04 & Mint 17.1
Posts: 124

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Quote:
Originally Posted by Germany_chris View Post
Go into display settings and check your resolution and make sure it's right. If you can't change it for some reason try installing the proprietary drivers.
i DO THINK YOU ARE ON THE RIGHT TRACK. I SEEM TO REMEMBER INSTALLING SOME NEW DRIVES. i THINK IT HAD TO DO WITH MY fx CARD
 
Old 04-29-2014, 06:49 AM   #7
Don Graham
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2014
Location: Bangsaen Beach, Thailand
Distribution: Ubuntu 15.04 & Mint 17.1
Posts: 124

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Here we go again

Hay gang I just downloaded Zorin 8 OS and (Ignburn)it to a DVD. I install it as a dual boot with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Well, the install went flawless. With this new install I am back to square one. I am back to having 4 inches of black screen on each side of my desktop window. I preformed all the updates and added more from Synaptic Package Manager. I am not sure what drivers I might need. My be someone out there can take me by the hand and lead me to the right stuff.
 
Old 04-29-2014, 07:06 AM   #8
Germany_chris
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jun 2011
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Distribution: Arch
Posts: 1,021

Rep: Reputation: 479Reputation: 479Reputation: 479Reputation: 479Reputation: 479
Do the same thing install the proprietary drivers reboot and change your resolution. I run a desktop that has a 2530x1600 display and 2 1280x1024 displays all are at the correct resolution. This is one of those things that google might be better to help you with than here. Your typing stuff in the terminal probably was modifying xorg which is probably a bad idea as a new guy. Zorin says it's Ubuntu based so what ever you did to fix the resolution in Ubuntu though I'll bet the resolution is higher than 1366x768.
 
Old 04-30-2014, 03:21 AM   #9
Don Graham
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2014
Location: Bangsaen Beach, Thailand
Distribution: Ubuntu 15.04 & Mint 17.1
Posts: 124

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Quote:
Originally Posted by Germany_chris View Post
Do the same thing install the proprietary drivers reboot and change your resolution. I run a desktop that has a 2530x1600 display and 2 1280x1024 displays all are at the correct resolution. This is one of those things that google might be better to help you with than here. Your typing stuff in the terminal probably was modifying xorg which is probably a bad idea as a new guy. Zorin says it's Ubuntu based so what ever you did to fix the resolution in Ubuntu though I'll bet the resolution is higher than 1366x768.
Chris, I tried to do as you suggested.There was 3 proprietary drivers on the list. I click on the first one and my cusser changed to a rotating disk. Which should indicate that the changes are being downloaded. Oh con trair. No install is taking place. This is true on each of the drivers on the list. As it stands right now. I could care less. I fined Zorin to be to boring.Just like Windows 7. I have spent the last two weeks playing around with Ubuntu. I like it a lot. Oh sure it is rather complicated for a 15 year user of Windows. I learned Windows XP, 7-32bit & 7-64bit by using the internet/Youtube/Forums. I have done the same with Ubuntu 12.04 & 14.04.I crashed Ubuntu 12.04 twice before I moved on to 14.04. I am kicking Zorin to the curb for now and going to spend my time learning Linux/Ubuntu.

Last edited by Don Graham; 04-30-2014 at 03:24 AM.
 
Old 04-30-2014, 05:17 AM   #10
Germany_chris
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jun 2011
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Distribution: Arch
Posts: 1,021

Rep: Reputation: 479Reputation: 479Reputation: 479Reputation: 479Reputation: 479
OK, have fun!
 
  


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
[SOLVED] How do I setup Wide Screen TV as external monitor? Migami Linux - Laptop and Netbook 4 04-20-2014 10:18 AM
linux 9 does not support my wide-screen monitor? liangchen Linux - Laptop and Netbook 9 06-15-2007 08:26 PM
the desktop screen doesn't fit with monitor space area agustingp7 SUSE / openSUSE 4 10-25-2006 03:16 AM
Will SuSE handle a wide-screen monitor? dougnc SUSE / openSUSE 3 07-03-2006 09:38 PM
Xubuntu - desktop too wide, doesn't fit screen. NomDeGuerre Linux - Newbie 2 12-27-2005 10:59 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:35 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