I just installed ubuntu 9.1 on an inspiron 4000. The screen looks like like its been split and I can't see the options to try to change display options. I have uploaded a picture from my phone. It kinda sucks but it's there.
I have tried "sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg". this gives me nothing but an empty prompt.
I have also tried "sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf". this gives me box where I can type but enter doesn't make it submit, just moves down a line and there is no information there like it seems there should be.
I got to the display preferences and it says the monitor is unknown. changing the display resolution does not fix it.
FIXED by going here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...87#post5182387