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Old 01-17-2011, 03:47 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Screen resolution


Hi,

I can't change scrren resolution in ubuntu linux.It's having only one size.which file i need to edit.kindly tell me the file name

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Old 01-17-2011, 04:33 AM   #2
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On menu bar System>Preferences>Monitor
 
Old 01-17-2011, 11:10 PM   #3
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In that monitor option having only one size,which is 1028x1024.how can i change
 
Old 01-18-2011, 02:03 AM   #4
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There's no arrow next to that resolution?
 
Old 01-18-2011, 09:27 AM   #5
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How about posting the output of the xrandr command?
 
Old 01-18-2011, 09:17 PM   #6
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You may have to edit the /etc/X11/xorg.conf as root. You can find several guides by googling xorg.conf.
 
Old 01-19-2011, 08:35 AM   #7
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the arrow is there,when i clicked that,it is not showing anything.

XRANDR --the output is min&max all in 1028x1024,

kindly revert me...


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Old 01-19-2011, 08:41 AM   #8
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Quote:
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XRANDR --the output is min&max all in 1028x1024,
Can't you actually copy and paste what it said in the terminal?
 
Old 01-19-2011, 11:34 PM   #9
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hi,

This is the output of XRANDR cmd...which I got in terminal

xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output default
Screen 0: minimum 1280 x 1024, current 1280 x 1024, maximum 1280 x 1024
default connected 1280x1024+0+0 0mm x 0mm
1280x1024 0.0*
 
Old 01-20-2011, 01:36 AM   #10
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YOu can try this.
edit the file /etc/X11/xorg.conf, add an entry

Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600"
most probable this will work.
 
Old 01-20-2011, 01:44 AM   #11
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hi ,

the file xorg.conf is not in my system.shall i create a file,If i can,what i need enter into the file.
Thanks in advance,
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Old 01-20-2011, 02:00 AM   #12
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could you specify Which version of Ubuntu you are using.
 
Old 01-20-2011, 06:23 AM   #13
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hi

version no is 10.10
 
Old 01-28-2011, 06:38 AM   #14
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hi,
please help me for the screen resolution problem...How to install drivers on ubuntu

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Old 01-28-2011, 07:20 AM   #15
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No xorg.conf...

You can use the command "xrandr" with an argument to specify a resolution and refresh rate for your screen, although you will have to know from the screen specifications what resolution and rate to command. Setting things incorrectly will damage your screen. See the man for "xrandr" and look at the example in the wiki.

http://www.manpagez.com/man/1/xrandr/

"xrandr" does not make a permanent change, but you can edit a xorg.conf file to do so. You have no xorg.conf as Ubuntu is installed, but one can be easily created.

Here too, Google is the best tool to gain additional information on details for your hardware and any problems you have. For setting the resolution using the Nvidia proprietary driver, see the Nvidia README.

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/X/Config/Resolution

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/X/Config

http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree8...DME/index.html

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