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Old 05-04-2011, 03:46 PM   #1
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Screen Resolution in Ubuntu 11.04


With Windows 7, I can set my screen resolution to 1280x720, but how do I do this in Ubuntu 11.04? Under "Monitor Preferences" the only 16:9 setting in the drop-down window is 848 x 480, which makes everything on the screen much too large. The other three settings in the drop-down box are all 4:3. One of them is a higher resolution (1024 x 768) but since it's 4:3, everything is stretched sideways on my monitor.
 
Old 05-04-2011, 03:52 PM   #2
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Which videocard are you using, with which drivers?
 
Old 05-04-2011, 04:01 PM   #3
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I don't know. How do I find out which video card I'm using, and which drivers? This monitor works fine at 1280x720 when I log on to Windows 7.
 
Old 05-04-2011, 04:16 PM   #4
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Open a terminal, type the following commands and post the output here (please use the code-tags for it):
Code:
lspci
cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf
 
Old 05-04-2011, 05:41 PM   #5
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When I type lspci into the terminal, I get the following:

Basic display modes:
-mm Produce machine-readable output (single -m for an obsolete format)
-t Show bus tree

Display options:
-v Be verbose (-vv for very verbose)
-k Show kernel drivers handling each device
-x Show hex-dump of the standard part of the config space
-xxx Show hex-dump of the whole config space (dangerous; root only)
-xxxx Show hex-dump of the 4096-byte extended config space (root only)
-b Bus-centric view (addresses and IRQ's as seen by the bus)
-D Always show domain numbers

Resolving of device ID's to names:
-n Show numeric ID's
-nn Show both textual and numeric ID's (names & numbers)
-q Query the PCI ID database for unknown ID's via DNS
-qq As above, but re-query locally cached entries
-Q Query the PCI ID database for all ID's via DNS

Selection of devices:
-s [[[[<domain>]:]<bus>]:][<slot>][.[<func>]] Show only devices in selected slots
-d [<vendor>]:[<device>] Show only devices with specified ID's

Other options:
-i <file> Use specified ID database instead of /usr/share/misc/pci.ids.gz
-p <file> Look up kernel modules in a given file instead of default modules.pcimap
-M Enable `bus mapping' mode (dangerous; root only)

PCI access options:
-A <method> Use the specified PCI access method (see `-A help' for a list)
-O <par>=<val> Set PCI access parameter (see `-O help' for a list)
-G Enable PCI access debugging
-H <mode> Use direct hardware access (<mode> = 1 or 2)
-F <file> Read PCI configuration dump from a given file
robert@robert-MS-7373:~$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS690 Host Bridge
00:01.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS690 PCI to PCI Bridge (Internal gfx)
00:07.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS690 PCI to PCI Bridge (PCI Express Port 3)
00:12.0 SATA controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 Non-Raid-5 SATA
00:13.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI0)
00:13.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI1)
00:13.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI2)
00:13.3 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI3)
00:13.4 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI4)
00:13.5 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB Controller (EHCI)
00:14.0 SMBus: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 SMBus Controller (rev 14)
00:14.1 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 IDE
00:14.2 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
00:14.3 ISA bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 PCI to LPC Bridge
00:14.4 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RS690 [Radeon X1200 Series]
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 01)


When I type into the terminal: cat: /etc/X11/xorg.conf
I get the following:
cat: /etc/X11/xorg.conf: No such file or directory

Some months ago, I installed an earlier version of Ubuntu, and I was able to get the monitor to work with a 1280x720 resolution. Same computer, same monitor, same graphic card, same everything, but I can't get a 1280x720 resolution with Ubuntu 11.04. In addition, with Windows 7, I can get that resolution, and an even higher one.
 
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OK, you have a Radeon X1200 videochip, that chip should run perfectly with the pre-installed radeon drivers without the need for a xorg.conf file.
Please post the contents of /var/log/Xorg.0.log, and please use the code-tags for that, it will make your posts much more readable. You can get the code-tags when you click on the #-button on top of the text-field.
 
Old 05-05-2011, 11:31 AM   #7
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Many thanks for your suggestions and your patience. Sorry about the hash tags in my last message. I had no idea how to use them. Anyway, here's what happens when I input /var/log/Xorg.0.log into the terminal:

Code:
robert@robert-MS-7373:~$ /var/log/Xorg.0.log
bash: /var/log/Xorg.0.log: Permission denied
robert@robert-MS-7373:~$ sudo /var/log/Xorg.0.log
[sudo] password for robert: 
sudo: /var/log/Xorg.0.log: command not found
robert@robert-MS-7373:~$
When I had Ubuntu 9.04 installed some time ago, I had a similar problem. I found a solution at (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1153437) in the large box in the middle of the page. I input everything exactly as in the box, only changing the resolution to 1280x720. It worked perfectly with 9.04, but when I try it with 11.04, all I get is a string of failure messages.

MfG
 
Old 05-05-2011, 11:44 AM   #8
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/var/log/Xorg.0.log is not an executable file, it is a plain text file. Open it with your favorite editor or type
Code:
cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log
into a terminal.

It also would help if you post the error messages you get when trying the solution from the Ubuntu-forum.
 
Old 05-05-2011, 12:53 PM   #9
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Okay, here's what I get when I input cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log into the terminal:

Code:
[    14.133] 	ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 5.0
[    14.133] (II) Loading extension DOUBLE-BUFFER
[    14.133] (II) LoadModule: "glx"
[    14.133] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libglx.so
[    14.133] (II) Module glx: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[    14.133] 	compiled for 1.10.1, module version = 1.0.0
[    14.133] 	ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 5.0
[    14.134] (==) AIGLX enabled
[    14.134] (II) Loading extension GLX
[    14.134] (II) LoadModule: "record"
[    14.134] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/librecord.so
[    14.134] (II) Module record: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[    14.134] 	compiled for 1.10.1, module version = 1.13.0
[    14.134] 	Module class: X.Org Server Extension
[    14.134] 	ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 5.0
[    14.134] (II) Loading extension RECORD
[    14.134] (II) LoadModule: "dri"
[    14.135] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libdri.so
[    14.135] (II) Module dri: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[    14.135] 	compiled for 1.10.1, module version = 1.0.0
[    14.135] 	ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 5.0
[    14.135] (II) Loading extension XFree86-DRI
[    14.135] (II) LoadModule: "dri2"
[    14.135] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libdri2.so
[    14.136] (II) Module dri2: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[    14.136] 	compiled for 1.10.1, module version = 1.2.0
[    14.136] 	ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 5.0
[    14.136] (II) Loading extension DRI2
[    14.136] (==) Matched fglrx as autoconfigured driver 0
[    14.136] (==) Matched ati as autoconfigured driver 1
[    14.136] (==) Matched vesa as autoconfigured driver 2
[    14.136] (==) Matched fbdev as autoconfigured driver 3
[    14.136] (==) Assigned the driver to the xf86ConfigLayout
[    14.136] (II) LoadModule: "fglrx"
[    14.137] (WW) Warning, couldn't open module fglrx
[    14.137] (II) UnloadModule: "fglrx"
[    14.137] (II) Unloading fglrx
[    14.137] (EE) Failed to load module "fglrx" (module does not exist, 0)
[    14.137] (II) LoadModule: "ati"
[    14.137] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/ati_drv.so
[    14.137] (II) Module ati: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[    14.137] 	compiled for 1.10.0, module version = 6.14.0
[    14.137] 	Module class: X.Org Video Driver
[    14.137] 	ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 10.0
[    14.137] (II) LoadModule: "radeon"
[    14.137] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/radeon_drv.so
[    14.138] (II) Module radeon: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[    14.138] 	compiled for 1.10.0, module version = 6.14.0
[    14.138] 	Module class: X.Org Video Driver
[    14.138] 	ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 10.0
[    14.138] (II) LoadModule: "vesa"
[    14.138] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/vesa_drv.so
[    14.138] (II) Module vesa: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[    14.138] 	compiled for 1.10.0, module version = 2.3.0
[    14.138] 	Module class: X.Org Video Driver
[    14.138] 	ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 10.0
[    14.138] (II) LoadModule: "fbdev"
[    14.138] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/fbdev_drv.so
[    14.139] (II) Module fbdev: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[    14.139] 	compiled for 1.10.0, module version = 0.4.2
[    14.139] 	ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 10.0
[    14.139] (II) RADEON: Driver for ATI Radeon chipsets:
	ATI Radeon Mobility X600 (M24) 3150 (PCIE), ATI FireMV 2400 (PCI),
	ATI Radeon Mobility X300 (M24) 3152 (PCIE),
	ATI FireGL M24 GL 3154 (PCIE), ATI FireMV 2400 3155 (PCI),
	ATI Radeon X600 (RV380) 3E50 (PCIE),
	ATI FireGL V3200 (RV380) 3E54 (PCIE), ATI Radeon IGP320 (A3) 4136,
	ATI Radeon IGP330/340/350 (A4) 4137, ATI Radeon 9500 AD (AGP),
	ATI Radeon 9500 AE (AGP), ATI Radeon 9600TX AF (AGP),
	ATI FireGL Z1 AG (AGP), ATI Radeon 9800SE AH (AGP),
	ATI Radeon 9800 AI (AGP), ATI Radeon 9800 AJ (AGP),
	ATI FireGL X2 AK (AGP), ATI Radeon 9600 AP (AGP),
	ATI Radeon 9600SE AQ (AGP), ATI Radeon 9600XT AR (AGP),
	ATI Radeon 9600 AS (AGP), ATI FireGL T2 AT (AGP), ATI Radeon 9650,
	ATI FireGL RV360 AV (AGP), ATI Radeon 7000 IGP (A4+) 4237,
	ATI Radeon 8500 AIW BB (AGP), ATI Radeon IGP320M (U1) 4336,
	ATI Radeon IGP330M/340M/350M (U2) 4337,
	ATI Radeon Mobility 7000 IGP 4437, ATI Radeon 9000/PRO If (AGP/PCI),
	ATI Radeon 9000 Ig (AGP/PCI), ATI Radeon X800 (R420) JH (AGP),
	ATI Radeon X800PRO (R420) JI (AGP),
	ATI Radeon X800SE (R420) JJ (AGP), ATI Radeon X800 (R420) JK (AGP),
	ATI Radeon X800 (R420) JL (AGP), ATI FireGL X3 (R420) JM (AGP),
	ATI Radeon Mobility 9800 (M18) JN (AGP),
	ATI Radeon X800 SE (R420) (AGP), ATI Radeon X800XT (R420) JP (AGP),
	ATI Radeon X800 VE (R420) JT (AGP), ATI Radeon X850 (R480) (AGP),
	ATI Radeon X850 XT (R480) (AGP), ATI Radeon X850 SE (R480) (AGP),
	ATI Radeon X850 PRO (R480) (AGP), ATI Radeon X850 XT PE (R480) (AGP),
	ATI Radeon Mobility M7 LW (AGP),
	ATI Mobility FireGL 7800 M7 LX (AGP),
	ATI Radeon Mobility M6 LY (AGP), ATI Radeon Mobility M6 LZ (AGP),
	ATI FireGL Mobility 9000 (M9) Ld (AGP),
	ATI Radeon Mobility 9000 (M9) Lf (AGP),
	ATI Radeon Mobility 9000 (M9) Lg (AGP), ATI Radeon 9700 Pro ND (AGP),
	ATI Radeon 9700/9500Pro NE (AGP), ATI Radeon 9600TX NF (AGP),
	ATI FireGL X1 NG (AGP), ATI Radeon 9800PRO NH (AGP),
	ATI Radeon 9800 NI (AGP), ATI FireGL X2 NK (AGP),
	ATI Radeon 9800XT NJ (AGP),
	ATI Radeon Mobility 9600/9700 (M10/M11) NP (AGP),
	ATI Radeon Mobility 9600 (M10) NQ (AGP),
	ATI Radeon Mobility 9600 (M11) NR (AGP),
	ATI Radeon Mobility 9600 (M10) NS (AGP),
	ATI FireGL Mobility T2 (M10) NT (AGP),
	ATI FireGL Mobility T2e (M11) NV (AGP), ATI Radeon QD (AGP),
	ATI Radeon QE (AGP), ATI Radeon QF (AGP), ATI Radeon QG (AGP),
	ATI FireGL 8700/8800 QH (AGP), ATI Radeon 8500 QL (AGP),
	ATI Radeon 9100 QM (AGP), ATI Radeon 7500 QW (AGP/PCI),
	ATI Radeon 7500 QX (AGP/PCI), ATI Radeon VE/7000 QY (AGP/PCI),
	ATI Radeon VE/7000 QZ (AGP/PCI), ATI ES1000 515E (PCI),
	ATI Radeon Mobility X300 (M22) 5460 (PCIE),
	ATI Radeon Mobility X600 SE (M24C) 5462 (PCIE),
	ATI FireGL M22 GL 5464 (PCIE), ATI Radeon X800 (R423) UH (PCIE),
	ATI Radeon X800PRO (R423) UI (PCIE),
	ATI Radeon X800LE (R423) UJ (PCIE),
	ATI Radeon X800SE (R423) UK (PCIE),
	ATI Radeon X800 XTP (R430) (PCIE), ATI Radeon X800 XL (R430) (PCIE),
	ATI Radeon X800 SE (R430) (PCIE), ATI Radeon X800 (R430) (PCIE),
	ATI FireGL V7100 (R423) (PCIE), ATI FireGL V5100 (R423) UQ (PCIE),
	ATI FireGL unknown (R423) UR (PCIE),
	ATI FireGL unknown (R423) UT (PCIE),
	ATI Mobility FireGL V5000 (M26) (PCIE),
	ATI Mobility FireGL V5000 (M26) (PCIE),
	ATI Mobility Radeon X700 XL (M26) (PCIE),
	ATI Mobility Radeon X700 (M26) (PCIE),
	ATI Mobility Radeon X700 (M26) (PCIE),
	ATI Radeon X550XTX 5657 (PCIE), ATI Radeon 9100 IGP (A5) 5834,
	ATI Radeon Mobility 9100 IGP (U3) 5835,
	ATI Radeon XPRESS 200 5954 (PCIE),
	ATI Radeon XPRESS 200M 5955 (PCIE), ATI Radeon 9250 5960 (AGP),
	ATI Radeon 9200 5961 (AGP), ATI Radeon 9200 5962 (AGP),
	ATI Radeon 9200SE 5964 (AGP), ATI FireMV 2200 (PCI),
	ATI ES1000 5969 (PCI), ATI Radeon XPRESS 200 5974 (PCIE),
	ATI Radeon XPRESS 200M 5975 (PCIE),
	ATI Radeon XPRESS 200 5A41 (PCIE),
	ATI Radeon XPRESS 200M 5A42 (PCIE),
	ATI Radeon XPRESS 200 5A61 (PCIE),
	ATI Radeon XPRESS 200M 5A62 (PCIE),
	ATI Radeon X300 (RV370) 5B60 (PCIE),
	ATI Radeon X600 (RV370) 5B62 (PCIE),
	ATI Radeon X550 (RV370) 5B63 (PCIE),
	ATI FireGL V3100 (RV370) 5B64 (PCIE),
	ATI FireMV 2200 PCIE (RV370) 5B65 (PCIE),
	ATI Radeon Mobility 9200 (M9+) 5C61 (AGP),
	ATI Radeon Mobility 9200 (M9+) 5C63 (AGP),
	ATI Mobility Radeon X800 XT (M28) (PCIE),
	ATI Mobility FireGL V5100 (M28) (PCIE),
	ATI Mobility Radeon X800 (M28) (PCIE), ATI Radeon X850 5D4C (PCIE),
	ATI Radeon X850 XT PE (R480) (PCIE),
	ATI Radeon X850 SE (R480) (PCIE), ATI Radeon X850 PRO (R480) (PCIE),
	ATI unknown Radeon / FireGL (R480) 5D50 (PCIE),
	ATI Radeon X850 XT (R480) (PCIE),
	ATI Radeon X800XT (R423) 5D57 (PCIE),
	ATI FireGL V5000 (RV410) (PCIE), ATI Radeon X700 XT (RV410) (PCIE),
	ATI Radeon X700 PRO (RV410) (PCIE),
	ATI Radeon X700 SE (RV410) (PCIE), ATI Radeon X700 (RV410) (PCIE),
	ATI Radeon X700 SE (RV410) (PCIE), ATI Radeon X1800,
	ATI Mobility Radeon X1800 XT, ATI Mobility Radeon X1800,
	ATI Mobility FireGL V7200, ATI FireGL V7200, ATI FireGL V5300,
	ATI Mobility FireGL V7100, ATI Radeon X1800, ATI Radeon X1800,
	ATI Radeon X1800, ATI Radeon X1800, ATI Radeon X1800,
	ATI FireGL V7300, ATI FireGL V7350, ATI Radeon X1600, ATI RV505,
	ATI Radeon X1300/X1550, ATI Radeon X1550, ATI M54-GL,
	ATI Mobility Radeon X1400, ATI Radeon X1300/X1550,
	ATI Radeon X1550 64-bit, ATI Mobility Radeon X1300,
	ATI Mobility Radeon X1300, ATI Mobility Radeon X1300,
	ATI Mobility Radeon X1300, ATI Radeon X1300, ATI Radeon X1300,
	ATI RV505, ATI RV505, ATI FireGL V3300, ATI FireGL V3350,
	ATI Radeon X1300, ATI Radeon X1550 64-bit, ATI Radeon X1300/X1550,
	ATI Radeon X1600, ATI Radeon X1300/X1550, ATI Mobility Radeon X1450,
	ATI Radeon X1300/X1550, ATI Mobility Radeon X2300,
	ATI Mobility Radeon X2300, ATI Mobility Radeon X1350,
	ATI Mobility Radeon X1350, ATI Mobility Radeon X1450,
	ATI Radeon X1300, ATI Radeon X1550, ATI Mobility Radeon X1350,
	ATI FireMV 2250, ATI Radeon X1550 64-bit, ATI Radeon X1600,
	ATI Radeon X1650, ATI Radeon X1600, ATI Radeon X1600,
	ATI Mobility FireGL V5200, ATI Mobility Radeon X1600,
	ATI Radeon X1650, ATI Radeon X1650, ATI Radeon X1600,
	ATI Radeon X1300 XT/X1600 Pro, ATI FireGL V3400,
	ATI Mobility FireGL V5250, ATI Mobility Radeon X1700,
	ATI Mobility Radeon X1700 XT, ATI FireGL V5200,
	ATI Mobility Radeon X1700, ATI Radeon X2300HD,
	ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2300, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2300,
	ATI Radeon X1950, ATI Radeon X1900, ATI Radeon X1950,
	ATI Radeon X1900, ATI Radeon X1900, ATI Radeon X1900,
	ATI Radeon X1900, ATI Radeon X1900, ATI Radeon X1900,
	ATI Radeon X1900, ATI Radeon X1900, ATI Radeon X1900,
	ATI AMD Stream Processor, ATI Radeon X1900, ATI Radeon X1950,
	ATI RV560, ATI RV560, ATI Mobility Radeon X1900, ATI RV560,
	ATI Radeon X1950 GT, ATI RV570, ATI RV570, ATI FireGL V7400,
	ATI RV560, ATI Radeon X1650, ATI Radeon X1650, ATI RV560,
	ATI Radeon 9100 PRO IGP 7834, ATI Radeon Mobility 9200 IGP 7835,
	ATI Radeon X1200, ATI Radeon X1200, ATI Radeon X1200,
	ATI Radeon X1200, ATI Radeon X1200, ATI RS740, ATI RS740M, ATI RS740,
	ATI RS740M, ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT, ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT,
	ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT, ATI Radeon HD 2900 Pro, ATI Radeon HD 2900 GT,
	ATI FireGL V8650, ATI FireGL V8600, ATI FireGL V7600,
	ATI Radeon 4800 Series, ATI Radeon HD 4870 x2,
	ATI Radeon 4800 Series, ATI Radeon HD 4850 x2,
	ATI FirePro V8750 (FireGL), ATI FirePro V7760 (FireGL),
	ATI Mobility RADEON HD 4850, ATI Mobility RADEON HD 4850 X2,
	ATI Radeon 4800 Series, ATI FirePro RV770, AMD FireStream 9270,
	AMD FireStream 9250, ATI FirePro V8700 (FireGL),
	ATI Mobility RADEON HD 4870, ATI Mobility RADEON M98,
	ATI Mobility RADEON HD 4870, ATI Radeon 4800 Series,
	ATI Radeon 4800 Series, ATI FirePro M7750, ATI M98, ATI M98, ATI M98,
	ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650, ATI Radeon RV730 (AGP),
	ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4670, ATI FirePro M5750,
	ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4670, ATI Radeon RV730 (AGP),
	ATI RV730XT [Radeon HD 4670], ATI RADEON E4600,
	ATI Radeon HD 4600 Series, ATI RV730 PRO [Radeon HD 4650],
	ATI FirePro V7750 (FireGL), ATI FirePro V5700 (FireGL),
	ATI FirePro V3750 (FireGL), ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4830,
	ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4850, ATI FirePro M7740, ATI RV740,
	ATI Radeon HD 4770, ATI Radeon HD 4700 Series, ATI Radeon HD 4770,
	ATI FirePro M5750, ATI RV610, ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT,
	ATI Radeon HD 2400 Pro, ATI Radeon HD 2400 PRO AGP, ATI FireGL V4000,
	ATI RV610, ATI Radeon HD 2350, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2400 XT,
	ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2400, ATI RADEON E2400, ATI RV610,
	ATI FireMV 2260, ATI RV670, ATI Radeon HD3870,
	ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3850, ATI Radeon HD3850,
	ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3850 X2, ATI RV670,
	ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3870, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3870 X2,
	ATI Radeon HD3870 X2, ATI FireGL V7700, ATI Radeon HD3850,
	ATI Radeon HD3690, AMD Firestream 9170, ATI Radeon HD 4550,
	ATI Radeon RV710, ATI Radeon RV710, ATI Radeon RV710,
	ATI Radeon HD 4350, ATI Mobility Radeon 4300 Series,
	ATI Mobility Radeon 4500 Series, ATI Mobility Radeon 4500 Series,
	ATI FirePro RG220, ATI Mobility Radeon 4330, ATI RV630,
	ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600 XT,
	ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT AGP, ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro AGP,
	ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT, ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro, ATI Gemini RV630,
	ATI Gemini Mobility Radeon HD 2600 XT, ATI FireGL V5600,
	ATI FireGL V3600, ATI Radeon HD 2600 LE,
	ATI Mobility FireGL Graphics Processor, ATI Radeon HD 3470,
	ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3430, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3400 Series,
	ATI Radeon HD 3450, ATI Radeon HD 3450, ATI Radeon HD 3430,
	ATI Radeon HD 3450, ATI FirePro V3700, ATI FireMV 2450,
	ATI FireMV 2260, ATI FireMV 2260, ATI Radeon HD 3600 Series,
	ATI Radeon HD 3650 AGP, ATI Radeon HD 3600 PRO,
	ATI Radeon HD 3600 XT, ATI Radeon HD 3600 PRO,
	ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3670,
	ATI Mobility FireGL V5700, ATI Mobility FireGL V5725,
	ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics, ATI Radeon 3100 Graphics,
	ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics, ATI Radeon 3100 Graphics,
	ATI Radeon HD 3300 Graphics, ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics,
	ATI Radeon 3000 Graphics, ATI Radeon HD 4200, ATI Radeon 4100,
	ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200, ATI Mobility Radeon 4100,
	ATI Radeon HD 4290, ATI Radeon HD 4250, AMD Radeon HD 6310 Graphics,
	AMD Radeon HD 6310 Graphics, AMD Radeon HD 6250 Graphics,
	AMD Radeon HD 6250 Graphics, CYPRESS,
	ATI FirePro (FireGL) Graphics Adapter,
	ATI FirePro (FireGL) Graphics Adapter,
	ATI FirePro (FireGL) Graphics Adapter, AMD Firestream 9370,
	AMD Firestream 9350, ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series,
	ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series, ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series,
	ATI Radeon HD 5900 Series, ATI Radeon HD 5900 Series,
	ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5800 Series,
	ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5800 Series,
	ATI FirePro (FireGL) Graphics Adapter,
	ATI FirePro (FireGL) Graphics Adapter,
	ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5800 Series, ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series,
	ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series, ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series,
	ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5000 Series,
	ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5000 Series, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5570,
	ATI FirePro (FireGL) Graphics Adapter,
	ATI FirePro (FireGL) Graphics Adapter, ATI Radeon HD 5670,
	ATI Radeon HD 5570, ATI Radeon HD 5500 Series, REDWOOD,
	ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5000 Series,
	ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5000 Series, ATI Mobility Radeon Graphics,
	ATI Mobility Radeon Graphics, CEDAR,
	ATI FirePro (FireGL) Graphics Adapter,
	ATI FirePro (FireGL) Graphics Adapter, ATI FirePro 2270, CEDAR,
	ATI Radeon HD 5450, CEDAR, AMD Radeon HD 6900M Series,
	Mobility Radeon HD 6000 Series, BARTS, BARTS,
	Mobility Radeon HD 6000 Series, Mobility Radeon HD 6000 Series,
	BARTS, BARTS, BARTS, BARTS, AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series,
	AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series, TURKS, TURKS, TURKS, TURKS, TURKS, TURKS,
	TURKS, TURKS, TURKS, TURKS, TURKS, TURKS, TURKS, CAICOS, CAICOS,
	CAICOS, CAICOS, CAICOS, CAICOS, CAICOS, CAICOS, CAICOS, CAICOS,
	CAICOS
[    14.150] (II) VESA: driver for VESA chipsets: vesa
[    14.150] (II) FBDEV: driver for framebuffer: fbdev
[    14.150] (++) using VT number 7

[    14.150] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/radeon_drv.so
[    14.150] (II) [KMS] Kernel modesetting enabled.
[    14.150] (WW) Falling back to old probe method for vesa
[    14.150] (WW) Falling back to old probe method for fbdev
[    14.150] (II) Loading sub module "fbdevhw"
[    14.150] (II) LoadModule: "fbdevhw"
[    14.151] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libfbdevhw.so
[    14.151] (II) Module fbdevhw: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[    14.151] 	compiled for 1.10.1, module version = 0.0.2
[    14.151] 	ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 10.0
[    14.151] (**) RADEON(0): Depth 24, (--) framebuffer bpp 32
[    14.151] (II) RADEON(0): Pixel depth = 24 bits stored in 4 bytes (32 bpp pixmaps)
[    14.151] (==) RADEON(0): Default visual is TrueColor
[    14.151] (==) RADEON(0): RGB weight 888
[    14.151] (II) RADEON(0): Using 8 bits per RGB (8 bit DAC)
[    14.151] (--) RADEON(0): Chipset: "ATI Radeon X1200" (ChipID = 0x791e)
[    14.151] (II) RADEON(0): PCI card detected
[    14.151] drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card0
[    14.151] drmOpenDevice: open result is 9, (OK)
[    14.151] drmOpenByBusid: Searching for BusID pci:0000:01:05.0
[    14.151] drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card0
[    14.152] drmOpenDevice: open result is 9, (OK)
[    14.152] drmOpenByBusid: drmOpenMinor returns 9
[    14.152] drmOpenByBusid: drmGetBusid reports pci:0000:01:05.0
[    14.152] (II) RADEON(0): KMS Color Tiling: enabled
[    14.152] (II) RADEON(0): KMS Pageflipping: enabled
[    14.152] (II) RADEON(0): SwapBuffers wait for vsync: enabled
[    14.225] (II) RADEON(0): Output VGA-0 using monitor section Configured Monitor
[    14.368] (II) RADEON(0): Output S-video has no monitor section
[    14.372] (II) RADEON(0): Output DVI-0 has no monitor section
[    14.375] (II) RADEON(0): Output HDMI-0 has no monitor section
[    14.449] (II) RADEON(0): EDID for output VGA-0
[    14.450] (II) RADEON(0): Printing probed modes for output VGA-0
[    14.450] (II) RADEON(0): Modeline "1024x768"x60.0   65.00  1024 1048 1184 1344  768 771 777 806 -hsync -vsync (48.4 kHz)
[    14.450] (II) RADEON(0): Modeline "800x600"x60.3   40.00  800 840 968 1056  600 601 605 628 +hsync +vsync (37.9 kHz)
[    14.450] (II) RADEON(0): Modeline "800x600"x56.2   36.00  800 824 896 1024  600 601 603 625 +hsync +vsync (35.2 kHz)
[    14.450] (II) RADEON(0): Modeline "848x480"x60.0   33.75  848 864 976 1088  480 486 494 517 +hsync +vsync (31.0 kHz)
[    14.450] (II) RADEON(0): Modeline "640x480"x59.9   25.18  640 656 752 800  480 489 492 525 -hsync -vsync (31.5 kHz)
[    14.592] (II) RADEON(0): EDID for output S-video
[    14.595] (II) RADEON(0): EDID for output DVI-0
[    14.599] (II) RADEON(0): EDID for output HDMI-0
[    14.649] (II) RADEON(0): Output VGA-0 connected
[    14.649] (II) RADEON(0): Output S-video disconnected
[    14.649] (II) RADEON(0): Output DVI-0 disconnected
[    14.649] (II) RADEON(0): Output HDMI-0 disconnected
[    14.649] (II) RADEON(0): Using fuzzy aspect match for initial modes
[    14.649] (II) RADEON(0): Output VGA-0 using initial mode 1024x768
[    14.649] (II) RADEON(0): Using default gamma of (1.0, 1.0, 1.0) unless otherwise stated.
[    14.649] (II) RADEON(0): mem size init: gart size :1fdff000 vram size: s:8000000 visible:7cc0000
[    14.649] (II) RADEON(0): EXA: Driver will allow EXA pixmaps in VRAM
[    14.649] (==) RADEON(0): DPI set to (96, 96)
[    14.649] (II) Loading sub module "fb"
[    14.649] (II) LoadModule: "fb"
[    14.649] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libfb.so
[    14.650] (II) Module fb: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[    14.650] 	compiled for 1.10.1, module version = 1.0.0
[    14.650] 	ABI class: X.Org ANSI C Emulation, version 0.4
[    14.650] (II) Loading sub module "ramdac"
[    14.650] (II) LoadModule: "ramdac"
[    14.650] (II) Module "ramdac" already built-in
[    14.650] (II) Loading sub module "exa"
[    14.650] (II) LoadModule: "exa"
[    14.650] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libexa.so
[    14.650] (II) Module exa: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[    14.650] 	compiled for 1.10.1, module version = 2.5.0
[    14.650] 	ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 10.0
[    14.650] (II) UnloadModule: "vesa"
[    14.650] (II) Unloading vesa
[    14.650] (II) UnloadModule: "fbdev"
[    14.650] (II) Unloading fbdev
[    14.650] (II) UnloadModule: "fbdevhw"
[    14.650] (II) Unloading fbdevhw
[    14.650] (--) Depth 24 pixmap format is 32 bpp
[    14.650] (II) RADEON(0): [DRI2] Setup complete
[    14.650] (II) RADEON(0): [DRI2]   DRI driver: r300
[    14.651] (II) RADEON(0): Front buffer size: 3072K
[    14.651] (II) RADEON(0): VRAM usage limit set to 112204K
[    14.651] (==) RADEON(0): Backing store disabled
[    14.651] (II) RADEON(0): Direct rendering enabled
[    14.651] (II) RADEON(0): Render acceleration enabled for R300/R400/R500 type cards.
[    14.651] (II) RADEON(0): Setting EXA maxPitchBytes
[    14.651] (II) EXA(0): Driver allocated offscreen pixmaps
[    14.651] (II) EXA(0): Driver registered support for the following operations:
[    14.651] (II)         Solid
[    14.651] (II)         Copy
[    14.651] (II)         Composite (RENDER acceleration)
[    14.651] (II)         UploadToScreen
[    14.651] (II)         DownloadFromScreen
[    14.651] (II) RADEON(0): Acceleration enabled
[    14.651] (==) RADEON(0): DPMS enabled
[    14.651] (==) RADEON(0): Silken mouse enabled
[    14.651] (II) RADEON(0): Set up textured video
[    14.651] (II) RADEON(0): RandR 1.2 enabled, ignore the following RandR disabled message.
[    14.658] (--) RandR disabled
[    14.658] (II) Initializing built-in extension Generic Event Extension
[    14.658] (II) Initializing built-in extension SHAPE
[    14.658] (II) Initializing built-in extension MIT-SHM
[    14.658] (II) Initializing built-in extension XInputExtension
[    14.658] (II) Initializing built-in extension XTEST
[    14.658] (II) Initializing built-in extension BIG-REQUESTS
[    14.658] (II) Initializing built-in extension SYNC
[    14.658] (II) Initializing built-in extension XKEYBOARD
[    14.658] (II) Initializing built-in extension XC-MISC
[    14.658] (II) Initializing built-in extension SECURITY
[    14.658] (II) Initializing built-in extension XINERAMA
[    14.658] (II) Initializing built-in extension XFIXES
[    14.658] (II) Initializing built-in extension RENDER
[    14.658] (II) Initializing built-in extension RANDR
[    14.658] (II) Initializing built-in extension COMPOSITE
[    14.658] (II) Initializing built-in extension DAMAGE
[    14.658] (II) Initializing built-in extension GESTURE
[    14.670] (II) AIGLX: Trying DRI driver /usr/lib/dri/r300_dri.so
[    14.691] (II) AIGLX: enabled GLX_MESA_copy_sub_buffer
[    14.691] (II) AIGLX: enabled GLX_INTEL_swap_event
[    14.691] (II) AIGLX: enabled GLX_SGI_swap_control and GLX_MESA_swap_control
[    14.691] (II) AIGLX: enabled GLX_SGI_make_current_read
[    14.692] (II) AIGLX: GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap backed by buffer objects
[    14.692] (II) AIGLX: Loaded and initialized r300
[    14.692] (II) GLX: Initialized DRI2 GL provider for screen 0
[    14.693] (II) RADEON(0): Setting screen physical size to 270 x 203
[    14.715] (II) XKB: reuse xkmfile /var/lib/xkb/server-B20D7FC79C7F597315E3E501AEF10E0D866E8E92.xkm
[    14.730] (II) config/udev: Adding input device Power Button (/dev/input/event1)
[    14.731] (**) Power Button: Applying InputClass "evdev keyboard catchall"
[    14.731] (II) LoadModule: "evdev"
[    14.731] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/input/evdev_drv.so
[    14.732] (II) Module evdev: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[    14.732] 	compiled for 1.10.0.902, module version = 2.6.0
[    14.732] 	Module class: X.Org XInput Driver
[    14.732] 	ABI class: X.Org XInput driver, version 12.3
[    14.732] (II) Using input driver 'evdev' for 'Power Button'
[    14.732] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/input/evdev_drv.so
[    14.732] (**) Power Button: always reports core events
[    14.732] (**) Power Button: Device: "/dev/input/event1"
[    14.748] (--) Power Button: Found keys
[    14.748] (II) Power Button: Configuring as keyboard
[    14.748] (**) Option "config_info" "udev:/sys/devices/LNXSYSTM:00/LNXPWRBN:00/input/input1/event1"
[    14.748] (II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Power Button" (type: KEYBOARD)
[    14.748] (**) Option "xkb_rules" "evdev"
[    14.748] (**) Option "xkb_model" "pc105"
[    14.748] (**) Option "xkb_layout" "gb"
[    14.751] (II) XKB: reuse xkmfile /var/lib/xkb/server-2B4266AA55228AE7D9557A18F1965DBA19850816.xkm
[    14.755] (II) config/udev: Adding input device Power Button (/dev/input/event0)
[    14.755] (**) Power Button: Applying InputClass "evdev keyboard catchall"
[    14.755] (II) Using input driver 'evdev' for 'Power Button'
[    14.755] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/input/evdev_drv.so
[    14.755] (**) Power Button: always reports core events
[    14.755] (**) Power Button: Device: "/dev/input/event0"
[    14.768] (--) Power Button: Found keys
[    14.768] (II) Power Button: Configuring as keyboard
[    14.768] (**) Option "config_info" "udev:/sys/devices/LNXSYSTM:00/device:00/PNP0C0C:00/input/input0/event0"
[    14.768] (II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Power Button" (type: KEYBOARD)
[    14.768] (**) Option "xkb_rules" "evdev"
[    14.768] (**) Option "xkb_model" "pc105"
[    14.768] (**) Option "xkb_layout" "gb"
[    14.779] (II) config/udev: Adding input device HDA ATI SB Headphone (/dev/input/event3)
[    14.779] (II) No input driver/identifier specified (ignoring)
[    14.781] (II) config/udev: Adding input device AT Translated Set 2 keyboard (/dev/input/event2)
[    14.781] (**) AT Translated Set 2 keyboard: Applying InputClass "evdev keyboard catchall"
[    14.781] (II) Using input driver 'evdev' for 'AT Translated Set 2 keyboard'
[    14.781] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/input/evdev_drv.so
[    14.781] (**) AT Translated Set 2 keyboard: always reports core events
[    14.781] (**) AT Translated Set 2 keyboard: Device: "/dev/input/event2"
[    14.781] (--) AT Translated Set 2 keyboard: Found keys
[    14.781] (II) AT Translated Set 2 keyboard: Configuring as keyboard
[    14.781] (**) Option "config_info" "udev:/sys/devices/platform/i8042/serio0/input/input2/event2"
[    14.781] (II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "AT Translated Set 2 keyboard" (type: KEYBOARD)
[    14.781] (**) Option "xkb_rules" "evdev"
[    14.781] (**) Option "xkb_model" "pc105"
[    14.781] (**) Option "xkb_layout" "gb"
[    14.782] (II) config/udev: Adding input device ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse (/dev/input/event4)
[    14.782] (**) ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse: Applying InputClass "evdev pointer catchall"
[    14.782] (II) Using input driver 'evdev' for 'ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse'
[    14.782] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/input/evdev_drv.so
[    14.782] (**) ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse: always reports core events
[    14.782] (**) ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse: Device: "/dev/input/event4"
[    14.783] (--) ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse: Found 3 mouse buttons
[    14.783] (--) ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse: Found scroll wheel(s)
[    14.783] (--) ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse: Found relative axes
[    14.783] (--) ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse: Found x and y relative axes
[    14.783] (II) ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse: Configuring as mouse
[    14.783] (II) ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse: Adding scrollwheel support
[    14.783] (**) ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse: YAxisMapping: buttons 4 and 5
[    14.783] (**) ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse: EmulateWheelButton: 4, EmulateWheelInertia: 10, EmulateWheelTimeout: 200
[    14.783] (**) Option "config_info" "udev:/sys/devices/platform/i8042/serio1/input/input4/event4"
[    14.783] (II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse" (type: MOUSE)
[    14.783] (II) ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse: initialized for relative axes.
[    14.783] (**) ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse: (accel) keeping acceleration scheme 1
[    14.783] (**) ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse: (accel) acceleration profile 0
[    14.783] (**) ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse: (accel) acceleration factor: 2.000
[    14.783] (**) ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse: (accel) acceleration threshold: 4
[    14.783] (II) config/udev: Adding input device ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse (/dev/input/mouse0)
[    14.783] (II) No input driver/identifier specified (ignoring)
[    29.335] (II) RADEON(0): Allocate new frame buffer 848x480 stride 896
[    29.336] (II) RADEON(0): VRAM usage limit set to 113457K
robert@robert-MS-7373:~$
As for your other question, when I input this into the terminal

Code:
gksudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf
a box opens with:

Code:
Section "Monitor"
        Identifier      "Configured Monitor"
        HorizSync       31-65
        VertRefresh     50-120
EndSection

Section "Screen"
        Identifier      "Default Screen"
        Monitor         "Configured Monitor"
        Device          "Configured Video Device"
        DefaultDepth    24
             SubSection      "Display"
                Viewport        0 0
                Depth           24
                Modes           "1280x1024"
             EndSubSection
EndSection
I save that box, and then this appears in the terminal:

Code:
robert@robert-MS-7373:~$ gksudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf

(gedit:2967): Gtk-WARNING **: Attempting to set the permissions of `/root/.local/share/recently-used.xbel', but failed: No such file or directory

(gedit:2967): Gtk-WARNING **: Attempting to store changes into `/root/.local/share/recently-used.xbel', but failed: Failed to create file '/root/.local/share/recently-used.xbel.T4D6UV': No such file or directory

(gedit:2967): Gtk-WARNING **: Attempting to set the permissions of `/root/.local/share/recently-used.xbel', but failed: No such file or directory

(gedit:2967): Gtk-WARNING **: Attempting to store changes into `/root/.local/share/recently-used.xbel', but failed: Failed to create file '/root/.local/share/recently-used.xbel.NVXCVV': No such file or directory

(gedit:2967): Gtk-WARNING **: Attempting to set the permissions of `/root/.local/share/recently-used.xbel', but failed: No such file or directory
robert@robert-MS-7373:~$
 
Old 05-05-2011, 01:46 PM   #10
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Don't worry about that error messages, they are not relevant to your problem. Two things attract may attention here.
The first, in your xorg.con you have set the resolution to 1280x1024, but you are stating that your monitor has a resolution of 1280x720.
The second, your monitor seems to report its maximum resolution as 1024x768.

So, at first set correct the resolution in the configuration file and restart the XServer, may be it works then.
If that doesn't work you have to alter the configuration file to ignore the EDID-values reported by your monitor. I don't know that much about setting up Xorg, but from what I have read it should be done when you add the following section to the xorg.conf-file:
Code:
Section "Device"
   Identifier "Configured Video Device"
   Busid "PCI:0:1:5"
   Driver "radeon"
   Option "UseEDID" "0"
EndSection
I am not sure if the PCI-ID is the right one, hopefully someone more knowledgeable can step in here.
 
Old 05-05-2011, 03:38 PM   #11
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Again, many thanks. I should explain about:
Code:
(I)n your xorg.con you have set the resolution to 1280x1024...
That was done using the application Startup Manager, which I thought might somehow have an effect. It had no effect at all. If I go to "System", and then "Monitors", the same four choices remain: 848x480, 1024x768, 800x600, and 640x480. There is nothing that can change that.

Actually, in Windows 7 I can set my monitor to an even higher resolution than 1280x720, but then everything on the screen becomes too small, at least for me.

I really appreciate your efforts, and I was hoping I could somehow make this version of Ubuntu work for me, because it seems in many ways to be a big improvement over earlier versions - except for the monitor issue.

I suppose someday someone will resolve this issue, but in the meantime I'll go back to using Windows 7, which works with no problem and is in many ways a really fine OS.

I was just hoping that Ubuntu might have made enough progress so that someone like me could use it easily, but that doesn't seem to be the case. Ubuntu 11.04 has a lot of nifty little applications and pieces of software, but if it isn't possible to do something as basic as set the correct screen resolution, then all the bells and whistles in the world are pretty useless. It still seems to be true that if you want to use Ubuntu, you have to know a LOT about computers. All the cute little icons and graphics can't change that. Ubuntu is still an OS for experts, not for newbies like me.

Anyway, again, many thanks for trying to help in this situation.

Best regards
 
Old 05-06-2011, 12:04 AM   #12
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i dual boot with winddows 7 and the same exact thing happened to me. it wouldn't let me pick my proper resolution
this is what i did to fix it

1. when in ubuntu 11.04 click the power button in the upper right corner and and select System Settings. scroll down until you see Additional Drivers under Hardware and select it. you should see NVIDIA accelerate graphics driver(version 173) &
NVIDIA accelerated graphics driver(version current) [Recommended].
unactivated the ones that are activated. and go back and click the power button a select restart to upgrade (or something like that)

2. once it restarts login and it should be back to the normal resolution (fix it if not under monitors) and it should resemble ubuntu 10.10. go back to Addditional Drivers and activate
NVIDIA accelerated graphics driver(version current) [recommended] then after that go to the power button and select restart to upgrade.

3. now go to System Settings and select monitors and your resolution should be there (if not keep reading)

4. if you completed all these steps above and still dont have your proper resolution then repeat step 1. once you login go to your terminal and tpye sudo apt-get install unity then press enter. after that tpye sudo apt-get update unity and press enter. now repeat steps 2 & 3.

hope this works because it worked for me
 
Old 05-06-2011, 12:15 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by nomekop View Post
i dual boot with winddows 7 and the same exact thing happened to me. it wouldn't let me pick my proper resolution
this is what i did to fix it

1. when in ubuntu 11.04 click the power button in the upper right corner and and select System Settings. scroll down until you see Additional Drivers under Hardware and select it. you should see NVIDIA accelerate graphics driver(version 173) &
NVIDIA accelerated graphics driver(version current) [Recommended].
unactivated the ones that are activated. and go back and click the power button a select restart to upgrade (or something like that)

2. once it restarts login and it should be back to the normal resolution (fix it if not under monitors) and it should resemble ubuntu 10.10. go back to Addditional Drivers and activate
NVIDIA accelerated graphics driver(version current) [recommended] then after that go to the power button and select restart to upgrade.

3. now go to System Settings and select monitors and your resolution should be there (if not keep reading)

4. if you completed all these steps above and still dont have your proper resolution then repeat step 1. once you login go to your terminal and tpye sudo apt-get install unity then press enter. after that tpye sudo apt-get update unity and press enter. now repeat steps 2 & 3.

hope this works because it worked for me
If you actually had read the thread you would know that this will not work for the OP. At first he doesn't have a NVidia card, at second, his card is not supported by the proprietary driver, so he has to use the free radeon driver.

Please read threads carefully before posting.
 
Old 05-06-2011, 01:01 AM   #14
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If you actually had read the thread you would know that this will not work for the OP. At first he doesn't have a NVidia card, at second, his card is not supported by the proprietary driver, so he has to use the free radeon driver.

Please read threads carefully before posting.
damn you take your self a little so seriously dont you think.
just trying to help someone
 
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And how does it help to not read the thread and posting a solution that does not apply to the problem?
And yes, I am taking this serious. This is what anyone deserves who comes to this forum and asks for help.
 
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