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Old 05-06-2011, 12:19 AM   #16
nomekop
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okay dann
 
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Old 05-10-2011, 05:39 PM   #17
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Solution

I installed a better ATI graphics card, and that solved the problem: no more difficulties with the screen resolution of my computer when using Ubuntu. The old graphic card worked fine when I booted into Windows 7, but it just didn't work with Ubuntu. The new card, an ATI Radeon HD5450, works fine with both Windows and Ubuntu.

Too bad it took a new graphics card to get Ubuntu to work for me, but I guess that's life. I think it was worth getting and installing the new card. I still boot into WIndows 7 a lot, but I like having Ubuntu available as well. Ubuntu keeps improving all the time, so maybe someday people like me will be able to use it exclusively, instead of Windows.
 
Old 05-10-2011, 06:09 PM   #18
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Interesting, changing video card fixed it. There must be some issue with EDID and the open source ATI/AMD video drivers for obsolete cards, but maybe it works with nerwer cards. Or are you using the closed source drivers?

Quote:
Originally Posted by rjbennett View Post
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.
If its a LCD/LED LCD etc, then you are better off using the native resolution (normally the biggest resolution with LCDs) and then changing the DPI. See here-

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...gs-change.html

Its also possible to change DPI with linux (at least soemtimes anyway but how to do it tends to be DE specific. I have no idea how to change DPI with unity (which is what you will be using by defualt with 11.04), and I dont want to know...
 
Old 05-28-2011, 02:41 PM   #19
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Hi TobiSGD
I am unable to select a higher screen resolution also after install it with 11.04.Have been advise to download intel linux driver but I do not know where to start. My problem has been posted as per link attach http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...lution-881912/ . Can you please help?

Below are the output details:
oem@oem-desktop:~$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE/PE DRAM Controller/Host-Hub Interface (rev 01)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE Chipset Integrated Graphics Device (rev 01)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 01)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 01)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 01)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 01)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev 81)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL (ICH4/ICH4-L) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 01)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801DB (ICH4) IDE Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) SMBus Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 01)
01:01.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
oem@oem-desktop:~$

Appreciate your soonest reply
Thanks
 
Old 07-15-2011, 04:56 PM   #20
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You would do better to just make a new thread in the ubuntu section. With some title like 'how to get intel 845 video drivers for 11.04'.
 
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Old 08-04-2011, 05:41 AM   #21
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Hello to everyone
I have a similar problem with rjbennett.
I am using Ubuntu 11.04 and until yesterday, everything was smooth. When I tried to log in today, I noticed that my resolution was changed. I tried to follow the solution you gave to rjbennett but had no results.The "biggest" resolution I can find in my monitor settings is 1024 X768 and I was working on 1280 X 1024.
The only thing I could find is that I use a Radeon 9550.
I'm still trying to find if I've made something wrong in the hardware, or if someone logged in my pc and messed up. But I would really appreciate if you have any suggestions.
Thanks a lot.
 
Old 08-12-2011, 08:10 AM   #22
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sainath@sainath-ThinkCentre-xxx:~$ lspci
Host bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 671MX
PCI bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] PCI-to-PCI bridge
ISA bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS968 [MuTIOL Media IO] (rev 01)
IDE interface: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 5513 [IDE] (rev 01)
USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.1 Controller (rev 0f)
USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.1 Controller (rev 0f)
USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 2.0 Controller
IDE interface: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SATA Controller / IDE mode (rev 03)
PCI bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] PCI-to-PCI bridge
PCI bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] PCI-to-PCI bridge
Audio device: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] Azalia Audio Controller
VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation G98 [GeForce 8400 GS] (rev a1)
Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 01)
sainath@sainath-ThinkCentre-xxx:~$ cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Section "Device"
Identifier "Default Device"
Option "NoLogo" "True"
EndSection
 
Old 08-15-2011, 06:05 PM   #23
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Hi i had the same problem
can anyone help me??
in windows 7 i had Intel Graphics Media Accelator and all was fine.

my monitor proper resolution is 1366 x 768

any suggestions??
 
Old 09-29-2011, 06:35 AM   #24
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If anyone need, I had today same problem on Ubuntu 11.04, it didn't show the proper resolution.
This happened after I connected PC on KVM switch (keyboard & monitor).
Thanks to this help, I solved the problem:
http://www.ubuntugeek.com/how-change...ng-xrandr.html
 
Old 10-02-2011, 12:06 PM   #25
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TobiSGD View Post
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
With 11.04 using upstart and other event-drive configuration for X11, I cannot
find any of the details. I cannot find docs that come anywhere close to description
of what I find on my workstations.

On my Linux Mint-11 (based on Ubuntu 11.04) I found xorg.conf as:
Code:
  user@host $  locate xorg.conf

  /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/
  ... several NN-name.conf files in that folder
  /usr/share/doc/xserver-xorg-video-nouveau/examples/xorg.conf
  /usr/share/man/man5/xorg.conf.5.gz
NOTICE that I did not find any file named exactly xorg.conf.
I tried a global system search with find and did not identify
anything named xorg.conf either.

After some rummage, I found these things:

In /etc/X11/Xsession.d/80im-switch.sh
Code:
    ... looks for details in the following places ...
    $HOME/.xinput.d/${LNG}
    $HOME/.xinput.d/all_ALL
    /etc/X11/xinit/xinput.d/${LNG}
    /etc/X11/xinit/xinput.d/all_ALL
    /etc/X11/xinit/xinput.d/default
Where the variable 'LNG' the configured 'language_region' string.

On my system, the following files exist:
  • nothing in $HOME
  • /etc/X11/xinit/xinput.d/all_ALL
  • /etc/X11/xinit/xinput.d/default

Please help,
~~~ 0;-< Dan
 
Old 02-20-2012, 09:46 AM   #26
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i'm using the "ultimate edition 3.0 games" operating system, which i'm figuring out is a variation of ubuntu. i've got 2 problems:

the font size is set to 10 on the menu options. even when i changed every font size to 16 or 18
nothing i do will change that, so i tried to decrease the screen resolution
s
the monitor / display resolution is set to 1280 x 1024 and will not change. i tried to set it to 1024 x 768 so i could actually read the menu options, then click "apply". the resolutions window closes, but the resolution doesn't change.

i am using the 'live' version, running off my cd.

my biggest complaint with linux is the develpers have got this in reverse: every linux distribution needs to ship with each and every font set to 16 and 18, and the resolution set to 800 x 600 or 1024 x 768. then, we have the option to set the fonts smaller, or use a higher resolution. with setting the font to 8 and using a resolution of 1280 x 1024, i can't read the menu optoins to change my font size.

this is why i prefer microsoft over linux. the only problem i have with microsoft fonts is the size of the font on their product key.

if the linux community wanted to make linux more popular, they should start by making it user friendly. having small unreadable fonts isn't user friendly at all.
 
Old 03-25-2012, 04:15 PM   #27
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I cant play game on ubuntu

hey
i have problem to play games on ubuntu 11:4
when i m going to play a game its not showing video just a black screen
please help to fix that prob
regards
ZULQARNAIN RASHEED
 
Old 04-13-2013, 03:22 PM   #28
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here is the deal, change this

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
to

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           "1280x720"
             EndSubSection
EndSection
 
  


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