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I installed kubuntu 8.10, with KDE, On my machine with a KDS VS-7e monitor. While the montior can utilize a much higher resolution, in the KRandRtray program it wont allow it to go past 800x600 resolution.
Some of the stuff I looked up seems to indicate I will need to manually update the xorg.conf file as this monitor isnt supported for the automatic configuration.
Here is the current file:
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
Your problem is most probably because you don't have the needed drivers for your video card, and you are stuck in low graphics mode. In that case, changing your xorg.conf won't help and can actually leave you without graphics at all.
To get more info on your hardware and modules that are currently loaded in the kernel, run the commands 'lspci' and 'lsmod' and paste the output you get back to the forum.
Udi is quite right. It looks like you used some sort of automatic configuration routine and Kubuntu wasn't able to guess your video card and left it empty. You are then stuck with a minimalist type configuration. You need to select a proper driver for your video card and reconfigure xorg-xserver.