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Old 09-10-2005, 04:08 PM   #1
xLunatiK
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Screen Resolution Problem In Ubuntu


I'm stuck in something like 800x600 and in the Resolution changer it's the only choice that I'm given. I've found things on the internet telling me to do something with xorg.config but they confuse me.

Any help is appreciated.
 
Old 09-10-2005, 04:58 PM   #2
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Old 09-10-2005, 05:10 PM   #3
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i hope this helps

i'm a big newbie too, and i just got this fixed for me. I have debian sarge, but apparently ubuntu is based off of it.

anyway, go into the filemanager and get to root.

go in etc, this is where configuration stuff is.

I have a folder called "X11", i don't know what you have, but maybe it'll be "xorg" for you. x.org and x86 are the desktop environments, and since you're trying to configure them, that is the place to look

find a file like xorg.config or something. for me it's "XF86Config-4"

now that you know where it is, it's time to edit it.

unfortunatly you can't edit it as a regular user, so you are going to have to change it as root

open the shell and type 'su' this will change you to root

cd is change directory, so type "cd /etc/X11" or whatever the folder was for you

try kedit XF86Config-4
or whatever the config file you found you wanted

scroll around untill you see some lists of screen resolutions

you might see something like:
Code:
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		24
		Modes		"800x600" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
just change it to be whatever like this:
Code:
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		24
		Modes		"1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
save it and exit
go to the shell and type exit. this will log you out of the root user, so type exit again.

now, i think i had to restart to get it to work, so try that.

anyway, i don't know if this will work for you seeing as how we have different distros but maybe they're close enough to the same thing.
 
Old 09-10-2005, 05:59 PM   #4
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yes ubuntu is based on debian. i tried debian once i burned the mini and when it booted all i got was command pronpt. i havent tried it since i might go for the full cd downloads and try it that way. i hated ubuntu at first also but out of the 3 distros im running i use ubuntu most ,. i learned to love it i think
 
Old 09-10-2005, 08:20 PM   #5
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The command kedit doesn't work even if I sudo first. How do I edit the xorg.config file?
 
Old 09-10-2005, 08:33 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by xLunatiK
The command kedit doesn't work even if I sudo first. How do I edit the xorg.config file?
If you're using Kubuntu, use this command:

Code:
sudo kwrite /etc/X11/xorg.conf
If you're using Ubuntu, use this command:

Code:
sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf
 
Old 09-21-2005, 08:36 AM   #7
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I'm having a very similar issue -- I have just installed Ubuntu 5.04, and am unable to switch out of 640X480 (60Hz). The xorg.conf file shows a range of possible values (1024X768, 800X600, etc.), and properly indicates my monitor (NEC 1860NX). I've looked at the log file for xorg, and don't see anything that would indicate a problem (though I'm a newbie at all of this -- it's quite likely that I'm missing something). Any guidance you can offer would be most welcome. Thanks!
 
Old 10-25-2006, 06:46 PM   #8
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I have similar problem. My widescreen moniter (1200x800 native) is stuck at 1024x768 and Ubuntu 6.06 LTS doesnt offer me any other options I have tried messing with xorg.conf and to no success. that entire code follows. Sorry about the length of this post.
# /etc/X11/xorg.conf (xorg X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
#
# Edit this file with caution, and see the /etc/X11/xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man /etc/X11/xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
#
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
#
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
# sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "Files"
FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/misc"
FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi"
FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi"
# path to defoma fonts
FontPath "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "i2c"
Load "bitmap"
Load "ddc"
Load "dri"
Load "extmod"
Load "freetype"
Load "glx"
Load "int10"
Load "type1"
Load "vbe"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Driver "kbd"
Option "CoreKeyboard"
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc104"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Synaptics Touchpad"
Driver "synaptics"
Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
Option "HorizScrollDelta" "0"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "stylus"
Option "Device" "/dev/wacom" # Change to
# /dev/input/event
# for USB
Option "Type" "stylus"
Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "eraser"
Option "Device" "/dev/wacom" # Change to
# /dev/input/event
# for USB
Option "Type" "eraser"
Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "cursor"
Option "Device" "/dev/wacom" # Change to
# /dev/input/event
# for USB
Option "Type" "cursor"
Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller"
Driver "i810"
BusID "PCI:0:2:0"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Generic Monitor"
Option "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Device "Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller"
Monitor "Generic Monitor"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 1
Modes "1280x800"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 4
Modes "1280x800"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1280x800"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1280x800"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1280x800"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x800"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen "Default Screen"
InputDevice "Generic Keyboard"
InputDevice "Configured Mouse"
InputDevice "stylus" "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice "cursor" "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice "eraser" "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice "Synaptics Touchpad"
EndSection

Section "DRI"
Mode 0666
EndSection

So what do I change?
 
Old 10-25-2006, 07:02 PM   #9
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I was stuck in 640x480, very hard on the eyes.

The thread above contains the post that helped me solve the prob. Also, I've always only been able to run 1024x768 under Ubuntu, and just figured I'd have to deal with it. However when I followed the instructions above, I was able to change my screen resolution to 1280x960, which I prefer over the former...

IGF

Last edited by IndyGunFreak; 10-25-2006 at 07:07 PM.
 
Old 01-16-2009, 01:32 PM   #10
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Please Help Me

I just installed Ubunto 8.04.1 Hardy Harron. My screen resolution is at 800x600, i need it to be at 1024x800. I don't have the option of changing it under preferences because 800x600 is as high as it will go. Could someone explain this in VERY VERY VERY simple steps. Thank you in advance.
 
  


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