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Old 05-28-2009, 02:44 AM   #16
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Hi FiveStepsAhead,

Parallels, gives you a virtual Graphics card, therefore it is unlikely to be recognised as the native NVIDIA card that is available to your Mac.

Can you post your xorg.conf file (from Ubuntu)
Code:
cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Additionally, what screen resolutions are you seeing available?
 
Old 05-28-2009, 06:50 AM   #17
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Hi FiveStepsAhead,

Parallels, gives you a virtual Graphics card, therefore it is unlikely to be recognised as the native NVIDIA card that is available to your Mac.

Can you post your xorg.conf file (from Ubuntu)
Code:
cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Additionally, what screen resolutions are you seeing available?
Hi

How do I post my xorg.conf file?

I'm seeing the following resolutions:

1024 x 768 (the highest resolution, the one I'm on at the moment)
800 x 600
640 x 480

I found out that the parallels tools will allow you to change the screen resolution, but I have no idea how to install it on linux. It comes up with a disk image, I click on it and I can view the folders, but clicking on the installer doesn't install the program, and clicking on seperate files (even running them in terminal) doesn't get me anywhere.

thanks

EDIT: Also when I booted it up this time it told me it couldn't load the trash applet or something, and asked me if I wanted to delete it, I pressed no, but now I can't find it anywhere. >.>

EDIT 2: Ok, so really, I should be able to do this to change my screen resolution
http://weekeat.com/linux/resolution-...allels-and-mac

yet it's coming up with this:
xserver-xorg postinst warning: overwriting possibly-customised configuration
file; backup in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.20090528123014


before I do anything else I'd like to know how to get rid of this warning? Every thread I read says that this method works. Would a clean re-install of ubuntu fix this problem? I think at this point it might be quicker, and might fix the trash bin issue too.

Last edited by FiveStepsAhead; 05-28-2009 at 07:30 AM.
 
Old 05-28-2009, 08:35 AM   #18
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Edit: I didn't catch there was a page 2. already covered most of it...

Parallels is a virtual machine right? So, you may not have access directly to the video drivers of the actual card. Or at least, you might not. It's possible that "VGA compatible controller", which seems like the emulated driver for the card, is the only way to deal with the hardware. You might want to check with the Parallels guys about that. I don't remember if they certify Ubuntu (I think they do). But either way, they might be able to help also.

Last edited by nuwen52; 05-28-2009 at 09:07 AM.
 
Old 05-28-2009, 03:00 PM   #19
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REMOVED

I can recreate the issue.

Last edited by Disillusionist; 05-28-2009 at 05:29 PM.
 
Old 05-29-2009, 04:55 PM   #20
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Can you try changing your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file

Code:
Section "Device"
        Identifier      "Configured Video Device"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
        Identifier      "Configured Monitor"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
        Identified      "Default Screen"
        Monitor         "Configured Monitor"
        Device          "Configured Video Device"
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth 24
                Modes "1280x800" "1024x768" "800x600" "600x480"
                Virtual 0 0
        EndSubSection
EndSection
Then reboot your machine.

What resolutions do you see available then?
 
  


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