Originally Posted by Disillusionist
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)
Additionally, what screen resolutions are you seeing available?
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.
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
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.