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The other day I thought, "Hey. I want something new. Why not linux?" So I downloaded ubuntu 11.10 and installed. After installation I had to edit my grub file so boot would not leave me with a blank screen. It successfully worked.
But one MAJOR problem which is really irritating me is the display settings. Hopefully you guys and experts can guide me through the process of fixing this. Just for you to know: I'm not a big expert on drivers/hardware. All I know is that on windows (I dual Boot), my max screen res is 1366 x 768 pixels, which is 16:9.
My only two available options are:
1024 x 768 4:3
800 x 600 4:3
It also Says 'Monitor Unknown'
I tried finding out solutions to to fix this, and even threads that said, 'solved' I still didn't understand. That's why I am resorting to making my own thread, asking for guidance. Hopefully you can guide me through the process of fixing this problem.
I have a monitor that is not properly detected by Xorg. My solution is to add a custom /etc/X11/xorg.conf file that contains everything needed for the proper utilization of my monitor.
You can start by executing, from a terminal window, as root, the command
Xorg -configure :1
This will create the file /root/xorg.conf.new which should be edited to conform to your monitor. If nothing else, you will need to specify the graphics mode (1366x768) via an appropriate modeline command in the Monitor section, and an appropriate mode in the Screen section. The command
gtf 1366 768
executed in a terminal window should give you the modeline you need. From my xorg.conf file (needed so I can get 1680x1050 on my monitor):
give the output to lsmod and lspci or if you know you have nvidia/intel/amd graphics you can go that route for the kernel modules/drivers. Also I believe ubuntu has something in there gui (not sure what it's called I don't use ubuntu) that is a 'click to install proprietary drivers' thing which may work.
As for setting the resolution you can use xrandr and set pretty much any resolution you want how you want to set it if you're not using nvidia proprietary. Hope that helps.
sudo: nvidia-xconfig: command not found
mason@mason-PC:~$ Xorg -configure :1
Fatal server error:
Cannot open log file "/var/log/Xorg.1.log"
Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support
ddxSigGiveUp: Closing log
And when I run:
gtf 1366 768
This pops up:
usage: gtf x y refresh [-v|--verbose] [-f|--fbmode] [-x|--xorgmode]
x : the desired horizontal resolution (required)
y : the desired vertical resolution (required)
refresh : the desired refresh rate (required)
-v|--verbose : enable verbose printouts (traces each step of the computation)
-f|--fbmode : output an fbset(8)-style mode description
-x|--xorgmode : output an Xorg-style mode description (this is the default
if no mode description is requested)
run that as root or use sudo sorry the other info was just me thinking out loud.
Here is what Came up after doing 'sudo su' ,which apeared when I googled how to run as root. I think it is correct because this is the code that appeared after typing 'Xorg -configure :1'
root@mason-PC:/home/mason# Xorg -configure :1
X.Org X Server 1.10.4
Release Date: 2011-08-19
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.24-29-server i686 Ubuntu
Current Operating System: Linux mason-PC 3.0.0-14-generic #23-Ubuntu SMP Mon Nov 21 20:34:47 UTC 2011 i686
Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-14-generic root=UUID=7597402f-906b-4173-9efd-395ede0da2ff ro quiet splash i915.modeset=0 xforcevesa vt.handoff=7
Build Date: 19 October 2011 05:09:41AM
xorg-server 2:1.10.4-1ubuntu4.2 (For technical support please see http://www.ubuntu.com/support)
Current version of pixman: 0.22.2
Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
to make sure that you have the latest version.
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.1.log", Time: Fri Jan 13 17:03:12 2012
List of video drivers:
(EE) Failed to load module "vmwgfx" (module does not exist, 0)
(EE) vmware: Please ignore the above warnings about not being able to to load module/driver vmwgfx
(EE) vmware: Unexpected failure while loading the "vmwlegacy" driver. Giving up.
(EE) Failed to load module "vmware" (a required submodule could not be loaded, 134912947)
(++) Using config file: "/root/xorg.conf.new"
(==) Using system config directory "/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d"
Number of created screens does not match number of detected devices.
ddxSigGiveUp: Closing log