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Old 02-10-2007, 07:33 PM   #1
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Ubuntu Resolution not changing.....


I try to use the install to HDD option but the resolution is to up close, i go to change it an the drop-down menu doesnt drop down, in fact the only way i know it should be there is from the help section.
 
Old 02-11-2007, 07:27 AM   #2
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OK Cool:
You are trying to install Ubuntu? Or is it already installed?
Or are you trying to install something else from ubuntu?
Which version? What are you installing it onto?

You have a video resolution problem...
What is your video card?

If you are yet to install, and the screen resolution is stopping you, you can set the screen resolution as a kernel parameter at the boot: prompt. There are pages discussing various options under which to run the installer (read the instructions on the first screen). Have you looked at these?
 
Old 02-11-2007, 02:47 PM   #3
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installing ubuntu 6.10. i have a ATI Radeon Xpress 200 card, i am currently in Windows(i know, i know), and use a live CD. I am wanting to install it on a 13GiB HDD. And i have not looked at the documents. at boot: i type "prompt"? im sorry, im new at this.
 
Old 02-11-2007, 08:03 PM   #4
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... so you want to go to system-preferences-"screen resolution", but it doesn't drop down?

There are other ways to fix the resolution, but this is not a good sign. When you start from the live cd, you can let it check the cd if something is wrong with the install cd. If there is a problem, just burn it again. Force it to burn at 4x speed - that's safer.

If there's nothing wrong with the cd, you can download the "alternate" install cd - if you download from ubuntu.com - you get various options. One of them is alternate. You probably want the x86 version - alternate. Even if you have a 64 bit cpu.
The alternate install cd does not start a live system, it gives you a pretty ugly graphical installer, but it's still easy to use.
 
Old 02-11-2007, 08:20 PM   #5
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gNewSense resolution

ok, i solved half the problem by getting gNewSense. It seems to work well but when i go to Display-System Settings and log in as root, i still can't change the slider for the resolution.
 
Old 02-11-2007, 08:54 PM   #6
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well... alright. But that complicates things even further... This distribution has a very tiny user base, so if you have gnewsense-specific problems you might not get much help. Plus you will have driver trouble. I would suggest you try installing the proprietary ati driver for your card, but if you do that, that would eliminate every reason to run gnewsense instead of ubuntu!

+ What's exactly the problem?!
Resolution too high, too low... ? What resolution do you have now, what resolution do you want to have and what type of monitor/size do you use?

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Old 02-11-2007, 09:35 PM   #7
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problem...

ok, so ubuntu would be the way to go? my resolution right now on gNewSense is 640x480. way to large. my brower window has x and y scrollbars.
 
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Ubuntu resolution not changing...

I am using Ubuntu 6.01 live CD right now. I cannot install on my hard-drive as I cannot see the whole window. The resolution is set at 640x480. The drop down menu is not working. I am using a ATI Radeon Xpress 200 graphics card. The only problem i notice on boot is that there is no 'ok' by PCMCIA. (i have not the slightest idea what that is) Please advise as to whether I should burn again as earlier suggested or if there is another way to fix this.
 
Old 02-11-2007, 10:34 PM   #9
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Follow Redeye's instructions...

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=495248

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Old 02-12-2007, 10:22 AM   #10
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When I first installed Ubunutu (5.04), I had the same problem. Turned out that the NVidia card I was using needed a driver which I was able to find and install (can't remember exactly how, but if you determine that you have a similar problem you can doubtless get guidance from those who do remember.)
 
Old 02-12-2007, 11:29 AM   #11
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yeah I agree with redeye's post, sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg should do the trick. But if ever it still stays at 640x480, you'll have to open up a terminal, type "sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf" find the section that looks like this :

Code:
Subsection "Display"
        Depth       8
        Modes "1280x800" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubsection
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       16
        Modes "1280x800" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubsection
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       24
        Modes "1280x800" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubsection
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       32
and add the other resolutions in the Modes lines, then save the file by pressing Ctrl + O and then Ctrl + X to exit.

I'm not sure about this part since i've never tried it in Live CD mode, but in theory you press Ctrl + Alt + Backspace to shut down the Screen and it should restart by itself. If ever it doesn't and you see a screen with black and white-ish text then type "startx" and the desktop should start up again. But as I said I'm not sure about this part, I'll have to check once back home.
 
Old 02-12-2007, 01:40 PM   #12
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You can try ctrl-alt-+ on an empty desktop.
You can look into xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf I think. Do a "locate xorg.conf" - you will need this pretty often anyway. Post... the whole file...
"gedit xorg.conf" - and then copy and paste. Don't forget the code tags.

Last edited by oskar; 02-12-2007 at 01:41 PM.
 
Old 02-12-2007, 02:04 PM   #13
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This is the second time you posted the exact same topic within a day.
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=527430

Stick with one thread.
 
Old 02-12-2007, 04:40 PM   #14
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Two threads on the same topic have been merged
 
Old 02-12-2007, 05:58 PM   #15
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I downloaded and burned an regular iso and installed ubuntu that way. my resolution is fine but it raises a new problem, i am logged in as "oem" and at the end of the installation it told me to configure things as i felt and then type "sudo oem-config-prepare" into a terminal, it asks for my password but i cant type it in, it only allows the enter key.
 
  


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