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Old 08-13-2010, 11:47 PM   #1
zhouhao
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unknow monitor & screen is not refreshed


I installed Ubuntu 9.10 on an old PC, Dell dimension L550r, PIII500, 512M ram.

There is a problem that monitor is not detected. I could logon as 'xterm' type, but the window size is only 1/4 of screen. When I logon as 'GNOME', it seems screen is not refreshed. media player window is blank, but can see a static image if minimize and restore window. Even terminal window is blank.

Go to "System"->"Preference"->"Display", shows "monitor unknown"


I can not find file /etc/X11/xorg.conf, is this normal?

xrandr command output:
Screen 0: minimum 640x400, current 1024x768, maximum 1024x768
default connected 1024x768+0+0 0mm x0mm
1024x768 60.0* 75.0 70
832x624 75.0
.....

Any help is appreciated.
 
Old 08-14-2010, 06:13 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by zhouhao View Post
I installed Ubuntu 9.10 on an old PC, Dell dimension L550r, PIII500, 512M ram.

There is a problem that monitor is not detected. I could logon as 'xterm' type, but the window size is only 1/4 of screen. When I logon as 'GNOME', it seems screen is not refreshed. media player window is blank, but can see a static image if minimize and restore window. Even terminal window is blank.

Go to "System"->"Preference"->"Display", shows "monitor unknown"


I can not find file /etc/X11/xorg.conf, is this normal?

xrandr command output:
Screen 0: minimum 640x400, current 1024x768, maximum 1024x768
default connected 1024x768+0+0 0mm x0mm
1024x768 60.0* 75.0 70
832x624 75.0
.....

Any help is appreciated.
xorg.conf is now considered optional in most cases. Your case is apparently not one of them. Get to a console (Alt-F2 or Alt-F3 should do it), and run [CODE]sudo Xorg -configure :1[/CODE This will create the file xorg.conf.new in your home directory, which you can edit as needed, then copy to /etc/X11/xorg.conf, then restart X
 
  


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