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Old 02-20-2006, 07:52 PM   #1
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how do I adjust the screen resolution on Ubuntu


I have justinstalled Ubuntu and the screen res s set to a hideous 600x480 when I need to work with 1400x1080.

How do I change it?

In the menu system is only gives me one option?

Can I do this fom the CLI?
 
Old 02-20-2006, 08:27 PM   #2
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What type of video card do you have and have you installed the drivers? You might want to start there. If the drviers are installed then you can access the screen resolution in one of thje menus. I forget which one and not sitting in front of my box right now. It's the third menu from the left. There you will be able to change your screen resolution.
 
Old 02-20-2006, 08:27 PM   #3
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Check this out.
 
Old 02-21-2006, 05:49 AM   #4
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aysiu

thanks for that but I am afraid that I might have done something wrong.

Here is my xconf file.

I would be very greatful if you could tell me what I have done wrong.

Many thanks.
Section "Monitor"
Identifier "DELL P991"
HorzSync 30-107
VertRefresh 48-120
Option "DPMS"
# 1400x1080 @ 85.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 96.39 kHz; pclk: 184.30 MHz
Modeline "1400x1080_85.00" 184.30 1400 1504 1656 1912 1080 1081 1084 1134 -HSync +Vsync

EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Device "ATI Technologies, Inc. Radeon 9600 (RV350 AS)"
Monitor "DELL P991"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 1
Modes "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 4
Modes "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1400x1080" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600"$ EndSubSection
EndSubSection
EndSection
 
Old 02-21-2006, 06:25 AM   #5
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i have just installed ubuntu 5.10 on my machine. but the only resolution available is 600x480. how do i set this to at least 800x600 or better/my video adapter is SIS 500 or something. it works well with fedora core 4 and windows XP. what do i do with this.
 
Old 02-21-2006, 11:20 AM   #6
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System---> Preferences----> Screen Resolution
 
Old 02-23-2006, 03:58 AM   #7
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i have tried that already. it doesn't list anything but 600x480 or something, which is hideously big.any other solutions?
 
Old 02-23-2006, 07:22 AM   #8
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yhatz, I installed exactly the same thing as you and had exactly the same problem.

take a look here to see what i did to solve the problem.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=417898

I managed to install all that I wanted to and it went like a dream.

Basically, install as a server and then login and install all the desk top applications. You will get a chance to adjust the screen res during installation.

Let us know if this goes ok for you.

Last edited by MurX; 02-23-2006 at 07:25 AM.
 
Old 06-29-2006, 07:50 PM   #9
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I think I'm having a screen res problem, but not like that. Here's mine when it tries to load:

giveitrizz.com/ ubuntu.jpg (delete the space)

I chose the screen resolutions my monitor could handle (640x480 to 1280x1024) by putting stars next to them, but I get this on every boot up.

How can I sort that out, bearing in mind I'm a hardcore Win XP user and a Linux newbie?

Cheers

Tim
 
  


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