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OK, so I got Xubuntu on my piece o crap laptop and now it is giving me issues. I first installed Hardy Heron but that made the screen distorted and unusable unless I booted into command line. So I decided to re-install with a older version of Xubuntu, and since Gusty always gave me issues during installs, I went with Fiesty. Yet Fiesty gives me the same distorted screen. Wierd thing is, I had Xubuntu on here once before and it did not have this issue. I have already tried forcing it to use VESA, but that didn't work, but then again no garuntee I was doing that correctly.
Windows is also on here, dual boot, and it is working fine.
was just looking at your posted xorg.conf file, seems to me that all of your "display" subsections are fixed at 1400 x 1050? Is that the correct resolution for your monitor?
If not, it may be worth trying other possibilities, eg: 800 x 600? 1024x768?
I have had similar issues installing various linuces on laptops, where the monitor is picked up wrong. As I have said before, sometimes trial and error works! In my case, 1024x768 worked many times, but that is not a wide screen resolution, so YMMV?!
*EDIT* Silly me, didn't read your last post, and just read through the link given by previous poster! Sorry!
Last edited by irishbitte; 06-07-2008 at 10:04 PM.
Reason: Problem already solved!