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Old 12-02-2010, 09:51 AM   #1
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Stuck with same monitor settings

This is how my problem occured, I had a nice monitor with the ability to use refresh rates much higher then the standard 85 which the settings say it can do.

So, I went down the path of trying to add a new monitor setting into my configuration, it didn't work, and I was left with a setup which I cannot seem to escape from.

I was trying to change the refresh rate on 1280 x 1024, and now, I am stuck on a maximum resolution of 1024 x 768. Yes, all resolutions higher then that are disabled.

Now, before you tell me how to solve that problem, it doesn't matter how to solve that problem, my issue is that if I reinstall Ubuntu, I load it up, and I am stuck with the exact same issue. I cannot work out how to run away from the settings I have caused my system to revolve around.

I have tried deleting all the hidden files on my /home partition, and then reinstall the operating system, but then it loads up, and bang, same settings, and absolutely no way to use higher resolutions.

Now, I understand that I should be smart enough to input the resolutions into it using xrandr, but let's be honest, I am not, my problem is, that a simple reinstall of the operating system will not help, as I won't be formatting my /home, so all the settings come straight with me. It's silly.

Can someone explain to me how I can reinstall my operating system without dragging my settings across? Persistent settings which are capable of reaching from one installation into the next, and it's just stupid.
Old 12-02-2010, 11:02 AM   #2
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At least try removing xorg.conf from view. And boot up as somebody else (add a luser if need be) just to see is it _you_ that has to be removed :-D.
Old 12-04-2010, 05:02 AM   #3
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Try as root when the user is logged off and X closed :
mv /home/name /home/newname
mkdir /home/name
chown you:you /home/name
chmod 700 /home/name
This effectiely moves away your home folder to a new name and creates a new blank home folder. To use it you might want to copy /etc/skel/.xinitrc to it as the user before doing startx


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