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Old 09-27-2005, 04:27 AM   #1
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Cool Widescreen

Just install Ubuntu on my new laptop evrything went fine except I can't get the screen to load. Just a bunch of vertical stripes. Anyone know what command to control screen res, i can go to Ubuntu's safemode and do it. Or is there any other way to do it.
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I personally had a slightly different problem. I have a 17" widescreen laptop. I want to get high resolution (1024x768) for the console. To do so I need to compile framebuffer support into the kernel. I was configuring something in the kernel wrong, so that I always got a garbled screen whenever I use a kernel with framebuffer support. I solved the problem by compiling only the VESA framebuffer into the kernel, then using a boot parameter "vga=792". It worked. I'm not sure though if you're referring to console or X Window system.
Old 10-02-2005, 12:06 AM   #3
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I think this is the command you need .. if not, it is something very similar ..

#sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-org

Then run through and answer the questions accurately.

You may have to ctrl-alt-bspace or boot to a command to be able run the above command.


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