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Old 07-01-2006, 06:01 PM   #1
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Changing Resolution Screen

Hey I have a 15.4 in laptop, and it best fits for a 1280x800, but my Kubutu does not support that. There a way I can make it do that?
Old 07-01-2006, 06:06 PM   #2
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What graphics card do you have? If it is ATi or NVidia (it probably is one of the two if it isn't integrated), then try following the "Getting Your Graphics Drivers Working" section of this tutorial - that should make it work. If you have integrated graphics, then you should be able to change your resolution in the Control Center.


Old 07-01-2006, 06:13 PM   #3
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I have ATI for those wondering.
Old 07-01-2006, 07:06 PM   #4
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this is one of the problems i have with teh ubuntu distro. if youre going to auto config everything, atleat get it right.

any way, as root open up /etc/X11/xorg.conf in your favorite editor. go down to the resolutions and add "1280x800". worked for me. then i uninstalled it.
Old 07-01-2006, 08:36 PM   #5
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ati's config tool works pretty good for detecting all avaliable resolutions.

I had the same issue, and used fglrx... fixed it. You can also use X's OSS drivers, radeon, and they work well (in fact, I had an easier time getting xv to work by using their 2d drivers..., but I digress).

I agree, if you are going to autoconfig everything, at least get it right.


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