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Old 06-21-2006, 05:33 PM   #1
tsunamikitsune
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Higher Resolution in Ubuntu?


When I go to System > Preferences > Screen Resolution, I can only go as high as 1024x768. Everything seems really big and I want to raise my resolution higher so my windows don't seem so cramped.

Is there any way to go higher?
 
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Depends on your hardware. What do you have for a video card and monitor? Once you find that out, you can do sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg and should be able to select all the resolutions you want available. Just realize that if you select the wrong ones, things might not work right at all (until you fix it).
 
Old 06-21-2006, 05:59 PM   #3
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Ok, I set it so all of them are avaliable (Because I don't know which one I want) and tried to change the screen resolution, but it doesn't show any more than it did before.

Was I not supposed to pick that many, or do I need to reset to see the change?
 
Old 06-21-2006, 06:29 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by tsunamikitsune
Ok, I set it so all of them are avaliable (Because I don't know which one I want) and tried to change the screen resolution, but it doesn't show any more than it did before.

Was I not supposed to pick that many, or do I need to reset to see the change?
Normally X needs to be restarted for changes to take effect. Another thing to check would be to make sure that you have a correct -up-to-date driver for your video card.
 
  


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