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Old 11-12-2010, 07:50 AM   #1
deathlok0000
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how do i change the graphics settings in ubuntu 10.10


hello, i installed ubuntu 10.10 along side windows 7 on my gateway lt31 netbook. first time i ran it the graphics were really bad (static looking lines), i restarted in recovery and selected failsafex. ubuntu loaded fine after that i did all the updates and ran system tests, everything checked out. i want to now change the graphics back to the original setting in hopes that there wont be any static looking lines on the screen. when i go to appeatance preferences under the visual effects tab none is selected and all the options are grayed out. how do i change the graphics back?
thanks
 
Old 11-12-2010, 10:32 AM   #2
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For basic settings, try System-->Preferences-->Monitors. There you can set Resolution, Refresh rate and rotation, or detect a new monitor.

If that is not enough, post back the display hardware with the command 'lspci | grep VGA' (without the quotes).
 
Old 12-03-2010, 10:49 PM   #3
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I know it's a bit late, but here goes.
You need to start gedit as root.
Open gnome-terminal and type
Code:
$sudo gedit
From gedit, browse to and open /etc/default/grub and look for a line that reads
Code:
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=""
and change it to read
Code:
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="nomodeset"
Then save your changes and close gedit.
Now, go back to the command line in your terminal and type
Code:
sudo update-grub
Now, reboot.
Your splash screen will seem screwed but your graphics won't go wonky.
 
  


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