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Old 12-23-2008, 09:44 PM   #1
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I set my resolution to high!

I have the 64bit ubuntu i just downloaded today and i was curious how high my resolution would go because i just bought the the screen and i set it to high now i cant use it

How do i fix this?
Help is very appreciated
and i do not have a high resolution screen to plug it into and fix it with.


Note- I posted this elsewhere under ubuntu but it looks like no one goes there and i really need help ASAP, so mods please delete it.

Also i already tried the xfix thing
Old 12-23-2008, 11:46 PM   #2
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If you just did a fresh install, as it sounds like you did, I would just reinstall.
I dont know how to fix the resolution thing. Some one more advanced with linux
should be able help with that.

Try searching and see if there is a "safe mode" you can boot into for fix the resolution.

I killed an install doing just what you did on my laptop. I had to reinstall.

this probably isnt the answer you want but if you just did an install the quickest
fix is to do it again.

Good luck and have a Merry Christmas

Old 12-24-2008, 12:12 AM   #3
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Maybe just before your next install, could you first try to just run the "live" version, if it is available? One could then see what values gives the right resolution. You could then again reboot and do the new install with the correct settings.

Old 12-24-2008, 01:05 AM   #4
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back out of X into a tty session ctrl+alt+backspace then try running the command "sudo Xorg -configure" this should configure the X server and let you copy to the config into the X11 direct with something like "sudo cp /root/ /etc/X11/xorg.conf" at least thats how i configure X in a new slackware install the directories might be different in ubuntu.


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