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Old 06-26-2008, 05:17 AM   #1
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Screen resolution issue

Hi there
I am VERY new to Linux but have learned so mucj from this site in a short space of time. I have a strange thing happening which I hope someone can help with.
I have loaded Kubuntu.
When I boot it up I get a screen with very big characters and I cannot increase the resolution to change things. However if I restart from the Quit menu it comes up ok.
This happens every time....

Any ideas?
Old 06-26-2008, 07:36 AM   #2
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Firstly, you should install the appropriate driver for your video card. Usually, the driver comes with some commands which are useful to auto-config the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file. After installing the driver, try to find and use the commands. Secondly, if those commands don't work properly, you must configure the /etc/X11/xorg.conf manually. (For more details, google xorg.conf for your VGA card). Wish you luck !
Old 06-26-2008, 09:07 AM   #3
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Thanks for your response. I am still a bit confused. Why should it work ok after I restart it after the first boot.

Maybe I should have stuck with Winwoze....:-)


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