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Old 02-19-2009, 01:49 AM   #1
mortalic
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Registered: Oct 2003
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Desktop resolution to low


I have an ubuntu 8.04 system setup and the desktop resolution option maxes out at 800x600. I'd prefer to use the video card's max of 1024x768 for obvious reasons. It used to be that you modified the xorg.conf file but mine is very sparse and I'm confused.

Anyone willing to explain to me how to change this?

Here is the relevant information that I could think of:
I am having trouble determining (i'm 90 miles away from PC)
if the MBoard is an asus a8v-mx or an a8v-vmse motherboard

The onboard graphics controller in both cases is:
S3 Graphics UniChrome Pro IGP

My xorg.conf contents is as follows:
Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Driver "kbd"
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Configured Monitor"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Monitor "Configured Monitor"
Device "Configured Video Device"
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen "Default Screen"
EndSection



Let me know if there is more information I can provide. Also if someone can tell me the easiest way to figure out hardware information in ubuntu that'd be great, i've been tring to use /proc but it seems fairly sparse these days.
 
Old 02-19-2009, 12:44 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by mortalic View Post
I have an ubuntu 8.04 system setup and the desktop resolution option maxes out at 800x600. I'd prefer to use the video card's max of 1024x768 for obvious reasons. It used to be that you modified the xorg.conf file but mine is very sparse and I'm confused.

Anyone willing to explain to me how to change this?

Here is the relevant information that I could think of:
I am having trouble determining (i'm 90 miles away from PC)
if the MBoard is an asus a8v-mx or an a8v-vmse motherboard

The onboard graphics controller in both cases is:
S3 Graphics UniChrome Pro IGP


Let me know if there is more information I can provide. Also if someone can tell me the easiest way to figure out hardware information in ubuntu that'd be great, i've been tring to use /proc but it seems fairly sparse these days.
Lots of info on this on Google "ubuntu desktop resolution", turns up:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic99498.html
http://beginlinux.wordpress.com/2008...olution-setup/
 
Old 02-20-2009, 06:25 AM   #3
mortalic
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Distribution: Ubuntu
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Hours...

I spent hours searching google and gave up. After forcing myself to read your links I found the answer.
sudo displayconfig-gtk (in vnc)
choose generic 1024x768 LCD monitor
save
sudo /etc/init.d/gdm restart (restart gdm)


*sigh*

Thanks all
 
  


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