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Old 06-16-2005, 09:17 PM   #1
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Question Resolution Problems

I tried out Ubuntu and I could not change the resolution on my computer screen. I think it was set at 800X600, but me screen is a 17 inch flat screen monitor with a preferred resolution of 1280X1024. I tried to change it from within Ubuntu, but there were no other settings except the before-mentioned 800X600. Was there something that I forgot to do during installation or something I missed during that time? I have a NVIDIA PCI graphic card.
Old 06-16-2005, 09:53 PM   #2
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the change has to be made in your X configuration file
try looking for it in /etc/X11/, or similar.
You will need to change it to something similar to:
Section "Screen"
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth           xxxx
                Modes           "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
Make a backup of your old file, in case you screw up.
Add '"1280x1024" "1024x768"' for every depth
restart X (or your whole computer to apply)
Your distribution may also provide a graphical X configuration tool.


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