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jimmibennett
November 16th, 2009, 03:24 AM
Right now it is a hideous 800X600, and this cannot be increased any further using the standard settings.

I have viewed some other threads, and somebody suggested using

sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf

in the terminal.

When I do this, however, a blank screen just appears, and there is nothing for me to edit.

Please help!

coldReactive
November 16th, 2009, 03:28 AM
What's your graphics card?

travmanx
November 16th, 2009, 03:38 AM
Run sudo lshw and post back the results under 'display'

Have you tried

xrandr -s 1024x768

Replace with your resolution tho...

jimmibennett
November 16th, 2009, 01:12 PM
Run sudo lshw and post back the results under 'display'

Have you tried

xrandr -s 1024x768

Replace with your resolution tho...

I couldn't find a 'display' heading, but heres what I get when I run sudo Ishw:

james-laptop
description: Computer
product: EasyNote MH35
vendor: PACKARD BELL BV
version: PB49201906
serial: 12345678901234567
width: 32 bits
capabilities: smbios-2.5 dmi-2.5 smp-1.4 smp
configuration: administrator_password=disabled boot=oem-specific cpus=2 frontpanel_password=unknown keyboard_password=unknown power-on_password=disabled
*-core
description: Motherboard
product: EasyNote MH35
vendor: PACKARD BELL BV
physical id: 0
version: SI94B-20+SI96A-33
serial: 1234567890
*-firmware
description: BIOS
vendor: Phoenix Technologies LTD
physical id: 0
version: PE14A05 (08/13/2008)
size: 105KiB
capacity: 960KiB
capabilities: isa pci pnp apm upgrade shadowing escd cdboot bootselect edd int13floppynec int13floppy360 int13floppy1200 int13floppy720 int13floppy2880 int5printscreen int9keyboard int14serial int17printer int10video acpi usb ls120boot zipboot biosbootspecification
*-cpu:0
description: CPU
product: Genuine Intel(R) CPU T1400 @ 1.73GHz
vendor: Intel Corp.
physical id: 4
bus info: cpu@0
version: 6.15.13
serial: 0000-06FD-0000-0000-0000-0000
slot: uPGA 479M
size: 1730MHz
capacity: 3600MHz
width: 64 bits
clock: 200MHz
capabilities: boot fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe nx x86-64 constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts pni dtes64 monitor ds_cpl tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr pdcm lahf_lm
configuration: id=0
*-cache:0
description: L1 cache
physical id: 5
slot: L1 Cache
size: 16KiB
capacity: 16KiB
capabilities: asynchronous internal write-back
*-cache:1
description: L2 cache
physical id: 6
slot: L2 Cache
size: 512KiB
capacity: 1MiB
capabilities: burst internal write-back
*-logicalcpu:0
description: Logical CPU
physical id: 0.1
width: 64 bits
capabilities: logical
*-logicalcpu:1
description: Logical CPU
physical id: 0.2
width: 64 bits
capabilities: logical
*-cache
description: L3 cache
physical id: 7
slot: L3 Cache
size: 512KiB
capacity: 512KiB
capabilities: burst internal write-back
*-memory
description: System Memory
physical id: e
slot: System board or motherboard
size: 1GiB
*-bank:0
description: DIMM DRAM Synchronous
physical id: 0
slot: DIMM1
size: 1GiB
width: 64 bits
*-bank:1
description: DIMM DRAM [empty]
physical id: 1
slot: DIMM2
*-cpu:1
physical id: 1
bus info: cpu@1
version: 6.15.13
serial: 0000-06FD-0000-0000-0000-0000
size: 1750MHz
capabilities: ht
configuration: id=0
*-logicalcpu:0
description: Logical CPU
physical id: 0.1
capabilities: logical
*-logicalcpu:1
description: Logical CPU
physical id: 0.2
capabilities: logical
*-pci
description: Host bridge
product: 671MX
vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
physical id: 100
bus info: pci@0000:00:00.0
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
configuration: driver=agpgart-sis latency=32
resources: irq:0 memory:d0000000-d3ffffff
*-pci:0
description: PCI bridge
product: SiS AGP Port (virtual PCI-to-PCI bridge)
vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
physical id: 1
bus info: pci@0000:00:01.0
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: pci bus_master
resources: ioport:9000(size=4096) memory:d4000000-d40fffff memory:c0000000-cfffffff(prefetchable)
*-display UNCLAIMED
description: VGA compatible controller
product: 771/671 PCIE VGA Display Adapter
vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
version: 10
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: pm agp agp-3.0 cap_list
configuration: latency=0
resources: memory:c0000000-cfffffff(prefetchable) memory:d4000000-d401ffff ioport:9000(size=128)
*-isa
description: ISA bridge
product: SiS968 [MuTIOL Media IO]
vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
physical id: 2
bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
version: 01
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: isa bus_master
configuration: latency=0
*-ide:0
description: IDE interface
product: 5513 [IDE]
vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
physical id: 2.5
bus info: pci@0000:00:02.5
logical name: scsi2
version: 01
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: ide pm bus_master cap_list emulated
configuration: driver=pata_sis latency=128
resources: irq:16 ioport:1f0(size=8) ioport:3f6 ioport:170(size=8) ioport:376 ioport:1080(size=16)
*-cdrom
description: DVD-RAM writer
product: DVD RW AD-7530B
vendor: Optiarc
physical id: 0.0.0
bus info: scsi@2:0.0.0
logical name: /dev/cdrom
logical name: /dev/cdrw
logical name: /dev/dvd
logical name: /dev/dvdrw
logical name: /dev/scd0
logical name: /dev/sr0
version: NX09
capabilities: removable audio cd-r cd-rw dvd dvd-r dvd-ram
configuration: ansiversion=5 status=nodisc
*-usb:0
description: USB Controller
product: USB 1.1 Controller
vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
physical id: 3
bus info: pci@0000:00:03.0
version: 0f
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master
configuration: driver=ohci_hcd latency=32 maxlatency=80
resources: irq:20 memory:d4104000-d4104fff
*-usb:1
description: USB Controller
product: USB 1.1 Controller
vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
physical id: 3.1
bus info: pci@0000:00:03.1
version: 0f
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master
configuration: driver=ohci_hcd latency=32 maxlatency=80
resources: irq:21 memory:d4105000-d4105fff
*-usb:2
description: USB Controller
product: USB 2.0 Controller
vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
physical id: 3.3
bus info: pci@0000:00:03.3
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=ehci_hcd latency=32 maxlatency=80
resources: irq:22 memory:d4106000-d4106fff
*-network
description: Ethernet interface
product: 191 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
physical id: 4
bus info: pci@0000:00:04.0
logical name: eth0
version: 02
serial: 00:23:8b:33:bf:7e
size: 10MB/s
capacity: 100MB/s
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=sis190 driverversion=1.3 duplex=half latency=0 link=no multicast=yes port=MII speed=10MB/s
resources: irq:19 memory:d4307000-d430707f ioport:1000(size=128)
*-ide:1
description: IDE interface
product: SATA Controller / IDE mode
vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
physical id: 5
bus info: pci@0000:00:05.0
logical name: scsi0
version: 03
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: ide pm bus_master cap_list emulated
configuration: driver=sata_sis latency=32
resources: irq:17 ioport:10c8(size=8) ioport:10bc(size=4) ioport:10c0(size=8) ioport:10b8(size=4) ioport:10a0(size=16)
*-disk
description: ATA Disk
product: Hitachi HTS54321
vendor: Hitachi
physical id: 0.0.0
bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0
logical name: /dev/sda
version: FB2O
serial: 080919FB2200LCDJ01AA
size: 149GiB (160GB)
capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
configuration: ansiversion=5 signature=0782f72d
*-volume:0
description: Windows NTFS volume
physical id: 1
bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,1
logical name: /dev/sda1
version: 3.1
serial: 93156d82-9c69-4cec-bb14-2002bd6c2ce5
size: 85GiB
capacity: 85GiB
capabilities: primary bootable ntfs initialized
configuration: clustersize=4096 created=2009-11-16 00:45:54 filesystem=ntfs modified_by_chkdsk=true mounted_on_nt4=true resize_log_file=true state=dirty upgrade_on_mount=true
*-volume:1
description: Extended partition
physical id: 2
bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,2
logical name: /dev/sda2
size: 63GiB
capacity: 63GiB
capabilities: primary extended partitioned partitioned:extended
*-logicalvolume:0
description: Linux filesystem partition
physical id: 5
logical name: /dev/sda5
logical name: /
capacity: 60GiB
configuration: mount.fstype=ext4 mount.options=rw,relatime,errors=remount-ro,barrier=1,data=ordered state=mounted
*-logicalvolume:1
description: Linux swap / Solaris partition
physical id: 6
logical name: /dev/sda6
capacity: 2557MiB
capabilities: nofs
*-pci:1
description: PCI bridge
product: PCI-to-PCI bridge
vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
physical id: 6
bus info: pci@0000:00:06.0
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pci msi pciexpress pm bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=pcieport-driver
resources: irq:24 ioport:3000(size=8192) memory:dc000000-dfffffff
*-pci:2
description: PCI bridge
product: PCI-to-PCI bridge
vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
physical id: 7
bus info: pci@0000:00:07.0
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pci msi pciexpress pm bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=pcieport-driver
resources: irq:25
*-multimedia
description: Audio device
product: Azalia Audio Controller
vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
physical id: f
bus info: pci@0000:00:0f.0
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=HDA Intel latency=0 maxlatency=11 mingnt=52
resources: irq:18 memory:d4100000-d4103fff
*-scsi
physical id: 2
bus info: usb@1:4
logical name: scsi4
capabilities: emulated scsi-host
configuration: driver=usb-storage
*-disk
description: SCSI Disk
physical id: 0.0.0
bus info: scsi@4:0.0.0
logical name: /dev/sdb
*-remoteaccess UNCLAIMED
vendor: SiS
physical id: 1
capabilities: inbound
*-network
description: Wireless interface
physical id: 2
logical name: wlan0
serial: 00:17:c4:43:b2:9a
capabilities: ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes ip=192.168.1.2 multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bg

when I run xrandr -s 1024X768 it says 'Size 1024x768 not found in available modes'

But Im pretty sure this that 1024X768 was the resolution that I had enabled in windows, and it was perfect.

jimmibennett
November 16th, 2009, 01:13 PM
What's your graphics card?

I'm not sure, how can I find out?

jimmibennett
November 16th, 2009, 01:15 PM
Oh Ive found it:

*-display UNCLAIMED
description: VGA compatible controller
product: 771/671 PCIE VGA Display Adapter
vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
version: 10
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: pm agp agp-3.0 cap_list
configuration: latency=0
resources: memory:c0000000-cfffffff(prefetchable) memory:d4000000-d401ffff ioport:9000(size=12:)

ukripper
November 16th, 2009, 01:22 PM
Oh Ive found it:

*-display UNCLAIMED
description: VGA compatible controller
product: 771/671 PCIE VGA Display Adapter
vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
version: 10
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: pm agp agp-3.0 cap_list
configuration: latency=0
resources: memory:c0000000-cfffffff(prefetchable) memory:d4000000-d401ffff ioport:9000(size=12:)

If you using 32bit ubuntu 9.10 you need this driver to make you graphics card work. Download this and install http://launchpadlibrarian.net/24529643/xorg-driver-sis671_0.9_i386.deb

Do not make any changes in xorg.conf. this driver will do everything.

Edit reason:updated link for 9.10 driver

jimmibennett
November 16th, 2009, 02:01 PM
If you using 32bit ubuntu 9.10 you need this driver to make you graphics card work. Download this and install http://launchpadlibrarian.net/24529643/xorg-driver-sis671_0.9_i386.deb

Do not make any changes in xorg.conf. this driver will do everything.

Edit reason:updated link for 9.10 driver



Thanks, I've tried that and restarted the system, but still I can't increase the resolution any higher. Is there anything I need to run once this program is installed?

ukripper
November 16th, 2009, 02:04 PM
Thanks, I've tried that and restarted the system, but still I can't increase the resolution any higher. Is there anything I need to run once this program is installed?

Can you post output of the following command:

tail -n 80 /var/log/Xorg.0.log

jimmibennett
November 16th, 2009, 02:18 PM
Can you post output of the following command:

tail -n 80 /var/log/Xorg.0.log


Here's what I get:

james@james-laptop:~$ tail -n 80 /var/log/Xorg.0.log
(II) GLX: Initialized DRISWRAST GL provider for screen 0
(EE) config/hal: couldn't initialise context: unknown error (null)
(II) config/hal: Adding input device Power Button
(II) LoadModule: "evdev"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/input//evdev_drv.so
(II) Module evdev: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
compiled for 1.6.4, module version = 2.2.5
Module class: X.Org XInput Driver
ABI class: X.Org XInput driver, version 4.0
(**) Power Button: always reports core events
(**) Power Button: Device: "/dev/input/event0"
(II) Power Button: Found keys
(II) Power Button: Configuring as keyboard
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Power Button" (type: KEYBOARD)
(**) Option "xkb_rules" "evdev"
(**) Option "xkb_model" "pc105"
(**) Option "xkb_layout" "gb"
(II) config/hal: Adding input device AT Translated Set 2 keyboard
(**) AT Translated Set 2 keyboard: always reports core events
(**) AT Translated Set 2 keyboard: Device: "/dev/input/event4"
(II) AT Translated Set 2 keyboard: Found keys
(II) AT Translated Set 2 keyboard: Configuring as keyboard
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "AT Translated Set 2 keyboard" (type: KEYBOARD)

ukripper
November 16th, 2009, 02:25 PM
can you post output of below command:

lsmod

jimmibennett
November 16th, 2009, 02:53 PM
can you post output of below command:

lsmod

Yeah...

james@james-laptop:~$ lsmod
Module Size Used by
binfmt_misc 8356 1
ppdev 6688 0
lp 8964 0
parport 35340 2 ppdev,lp
joydev 10272 0
arc4 1660 2
ecb 2524 2
snd_hda_codec_realtek 203328 1
rtl8187 50624 0
sis190 17824 0
mac80211 181236 1 rtl8187
led_class 4096 1 rtl8187
psmouse 56180 0
mii 5212 1 sis190
serio_raw 5280 0
eeprom_93cx6 1916 1 rtl8187
shpchp 32272 0
snd_hda_intel 26920 2
snd_hda_codec 75708 2 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel
snd_hwdep 7200 1 snd_hda_codec
snd_pcm_oss 37920 0
snd_mixer_oss 16028 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm 75296 3 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_pcm_oss
snd_seq_dummy 2656 0
snd_seq_oss 28576 0
snd_seq_midi 6432 0
snd_rawmidi 22208 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_midi_event 6940 2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
snd_seq 50224 6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_mid i_event
iptable_filter 3100 0
snd_timer 22276 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device 6920 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi ,snd_seq
snd 59204 16 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec, snd_hwdep,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_se q_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
ip_tables 11692 1 iptable_filter
x_tables 16544 1 ip_tables
soundcore 7264 1 snd
snd_page_alloc 9156 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
cfg80211 93052 2 rtl8187,mac80211
usb_storage 52544 0
video 19380 0
output 2780 1 video
sis_agp 6972 1
agpgart 34988 1 sis_agp
james@james-laptop:~$

ukripper
November 16th, 2009, 03:47 PM
Yeah...


sis_agp 6972 1
agpgart 34988 1 sis_agp


The deb drivers package you installed seems to be loaded fine within your kernel.

Now can you post output of your xorg.conf by running this command:

sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf

jimmibennett
November 16th, 2009, 05:45 PM
The deb drivers package you installed seems to be loaded fine within your kernel.

Now can you post output of your xorg.conf by running this command:

sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf


A blank Gedit window pops up

Thanks for all your help by the way

ukripper
November 16th, 2009, 05:49 PM
A blank Gedit window pops up

Thanks for all your help by the way

can you post output of this command:

xrandr

jimmibennett
November 16th, 2009, 05:56 PM
can you post output of this command:

xrandr


Screen 0: minimum 640 x 480, current 800 x 600, maximum 800 x 600
default connected 800x600+0+0 0mm x 0mm
800x600 61.0*
640x480 60.0

ukripper
November 16th, 2009, 06:14 PM
Screen 0: minimum 640 x 480, current 800 x 600, maximum 800 x 600
default connected 800x600+0+0 0mm x 0mm
800x600 61.0*
640x480 60.0

ok can you run this in terminal and post output here:

cvt 1024 768 60

jimmibennett
November 16th, 2009, 06:25 PM
ok can you run this in terminal and post output here:

cvt 1024 768 60


# 1024x768 59.92 Hz (CVT 0.79M3) hsync: 47.82 kHz; pclk: 63.50 MHz
Modeline "1024x768_60.00" 63.50 1024 1072 1176 1328 768 771 775 798 -hsync +vsync

ukripper
November 16th, 2009, 06:33 PM
can you run this in command line and see if it fixes your resolution to 1024 X 768. Note this will be temperory fix only, we'll need to put this fix in xorg.conf later on if it works for you.

So try below:

xrandr --newmode Modeline "1024x768_60.00" 63.50 1024 1072 1176 1328 768 771 775 798 -hsync +vsync

and then


xrandr --addmode default 1024x768_60.00


This will switch you to 1024 X 768 mode temperorly and tell me if this works for you:

xrandr --output default --mode 1024x768_60.00

if this works then we can make it permanent and try different modes too.

jimmibennett
November 16th, 2009, 06:43 PM
can you run this in command line and see if it fixes your resolution to 1024 X 768. Note this will be temperory fix only, we'll need to put this fix in xorg.conf later on if it works for you.

So try below:

xrandr --newmode Modeline "1024x768_60.00" 63.50 1024 1072 1176 1328 768 771 775 798 -hsync +vsyncand then


xrandr --addmode default 1024x768_60.00
This will switch you to 1024 X 768 mode temperorly and tell me if this works for you:

xrandr --output default --mode 1024x768_60.00if this works then we can make it permanent and try different modes too.


Hasn't worked unfortunately :(

This is what I get:

james@james-laptop:~$ xrandr --newmode Modeline "1024x768_60.00" 63.50 1024 1072 1176 1328 768 771 775 798 -hsync +vsync
usage: xrandr [options]
where options are:
-display <display> or -d <display>
-help
-o <normal,inverted,left,right,0,1,2,3>
or --orientation <normal,inverted,left,right,0,1,2,3>
-q or --query
-s <size>/<width>x<height> or --size <size>/<width>x<height>
-r <rate> or --rate <rate> or --refresh <rate>
-v or --version
-x (reflect in x)
-y (reflect in y)
--screen <screen>
--verbose
--dryrun
--nograb
--prop or --properties
--fb <width>x<height>
--fbmm <width>x<height>
--dpi <dpi>/<output>
--output <output>
--auto
--mode <mode>
--preferred
--pos <x>x<y>
--rate <rate> or --refresh <rate>
--reflect normal,x,y,xy
--rotate normal,inverted,left,right
--left-of <output>
--right-of <output>
--above <output>
--below <output>
--same-as <output>
--set <property> <value>
--scale <x>x<y>
--transform <a>,<b>,<c>,<d>,<e>,<f>,<g>,<h>,<i>
--off
--crtc <crtc>
--panning <w>x<h>[+<x>+<y>[/<track:w>x<h>+<x>+<y>[/<border:l>/<t>/<r>/<b>]]]
--gamma <r>:<g>:<b>
--primary
--noprimary
--newmode <name> <clock MHz>
<hdisp> <hsync-start> <hsync-end> <htotal>
<vdisp> <vsync-start> <vsync-end> <vtotal>
[+HSync] [-HSync] [+VSync] [-VSync]
--rmmode <name>
--addmode <output> <name>
--delmode <output> <name>
james@james-laptop:~$ xrandr --addmode default 1024x768_60.00
xrandr: cannot find mode "1024x768_60.00"
james@james-laptop:~$ xrandr --output default --mode 1024x768_60.00
xrandr: cannot find mode 1024x768_60.00

ukripper
November 16th, 2009, 06:45 PM
sorry my mistake. Forgot to take modeline out

So try below:
Code:


xrandr --newmode "1024x768_60.00" 63.50 1024 1072 1176 1328 768 771 775 798 -hsync +vsync

and then

Code:


xrandr --addmode default 1024x768_60.00

This will switch you to 1024 X 768 mode temperorly and tell me if this works for you:
Code:


xrandr --output default --mode 1024x768_60.00

jimmibennett
November 16th, 2009, 08:16 PM
sorry my mistake. Forgot to take modeline out

So try below:
Code:


xrandr --newmode "1024x768_60.00" 63.50 1024 1072 1176 1328 768 771 775 798 -hsync +vsyncand then

Code:


xrandr --addmode default 1024x768_60.00This will switch you to 1024 X 768 mode temperorly and tell me if this works for you:
Code:


xrandr --output default --mode 1024x768_60.00


This didn't change the resolution, yet it did create another option in the drop down list of displays in my display manager.
When I attempted to click on the preferred screen size, a small window appears saying:

'the selected screen configuration for displays could not be applied. Could not set the configuration for CRTC 256'

Here's my terminal:

james@james-laptop:~$ xrandr --newmode "1024x768_60.00" 63.50 1024 1072 1176 1328 768 771 775 798 -hsync +vsync
james@james-laptop:~$ xrandr --addmode default 1024x768_60.00
james@james-laptop:~$ xrandr --output default --mode 1024x768_60.00
xrandr: screen cannot be larger than 800x600 (desired size 1024x768)

ukripper
November 16th, 2009, 09:09 PM
can you tell me what resolution is supported by your monitor?

jimmibennett
November 17th, 2009, 06:47 PM
can you tell me what resolution is supported by your monitor?


Been looking online for a while, and I think it goes up to 1440x900

ukripper
November 17th, 2009, 06:55 PM
Been looking online for a while, and I think it goes up to 1440x900

follow my steps in this thread for 1440x900
and then




xrandr --addmode default 1440x900_60.00




xrandr --output default --mode 1440x900_60.00

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tedden
November 17th, 2009, 07:09 PM
Right now it is a hideous 800X600, and this cannot be increased any further using the standard settings.

I have viewed some other threads, and somebody suggested using

sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf

in the terminal.

When I do this, however, a blank screen just appears, and there is nothing for me to edit.

Please help!xorg.conf, command removed in 9.10 version

realzippy
November 17th, 2009, 07:14 PM
xorg.conf, command removed in 9.10 version

Run

sudo rm /etc/X11/xorg.conf

gksudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf save empty file

sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg


Still no xorg.conf ?