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Torran
February 23rd, 2012, 02:30 PM
Hi,

I'm not sure if this is the right section for this..
Anyway, my netbook was struggling to run Windows so i put ubuntu on it.
All went fine, booted from USB, installed, etc. But by default the resolution is set at 1024x600. Looking at the icons and web pages and stuff, i find this to be a little big.
I do believe that when it was on windows, a good resolution for it was 640x480.
But looking at the drop down list of resolutions i am not seeing any 640x480.
All i am seeing is 1024x600 and 800x600. I tried 800x600 but it is not widescreen.
So i was wondering if anyone knew how i could set it to 640x480?

Netbook is Toshiba NB250, if it helps.

roelforg
February 23rd, 2012, 04:52 PM
Try the monitor configurator (should be in one of the menu's).
Ubuntu auto-selects the resolution the Monitor says is optimal,
but if you want a lower one (don't see why); you're free to do so.

Torran
February 23rd, 2012, 06:44 PM
I do not see any "monitor configurator"
The only thing i see is "Displays" but that does not have 640x480

Hylas de Niall
February 23rd, 2012, 08:23 PM
Hi,

I'm not sure if this is the right section for this..
Anyway, my netbook was struggling to run Windows so i put ubuntu on it.
All went fine, booted from USB, installed, etc. But by default the resolution is set at 1024x600. Looking at the icons and web pages and stuff, i find this to be a little big.
I do believe that when it was on windows, a good resolution for it was 640x480.
But looking at the drop down list of resolutions i am not seeing any 640x480.
All i am seeing is 1024x600 and 800x600. I tried 800x600 but it is not widescreen.
So i was wondering if anyone knew how i could set it to 640x480?

Netbook is Toshiba NB250, if it helps.

640x480 isn't widescreen either though.

Which version of Ubuntu did you install?

I also have an nb250 (native screen res for this is 1024x600) and lost the blue function key control for brightness, volume, wifi etc, when i tried 11.10. Do you have those functions working?

I ended up reinstalling Windows7 and the Toshiba function drivers, but will try again with 12.04 when it is released.

Torran
February 23rd, 2012, 08:30 PM
The function key does not work, although i never really used it on Windows.

Torran
February 23rd, 2012, 10:53 PM
Sorry for my earlier message.
I ran a quick test now and it appears the function keys work perfect.
Brightness, volume, wi-fi, etc

Hylas de Niall
February 23rd, 2012, 11:57 PM
Sorry for my earlier message.
I ran a quick test now and it appears the function keys work perfect.
Brightness, volume, wi-fi, etc

Curious ...which version of Ubuntu is it you have installed?

Torran
February 23rd, 2012, 11:59 PM
I have 11.10

Hylas de Niall
February 24th, 2012, 12:24 AM
I have 11.10

Even curiouser ...i had no Fn control whatsoever with 11.10 on my Toshiba nb250. I had to turn on wi-fi before installing and it was 'on' from then, continuously. No way to turn it off after install.
I'll give it another go, and see how i fare.
Have you had any joy setting your screen resolution?

Torran
February 24th, 2012, 12:48 AM
Na, I guess I'll have to stick with this for now :D
Ty for all you guys help anyways