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TheShimmy
September 10th, 2008, 05:38 AM
I've been running the demo and I am in love with Ubuntu.

I know nothing of Linux, I know nothing beyond basic computer knowledge.

When I use the demo, one of the bars on top or bottom will be cut off. It's actually random. The thing is, it says it's running the recommended Resolution (1680 x 1050), but the fonts look stretched and it seems as if my monitor is too small.

Can somebody help me out before I make the huge jump to Ubuntu?

scragar
September 10th, 2008, 05:48 AM
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=83973

there's a section called How to adjust position of your screen?
follow those steps to position it as you want.

odds are you can get it looking perfectly again.

dhughes
September 10th, 2008, 05:57 AM
I've been running the demo and I am in love with Ubuntu.

I know nothing of Linux, I know nothing beyond basic computer knowledge.

When I use the demo, one of the bars on top or bottom will be cut off. It's actually random. The thing is, it says it's running the recommended Resolution (1680 x 1050), but the fonts look stretched and it seems as if my monitor is too small.

Can somebody help me out before I make the huge jump to Ubuntu?

Did you try System > Preferences> Screen Resolution ?

panhandle
September 10th, 2008, 05:59 AM
Try the following:

Go to System->Preferences->Appearance

Click the visual effects tab and select "none."

TheShimmy
September 10th, 2008, 12:23 PM
Did you try System > Preferences> Screen Resolution ?

Yes, but the problem is that when it runs 1680x1050, it doesn't display it correctly. There's always a bar out of view.

Maybe this is just because it's the demo?

starcannon
September 10th, 2008, 01:27 PM
Must be the demo mode, I'm running at 1680x1050 and it looks excellent, I'm using twin Nvidia 7950gt's sli'd into a Vizio 22" LCD-HDTV.

TheShimmy
September 10th, 2008, 08:16 PM
Can anybody please help me? What can I do? This is really making me scared to jump from Windows to Ubuntu.

panhandle
September 10th, 2008, 10:09 PM
Alright...let's get a little more info.

Open a terminal and run the following command:



lshw -C video

Post the output here.