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    Question New to Ubuntu/Linux - Frustrated at Display/Monitor Resolution

    Hi all,

    I'm a new Ubuntu/Linux user and I've just setup my first laptop to use Ubuntu 10.10

    However, I've come across an issue and I've done a lot of searching on various forums etc and basically I'm going around in circles. I've had my PC hang already after I tried to create a xorg.conf file. I have since removed the changes I made.

    I have a a SIS 771/671 PCIE VIA Display Adapter (rev 10)

    I got this info via the lspci command.

    The problem I have is that it's not letting me select a resolution above 1024 * 768. I know it has higher resolutions as when it was a Windows XP and Vista PC I had higher resolutions.

    Can someone please try to help put it in simple terms what I need to do.

    There has to be an easier way to set a screen resolution that manually editing cryptic files and knowing refresh rates etc

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    Re: New to Ubuntu/Linux - Frustrated at Display/Monitor Resolution

    Hi!

    Have you tries going to System...preferences... monitor and selected resolution?

    KegHead

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    Re: New to Ubuntu/Linux - Frustrated at Display/Monitor Resolution

    Yep, that was the first thing I tried.

    Does not show any res over 1024*768

    Monitor is Unknown and Detect Monitor does nothing

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    Re: New to Ubuntu/Linux - Frustrated at Display/Monitor Resolution

    Hi!

    Can you send a screen shot?

    KegHead

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    Re: New to Ubuntu/Linux - Frustrated at Display/Monitor Resolution

    It's the same as this one
    http://img87.imageshack.us/i/testll.jpg/sr=1

    But my top resolution is 1024 768 and has a refresh of 61

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    Re: New to Ubuntu/Linux - Frustrated at Display/Monitor Resolution

    Hi!

    Try setting your refresh rate.

    Try setting making default & apply.

    KegHead

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    Re: New to Ubuntu/Linux - Frustrated at Display/Monitor Resolution

    Thanks, I'll give that a go when I get home.

    Thanks for your help I'll report back later.

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    Re: New to Ubuntu/Linux - Frustrated at Display/Monitor Resolution

    Hi!

    This should work:

    sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

    KegHead

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    Re: New to Ubuntu/Linux - Frustrated at Display/Monitor Resolution

    Thanks everyone. I nearly have this working

    Below is my xorg.conf file which now lets me get 1280 * 768 although it can go higher as I had it running higher when I had windows.

    Also below is my output of what it thinks is my video spec.

    # lspci -v -s 00:00.0
    00:00.0 Host bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 671MX
    Subsystem: Elitegroup Computer Systems Device 5050
    Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32
    Memory at a0000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256M]
    Capabilities: [c0] AGP version 3.5
    Kernel driver in use: agpgart-sis

    Can anyone see/advise what I need to change in my xorg.conf to get a 1400*900 resolution.





    # Xorg configuration created by system-config-display

    Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "single head configuration"
    Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
    InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"

    # keyboard added by system-config-display
    Identifier "Keyboard0"
    Driver "kbd"
    Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
    Option "XkbLayout" "us"
    Option "XkbVariant" "intl"
    EndSection

    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "Monitor0"
    ModelName "LCD Panel 1024x768"
    HorizSync 31.5 - 48.0
    VertRefresh 56.0 - 65.0
    Option "dpms"
    EndSection

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "Videocard0"
    Driver "vesa"
    EndSection

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Screen0"
    Device "Videocard0"
    Monitor "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth 24
    SubSection "Display"
    Viewport 0 0
    Depth 24
    EndSubSection
    EndSection

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    Re: New to Ubuntu/Linux - Frustrated at Display/Monitor Resolution

    Quote Originally Posted by darkufo View Post
    Can anyone see/advise what I need to change in my xorg.conf to get a 1400*900 resolution.
    Try following the procedure outlined in this posting to generate the proper "ModeLines" for your adapter and monitor combination. For instance, you could try

    Code:
    gtf 1440 900 60
    to generate a ModeLine for 1440x900 @ 60 Hz. Put the ModeLine in the Monitor section as that posting describes ("method 2").

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