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Thread: trouble installing ubuntu

  1. #11
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    Re: trouble installing ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by stevei2x View Post
    I got the latest version of Ubuntu installed but when I run it, it says the resolution needs to be changed. I can't even get to the command prompt. I'm dual booting an old Acer with XP. With XP the resolution is fine at 1028 X 1024 but when I boot to Ubuntu, it appears to be 640 x 480.
    First you should start a seperate thread for this problem because it is not the same problem this thread started with.

    Secondly we need much more information to help you.
    What video card is the box using.
    if you could go to a terminal and type
    Code:
    lspci
    note 1 is a Lower case L not #1.
    and post the results it would be helpful.
    Dave
    Living somewhere in Maine, USA
    Registered Linux User #462608

  2. #12
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    Re: trouble installing ubuntu

    Did you install or activate any video drivers?

    Limited resolution is usually because of missing driver so it works by default in a low resolution. The same happens in windows especially XP until you add the driver.

    Look around to activate any video drivers it might offer. In the latest version I am not sure where the option is exactly, was it in Hardware or similar.

    You can open the Dashboard and search for Hardware in the search line.
    Darko.
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