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Thread: Cannot set resolution higher than 1024x786 (ATI Radeon 9550 128MB)

  1. #11
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Kubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

    Re: Cannot set resolution higher than 1024x786 (ATI Radeon 9550 128MB)

    Quote Originally Posted by DenHeldert View Post
    Ok, Ill give that a try.
    Are there any security-related issues in using 12.04 instead of 12.10?
    no. 12.04 is supported for 5 years as it is LTS (long term support) release. means it will get security updates and bugfixes for 5 years. 12.10 is supported for 18 months. basically 12.10 is development, kind of testing but stable short term support release. it has plenty new features added that might work smooth or not. usually these new features will get expanded and then polished for next LTS which is in April 2014. the 12.10 also has newer kernel and newer drivers which is better if you have new hardware. but doens't matter as much for the old maschines.

    And can you please comment on what I said about creating the xorg.conf file in the X11 folder?
    As I said, all runs fine (including Unity) until I create it.
    Even without modifing anything.
    unfortunatelly i do not know much about xorg.conf file. or why it would cause system to slow down. it's been too long since i used one. i am sure someone else will know more. though these files are not used often lately. but they are still used on certain occasions.

    edit: try askign on ubuntu IRC channel or maybe xorg have their own IRC channel.
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  2. #12
    Join Date
    Feb 2013

    Re: Cannot set resolution higher than 1024x786 (ATI Radeon 9550 128MB)

    I created and modified the xorg.conf file in Ubuntu 12.10 and all works fine now.

    Thanks all, for the help.

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