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Thread: Change screen resolution

  1. #1
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    Nov 2013
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    Change screen resolution

    Hi,

    My Notebook's screen is smashed. When I plug-in an external monitor it tells me the resolution is not optimal. How would I change this working blindly? I'm able to get past GRUB and believe I login in but not sure what to do from there using key presses.

    Fixing the screen is not an option is the cost is the same as getting a new notebook (money which I don't have).

    Advise welcome, Stephen

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
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    Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Re: Change screen resolution

    Hi stephen-tredbear. Welcome to the forum

    If I understand correctly, you are not able to see anything on the external monitor?

    Are you able to get a text mode prompt if you press Ctrl+Alt+F1? If so, try login and rename your Xorg config:
    Code:
    sudo mv -iv /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.old.back
    And then restart:
    Code:
    sudo reboot
    Let us know how it goes.
    Regards.

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