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    Can't adjust my monitor

    Bs'd

    I have U 12.10 LTS, just bought a new monitor, and I can't adjust the thing. Before this I had an old one, square, worked fine.

    Now I have a wide one, brand "Innova", and the whole picture is wide, can't compress it . How do I change that?

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    Re: Can't adjust my monitor

    That's an unusual request, I have to say, but can't you just select an 4:3 resolution in your Display settings?

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    Re: Can't adjust my monitor

    Bs'd

    I have in display settings two options, that is 1024 x 768 (4:3) and 800 x 600 (4:3). He is now on 1024 x 768, and when I switch over to 800 x 600 everything becomes way too big.

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    Re: Can't adjust my monitor

    Maybe you should install the proprietary drivers for your video card?

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    Re: Can't adjust my monitor

    Quote Originally Posted by yoreei.grigorov View Post
    Maybe you should install the proprietary drivers for your video card?
    Bs'd

    How can I see what video card I have?

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    Re: Can't adjust my monitor

    Open a terminal:

    Code:
    lspci | grep VGA
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    Re: Can't adjust my monitor

    Quote Originally Posted by tgalati4 View Post
    Open a terminal:

    Code:
    lspci | grep VGA
    Bs'd

    I get this answer:

    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09)


    Is that it?

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    Re: Can't adjust my monitor

    Yep, and the drivers should already be there. Most intel graphics is supported by the kernel.

    Try:
    Code:
    sudo lshw -C video
    And post the output back here. That should show what driver you have installed.

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    Re: Can't adjust my monitor

    Quote Originally Posted by Bucky Ball View Post
    Yep, and the drivers should already be there. Most intel graphics is supported by the kernel.

    Try:
    Code:
    sudo lshw -C video
    And post the output back here. That should show what driver you have installed.
    Bs'd

    description: VGA compatible controller
    product: 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 2
    bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
    version: 09
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: msi pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
    configuration: driver=i915 latency=0
    resources: irq:42 memory:f7800000-f7bfffff memory:e0000000-efffffff ioport:f000(size=64)

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