I have(had) UBUNTU running in a virtual drive with WindowsXP as a host. I tried this procedure to get my UBUNTU screen size correct, although When I closed nothing seemed to have changed - all so I thought.
When next I started up windows, it would not boot, not even in safe mode. I will use by rescue disk to save all my data, including my Ubuntu files, but it seems my little experiment to share Linux and Windows on one PC is over.
My new plan is to run XBUNTU on an old PC I have , That way I will keep my Wife and kids off my back.
Reconfiguring X won't screw up your windows, that had to have been something else.
You can try setting up a dual boot rather than using a VM.
Second, you're NOT using the -phigh flag, right? Using that forces it to autodetect.
You should be starting a new thread to troubleshoot this, but since you're already here, what is your video card? Also post your xorg.conf
Code:lspci | grep VGA cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf
i didn't realize that hardy relied so heavily on auto-detection as to deny a user access to configuring things themselves (aside from writing yer own xorg.conf). if my only option is to type up an xorg.conf file myself, i'll probably just install arch again. i thought i'd see how ubuntu's come along since i last used it (edgy, i think) and this was a bit of an unpleasant surprise. note: i've always had problems with ubuntu figuring out my screen resolution on this machine, but that was fine since up until now it's been easy to fix.
Yeah, Hardy is still Testing for a few more weeks though, hopefully X will be a little better when they release Hardy as stable in April (I should hope so, it's an LTS release). I found the manually editing xorg.conf didn't work very well in Hardy either.
I will be sure to find out more details about working with X in Hardy since I help a lot of users troubleshoot X.
i appreciate the help -- i just can't believe the doing a reconfig on xorg, which used to be so simple, has become so problematic! ah well, hopefully this is just a bug which will be fixed in time for the release..?
Doubtful, I think that is the direction they are trying to go with X, though I wish they would have an override option for those of us with cards that have less support
If I get around to writing a HowTo for doing this in Hardy, I will post a link from this thread, but until then, we're stuck.
ynnhoj, I would ask you to please voice your opinion on the bug which I have created concerning this issue. Your opinion is appreciated. I really hope we can make them change this before the final Hardy comes out 28 days from now.
As well, since in your case you do get 800x600 access to GDM, please try running displayconfig-gtk as a user-interactive method for configuring xorg.conf