View Full Version : [ubuntu] Completely New to Ubuntu; Acer X223W install question.

December 5th, 2008, 12:14 AM
hey, i'm completely new to ubuntu.

my brother and i recently got a new shuttle pc and installed ubuntu on it.

and was got the Acer X223W monitor.

the monitor works, but the screen resolution is all messed up.

i have absolutely no clue how to fix it.

the resolution is now at 800x600.

this is a 22" monitor, and i know it can do better then that.

sorry about being such a n00b about this, but i would appreciate any help.

thank you.

December 5th, 2008, 12:18 AM
At the GUI login screen, press <Ctrl><Alt>F2 and log in with your username and password. Then, reconfigure your X server with

sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg
Now, press <Alt>F7 to get back to the GUI login screen and restart the X server with <Ctrl><Alt>Backspace.

Log in and see if you get a higher resolution now.

December 5th, 2008, 12:32 AM
ok, did that.

and nothing has changed.:confused:

December 5th, 2008, 12:35 AM
What kind of graphic card do you have?

You can try to boot into recovery mode from GRUB menu and pick the fix xserver option from the list and see if that does it.

December 5th, 2008, 12:40 AM
i have no clue what kind of graphics card.

i actually dont even know if we got one?

i'll talk to my brother when he gets home and let you know.


December 5th, 2008, 12:50 AM
Run this command from a terminal and it will tell you exactly which graphic card you have in that machine.

lspci | grep VGA

December 5th, 2008, 01:02 AM
shuttle@shuttle-desktop:~$ lspci | grep VGA
00:12.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GeForce 7025 (rev a2)

that is what came up.

December 5th, 2008, 01:04 AM
It's an nVidia card. Look in System -> Administration -> Hardware Drivers and see if your card is on the list. And if it is, see if you can install (enable) a driver for it.

December 5th, 2008, 01:09 AM
ok, it said downloading.

and finished.

now what do i do?

December 5th, 2008, 01:15 AM
There is a blue icon on top panel telling you to reboot.

December 5th, 2008, 01:22 AM
i restarted the computer and there is no difference.

i even went into system<preferences<screen resolution and there is no option to go any bigger then 800x600 :confused:

December 5th, 2008, 01:56 AM



September 7th, 2009, 04:16 AM
im having the same problem and none of that is working for me, im stuck in 1024x768
on reboot, i see the "try to repair graphics problems" but nothing about xserver, any help?

September 18th, 2009, 02:44 AM
The easiest way -- for me-- to change the resolution of the screen, was to change the "xorg.conf" file. This is the file that can be used to place custom values for specific hardware.

1. Make sure that you back up your xorg.conf file with this command:
cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf .

2. Copy-- as root-- into your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file -- overwriting the "Monitor" (refresh rates now specified) and the "Screen"(screen size capability now specified) sections:

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Configured Monitor"
Option "DPMS"
HorizSync 28-51
VertRefresh 43-60

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Monitor "Configured Monitor"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1680x1050" "1024x768"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 32
Modes "1680x1050" "1024x768"

3. Hit <ctrl> <alt><backspace> to hard restart your XServer. Ta-Da!
4. You can define more sizes by adding sizes to the "Modes" sections. :)