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anuj27
May 26th, 2009, 11:19 PM
I installed Ubuntu 8.10 recently and i am totally new with it.
The problem is that the resolution of the monitor is set to 800x600 and in "Screen Resolution" there is no option for anything more than that. How to set my screen resolution to 1280x1024?
Plz help
Anuj

BlackRat90
June 9th, 2009, 09:36 PM
i have the same problem with 8.04.
it just says the max i can set it at is 800x600
i would like it to be quite a bit more....
any help would be appreciated.

anuj27
September 15th, 2009, 07:38 PM
The problem is not yet solved...
Display preferences shows me Monitor: Unknown
Please Help!

bigboy7foru
September 15th, 2009, 08:19 PM
I am having the same problems i have a friend who is very experienced with linux so if he gets to me before some one posts on here ill let you guys know k

anuj27
September 21st, 2009, 09:06 AM
Install NVidia drivers, and the problem is solved.
Thanx for help!

Vik Vasilev
September 21st, 2009, 09:14 AM
I have the same problem, is there anyway these settings can be forced with ATI free drivers? I dont have proprietary for my videocard anymore cause its legacy hardware.
I get monitor "Unknown" and no display settings.

sideaway
September 21st, 2009, 09:21 AM
Use a terminal to run;

gksudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Then find the section "Screen", if it isn't there, just c&p the below into the bottom of xorg.conf, change the "Unknown" to your device name and ALL the 1440x900 to your respective resolution. Hope this helps :)


Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Device "Unknown"
Monitor "Generic Monitor"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 1
Modes "1440x900"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 4
Modes "1440x900"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1440x900"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1440x900"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1440x900"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1440x900"
EndSubSection
EndSection

bigboy7foru
September 21st, 2009, 08:51 PM
hey i got mine working this is my configuration
The section monitor and screen is what seemed to fix it




# xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
#
# Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
#
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
#
# Note that some configuration settings that could be done previously
# in this file, now are automatically configured by the server and settings
# here are ignored.
#
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
# sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg
Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Acer AL2216W"
VendorName "ACR"
ModelName "Acer AL2216W"
HorizSync 30-82
VertRefresh 56-76
#Mode "1680x1050"
# DotClock 146.25
# HTimings 1680 1784 1960 2240
# VTimings 1050 1053 1059 1089
# Flags "+HSync" "-VSync"
#End Mode
EndSection
Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Monitor "Acer AL2216W"
Device "Configured Video Device"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1680x1050" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1680x1050" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection
Section "Module"
Load "dri"
Load "GLcore"
EndSection
Section "Device"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
Driver "vesa"
EndSection