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August 12th, 2009, 03:44 PM
I'm trying to reconfigure the resolution on my usb-drive ubuntu 9.04. In xorg.conf I've added:

Section "Device"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
Option "PanelSize" "1200x600"
I opened the xorg file with:

gksudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf
But when I save it and restart the computer the old file is back again, messing up the resolution. I don't know how to solve this...

August 12th, 2009, 03:54 PM
I've encountered this before.

In a terminal, type

sudo displayconfig-gtk

and press enter. This will bring up the GTK Xorg configuration application. Usually (but not always) this makes the changes stick for me.

August 12th, 2009, 04:30 PM
Thank you for your answer zerhacke, however I tried:

gksudo displayconfig-gtk
but nothing happens... Is the GTK application something I have to download?

August 12th, 2009, 04:38 PM
I dont think there is a GUI for this config, its all through the command line.....I very easily could be wrong on this

August 12th, 2009, 06:15 PM
my usb-drive ubuntu 9.04.

Is it persistent (an actual proper install to a drive) or are you booting from an image (Live USB)? If you're running a Live USB session then you're only changing the version of xorg.conf that's in memory.

August 13th, 2009, 12:35 PM
Hi CatKiller, I use persistent and all my other changes is saved...