View Full Version : [ubuntu] screen is too big

April 25th, 2008, 05:17 AM
i just updated my beta hardy to final release..and then installed the restricted drivers..after i installed nvidia.. my screen resolution is 800x600 now.. how can i change it ? also, when i started my computer.. a black screen came up for password but then it suddenly disappeared and the normal login screen showed up.. i think its due to nvidia driver.. so how can i change the resolution ? thank you

April 25th, 2008, 05:44 AM
anyone please ?

April 25th, 2008, 05:47 AM
did you try screens and resolutions?
its hidden now (for some oddball reason)

April 25th, 2008, 06:13 AM
i tried it from preference ..there is only option and its 800x600

April 25th, 2008, 07:09 AM
I got the opposite problem after installed 8.04
My screen is too small.
Only 800x600 or smaller

April 25th, 2008, 07:13 AM
this seams to be a real problem atm. i think it's because xorg 7.3 doesn't recognise enough monitors correctly. on my new notebook it worked a charm allowing me to set dual-display correctly and so on. my 20" desktop monitor from 1999 does not get recognised, however, and i only get the option of 800x600

April 25th, 2008, 07:16 AM
is there a solution then ?

April 25th, 2008, 07:20 AM
You could try this one:

Issue the command sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf

and locate the Screen section and insert the codes without the asterisk below the Device

Section "Screen"
*Identifier "Default Screen"
*Monitor "Configured Monitor"
*Device "Configured Video Device"

DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024"


April 25th, 2008, 08:02 AM
ok,i created some new problem..i just logged on hardy heron and the screen resolution changed itself somehow but it wasnt good enought.. cause it was 1600x(something).. i need 1200x800 .. so i tried to change and now my screen is static-y.. i cant say anything.. ugh.. how do i fix this now ?

April 25th, 2008, 08:06 AM
Go to System->Preferences->Screen Resolution. check if you could adjust your existing resolution.

April 25th, 2008, 08:40 AM
i cant, its to static-y.. i cant see anyything.

April 25th, 2008, 08:44 AM
What video adapter are you using?

April 25th, 2008, 01:38 PM
Don't know if this can resolve:


April 25th, 2008, 05:52 PM
What video adapter are you using?

umm, dont really know

guys, i cant even see screen anymore.. so anything i do.. i have to do from alt+ctrl+f1.. can anyone please help ?

April 26th, 2008, 05:41 AM
nevermind guys, somehow my screen was fixed . so i downloeaded envy and installed nvidia using that. thanks guys