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    My first POST with a problem of GRAPHICS drivers

    Hello friends.
    Am a new to linux ,after so many years of using the crap {windows},i want to shift to linux ..
    i ordered the free cd and installed it quite easily...
    i have updated my ubuntu 9.04
    i use via k8m800 chipset
    and my display adapter is via/s3g unichrome pro igp..
    my prblem is that after updating ,i am not able to see my moniter screen's correct resolution i.e 1024 768
    Someone told me that the display drivers are missing ...
    Can u plz help me?
    my screen runs in only 832*624 mode and its pretty annoying...
    PLZ HELP ME SOON

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    Re: My first POST with a problem of GRAPHICS drivers

    Go to software sources under administration and make sure all is checked except for "source code"
    Then you may be asked for updating, click yes.

    After that go to administration>update manager.

    Update all and try restarting the X server or just restarting the computer and then trying to change the resolution.

    If that does not work, you may have run this command to edit your X server settings

    sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf

    just replace whatever you have under "modes" for 1024x768

    Then save and close and restart the X server or the computer.

    I hope it helps. I'm not an experienced user but I found out that google provides good guides, but you have to be careful and maybe wait for a reply from someone else.

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    Re: My first POST with a problem of GRAPHICS drivers

    Sounds like good advice
    Just make a back-up copy of xorg.conf in case.

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    Re: My first POST with a problem of GRAPHICS drivers

    You can also try booting to recovery mode and choose the option: xfix fix video and then reboot and see if you can get the proper resolution.
    If that does not work, then try using xrandr as discussed in this tutorial:
    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/X/Config/Resolution

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    Re: My first POST with a problem of GRAPHICS drivers

    doesnt solve my problem
    everytime i edit xorg.conf file after restart ,the editing done by me is gone and default state is there?
    wt to do?

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    Re: My first POST with a problem of GRAPHICS drivers

    I had this problem for months, tried many different solutions, none worked. Finally resolved!

    Just added to xorg.conf:

    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "Configured Monitor"
    HorizSync 30-70
    VertRefresh 50-150
    EndSection

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    Re: My first POST with a problem of GRAPHICS drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by shail00 View Post
    doesnt solve my problem
    everytime i edit xorg.conf file after restart ,the editing done by me is gone and default state is there?
    wt to do?
    Be sure to use sudo to edit system files. If you are using gedit to edit xorg.conf, you can lauch it with gksudo like this:
    Code:
    gksudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    Gksudo is sometimes recommended for launching graphical editors and programs like gedit, as opposed to terminal based editors like nano.
    Be sure to backup your xorg.conf first for safety:
    Code:
    sudo cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.bak
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    Re: My first POST with a problem of GRAPHICS drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by dpenndorf View Post
    I had this problem for months, tried many different solutions, none worked. Finally resolved!

    Just added to xorg.conf:

    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "Configured Monitor"
    HorizSync 30-70
    VertRefresh 50-150
    EndSection
    Thanks for this solutin dpenndorf!!
    It workes for me too!

    I also added:
    Code:
    Subsection "Display"
       Modes "1024x768"
    EndSubsection
    to Section "Screen",
    but that probably wasn't essential.

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    Re: My first POST with a problem of GRAPHICS drivers

    Hallo. I am new here.

    I have successfully downloaded and installed the latest ubuntu, and I am trying to get 1024X768 screen resolution.

    I am trying to edit my xorg.conf file.

    When I open a terminal window, and put in:

    sudo cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.bak

    It says that it does not see such a file. Do I need to change the directory? If so, how do I do it.

    Also, if I put in this in the terminal window:
    gksudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    then the file is blank, and if I want to save, it says that such a file does not exit.

    What am I doing wrong?

    (Remember I am completely new to ubuntu)

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