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Thread: Help with resolution on ubunto 10.04 please.

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    Help with resolution on ubunto 10.04 please.

    hi i recently installed ubunto on a xp machine and it went well, the only thing that went wrong is the resolution. i tried to change the resolution but ubunto only gives me 2 resolutions i dont really know them now because im on a vista machine but there 600 and the otehr one is 800 how can i get a bigger resolution? is there an easy way? or can someone tell me several ways so i can try them all, thank you.

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    Re: Help with resolution on ubunto 10.04 please.

    Hello and welcome to ubuntu forums.

    What GPU does your system have?

    If you go in your menus to System> Administration> Hardware Drivers, is there a driver listed for you to install?

    uRock

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    Re: Help with resolution on ubunto 10.04 please.

    my processor is a intel 2.53 oyeah and it says i need a modem driver but thats it.

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    Re: Help with resolution on ubunto 10.04 please.

    What's your GPU? (Graphics Processing Unit)? Is it ATI Radeon? ATI Radeon HD? nVidia? Intel? Via? SiS? Matrox? ...?
    If you don't know, go to Applications>Accessories>Terminal & type:

    lspci | grep VGA

    That should tell you who made your GPU. Post the result here.
    Also, how big is your monitor? If it's a 7" netbook, maybe the screen just can't handle better resolution.
    Last edited by alanwalterthomas; September 17th, 2010 at 02:58 PM.

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    Re: Help with resolution on ubunto 10.04 please.

    right click on ur desktop click on "change desktop background" after that click on visual effects and select extra when it prompts to install ur driver just install the recommended version , now u can set it to a higher resolution

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