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    Odd (dead space) bar along the right side of screen after installation

    I installed Ubuntu 12.04LTS as dual boot with Windows 7 on a Sony Vaio all-in-one model VGC-JS410. During installation, as well as now, there is a vertical bar to the right of the screen that is not part of the background, will not allow the cursor, different color (sometimes changes color after each boot). How do I get rid of it? I hope the attached photo sheds more light on the issue. When I do a print-screen, it doesn't acknowledge the dead space in teh picture. Currently doing post-install updates. Thanks all!!!
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    Re: Odd (dead space) bar along the right side of screen after installation

    Hey, please run
    Code:
    xrandr -q
    from a terminal & post the results here.

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    Re: Odd (dead space) bar along the right side of screen after installation

    Here are the results:
    Found Windows Recovery Environment (loader) on /dev/sda1
    Found Windows 7 (loader) on /dev/sda2
    done
    sony@sony-VGC-JS410F:~$ xrandr -q
    Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1600 x 1200, maximum 8192 x 8192
    VGA1 connected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
    1024x768 60.0
    800x600 60.3 56.2
    848x480 60.0
    640x480 59.9
    LVDS1 connected 1600x1200+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 0mm x 0mm
    1600x1200 60.0*+
    1600x1024 60.2
    1400x1050 60.0
    1280x1024 60.0
    1440x900 59.9
    1280x960 60.0
    1360x768 59.8 60.0
    1152x864 60.0
    1024x768 60.0
    800x600 60.3 56.2
    640x480 59.9

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    Re: Odd (dead space) bar along the right side of screen after installation

    First, run:
    Code:
    cvt 1680 1050
    and copy its output to the clipboard. Then run
    Code:
    xrandr --newmode paste the second line of the previous output here, omitting "ModeLine"
    Then run this command, where the mode's name is from the previous two outputs. It looks like "1680x1050_60.00":
    Code:
    xrandr --addmode LVDS1 mode's name with quotation marks omitted
    xrandr --output LVDS1 --mode mode's name with quotation marks omitted
    Examples: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php...ed_resolutions
    Last edited by TK999; March 13th, 2013 at 06:00 PM. Reason: Link

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    Re: Odd (dead space) bar along the right side of screen after installation

    there is a vertical bar to the right of the screen that is not part of the background,
    I do not see anything to the RIGHT of the screen in your screen shot. I do see the Launcher on the LEFT of the screen. That is part of the Ubuntu Unity User Interface. It is not dead space, thank you very much. You may not like it. If so you can read this thread and may be it will help you to get the look that you do like.http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1859961


    On my system I have set the Launcher to hide until I put the mouse on to the left side of the screen. Then it reveals and I can load an application. There is way to do this and to also set the top panel to be transparent so that you only see the notification icons on the right. It give a nice clear look to the desktop that I like.

    Regards.
    Last edited by grahammechanical; March 13th, 2013 at 06:21 PM.
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    Re: Odd (dead space) bar along the right side of screen after installation

    Hi sevykor.

    That smells like a corrupt EDID problem.

    Could you please post the content of these files:
    Code:
    /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    
    /var/log/Xorg.0.log
    Paste them separately here: http://paste.ubuntu.com/, and post back the links to them.

    Regards.

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    Re: Odd (dead space) bar along the right side of screen after installation

    Quote Originally Posted by TK999 View Post
    First, run:
    Code:
    cvt 1680 1050
    and copy its output to the clipboard. Then run
    Code:
    xrandr --newmode paste the second line of the previous output here, omitting "ModeLine"
    Then run this command, where the mode's name is from the previous two outputs. It looks like "1680x1050_60.00":
    Code:
    xrandr --addmode LVDS1 mode's name with quotation marks omitted
    xrandr --output LVDS1 --mode mode's name with quotation marks omitted
    Examples: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php...ed_resolutions
    This one didn't do it, It instead moved part of the screeen behind the dead zone (see photo). BTW, the dead zone does not appear in teh screen shot. Thank you for the effort.
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    Re: Odd (dead space) bar along the right side of screen after installation

    I do not have the first file, but I do have the second one (/var/log/Xorg.0.log). Here is the link:

    http://paste.ubuntu.com/5611405/

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    Re: Odd (dead space) bar along the right side of screen after installation

    Attached is how the screen looks now. I took a photo (pay attention to the top right). Part of the menu is now under the dead space after running the before mentioned commands. Hope the photo helps..
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    Re: Odd (dead space) bar along the right side of screen after installation

    Quote Originally Posted by papibe View Post
    Hi sevykor.

    That smells like a corrupt EDID problem.

    Could you please post the content of these files:
    Code:
    /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    
    /var/log/Xorg.0.log
    Paste them separately here: http://paste.ubuntu.com/, and post back the links to them.

    Regards.

    Under "/etc/X11/" I found the files as shown in the photo attached,
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