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Thread: Boots into unsupported screen resolution..

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    Boots into unsupported screen resolution..

    Found my old Dell Mini 9 (Inspiron 910) and wanted to see how it handled lubuntu.

    Created a USB boot drive. Booted to it. Graphics are normal, readable and uses correct screen resolution.

    Installed to internal drive, rebooted and I get a partial desktop to the right of the screen but black/garbled text on the remainder of the left side of the screen.

    If I plug in an external VGA monitor everything works as it should. I can then turn off the external monitor and use the builtin lcd at 1024x600 - which lubuntu detects and uses. Apply and save settings then upon reboot it reverts back to the original issue.
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    Re: Boots into unsupported screen resolution..

    change 3rd line of grub on bootup to
    grub_gfxmode=1920x1080 (change to the resolution you want)

    Also might try add nomodeset to linux command in grub boot.

    Since you're editing grub on bootup these would be temporary changes so no worry if it doesn't work.
    ThinkPad T530-2394-3J8, i5-3380M 2.9GHz, Dual boot (BIOS/MBR): Grub, Ubuntu 18.04.1 / Win7 Pro x64 . 8GB(15GB/s), Sammy 250GB SSD. Fast!

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    Re: Boots into unsupported screen resolution..

    That did the trick.. Now I need to make it stay that way.

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    Re: Boots into unsupported screen resolution..

    excellent! - I use grub customizer to make changes... I don't know how to do it the other way, though I have been told...
    ThinkPad T530-2394-3J8, i5-3380M 2.9GHz, Dual boot (BIOS/MBR): Grub, Ubuntu 18.04.1 / Win7 Pro x64 . 8GB(15GB/s), Sammy 250GB SSD. Fast!

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