[NetBehaviour] Screen resolution in Ubuntu

Pall Thayer pallthay at gmail.com
Sun Jul 27 16:16:54 CEST 2008

Hi Marc,This means that Ubuntu isn't recognizing the hardware. There's
really no simple way of fixing this. You have to figure out what is the
correct driver and manually configure everything around that.

If you know exactly what your video card is you could try doing this:

mess up your xorg.conf file in /etc/X11/ (Should probably make a backup
first). You'll have to sudo to make changes to it. It's probably even ok to
delete it, it should fall back on a xorg.conf.failsafe file if something
goes wrong.

Then reboot your computer and it should tell you that it can't display
properly based on /etc/X11/xorg.conf and provides you with a graphic
interface for selecting your video card, driver, properties, etc.

Who knows, might work.


On Sun, Jul 27, 2008 at 11:58 AM, marc garrett <
marc.garrett at furtherfield.org> wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> I'm having a problem with my laptop. Recently bought a Laptop from
> novatech.
> Loaded Linux -  Ubuntu onto it - everything works a dream except for the
> resolution itself.
> The resolution is limited to either 800m x 600 61 Hz, or 640 x 480 60
> Hz. I need the resolution to be 1280 x 800, or similar at least.
> Now, I have been to various forums, but nothing seems to work. I have
> also contacted the makers of the Laptop as well, still waiting for their
> reply.
> Now - if anyone has some straight forward suggestions that are clear for
> someone who simply wants to copy and paste code, rather then spend hours
> inside the depths of their comp, due to being pretty busy - that would
> be helpful ;-)
> Hopefully any suggestions will help others as well.
> marc
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Pall Thayer
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