[NetBehaviour] Screen resolution in Ubuntu
marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Sun Jul 27 16:55:03 CEST 2008
Yes, all what you say is definitely what I am dealing with. I am
currently waiting for the computer suppliers themselves to come up with
something useful - nothing from them for 12 hrs though.
It seems that this is not an unusual problem for laptops/ubuntu style.
There are solutions but quite dramatic ones, I will pursue this a little
while longer for about a week maximum and if it does not work, another
linux/OS will have to be used.
>it should fall back on a xorg.conf.failsafe file if something goes wrong.
I've done this - but I am beginning to suspect that it really comes down
to the spec of the comp-makers.
One of the reasons that I chose Ubuntu, was because we wanted to offer
recycled/free laptops to kids locally with free (non proprietorial)
operating systems from our furtherfield/HTTP space in London. I also
wanted upload pure:dyne on them as well, they things are going it's
going to be a rather painful summer...
Much thanks for your suggestions, I will attempt them :-)
> 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 <mailto:marc.garrett at furtherfield.org>>
> Hi everyone,
> I'm having a problem with my laptop. Recently bought a Laptop from
> 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
> Now - if anyone has some straight forward suggestions that are
> clear for
> someone who simply wants to copy and paste code, rather then spend
> inside the depths of their comp, due to being pretty busy - that would
> be helpful ;-)
> Hopefully any suggestions will help others as well.
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