GDM Resolution issues [ATI] How -to Guide

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GDM Resolution issues [ATI] How -to Guide

Postby -al- on Sun Mar 01, 2009 9:57 am

Whenever I install Mint on my main PC one of the more annoying problems is the resolution of the screen at login, after installing the latest ATI drivers it is always set way beyond the ability of my monitor to display (native is 1440x900, actual resolution 1600x1200).

After much searching and a little bit of digging in the help files I have come up with this solution.

> sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg [Follow this through to the end]
> sudo aticonfig --initial
> sudo aticonfig --resolution=screen#, WxH [Where screen# is the display, if you only have one this would be '0'. and WxH is your desired resolution]

Hopefully this will help someone else, if not at least I have it written down somewhere I can check when i inevitably forget what to do next time i reinstall!

Last edited by proxima_centauri on Fri Nov 04, 2011 11:13 am, edited 2 times in total.
Reason: Amended title to make clear its a How-to guide
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Re: GDM Resolution issues [ATI]

Postby exploder on Sun Mar 01, 2009 10:19 am

Nice instructions! We could use this as a sticky in the "How To" section.Thank you for posting this!
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Re: GDM Resolution issues [ATI]

Postby Husse on Sun Mar 01, 2009 3:29 pm

Agreed - moved and made sticky
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