Changing Screen Resolution on Craptop

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Changing Screen Resolution on Craptop

Postby kdaesung on Tue Dec 09, 2008 6:35 am

Hello all. Hi, I'm Kristopher. I'm relatively new to Linux. I've used it in the past, but today was the first time I successfully installed it on my crappy lappy. I was super stoked to say farewell to Windows. After the installation of Linux Mint Elyssa XFCE, I'm stuck in 800x600 resolution. I can't seem to figure out how to change the resolution to 1024x768 as my screen supports. Normally, I wouldn't be bothered so much, however, on this machine I've got a black border around the screen on anything other than 1024.

Now, I've done some searching and found some information. I've attempted to change my
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etc/X11/xorg.conf
with no luck unfortunately. I'm just not sure what I'm doing wrong.

Whenever I reboot my computer I get a crazy colored screen then it tells me that I'm running in low graphics mode. I'd really like to stop that craziness from happening as well. If it helps I'm running a Sony Vaio PCG-R505JL and I have a Intel based VGA. Not sure if I need new drivers or what, but any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance, hopefully I'll be able to find some resolution to my resolution problem. Cheers:D
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Re: Changing Screen Resolution on Craptop

Postby Kestrel1 on Tue Dec 09, 2008 4:54 pm

Go to Administration - Hardware Drivers & see if there is a propriety driver listed. If there is install it.
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Re: Changing Screen Resolution on Craptop

Postby kdaesung on Wed Dec 10, 2008 3:20 am

Thanks, however, It tells me that there are "No proprietary drivers in use on this system." Is there anything at all I can do, or is Linux Mint just not going to be compatible with my laptop?
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