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Screen Resolution Problem . . .

Postby emily_starr on Sat Feb 28, 2009 11:58 am

When I first installed Linux Mint 6 a box popped up that told me my display quality was low. I tried to change it but it wouldn't let me. I rebooted and logged in. The display was huge! I tried to change it in the Screen Resolution settings, but because it was so big I couldn't see the end of settings window and it wouldn't change. I really need some help! :( Please tell me how to fix this!
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Re: Screen Resolution Problem . . .

Postby exploder on Sat Feb 28, 2009 12:10 pm

Is the system telling you that "restricted drivers" are available? What graphics card are you using? We need this information to try and help you.
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Re: Screen Resolution Problem . . .

Postby Fornhamfred on Sat Feb 28, 2009 12:10 pm

Hi Emily

Sorry to hear you are having problems, to enable us to help we need to know the spec of the machine your running.
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Re: Screen Resolution Problem . . .

Postby emily_starr on Sat Feb 28, 2009 12:55 pm

It's a Dell Dimension 2350. I'm not sure what graphics card I am using, how do I find that out? And it's not telling me that restricted drivers are available. Sorry. I'm not very computer savvy. :?
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Re: Screen Resolution Problem . . .

Postby exploder on Sat Feb 28, 2009 1:07 pm

I found the specs here.

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/s ... tm#1107140

integrated Intel 3D Extreme Graphics

Can you look in Synaptic and see if there is an updated driver for Intel graphics? There should be a way to fix this problem. :mrgreen:
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Re: Screen Resolution Problem . . .

Postby exploder on Sat Feb 28, 2009 1:09 pm

By the way, welcome to LinuxMint!
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Re: Screen Resolution Problem . . .

Postby emily_starr on Sat Feb 28, 2009 1:15 pm

Thanks! :D

I might need step-by-step instructions on how to fix it. . . . What's Synaptic?
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Re: Screen Resolution Problem . . .

Postby exploder on Sat Feb 28, 2009 1:17 pm

Synaptic is listed as "Package manager" in the menu. The "Refresh" button is in the top left of the application.
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Re: Screen Resolution Problem . . .

Postby emily_starr on Sat Feb 28, 2009 9:26 pm

Okay. I tried that, but I think I have to be connected to the Internet, and I'm not . . .
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Re: Screen Resolution Problem . . .

Postby Fornhamfred on Sun Mar 01, 2009 4:19 am

OK

I am running a similar dell and I have not had any problems with the display. When you run the live cd is the display OK?
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Re: Screen Resolution Problem . . .

Postby emily_starr on Mon Mar 09, 2009 4:39 pm

It's not . . .
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