After install resolution set at 640x480

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After install resolution set at 640x480

Post by Ronnie » Sat Feb 10, 2007 1:44 pm

Hi all am trying to move from the dark side and need some help.
I installed Bianca this morning and my screen resolution is set at 640x480 with no other options available.
I tried to edit the xorg.conf file but receive a message saying I do not have permission to change it. I am a new user of Linux and don't know where to go from here. I have not found a way to change the monitor properties, It is set as "DPMS" in xorg.conf which I believe is correct. I am using a 15 inch Sony LCD. I have Ubuntu "Edgy" installed on another partition and it is OK on this monitor but I had to install Edgy with a 17 inch CRT and then switch to the Sony LCD to get it to allow me to change the resolution. I am new to these forums and not sure if my post is within guidelines if it is not please correct me and I will do my best to meet them. I know I can reinstall with the CRT attached and then change to the LCD but would like to know how to edit the properties without going to all that trouble.
Thanks in advance for any help.
Ronnie

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After install resolution set at 640x480

Post by npap » Sun Feb 11, 2007 6:55 am

Hello Ronnie,
I am not a guru but may I suggest you check your resolution settings?

Menu>linuxMint Control Center>Desktop>Screen Resolution.
See if you have other choices except 640x480 there.

Greetings, npap

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Post by |_NiGhTmArE_| » Sun Feb 11, 2007 10:04 am

you can edit your xorg.conf in this way:
open a terminal and type

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sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf
gedit is an editor for gnome... you can also use another text editor such as vim, nano, kate ecc...

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Post by Ronnie » Sun Feb 11, 2007 8:21 pm

Thanks y'all!!
I kept digging and found out how to edit xorg.conf.
Yes npap 640x480 was my only choice.
Nightmare that is the command I used to edit the file.
I am learning, but need a good book on Linux use and basic command structure.
Any recomendations???
Thanks again.
Ronnie

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Post by |_NiGhTmArE_| » Mon Feb 12, 2007 5:37 am

there are a lot of guide about linux...

you can try with the ubuntu wiki
https://help.ubuntu.com/6.10/ubuntu/des ... index.html

or if you want an extensive guide you can try this:
http://tldp.org/LDP/intro-linux/html/index.html

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Re: After install resolution set at 640x480

Post by scorp123 » Mon Feb 12, 2007 2:08 pm

Ronnie wrote: my screen resolution is set at 640x480 with no other options available.
What graphics card do you have in that system? Can you please open a terminal and type this command:

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sudo lspci
It will ask for your password. You have to type it in blindly, anything you type will not be echoed back to you. After that you should get some output, mainly columns and rows of numbers. Please copy and paste that here.

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Post by zephyrus54 » Mon Feb 12, 2007 4:39 pm

Once you figure out what video card you're using and what driver is being used try editing your resolution settings with this terminal command:

sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

It'll ask you to select the correct driver (you should probably select the same one that loaded by default for now). After that it'll show you a list of resolutions, and you can select the ones you will need by pressing the spacebar.

If you get this working, then you can worry about installing binary drivers if you need 3D acceleration, and someone will be able to help you out with that too.

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