Ubuntu 7.04 resolution question

Discussion in 'Linux & BSD' started by Sazar, May 13, 2007.

  1. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    So, I've gone ahead and, I THOUGHT, changed the options to allow for custom resolutions to be enabled but I don't see it in my resolution selector thinger.

    Running 64 bit version with ati 1950 series card.

    Assistance :)

    I would like to use the native res instead of 1024x768
     
  2. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

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    If you've added the options to the xorg config file does not pressing ctrl & numpad+ cycle through higher resolutions anymore?
     
  3. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Not that I can see m8.

    Is there something else I should be doing?

    I am working on it as we speak btw :)
     
  4. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    Post your xorg.conf file
     
  5. vertigo

    vertigo OSNN Senior Addict

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    run:

    gksudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf

    in a terminal, add your desired resolution in there (pretty self explanatory) and save. you can then change your resolution as usual, it should be in the list
     
  6. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Thanks, will give it a go in a sec :)
     
  7. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Veritgo, do I have to restart to enable the modes or should they show immediately?

    I added the required resolution and it still does not show.

    I have attached my xorg file as a .txt
     

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  8. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    You will have to restart X or you can reboot.

    Assuming you are using Gnome, the default desktop, issue this command in a terminal

    sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop

    and to restart, issue this command

    sudo /etc/init.d/gdm start

    Also you probably will want to change your video card driver to get 3D acceleration. Personally if you got an nVidia card laying around, I'd use it, but anyways here is the Ubuntu instructions: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BinaryDriverHowto/ATI
     
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  9. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Thanks guys. I was rebooting :)

    All fixed. Now time to cuztomize the bugger and see just how much stuff works :D
     
  10. vertigo

    vertigo OSNN Senior Addict

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    definitely install the binary drivers before customizing (i'm assuming by "customize" you mean with beryl or compiz ;))

    you won't need to reboot with linux unless updating the kernel. just hit ctrl+alt+backspace. it's like an instant reboot.
     
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  11. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    I just had to add that I found this weird, cause this is the first version of Ubuntu that actually got my native resolution correct.