Ubuntu 7.04 resolution question

Sazar

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#1
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
 

Sazar

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#3
Not that I can see m8.

Is there something else I should be doing?

I am working on it as we speak btw :)
 

vertigo

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#5
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
 

Sazar

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#7
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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j79zlr

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#8
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
 

Sazar

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#9
Thanks guys. I was rebooting :)

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

vertigo

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#10
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.
 

Bman

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#11
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
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.
 

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