newprotest.org: HELLO, UBUNTU (PART 3)

HELLO, UBUNTU (PART 3)

August 28, 2007
by: jovial_cynic

image: Ubunto Logo Ubuntu

Problem #2: Screen Resolution



Ubuntu correctly identified my NVidia graphics card, but when I got into try to change the screen resolution, I noticed that the resolution options didn't allow for anything higher than 1024x786.

I got onto another forum and found an article that outlined the problem. I assumed that the xorg.conf file was the problem, and I confirmed it with the article.

It seems that ubuntu's turn-key installation process doesn't always detect the monitor correctly, so I had to go in and manually change the values under the "Monitor" section of the file to match the specifications of my monitor. I goofed the first time, but since I made a backup, it wasn't a problem to restore the file. The second time around, I made the edits and now have the resolution turned up to 1286x1024.

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