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Old 11-27-2005, 01:02 AM   #1
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I'm a total linux N00b and I just got Ubuntu. But Then screen resolution is huge. So I tried going to the place that lets you check the screen res and stuff but there is only one choice. Which is 640X480 When I normaly use 1024x768. All the stuff I've read is really complicated and I'm sad to say above me. Can anyone help me? Thanks alot!
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Old 11-27-2005, 03:30 AM   #2
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Did you try to go to system, preferences and then screen resolution ?
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Old 11-27-2005, 12:49 PM   #3
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Yeh. The only choice is 640X480.
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what type of video card do you have, the driver is probally not installed, and it is using a generic driver
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Old 12-03-2005, 04:22 PM   #5
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Amd Athlon 3200+. It's the one that came with my pc. So where could I find the driver for it?
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What about driver sites ? such as:

Windrivers or Pcdrivers or computerdrivers
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Old 12-06-2005, 02:39 PM   #7
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Ahh thanks so much. I'm going to try and find it as soon as I get home! (I'm at school) I hope this works, Ubuntu is so cool. And I would really like to keep using linux. And this seems like my only avanue left. My fedora ISo won't burn to dvd. Phlak crashes when I try to move the mouse, and then there's this res thing on ubuntu. Well...I know no one really cares about all that. I just want to say thanks so much *hugz everyone*
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What about driver sites ? such as:

Windrivers or Pcdrivers or computerdrivers
Those are all windows driver sites.

Check your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file.
In the "screen sections" area add your desired resolution. Also check the graphics device section, what identifier and driver is being used?

If you want, you can post your xorg.conf file and I/we can have a look at it for you.
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Old 12-07-2005, 08:57 PM   #9
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Well I'd be glad to do that. Unfortunatly I don't know where those are. *blush* I'm totaly noob at linux.
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Well I'd be glad to do that. Unfortunatly I don't know where those are. *blush* I'm totaly noob at linux.
Your xorg.conf file is located in /etc/X11/. You edit the xorg.conf file to configure the X server. To access this file, open up a terminal window and type:
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vi /etc/X11/xorg.conf
It is important to note that you must have root privaledges to access this file.

You should now have your xorg.conf file opened. If you don't want to use a terminal window to open the file, use your file manager (as root).

It would be helpful to know what video card your system is using, what is the model number of your PC?
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