In Ubuntu 6.10 I can't Change screen resolution from 1600 x 1200

Asked by Nteeks on 2007-04-05

In Ubuntu 6.10 I can't Change screen resolution from 1600 x 1200 to a more usable 1280x1024 or 1024x768.

When I click on "System > Preferences > Screen Resolution" and the little window pops up it shows 1600x1200 at 76 Hz. When I click on the resolution it gives me the choices of 1280x1024 at 86 Hz; 1024x768 at 85 Hz and lower.

When I set it to 1280x1024 and click on the "Apply" button, the screen goes black for a second or so and then I'm at the log in. When I log in with Password and get back to my desktop I'm still at 1600x1200.

Help

Ed

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2007-09-18
Robert Clipsham (mrmonday) said : #1

When I set it to 1280x1024 and click on the "Apply" button, the screen goes black for a second or so and then I'm at the log in.

Do this, then immediately after, post your /var/log/xorg.0.log

Bryce Harrington (bryce) said : #2

also, please post your /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Nate Greene (imaginate2b4u) said : #3

New Ubuntu user myself and found myself with the same problem. After lots of research in forums, determined most likely culprit to be incorrectly detected video card and or monitor. Solution that worked for me was to reconfigure xserver, giving it correct video card and monitor specs. Click on Applications-Accessories-Terminal. From command line enter sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg. Follow on-screen instructions to correctly redetect your equipment. Exit and restart CPU. Hope this helps.

diedreschmied (dieter-one) said : #4

I went to the terminal and got :
d@d-desktop:$ (with a blinking square asking for input)

I inserted : sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg (and hit "enter")

What I got back was:
bash: sudodpkg-reconfigure: command not found

and the,of course, the request for proper input : d@d-desktop:$

What do I not understand?

Diedre

diedreschmied (dieter-one) said : #5

MrMonday advised above: "...Do this, then immediately after, post your /var/log/xorg.0.log"

The initiator of this thread and myself are back at login at this point in time. How do we go about posting?

You people sure know how to make a girl feel stupid.

Diedre

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