The desktop resolution..

Asked by LloydLMiller on 2009-05-16

I was fine with my ubuntu 8.4 install, everything was cool except the default resolution was too high, made everything to small and im old and damn near blind. I found the place to change resolution, when i changed it to 1024x768 or whatever the screen went beserk, cant see nothing, just lines, i restarted and still all iget is lines. I cannot get to the desktop to change it back. I have an ati raedon 7500 on a shuttle X machine, my monitor is an older one but excellent it's a dell monitor that on windows handled all resolutions.

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LloydLMiller (lloydleroimiller) said :
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I just reinstalled the whole thing, now i wanna know how to get a driver for my raedon 7500, is it possible?

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Andrea Corbellini (andrea.corbellini) said :
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Hello,
Generally, you should be OK with the default drivers. Why do you need the Radeon 7500 driver? Isn't the problem with the resolution solved?

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LloydLMiller (lloydleroimiller) said :
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It is just that it only comes on in "low graphics mode" and I still have the resolution problem. If I try to change to a lower resolution so that I may see it, then it did the whole black lines-had to start over thing

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Andrea Corbellini (andrea.corbellini) said :
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Thanks for the reply. You may find the answer in this page: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RadeonDriver
Feel free to tell me if you need more help.

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