Screen size too BIG!

Asked by on 2008-10-09

Ubuntu 8.04

My screen size is flippin huge!! I cannot change it.

And yes I already tried system>preferences>screen resoloution. The only option available is 640-480

refresh rate 61 hz

How do I fix this so things aren't so gigantic?

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Wyatt Smith
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Edit the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file. There you will be able to change your screen resolution.

sarai (etoileca) said : #2

Have you tried searching for proprietary drivers? A graphics driver may get yours working right.

Best Wyatt Smith (wyatt-smith) said : #3

You can use a simple tool to reset you video setting.

Open a terminal from the menu Applications-> Accessories-> Terminal, and type

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install displayconfig-gtk

You will be ask for your password, type it, you won´t see the cursor move. Hit enter.

Then to configure your monitor resolution:

sudo displayconfig-gtk

You can select your monitor from the list or add it by using the .inf file from driver disk or download. If the screen is too large to access buttons at the bottom, ALT+ LEFT CLICK will allow you to move the window.

Hope this helps

Thanks WWSmith36, that solved my question.