Need Help before Linux installation

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Ptah, Nov 9, 2006.

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  1. Ptah

    Ptah Registered Member

    Feb 25, 2006
    I have been using the Ubuntu 6.10 live cd to test the linux waters. One big concern I have is I can only get a resolution of 1620x1200. How do I get 1920x1200? My system specs are dell 2405 fpw and SLI 7800 GTX.
    The only other distros that I have tried are open suse 10.1, Pclinuxos and Mandriva one and they all can run at 1920x1200 without any reconfiguring.

  2. iceni60

    iceni60 ( ^o^)

    Jun 29, 2004
    if the same monitor works with other distros then it will work with ubuntu too. you just need to add a setting in a file called xorg.conf ---> /etc/X11/xorg.conf (if you make a mistake with xorg.conf stuff can break, so make a backup first)
    sudo cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.bak
    there is a GUI front-end for it if you want it.

    i'm sure i'm right about it working with ubuntu, but here's a thread i just remembered, below, which should tell you if i'm wrong.

    you could just try running this
    sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2006
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