Ubuntu 9.04 Screen Resolution Issue

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by Judge Dee, Jun 13, 2009.

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  1. Judge Dee

    Judge Dee Guest

    I installed Ubuntu 9.04 to dual boot on my desktop HP. No resolution is listed higher than 800x600.
    I had a previous version of Ubuntu installed on a laptop and was able to use xorg.conf to make changes. This time it won't work.
    Any solutions? Please explain fully as if I'm a child. I couldn't understand the 1 answer I found after googling.:oops:

    edit: I have NVIDIA GeForce 7100

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  2. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

    May 9, 2005
    You may require graphic drivers. Did you check if there are any proprietary drivers available for your graphic card under System > Administration > Hardware drivers?

    If you get something and it says not in use, install them, reboot, see if the problem is remedied. Childish enough :) ??

  3. Ocky

    Ocky Registered Member

    May 6, 2006
    George, S.Africa
    I had no hardware drivers listed and also low resolution after install. I
    immediately checked for updates, and the restricted drivers were
    then installed. Reboot and all was good. So, if you have not yet checked
    for updates give it a go. :)
  4. lewmur

    lewmur Registered Member

    Dec 22, 2008
    I'm pretty sure you are right. You have to install the updates BEFORE checking /System/Administration/Hardware Drivers and activating the recommended driver.
  5. Judge Dee

    Judge Dee Guest

    Many thanks to you all. It worked.:thumb:

    Thanks, daddy!:D

  6. chronomatic

    chronomatic Registered Member

    Apr 9, 2009
    And xorg.conf is dying a slow death. The newest versions of Xorg are attempting to take it out of the equation, which is why you will notice the contents of xorg.conf are very sparse these days.
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