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29-Dec-2008, 01:53 AM #1
change screen resolution in ubuntu 8.10

i have install ubuntu 8.10 in my PC but i can't change my screen resolution through following steps system>>preferences>>screen resolution

plz help me.........

thanks for u r response
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29-Dec-2008, 02:53 AM #2
You may need to use ATI's driver. Look for it in "Hardware Drivers" or "Restricted Drivers". See what is available in Synaptic.

You can change resolutions from a command line with xrandr. Type it and you will get a list of available ones. Then, choose one like this:

xrandr -s 1024x768
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30-Dec-2008, 02:09 PM #3
This was the SAME problem that happened to me, no matter how much i clicked to change the resolution, nothing happened. Type "xrandr -s 1024x768" in the terminal as "top" said or restart your computer.
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