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change screen resolution in ubuntu 8.10

Discussion in 'Linux and Unix' started by prakashkumar, Dec 29, 2008.

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  1. prakashkumar

    prakashkumar Thread Starter

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    sir/madam,

    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
     
  2. Elvandil

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    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
     
  3. hersheybar11

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    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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