[NBLUG/talk] Xubuntu 10.04 monitor resolution fail

E Frank Ball III frankb at frankb.us
Sat Jul 10 22:00:04 PDT 2010


There is no xorg.conf by default, but if you make one it should be used.

   E Frank Ball                efball at efball.com

On Sat, Jul 10, 2010 at 07:06:13PM -0700, Bob Blick wrote:
 > I have an older machine with i810 video hooked to a 1024x768 flat panel
 > running xubuntu 10.04 just for testing some web server apps.
 > Unfortunately it doesn't detect the monitor so I am stuck at 800x600
 > resolution.
 > Surfing the internet for solutions, I see that many things are working
 > against me:
 > 1: xorg.conf seems to be obsolete
 > 2: I don't know how to pass kernel parameters to GRUB2
 > I could go on, but I just want to find a workaround.
 > Can anyone suggest a writeup that covers this problem for someone who
 > isn't familiar with "xrandr" "cvt" and grub2, and doesn't care to learn
 > right now? I just want to cut and paste and move on.
 > Many thanks,
 > Bob

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