[Novalug] laptop screen resolution.
bidwell at dead-city.org
Wed May 21 07:53:47 EDT 2008
Bonnie Dalzell wrote:
> Saturday I acquired the inexpensive laptop I was looking for to put
> linux on. I have Xubuntu installed. Originally - during the installation
> - the screen showed a software created defect where the right edge
> displayed as a 5 pixel or so wide band around 30% of the way into the
> image on the right.
> After doing a lot of reading in Ubuntu xorg.conf HOWTO's I managed to
> get rid of the artifact. I am actually not sure how, however.
> When I tired the laptop with a copy of the current Puppy Linux live CD I
> was able to get a display of 1024 x 768. However the best I can get with
> Ubuntu is 640 x 480. I have tried editing xorg.conf and adding
> additional screen resolutions but I still get a message
> "Ubuntu is defaulting to low resolution mode" on log in and when I try
> and use the congfigure utility that appears at that time - I have no
> success at getting a better screen resolution.
> Bonnie Dalzell, MA
What video card does this laptop have?
Have you looked to see if there is a vendor supplied driver?
I know both ATI and NVidia have drivers that work a lot better
then the X drivers.
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