Ubuntu Multimedia :: Screen Resolution Locked To 800x600?
Jan 5, 2011
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I recently installed Ubuntu 10.04 in my computer, I ran update manager and installed all the actualization but and I can not set the screen resolution higher than 800x600; I have windows XP installed in another partition and the screen resolution can get to 1028x1024 at 85 hz. I have a Pentium 4, 2.20 ghz, 1gb ram, and the video card is a SiS (Silicone Integrated Systems) 300/305/630/540/730 32 Mb.
I am using a 15" CRT Samsung monitor and when I upgraded 10.10, the screen resolution became 800x600 and I am not able to increase the resolution of it. This was working fine with 10.04 version.
Below is the o/p for "xrandr": xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output default Screen 0: minimum 800 x 600, current 800 x 600, maximum 800 x 600 default connected 800x600+0+0 0mm x 0mm 800x600 0.0*
I also see a continuous message box at the top left corner of my monitor with text as "Unknown".
I've been using Ubuntu for about two years now, then suddenly today (after my PC accidently lost power) the screen resolution changed to 800x600 (it is, in fact, a widescreen monitor, and this resolution looked 'zoomed in'). The only two resolutions detected with xrandr were in the 4:3 ratio (800x600 and something worse). I followed some instructions, trying to reset the resolution to 1024x576.
I got as far as
$ xrandr --newmode "1024x576" ...
$xrandr --addmode default 1024x576
but when I
$xrandr --output default --mode 1024x576
I a message to the effect of 'your screen can only support 800x600 or less'. Ah-ha, I thought, you stupid machine; this screen has had a greater resolution for over a year.
And so, from System->Preferences->Monitor, I forced the computer to switch to this new resolution. When prompted, I reset.
My current problem is that when I turn the computer on, the monitor displays a floating 'Input Not Supported' sign. I Ctrl+Alt+F1'd, and now all 'xrandr' and 'cvt' commands return:
Can't Open Display
My first priority is to get the computer back to it's less-broken 800x600 state;
After the latest kernel update (2.6.32-26), my computer will no longer start up with a screen resolution higher than 800x600. Before this update, my computer would sometimes startup with this problem, but this could usually be fixed with a restart (or two if necessary). At this resolution the panels and a lot of tool-bars will not display properly, so I am limited as to what I can do using the GUI.
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I have a good Asus monitor in which I can have a resolution of 1280x800 when using Mac Os (I have a Power Mac G4). However, when I try to have a better resolution with Ubuntu, the only resolution that it lets me choose is 800x600! There are no choices. I tried the "detect display" button but it doesn't change anything.
i recently installed fedora 11 i386 from fedora 8 i386. it was a fresh install. with 8 i had a 1024x768 res and my monitor is a 15.4" Polaroid LCD tv that has a max res of 1280x800. when i goto display and try to change the res it only shows 800x600 and below.
I am using HP Mini 1000 Series with Ubuntu 10.10 (later installed with xubuntu-desktop). I want to run a wine application which requires 800x600 resolution. However, my current resolution is 1024x576. The other available solution is 640x480. Previously, I used pre-installed Windows XP, it allows me to change the resolution to 800x600 by clicking the "List All Modes" button at the display setting, then I can choose the 800x600 resolution. So, I think HP Mini is also able to support 800x600 screen resolution. May I know how can I do it in Ubuntu?
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My monitor is an old, low-res (800x600 resolution) flatscreen, and the loader keeps trying to set it for 1024x768.the initial setup and package selection screens ran fine. it was only after rebooting to the "Welcome" screen that the problems started. I found the "resolution= (800x600 for me) under "additional boot options", but I don't know how to use it.
I've installed CentOS 5.5 on my Acer Aspire One D150. It uses the Intel integrated graphics chip GM945 which isn't supported "out of the box" by CentOS. My screen resolution has defaulted to 800x600, but it should be 1024x600. tried xrandr, and editing the xorg.conf file, and now have gone down the rabbit hole of trying to install xf86-video-intel and its associated dependencies (nested like Russian matryoshka dolls). I'm at the point of trying to install xorg-server, but am getting hung up by its dependencies on xproto and fontsproto, despite having installed them.
I'm a faithful user of Ubuntu Linux, especially 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope. I have a problem with my screen resolution on my LG Flatron L1718S. It's a 17 inch and its recommended resolution is 1280x1024.I was on this resolution all along until now. Now I'm limited to 800x600 resolution. Here's what happened. Before installing Ubuntu 9.04 on a friend's computer, I put in his Seagate 40 Gig hard drive into his Intel Celeron Box with a 2.93 GHz and 512MB ram. I then plugged my monitor into his system. Upon booting, I discovered that the hard drive had a very strange looking operating system called OS2 Warp...seemed like Black XP to me. On the desktop, the icons were so big and bloated,the mouse was frozen, there was so much eyecandy which demanded so much graphics resources.
His graphics card is an onboard one, framebuffer. I then rebooted the machine, this time running the Ubuntu 9.04 live CD. Resolution still ok, with 1024x768 this time. I installed Ubuntu 9.04 and finished. I shut down the machine, unplugged my monitor and plugged it back into my machine, which is a Intel Celeron with a 2.4GHz processor, 1,5GB RAM, 80GIG X 2 Seagate IDE hard Drives, 2 DVD Drives, an LG Spermulti-DVD rewriter and a BENQ DC W2000 rewriter.My graphics card is NVidia GeForce NV34 FX5200 Series, 256MB RAM Graphics Card. Suddenly everything on the desktop is so large, and the maximum resolution now is 800x600. It becomes 640x480 if i add Nvidia drivers, version 173. If I switch over to Windows XP, Service Pack 2, I have no resolution issues there. Nvidia drivers are loaded there as well. No issues with resolution there. To test the screen again, I plugged my monitor back into my friends computer that I mentioned earlier on. The resolution is stuck on 800x600. After plugging the monitor back to my computer, I tried to edit the X.conf using "sudo nano", adding the desired parameters, like undetected screen resolutions, monitor name, device,etc, but nothing worked.
I always had to resort to the backed up configuration file for XOrg. The latest Ubuntu 10,04 Lucid Lynx picks up my monitor with a maximum resolution of 1024x768.The Mandriva One 2008 Live CD also gave me the same result like Ubuntu 10.04, this time giving me more higher resolution options. Strangely enough, from my Ubuntu 9,04 and older, after several tests, the resolution is still stuck to 800x600. When I press the AUTO RESET button on my monitor, the screen says "Processing image Auto Adjustment-For Optimal display, change resolution to 1280x1024". A factory reset did not help. The resolution was perfect until I plugged my monitor into my friend's computer, the one with the 2,93GHz processor. I took another friend's monitor, a HP Cathode Tube Monitor, a 17 inch as well, and plugged it to my machine to test the resolution. The results were glorious! All resolution options were shown, from the lowest "320x240" to beyond "1280x1024". Plugged it back to mine, the same result showed: 800x600 resolution, the lowest being 320x240. I kindly ask for advice on how I can be able to get all the screen resolution options available on my Ubuntu 9.04, like before, because it shows the maximum of800x600, lowest- 320x240 on "display" in "System--Preferences".
This is my first posting as a Linux Newbie. I have installed Ubuntu 10.04 inside of a MS Virtual PC on my Vista machine. Everything seems to work beautifully and is stable. However, I would like to use a resolution higher than the current maximum of 800x600. I've poked around on the web and have tried various tips. I tried using the xrandr options which added a higher resolution mode, but when I would try to set the output to that resolution, I would get an error message to the effect that I could not exceed the current maximum of 800x600.
I tried to cobble parameter values together and create an xorg.conf file, but every iteration seems to produce a bunch of colorful vertical bars within my Virtual PC window, and I would have to blow away that virtual PC setup and rebuild it (along with reinstalling Ubuntu). As I said, 800x600 is not a show stopper, but I would like to take advantage of the real estate I have with my display. These "fifty-five year old" eyes could benefit from the larger size. FYI, I did take a stab at installing Virtual Box, but got the infamous "blue screen", so I would rather stick with what appears to be a stable virtual PC base.
I just installed Debian 5 onto an older PC and cannot get a better resolution than 800x600. The PC is currently dual booting with Windows XP and in Windows I can get the resolution to 1280x768 without any issues. I checked the device manager in Windows and the video card shows up as VIA/S3G Unichrome II. What do i need to do to get this working at 1280x768 in Debian? I had Mint installed previously and it got to this resolution fine until I upgraded it to a new version, then it was stuck at 1024x768.
I've performed a fresh installation of Lubuntu 10.04 on a rather old PC hardware. Unfortunatly the displayed resolution is only 800x600 although the used graphic card can run with higher resolution (at least with Windows). According to this thread one could modify the resolution using xorg.conf. Below the information for the graphic card:
I'm stuck at 800x600, and no matter what i try i seem to hit a dead end. I've got the Intel Mobile 945GM/GMS rev 03, and it seems like lots of people have had to fiddle to get it working. Here's the info I've collected and tried so far. Ubuntu Edgy On Intel 945GM Graphics & Wide Screen LCD NoteBooks � 100% Linux Addict
HOWTO: install drivers and set up widescreen res. with Intel 945 vga card and Ubuntu - Ubuntu Forums Mostly Harmless: SuSE, Acer aspire 5580 and non-standard resolution 1280x800 Intel 945gm And 1280x800 Laptop Monitor Problem Suse 10.2 - openSUSE Forums I'm not too proficient with linux yet, so the right solution might be here and I'm just not getting it right. Maybe i'm not on the right path at all.
I'm currently using ubuntu 10.04 version. I've recently purchased a BenQ E2200HD monitor. However, the monitor is unable to configure a resolution higher than 800x600. I've tried changing it via 'preferences' - 'monitor' etc. The monitor model is 'unknown'. and the highest resolution available is the 800x600.
I've tried changing it manually, but it says x.cong file does not exist. Xrandr doesnt seem to work either. Or i would get CTRC 262. My current set up is, intel i5 2600, 4GB Ram, Nvidia GTS 240. I'm pretty certain, my graphics card (despite being in the low end) can support HD resolution. Even if it can't, it surely can support a resolution higher than 800x600.
I've installed Ubuntu 9.10-karmic koala-and all runs good except screen resolution. I don't have any graphic card, and with windows I never had problems...but with linux max resolution is 800x600. what can I do to set a resolution of 1024x760 or similar ?
The usual apologies if this is already dealt with somewhere.I want to use the global hotkeys to banshee when the screen is locked. Possible?(And on a side note, how do I bind the key combo "ctrl+shift+<" ? I get ctrl + shift + >, which it then doesn't react to)
It started when I first installed Ubuntu because I heard it was good and I felt like a change of OS, but it didn't recognise my monitor and because of that it was stuck at the resolution 800x600 (I think) and so it didn't quite look right, also it made going on the Internet really awkward, so I searched on the internet to find out how to fix it and I couldn't find anything that worked, so instead I installed Ubuntu netbook version thinking that it would recognise it because it is meant for laptops, so I put the ISO on a USB and it installed but if I tried to do it again it just tried to reinstall itself (I think it was just because I didn't delete the other Ubuntu) and so I just stopped using the USB, so I eventually gave up and tried to delete linux.
I used the Wubi installer for the original Linux so I used that (in the C drive in the Ubuntu folder) to uninstall it too which looked like it uninstalled it fine, I then made the stupid mistake of using EASUS (I think, I cant check anymore) Partition editor and deleted all of the linux sections and made the C drive bigger, after it finished that my laptop doesn't boot up and im stuck at a black screen with it saying to reboot and insert proper boot device. With it not booting I couldn't do anything, but then I remembered the USB and so I put that in and now it boots to Linux, but I really want my windows 7 back because this linux isn't even installed and wont install, the only way I can use it is by exiting the installer and then using the ubuntu that doesn't really look right and doesn't save anything I do. Is there anyway to get my windows 7 back or am I stuck using this?
I am using Ubuntu 10.10. I am facing a problem with display resolution. My monitor is a 14" Samtron (56v) and with Ubuntu i am stuck with 800x600 resolution. I tried everything from 'xrandr' to 'sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg' so that i can have 1024x768 resolution. But it seems that nothing is working out.
I have a configuration of: Intel Pentium Dual Core 2.40 Ghz cpu Intel DG31PR desktop board 2 GB adata DDR2 (800 BUS) ram NVIDIA Ge-Force 8400 GS NX84GS series PCI express
It's the first time I was installing a linux. First I collected an extra hdd for the installation. I used the entire drive for ubuntu 9.10 installation. It installed without any problem except the special features were turned off. It was said that the special features and animations would start only if their is a sufficient graphics processor. I picked up a solution and from the hardware drivers option, installed the nvidia graphics card. Problem started when i restarted my pc. The resolution automatically changed into 800 X 600 px. I changed it to 1280X1024 (which is highest for my monitor). But when I restarted again, it again became 800X600 px. And it becomes like this everytime I restart.