When I did this in Win 7, the best resolution to use for TV display was 1280x720. When I hook my laptop up in Ubuntu, this resolution is unavailable. Why are there less resolutions available in Ubuntu? Is there a way that I can override this? Lastly, Win 7 will remember to reconfigure my resolution when my TV is connected and then switch it back to the monitor's native resolution when disconnected. Is this possible in Linux? I have to attach screenshots because I'm new to the boards and you need 15 posts to link to sites,
I've just finished installing Ubuntu Server 10.4 onto my ASRock ION330. I don't have a spare monitor lying around, so I've plugged my TV into my machince via HDMI. This works, but the text is tiny. There are too many rows and columns of characters (or equivalently, the font is too small). When I try changing the TV resolution to a smaller size, it just cuts out the rest of the text. So from the command line, how do I make the text bigger?
I have got a problem, I've connected an external LCD to my toshiba laptop 27" HP full HD monitor via HDMI port, when I set full hd resolution it bacomes black, then I have downloaded ARandR (it uses XrandR X Resize, Rotate and Reflect Extension ) application and it looked alright, but after restart old resolution come back, how to change it permanently? I set internal monitor to off
I recently switched from a DVI cable to a HDMI cable (from the motherboard to the monitor) on my desktop. Everything was working flawlessly with the DVI cable, but when i switched to the HDMI cable the resolution became altered in a strange way. According to both the 'Monitor Preferences' and 'NVIDIA X Server Settings' my resolution is 1920x1080. Both the mouse and some icons looks to be in that resolution. However, the gnome panels, the rest of the icons, toolbars, etc. are huge and in a low resolution. While using Iceweasel, the top gnome panel and the Iceweasel toolbars take up half my screen! I can't find a way to alter the size of these since my resolution is set to maximum. I thought it might be a problem with gnome, so I tried Fluxbox, but the same problems were there. Have anybody else come across this, or perhaps know of a solution?
I am looking for a piece of software that will play my audio CDs without having that little soundcard hookup thing. The only software that works for me so far has been audacious but that doesn't seem to work all the time for me.
I installed ubuntu 10.4.I am getting no screen on my display by HDMI. I installed after that the nvia driver but it won't work 800*600 by 60hz .My display works fine with Windows 7 on my other computer. I do my first steps with an open scoure OS so does Ubuntu support HDMI?
I have an Okano 42" LCD TV, which I connect to my laptop via HDMI cable. Unfortunately, it doesn't fit the screen at the TV's resolution of 1920x1080, and there are about 40 pixels that run over the edge of each side on the TV, making the Ubuntu toolbars invisible.The standard NVIDIA control panel doesn't have any options for correcting this (in windows it had settings for adjusting the stretch/position of the screen), so I was wondering whether there are any common tools that ubuntu users can use to adjust the relative position and stretch of a screen?
BTW I think the cause of this is that my dodgy TV isn't correctly reporting its resolution to the laptop, and unlike most branded TVs, I don't have any system settings that can be adjusted to correct this (I know the panasonic counterpart can fix this in the system menu)..
So yesterday I had plugged my laptop into one of the tv's at work using HDMI, it worked great but no matter where I played in the setting's I could not figure a way to play the movie and be able to close my laptop lid with out it going into a sleep mode. I tried it in the power management but could not get it to work.
Before I upgrade to 10.4 It would be nice to find the best solution to this problem. I use a KVM switch that dont pass the EDID info from the screen to the OS. To solve this, that is, to get the correct screen resolution, i need to pass monitor and screen info to the OS at every startup. One way is to ad a script to /etc/gdm/init/default, or in KDE /etc/kde4/kdm/Xsetup.
I've been experiencing a really strange issue regarding networking. I just installed Ubuntu 9.10 for use as a server/media box, which is connected via HDMI to a TV. Everything seems to be working fine, but there's one peculiarity: the machine doesn't connect to the network (so I can't SSH to it or anything) until it loads on the HDMI display. While it's not a big deal to turn on the HDMI display and wait for Ubuntu to show GDM, I was wondering if anyone knows why I'd have to start up GDM for the machine to connect to the network, and if there's a way to fix it.
I did notice after unplugging the HDMI cable and rebooting that networking started without any trouble after boot. But it's also not very convenient to have to unplug the HDMI cable every time booting!
Not sure if it's relevant, but the graphics card is an ATI Radeon HD 4350, and I'm using the binary ATI driver (otherwise HDMI doesn't work).
I have now for two days been battling against my computer. The problem I'm having is that I'm not able to use fglrx as it only gives me a black screen at the time when login screen should appear. I have tried installing from packages, and also building my own packages from the downloaded .run file from amd's website. I have tried reinstalling, reconfiguring, removing xserver-xorg-video-ati and so on, but the problem is basically the same even though sometimes it made the screen turn off instead of just black as it's now and have been for the most setups. I've tried running without xorg.conf and tried making one using aticonfig -initial , either ways the result is the same, blank and black screen.
I can confirm with dmesg | grep fglrx that the module is loaded (even now though I'm actually using radeon driver). The X log in /var/log is just an empty file, so no help there. Actually I started of with this yesterday but with a Debian/lenny installation, and had the same problem (the turning off screen variant). In Debian I couldn't even start X using any other driver (even though I maybe could now after I learned a bit more of how package tools work) so I installed Ubuntu instead. In Ubuntu everything loads but is using the radeon driver as default... Ubuntu though suggested on launch to upgrade to the propriety fglrx driver on launch, but that only made my screen to turn of on next launch...
The reason I really need/want to use fglrx is that I have my receiver connected through the HDMI cable and using it for sound. This works in Windows. As I understand I need to use the fglrx driver to do this in Linux, or do I ? Actually the HDMI out is shown in the mixer settings, but I don't get any sound through it... Guessing that I need to access some CCC settings that I cannot start when using radeon driver. Or should it be enough to get HDMI-out sound just having the fglrx loaded though not using it for graphics? How should I proceed with this situation? Trying to get fglrx to work or trying to get audio to work using radeon driver? And what can I try more? I have actually used both Linux and FreeBSD a bit in the good old days of the late-nineties (remember Slackware 96 ) but don't think I ever had this hard solved problem... My system is:
Ubuntu 10.(4? latest netinstall) x64 C2D E6600 on P5B-deluxe 4GB RAM ATI HD4350 (1 hdmi, 1 dvi, 1 vga), monitor connected on DVI
I recently upgraded my graphics card from a Geforce 7600GS to a Gefore 560Ti. And while most things are normal, during boot up my screen isn't "full screen" until X is started, after which everything else is fine. Essentially, all display, the grub menu, the splash screen, console text, etc, is within a box on the screen, with 2" on the left and right, and 1" top and bottom of empty blackness.
From what I understand, this is because the framebuffer is using the wrong resolution, but the maximum resolution that hwinfo --framebuffer returns is 1280x1024 (which I am already using "0x031a".) (My monitors is natively 1920x1080) Is it possible to do something about this? If not increase resolution than at least stretch the screen to full screen?
i am trying to instal kubuntu 9.10 on my desktop. i have an ati radeon hd 4600 with a hdmi cable going into the 22" lcd. The problem is i cant view the whole desktop, like i can only see a part of the corner, and all of the icons are massize. The search bar at the bottom comes to half my screen size, making installation impossible to see. Plus i can only use live cd mode using safe graphics mode. i am new to linux finding this quite confusing.
i have just put a Geforce 7300 GT graphic card into my machine the problem is the max resolution I can get is 1024x768 at 60 hz the screen is a benq fp71g+. also the screen goes blank when i click on the display icon in system settings. i know that the screen can be run at 1280x1024 so I don?t know where the problem is.
Unfortunately my experience in the Unix* based world up to this point has only been using web servers and administrating them, no GUI experience of any kind so I am completely unfamiliar with the setup and entire usage of Xorg or any other Window manager at this point. The issue I am having is with the screen resolutions I am being allowed to chose for my Dell Studio 1535 running Fedora Core 13 and the KDE 4 desktop GUI, thus my issue since I am not really familiar with how to run a Unix* based GUI in the first place.
The basic information, if there is more needed just advise what and what command gathers that info (or what conf/log I should look into in order to find it). Laptop is a Dell Studio 1535 Video is the Mobile Intel GMA X3100 ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics. LCD interface is the LVDS.
So far it seems to give me modes for 1024x768 and on down, nothing above this. I believe I am supposed to use the radeon driver being that is the type of card it is but every time I change the xorg.conf file to use this instead of vesa the system wont get past the loading screen anymore upon reboot and nor can I seem to find a way to bring up a command line so I can hit up the Xorg.0.log to see what is wrong or change the xorg.conf file back to the original driver it had listed.
I am going to assume this is a missing driver or something else it hangs on but without being able to get access back to the system and having to rebuild it again (re-install via live CD) I am basically out of luck at this time. Sorry for the rather poor post but I do hope to receive some basic directions on where to go from here with this issue
I ordered a DELL studio 1536 with AMD turion rm-74 and vista preinstalled. Although it is still in production, I plan to install ubuntu on it and install an xp/vista guest in virtualbox. However, I am wondering if I can do it. There are many questions, partial answers are welcome:
1- Can ubuntu (32 bit or 64 bit) recognize the 1920x1200 screen, webcam, HDMI etc etc? any tricks if it can?
2- Is it possible that I ghost the vista so that I can restore it later in the virtualbox? and can I upgrade it to win7 from vbox? DELL says it is eligible for free upgrade, a very weird option nowadays.
3- To what extend will the guest OS control the machine? For example, is it possible to output a website video (e.g. live TV in bloomberg.com which is only available in windows) from the guest to the HDMI?
I'm using Debian Lenny with an nVidia 8400GS. Before I changed motherboards (and graphic cards, as apparently AGP doesn't exist anymore) this set-up worked fine, but with the new hardware, I can't use the TV as a second screen anymore: there's simply no image going through. All that's visible on the screen is "No video signal".I've tried the proprietary nVidia driver and nvidia-settings, but nvidia-settings doesn't even see the second screen. I've tried adding it manually to xorg.conf, but again, nothing.
Where the script is for Gnome 3. When I plug the HDMI cable, the desktop expands to include both, but disables the backlight on the laptop monitor. I have to restart gdm3 or the laptop for the brightness control to bring it back up. First, why would it turn brightness to 0, and how do I change the default of that so it stops. I plug and unplug the HDMI regualarly while I wait for a new desktop and the laptop has to pull double duty.
I just switched from Ubuntu 14.10. It never blacked out a screen on plug in or removing. That means that there must be some way to do it, however, it used Unity and this is Gnome 3.
I installed KDE. It works as well. I will use it for now, but would like to get Gnome 3 to work. My default is gdm but I think I saw I can switch it to kdm.
i want to connect my laptop to the lcd using hdmiI have nvidia video card 9200 gs and the driver is installedafter connecting both together nothing happens!do i have to change anything in the system or display settings?
I realise this is an issue that has been covered a lot, one way or another, but at least from what I've been able to find, most of the discussion centres around getting HDMI audio to work. However, I have problems even getting the video to work from my laptop's HDMI output.
I have an HP dv6z-se, with an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 6550 (1 Gb) video card and using F14/KDE. My problem is that when I go to System Settings/Display/Monitor, Fedora doesn't actually seem to realise my computer even has an HDMI output and only displays options for VGA and my integrated screen.
When I plug it into my LCD screen, sometimes I get a 'No Signal' message and sometimes I get garbled static and a message about unrecognised input and the frequency it's coming at.
I read elsewhere in the forum that someone was able to get video working by editing their xorg.conf file, so I went in and tried to see if I could replicate that, but none of the files in my xorg.conf.d folder had anything related to video outputs (as far as I can tell at this point).
i just installed 10.04.1 and have done a quick apt-get update/apt-get upgrade.the problem is i'm running a 1920 x 1080 display using a geforce gtx460, yet the screen is cropped in at 1280 x 1024. i have the option to go lower only.i first tried to install the nvidia binary in the old-fashioned way of (system > administration > hardware drivers) but this reported that there are no proprietary drivers in use and there was no option to 'switch one on'.i guess my hardware is too new so i want to install the drivers available at nvidia's website (256.44). this adds support for my gpu.
i tried to install these by exiting x but this just resulted in some sort of system hang. the function keys on my keyboard seem to be 'non-functional' too, making a ctrl+alt+f1 not do what it should. i think this may be a problem with the mac keyboard i'm using.is this just a waiting game? can i get into a virtual console somehow else (perhaps during bootup)? is there a way i can exit x without the system hang? is there another way of installing some workable drivers? should i be altering my xorg.conf?
I have a custom PC with a (nVidia Corporation NV18 [GeForce4 MX 440 AGP 8x] (rev c1)) graphics card and a 17" Compaq MV720 CRT monitor. My graphics card/monitor combination is capable of resolutions up to 1280 X 1024.
I just installed Ubuntu 10.10 64Bit, and the highest resolution available at Sysytem>Preferences>Monitors>Resolution: is 1024 X 768. I want to get the resolution up to 1152 X 864, which the card/monitor is capable of. I looked around the forum for a solution, but couldn't find a thread that explains exactly what I want to do. In the most previous version of Ubuntu that I used (9.10), I could generate an xorg.conf with Xorg, grab the (Monitor, Device, and Screen) sections, and use that with a few changes to create an xorg.conf to get the resolutions that I wanted. In 10.10, that no longer works. In fact, it won't even work without the changes. After placing the xorg.conf in /etc/X11, the PC will only boot up to a text CLI prompt to login. No GUI desktop.
My PC is a totally orthodox desktop, no dual boot, no Virtualbox. What do I have to do to get the resolutions above 1024 X 768?
I've installed Ubuntu 10.10 on my laptop, only to find I only have low resolution problem. I got my system info and it's: 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 771/671 PCIE VGA Display Adapter (rev 10)
All the tutorials tell me to try and use xorg, with commands like: Edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf but I always get a response of Command 'edit' from package 'mime-support' (main) Edit: command not found
I'm having problems adjusting my screen resolution. I'm using Nvidia Geforce FX5300 video card and Samsung T220P LCD screen with resolution of 1920x1200. After installing the Nvidia driver I went to system -> preferences -> display in order to change the resolution to 1920x1200. Unfortunately, the available resolutions were only 640x480 and 320x240. I tried to set the resolution manually, using the advanced button, but when I did this everything was extremely big on my screen.