Ubuntu 8.10 Live CD only does 800x600 video!?
On Sat, 14 Feb 2009 08:57:30 +0100
Nils Kassube <email@example.com> wrote:
> Leonard Chatagnier wrote:
> > --- On Mon, 2/9/09, Zach Uram <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > > I got an Ubuntu 8.10 Live Cd in the mail today so I'm
> > > trying it, seems
> > > nice but it will only let me do 800x600 video resolution
> > > (very
> > > annoying!), I looked in /etc/X11/xorg.conf and it
> > > doesn't even have
> > > specific values in there: http://pastebin.com/f3c5ff4f7 How
> > > can I get
> > > 1024x768 video resolution working? It worked fine in Ubuntu
> > > 6.06 Live
> > > CD.
> > Have you tried booting up in recovery mode and running "xfix", let run
> > to completion then select continue with normal boot.
> AFAIK, there is no recovery mode or xfix option for the LiveCD. But if the
> problem is the installed system the xfix option might help. And if the
> 6.06 CD is still available, the file /etc/X11/xorg.conf from that version
> could be used for 8.10 as well.
I've never tried it, but it might be possible to change to a terminal, stop GDM, run xrandr
and then restart GDM. Anyone know if that's doable on the live CD?
You also might want to read: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/X/Config/Resolution
A google for xorg.conf and your specific card, or your laptops product code might find you a working xorg.conf.
David Curtis <email@example.com>
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