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Liam Proven 11-18-2011 01:45 PM

Screen Resloution Issue
 
On 18 November 2011 13:45, Patrick Newberry <PNewberry@habitat.org> wrote:
> I was running 10.4 and was planning on trying out 11.04.
>
> Looked a found I needed to to to 10.10 first so I did so last night. When
> that was completed the only resolution available to me was 640 x 480.
>
> I figured what the heck, and was going to 11.04 anyway, but when I try to
> run the update manager I can’t see the bottom of the window. I tried
> guessing by using the tab button and pressing enter and once it seemed like
> I had selected update (after it had calculated the upgrade) but then it just
> crashed or stopped.
>
> I installed the ARandR screen Layout* Editor but it too only shows the one
> resolution.
>
> So is there a terminal method to do the upgrade with the gui of the update
> manager (e.g. after typing in apt-get upgrade since I can see the bottom of
> the update manager.
>
> Or is there a way to get other resolutions available to me?
>
>
>
> I ran these and got my specs for the* monitor:
>
> sudo apt-get install hwinfo
>
> sudo hwinfo --monitor
>
>
>
>
>
> * [Created at monitor.95]
>
> ** Unique ID: rdCR.v+icTYtRsD7
>
> ** Hardware Class: monitor
>
> ** Model: "HP MX70"
>
> ** Vendor: HWP "HP"
>
> ** Device: eisa 0x0503 "MX70"
>
> ** Serial ID: "THTEZ12035"
>
> ** Resolution: 720x400@70Hz
>
> ** Resolution: 720x400@88Hz
>
> ** Resolution: 640x480@60Hz
>
> ** Resolution: 640x480@67Hz
>
> ** Resolution: 640x480@72Hz
>
> ** Resolution: 640x480@75Hz
>
> ** Resolution: 800x600@56Hz
>
> ** Resolution: 800x600@60Hz
>
> ** Resolution: 800x600@72Hz
>
> ** Resolution: 800x600@75Hz
>
> ** Resolution: 832x624@75Hz
>
> ** Resolution: 1024x768@87Hz (interlaced)
>
> ** Resolution: 1024x768@60Hz
>
> ** Resolution: 1024x768@70Hz
>
> ** Resolution: 1024x768@75Hz
>
> ** Resolution: 640x480@85Hz
>
> ** Resolution: 800x600@85Hz
>
> ** Resolution: 1024x768@85Hz
>
> ** Resolution: 1280x1024@60Hz
>
> ** Size: 320x240 mm
>
> ** Detailed Timings #0:
>
> ***** Resolution: 1024x768
>
> ***** Horizontal: 1024 1072 1168 1376 (+48 +144 +352) +hsync
>
> ******* Vertical:* 768* 769* 772* 808 (+1 +4 +40) +vsync
>
> **** Frequencies: 94.50 MHz, 68.68 kHz, 85.00 Hz
>
> ** Driver Info #0:
>
> **** Max. Resolution: 1280x1024
>
> **** Vert. Sync Range: 47-120 Hz
>
> **** Hor. Sync Range: 30-70 kHz
>
> **** Bandwidth: 94 MHz
>
> ** Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
>
> (actually it showed it twice)
>
> When I looked in ect/X11 folder, I do not see a xorg.config file.
>
> I see Xwrapper.config
>
> So what would be the best next step in trying to get to 11.04

Some hints:

* Use Ctrl-Alt-(num-keypad-plus) or Ctrl-Alt-(num-keypad-minus) to
change resolutions instantly. This is a really old Xfree86 feature but
it sometimes still works.

* Press the Alt key and you can drag a window from any part of it, not
just the title. This lets you drag dialog boxes partly offscreen so
that you can see hidden parts of them that went off the edge.

* Here, from my blog, is a generic default xorg.conf file that might
let you force the system into a higher screen resolution.
http://liam-on-linux.livejournal.com/20637.html

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Patrick Newberry 11-18-2011 03:41 PM

Screen Resloution Issue
 
-----Original Message-----
From: ubuntu-users-bounces@lists.ubuntu.com [mailto:ubuntu-users-bounces@lists.ubuntu.com] On Behalf Of Liam Proven
Sent: Friday, November 18, 2011 9:46 AM
To: Ubuntu user technical support, not for general discussions
Subject: Re: Screen Resloution Issue

On 18 November 2011 13:45, Patrick Newberry <PNewberry@habitat.org> wrote:
> I was running 10.4 and was planning on trying out 11.04.
>
> Looked a found I needed to to to 10.10 first so I did so last night.
> When that was completed the only resolution available to me was 640 x 480.
>
> I figured what the heck, and was going to 11.04 anyway, but when I try
> to run the update manager I can't see the bottom of the window. I
> tried guessing by using the tab button and pressing enter and once it
> seemed like I had selected update (after it had calculated the
> upgrade) but then it just crashed or stopped.
>
> I installed the ARandR screen Layout* Editor but it too only shows the
> one resolution.
>
> So is there a terminal method to do the upgrade with the gui of the
> update manager (e.g. after typing in apt-get upgrade since I can see
> the bottom of the update manager.
>
> Or is there a way to get other resolutions available to me?
>
>
>
> I ran these and got my specs for the* monitor:
>
> sudo apt-get install hwinfo
>
> sudo hwinfo --monitor
>
>
>
>
>
> * [Created at monitor.95]
>
> ** Unique ID: rdCR.v+icTYtRsD7
>
> ** Hardware Class: monitor
>
> ** Model: "HP MX70"
>
> ** Vendor: HWP "HP"
>
> ** Device: eisa 0x0503 "MX70"
>
> ** Serial ID: "THTEZ12035"
>
> ** Resolution: 720x400@70Hz
>
> ** Resolution: 720x400@88Hz
>
> ** Resolution: 640x480@60Hz
>
> ** Resolution: 640x480@67Hz
>
> ** Resolution: 640x480@72Hz
>
> ** Resolution: 640x480@75Hz
>
> ** Resolution: 800x600@56Hz
>
> ** Resolution: 800x600@60Hz
>
> ** Resolution: 800x600@72Hz
>
> ** Resolution: 800x600@75Hz
>
> ** Resolution: 832x624@75Hz
>
> ** Resolution: 1024x768@87Hz (interlaced)
>
> ** Resolution: 1024x768@60Hz
>
> ** Resolution: 1024x768@70Hz
>
> ** Resolution: 1024x768@75Hz
>
> ** Resolution: 640x480@85Hz
>
> ** Resolution: 800x600@85Hz
>
> ** Resolution: 1024x768@85Hz
>
> ** Resolution: 1280x1024@60Hz
>
> ** Size: 320x240 mm
>
> ** Detailed Timings #0:
>
> ***** Resolution: 1024x768
>
> ***** Horizontal: 1024 1072 1168 1376 (+48 +144 +352) +hsync
>
> ******* Vertical:* 768* 769* 772* 808 (+1 +4 +40) +vsync
>
> **** Frequencies: 94.50 MHz, 68.68 kHz, 85.00 Hz
>
> ** Driver Info #0:
>
> **** Max. Resolution: 1280x1024
>
> **** Vert. Sync Range: 47-120 Hz
>
> **** Hor. Sync Range: 30-70 kHz
>
> **** Bandwidth: 94 MHz
>
> ** Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
>
> (actually it showed it twice)
>
> When I looked in ect/X11 folder, I do not see a xorg.config file.
>
> I see Xwrapper.config
>
> So what would be the best next step in trying to get to 11.04

Some hints:

* Use Ctrl-Alt-(num-keypad-plus) or Ctrl-Alt-(num-keypad-minus) to change resolutions instantly. This is a really old Xfree86 feature but it sometimes still works.

* Press the Alt key and you can drag a window from any part of it, not just the title. This lets you drag dialog boxes partly offscreen so that you can see hidden parts of them that went off the edge.

* Here, from my blog, is a generic default xorg.conf file that might let you force the system into a higher screen resolution.
http://liam-on-linux.livejournal.com/20637.html

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Well I found that I could upgrade to 11.10 via a cd, so I downloaded the ISO and slapped that in and the upgrade went fine. Gosh... big change the Unity windows manager... this will take some getting use to, but as far as the resolution issue goes, it looks very nice on this old piece of hardware:

Dell desktop : Pentium 4 cpu 3.06 ghz

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