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 Post subject: Screen resolution problem with Ubuntu install
PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:43 pm 
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I just installed Ubuntu 13.04 and the screen resolution is 2560X1600. It is so big that I can't see the buttons, settings, etc. to change the resolution on the appropriate spot.
So how do I change it without being able to see the buttons, settings, etc.?


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 Post subject: Re: Screen resolution problem with Ubuntu install
PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:32 pm 
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I'm assuming this just isn't some screen calibration deal...

Can you open Dash and just search on Display and open it from there?

The other way would be to simply use a single link DVI or HDMI cable as either of those should force 1920x1080


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:55 am 
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The mobo is an ECS TIGT-I.
It only has VGA out.


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 Post subject: Re: Screen resolution problem with Ubuntu install
PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 2:29 pm 
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In any case, it's probing a maximum resolution....

I can only assume by your lack of detail that you can see the unity bar and open dash.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 6:44 am 
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When I open the screen to change resolution I see:
1. the image of a monitor
2. just the edge of the column to the right where you can change the background image
3. a line of text under the monitor image that tells me what the resolution currently is
4. the top edges of two buttons that are lower than the line of text and to the right (At least I think they are buttons.)
I can grab the top of the image and drag it back and forth. But I can't move it up and down.
The max/recommended resolution of the monitor is 1920X1080.


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 Post subject: Re: Screen resolution problem with Ubuntu install
PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 7:36 pm 
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Now even more fun and games have started. It now randomly freezes. The only way I can get it back is to power off and restart.
I think I found a driver for the GMA 3150 chip. But I can't find how to download it. I can't even see how to open a terminal in 13.04 to do a command line apt-get.
I may just dump 13.04 and take a step back to 12.04 LTS to see how it will do.
The last time I played with linux was Ubuntu 9.something.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:00 pm 
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Okay, got the screen resolution problem solved. Seems that Ubuntu 13.04 tried to activate a laptop screen (that I don't have) and desktop screen. I guess it was trying to accommodate them both and made the screen huge.
With the help of DuckHook over on the Ubuntu Forums I found out how to turn off the laptop screen (did I mention that I don't have one), set the resolution on the desktop screen and now it looks fine.
Now as to why the install thought I had two screens connected is still a mystery. The motherboard is an ECS TIGT-I mini-ITX and it only has one video out connection.


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