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 Post subject: Screen resolution lost after updating Ubuntu x64
PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 5:46 pm 
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So I installed the x64 version of Ubuntu 8.10. Everything installed without a hitch. I installed all available updates from the update utility, installed the "restricted" drivers for my nVidia card, rebooting as needed. When I logged in again, I attempted to play music through Rhythmbox, which prompted me to download appropriate codecs: "gstreamer extras" and "ffmpeg <something>." After that, I downloaded the latest version of Flash from the package manager. When I logged back into my system later, my screen resolution was knocked from its native 1280x1024 to 1024x768. I went to the screen resolution utility from the System menu, but my old resolution wasn't listed. Franticly, I looked in the Nvidia X Server Settings utility, but couldn't change it there either. What gives?


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 6:28 pm 
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Manually edit the xorg config file for the correct resolution.
I don't remember off-hand where it is located, do a search or wait for someone to come along with the location.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 7:21 pm 
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It should be in /etc/X11/xorg.conf. At least in OpenSuSE it is. I don't have a Ubuntu box running to be able to confirm it though.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 7:17 am 
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Okay, I'll give it a shot. Thanks.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 7:26 am 
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This document should help:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/X/Config/Resolution


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