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I can't resize my resolution in Ubuntu. The highest it will let me do is 1024x768. If i use the xrandr --size 1280x1024 thing in terminal, it says that this size is not supported. I've tried a few things with xorg.conf that screwed it up, so i had to reload the backup. Linux needs to get things like this together if they wanna become mainstream.<br />
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So how can i get it to display @ 1280x1024?
 

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Unplug monitor, boot up, when it's booted properly, plug in monitor and try again.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">Unplug monitor, boot up, when it's booted properly, plug in monitor and try again.</div>

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</div>What's this do? My xorg.conf is OK now.
 

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It should detect the EDID (which it doesn't in this case), which sets the limits for your resolution, and when it can't detect your EDID, anything is selectable.
 

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That may work for now, but that'll be a pain to do that all the time don't you think? I don't really have a solution for you as I don't really know my way around Linux...sorry. I'll be sure to search the GoOgLe for ya though.
 

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He would (supposedly) only do it once if it's as bugged as Windows <img src="/images/smilies/gunner2.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Gunner2" class="inlineimg" />
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">Unplug monitor, boot up, when it's booted properly, plug in monitor and try again.</div>

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</div>Nope, no good <img src="/images/smilies/frown.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Frown" class="inlineimg" /> <br />
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This sucks. How could they say this is the easiest Linux to use? EVERY other distro allowed me to change the res to anything i want.
 

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sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg<br />
This should do it, keep hiting enter until you get to monitor options, then play with the settings until it works.
 
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Edit: sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg worked! Thanks man!
 

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Ubuntu has a LOT of support, but I wouldn't say it's the easiest to use at all. There are far more user-friendly distros in my opinion, such as Mepis amongst plenty others.<br />
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It's odd, though. Support for different settings is one of the things Ubuntu is known for. Odd.<br />
Perhaps you have an older version? That's all I could think of, unfortunately. I r newb <img src="/images/smilies/frown.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Frown" class="inlineimg" /><br />
6.06 is the latest version I believe.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Ubuntu has a LOT of support, but I wouldn't say it's the easiest to use at all. There are far more user-friendly distros in my opinion, such as Mepis amongst plenty others.<br><br>
It's odd, though. Support for different settings is one of the things Ubuntu is known for. Odd.<br>
Perhaps you have an older version? That's all I could think of, unfortunately. I r newb <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/frown.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Frown"><br>
6.06 is the latest version I believe.</div>
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6.10 actually.<br>
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It may be a problem with the card itself. Does Ubutu recognize it? I ask because Ubuntu does not recognize mine (a flashed GTO2; the xserver will crash unless I configure it beforehand); I have to install the ATI drivers for it to work properly.
 

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</div>I haven't downloaded any other drivers for my card; i don't know how to install anything at all.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I haven't downloaded any other drivers for my card; i don't know how to install anything at all.</div>
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I'm assuming you're using the 6800 in your sig. and using Edgy<br><a href="http://wiki.beryl-project.org/index.php/Install/Ubuntu/Edgy/nVIDIA" target="_blank">http://wiki.beryl-project.org/index....tu/Edgy/nVIDIA</a><br><br>
Edit: Here's for Dapper <a href="http://wiki.beryl-project.org/index.php/Install/Ubuntu/Dapper/nVIDIA" target="_blank">http://wiki.beryl-project.org/index..../Dapper/nVIDIA</a>
 
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<div style="font-style:italic">I'm assuming you're using the 6800 in your sig. and using Edgy<br />
<a href="http://wiki.beryl-project.org/index.php/Install/Ubuntu/Edgy/nVIDIA" target="_blank">http://wiki.beryl-project.org/index....tu/Edgy/nVIDIA</a><br />
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Edit: Here's for Dapper <a href="http://wiki.beryl-project.org/index.php/Install/Ubuntu/Dapper/nVIDIA" target="_blank">http://wiki.beryl-project.org/index..../Dapper/nVIDIA</a></div>

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</div>This worked great!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">This worked great!</div>
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Glad it worked for you. I gave up on Ubuntu lol<br><br>
I didn't believe in having to work to get 1280x1024 resolution; that seemed absolutely ridiculous to me.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Glad it worked for you. I gave up on Ubuntu lol<br><br>
I didn't believe in having to work to get 1280x1024 resolution; that seemed absolutely ridiculous to me.</div>
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Not everything is easy, specially in Linux. All you have to do is keep trying. It's hard and confusing at first, but so is most of the stuff one learns from scratch.
 
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