[Nottingham] Dell disappointment

Michael Leuty mike at leuty.net
Sun Dec 9 14:49:54 GMT 2007

On 09/12/2007, Alan Pope <alan at popey.com> wrote:
> Dell work quite closely with Canonical on the software install. They have
> also developed their own system for customising installs to take into
> account the different chipsets in machines, and installing the right bits.
> Clearly there is a problem with that, whether it's a fault of Ubuntu or Dell
> it's difficult to tell without more detail from the original poster IMO.

As it came, the Gnome GUI tool to adjust screen resolution only
offered three choices, of which the largest was 1280x1024.

I did: apt-get install 915resolution
then: sudo gedit /etc/default/915resolution
and inserted the correct values in


Log out, Ctrl-Alt-Bksp, log back in.

Not difficult, but not obvious either.


Michael Leuty
Nottingham, UK

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