[sclug] Ubuntu screen resolution problems

Rob bobby.blanc at gmail.com
Tue Nov 4 10:49:02 UTC 2008

Hello all,

Thanks for the help, but I've fixed my problem via a remote desktop
login which enabled me to change my resolution back.

Best wishes

On Tue, 2008-11-04 at 00:34 +0000, rob white wrote:
> Hello,
> I just upgraded to Ibex without heeding the unsupported cards advice
> which is problem one - and I'm waiting for the bug to be fixed.
> I therefore have to log on in low graphics mode as I'm not sure how to
> set up my graphics card manually - pointers appreciated.
> More urgently though, I tried to change the resolution to watch a dvd
> which totally messed up the display which is now unreadable for my
> user. I can still log on ok with another user though, so there must be
> some user specific setting which is causing the screen to go every
> time I log on as this user, I've tried various things eg.
> sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg
> rm -rf .gnome .gnome2 .gconf .gconfd .metacity
> but I can't seem to put my screen resolution back to default. Any
> ideas gratefully received.
> Best wishes
> Rob

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