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one of the most common problems with installing ubuntu happens when your installation fails to configure x windows to allow a useful screen resolution. this is especially typical with older computers, or if your graphics card is very proprietary.

my work computer has an onboard intel graphics card, and getting the right configurations was pretty painless.

My work computer uses an Intel GMA Integrated GPU. Here is how I fixed the screen resolution after installing Ubuntu.

I opened up a terminal and entered the following command:
sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

An x server dialog starts up in the terminal and asks what resolutions you’d like to enable. Select all that apply (different monitors support different resolutions).

If there are any problems after doing that, follow the instructions in this howto, or try digging around on the ubuntu forums.

Written by missaugustina

March 3, 2007 at 7:06 pm

Posted in Multimedia, Ubuntu

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