Ubuntu on a toshiba Laptop screen resolution.

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by RichNRockvilleMD, Oct 1, 2004.

  1. I have installed Ubuntu/linux on a VPC disk and every thing proceeds fine
    until I get to the final graphic screen where it tries to set the resolution
    to 1600x600x8 and that is completely unreadable. I snipped the code out of
    the unbutu.vmc file as follows:

    <disable_resize type="boolean">false</disable_resize>
    <full_screen type="boolean">false</full_screen>
    <startup type="boolean">false</startup>
    <standard_only type="boolean">true</standard_only>
    <menus type="boolean">false</menus>
    <status type="boolean">false</status>
    <height type="integer">600</height>
    <left_position type="integer">0</left_position>
    <max_height type="integer">600</max_height>
    <max_width type="integer">1600</max_width>
    <top_position type="integer">0</top_position>
    <width type="integer">1008</width>

    Can I change the 1600x800 resolution without screwing it up too bad.?

    I can get to the terminal screen and log in but of course that is a text
    screen where I can u se nano and edit the /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file and the
    resolutions for the video are correct. 1024x768 are listed properly.

    Any Ideas on what I should be doing? and what effect will changing the
    resolution in the .vmc file have that might not be reversable

    Thanks from almost a complete id10t on unix.

    I have w2003 server,w2k,w98se and dos 6.22 installed and working great on
    the XP host..
    RichNRockvilleMD, Oct 1, 2004
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  2. RichNRockvilleMD

    Scott Baker Guest

    See http:vpc.visualwin.com for notes on this Linux

    the /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file and the
    Scott Baker, Oct 1, 2004
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  3. Scott, I got it to work, can't seem to get on these newsgroups and post
    from Ubuntu's browser but a friendly person on a list told me how to do it.
    run sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86
    changed the screen size to 15"
    changed video to 800x600 and color to 8 from 24
    changed display to generic laptop monitor
    and when rebooted.
    Great video and was able to irc mail and web browser.
    also went to site and let them know what I had done.
    RichNRockvilleMD, Oct 2, 2004
  4. RichNRockvilleMD

    Scott Baker Guest

    Scott Baker, Oct 2, 2004
  5. He did :)

    --Jonathan Maltz [Microsoft MVP - Windows Server - IIS, Virtual PC]
    http://www.visualwin.com - A Windows Server 2003 visual, step-by-step
    tutorial site :)
    http://vpc.visualwin.com - Does <insert OS name> work on VPC 2004? Find out
    Only reply by newsgroup. I do not do technical support via email. Any
    emails I have not authorized are deleted before I see them.
    Jonathan Maltz [MS-MVP], Oct 2, 2004
  6. RichNRockvilleMD

    defned Guest

    There is information at this page that is helpful:


    defned, Apr 22, 2005
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