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May 23, 2006 3:08:39 PM

Greetings,

I have just installed Kubuntu 5.10 on my old PC.
Everythings installed fine except that the display resolution max at 640x480.
In Windoze$, the display is able to show at least 1024x768 at 32bit colour or higher.

How can I changed the resolution to at least 1024x768 or higher?
The menu gives me 2 selections of 640x480 and 320x240 only.

Below is some of my known specs:
Pentium III - 550Mhz (coppermine)
192MB Ram (128MB + 64MB)
IDE Seagate 40GB HDD
AGP 3Dfx Voodoo graphic card with 16MB memory (unknown brand).

Thanks in advance.

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May 24, 2006 1:02:10 AM

Quote:
Greetings,

I have just installed Kubuntu 5.10 on my old PC.
Everythings installed fine except that the display resolution max at 640x480.
In Windoze$, the display is able to show at least 1024x768 at 32bit colour or higher.

How can I changed the resolution to at least 1024x768 or higher?
The menu gives me 2 selections of 640x480 and 320x240 only.

Below is some of my known specs:
Pentium III - 550Mhz (coppermine)
192MB Ram (128MB + 64MB)
IDE Seagate 40GB HDD
AGP 3Dfx Voodoo graphic card with 16MB memory (unknown brand).

Thanks in advance.



You have to go into System Settings -> Display and specify the type of monitor you're using.

Once you select the correct monitor Ubuntu should allow you to select a higher resolution ( the resolution will be limited by what your monitor can do and by the amount of RAM on your VGA card ).

Good Luck :-D
May 24, 2006 12:18:45 PM

Hi Linux_0,

Thanks for the reply.
However, I can't find any options to change the display type.

The only option available under "Display" is:
Screen Size: 640x480 or 320x240
All other options is blanked off.

(I can attach a screen shot but I don't know how to do it.)

What else?

I'll re-format the PC and try with Ubuntu 5.0 and see how it goes.
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May 24, 2006 12:35:18 PM

Quote:
Hi Linux_0,

Thanks for the reply.
However, I can't find any options to change the display type.

The only option available under "Display" is:
Screen Size: 640x480 or 320x240
All other options is blanked off.

(I can attach a screen shot but I don't know how to do it.)

What else?

I'll re-format the PC and try with Ubuntu 5.0 and see how it goes.



Have a look here:

http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=83973

No need to reinstall.
May 24, 2006 11:29:03 PM

Hi Linux_0,

Thanks for the link.

I've tried Ubuntu 5.0 also the same thing (unable to change display resolution).

I also tested using Musix Linux Live CD and the display is showing correctly.
At least I know the hardware have no issue with running Linux.

Since Musix is based on Knoppix, tonight I'll download and give it a try.
May 25, 2006 8:00:09 AM

Quote:
Hi Linux_0,

Thanks for the link.

I've tried Ubuntu 5.0 also the same thing (unable to change display resolution).

I also tested using Musix Linux Live CD and the display is showing correctly.
At least I know the hardware have no issue with running Linux.

Since Musix is based on Knoppix, tonight I'll download and give it a try.



Knoppix is a great Live CD and DVD but if you want to install something you're better off with FC5 or Ubuntu :-D

http://mirrors.kernel.org/fedora/core/5/i386/iso/

http://mirrors.kernel.org/fedora/core/5/x86_64/iso/

http://www.kernel.org/pub/dist/knoppix/KNOPPIX_V4.0.2CD...

http://www.kernel.org/pub/dist/knoppix/knoppix-dvd/KNOP...

Make sure you use a resumable downloader that can support files larger than 2GB if you get the DVD.

Check here for mirrors:

http://knopper.net/knoppix-mirrors/index-en.html
May 26, 2006 5:13:39 AM

Ok. I just spend the whole night downloading the 5 cds of FC5
(Unfortunately, I don't have a DVD reader/writer).

I'll try installing it next week when I come back from holiday.

Will let you know the outcome.

Cheers!
May 26, 2006 7:36:10 AM

Quote:
Ok. I just spend the whole night downloading the 5 cds of FC5
(Unfortunately, I don't have a DVD reader/writer).

I'll try installing it next week when I come back from holiday.

Will let you know the outcome.

Cheers!



Have a good holiday :-D

Let us know if you need help installing it.
May 29, 2006 4:39:13 PM

Hi,
Just updating....
I've installed FC5 without any problem.
The display resolution is OK (max. 1024x768) :D 

Now configuring the plugins for Firefox (Flash, Java....), mp3 / various video formats play-back capability.....etc
May 29, 2006 6:46:00 PM

Quote:
Hi,
Just updating....
I've installed FC5 without any problem.
The display resolution is OK (max. 1024x768) :D 

Now configuring the plugins for Firefox (Flash, Java....), mp3 / various video formats play-back capability.....etc



Thanks for the update :-D

Good to hear!

Let us know if you have any other questions
June 1, 2006 7:17:16 PM

Hi there,

Quote:
Now configuring the plugins for Firefox (Flash, Java....), mp3 / various video formats play-back capability.....etc


I have a bit of problem with Firefox.

When I tried to install the Macromedia Flash Player by clicking the "Find missing plugin" within Firefox, the installation completes without any error.

But when I re-started Firefox, it would request me to install the same plugin again. I tried to install it several time and still the same. I also tried it under Root still the same.

Is there a work around for this?

The Firefox version is 1.5.0.2 and i'm using KDE for FC5.

Thanks.
June 1, 2006 7:42:29 PM

Quote:
Hi there,

Now configuring the plugins for Firefox (Flash, Java....), mp3 / various video formats play-back capability.....etc


I have a bit of problem with Firefox.

When I tried to install the Macromedia Flash Player by clicking the "Find missing plugin" within Firefox, the installation completes without any error.

But when I re-started Firefox, it would request me to install the same plugin again. I tried to install it several time and still the same. I also tried it under Root still the same.

Is there a work around for this?

The Firefox version is 1.5.0.2 and i'm using KDE for FC5.

Thanks.



Download:

http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/curren...

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tar xzvf install_flash_player_7_linux.tar.gz

cd install_flash_player_7_linux

# close / kill all firefox browsers

./flashplayer-installer

[/code:1:5d76b0717d]


You have to give the flash installer the path to your mozilla plugins directory

you can:

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find / -iname "*plugins*" |grep -i mozilla

#or

find / -iname "*plugins*" |grep -i firefox
[/code:1:5d76b0717d]
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