Help! Display issue with Kubuntu

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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  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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-2005-09-23-EN.iso

    http://www.kernel.org/pub/dist/knoppix/knoppix-dvd/KNOPPIX_V4.0.2DVD-2005-09-23-EN.iso

    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
  6. 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!
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. 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/current/install_flash_player_7_linux.tar.gz


    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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