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On my Toshiba S1800-364E, I have installed Xubuntu, the screen resolution is at 800x600, I would like to increase this to 1024x768, however there is not an option to, and ...
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    Xubuntu Screen Resolution


    On my Toshiba S1800-364E, I have installed Xubuntu, the screen resolution is at 800x600, I would like to increase this to 1024x768, however there is not an option to, and as a result there is about 2-3cm of just blank space on each side of the desktop between edge of the xubuntu desktop and the edge of the screen.
    Is there a way I could install or update the Xubuntu operating system, so it can allow me to have the 1024x768 resolution option?

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    Which version of Xubuntu are you using?
    Execute this
    Code:
    cat /etc/lsb-release
    grep -i driver /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    sudo lspci | grep -i vga
    Post output here.
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    Output: (cat)
    DISTRIB_IS=Ubuntu
    DISTRIB_RELEASE=8.04
    DISTRIB_CODENAME=hardy
    DISTRIB_DESCTIPTION="ubuntu 8.04.1"

    Output: (grep)
    Driver "kbd"
    Driver "mouse"
    Driver "synaptics"

    Output: (sudo)
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Trident Microsystems Cyber Blade XPAi1 (rev 82)

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    You have to edit xorg.conf file and add correct driver.
    First of all, create a backup copy of xorg.conf file.
    Code:
    cd /etc/X11
    sudo cp xorg.conf xorg.conf.bak
    Open xorg.conf file for editing :
    Code:
    sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    Add driver in Video Card section :
    Code:
    Section "Device"
    	Identifier	"Video Card xxxx"
    	Driver		"trident"
    	BusID		"PCI:1:0:0"
    EndSection
    * "Video Card xxxx" could be anything in your xorg.conf file. Just add I]Driver "trident"[/I].

    Press Ctrl+X, Y and hit Enter key to save file. Reboot machine.
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    That didn't work, but I did notice there was something different in that device section. BusID was not there and Option was.

    Under option it showed: "UseFBDev" "true"

    Should I alter these? Would it change anything?

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    In addtion Indentifier said: "Configured Video Device"

    Don't know if that is relivent.

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    Post the contents of xorg.conf file here.
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    Section "Input device"
    Indentifier "Generic Keyboard"
    Driver "kbd"
    Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
    Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
    Option "XkbLayout" "gb"
    EndSextion

    Section "Input device"
    Indentifier "Configured Mouse"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "CorePointer"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Synaptics Touchpad"
    Driver "synaptics"
    Option "SendCoreEvents" "True"
    Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
    Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
    Option "HorizEdgeScroll" "0"
    EndSection

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "Configured Video Device"
    Driver "trident"
    Option "UseFBDev"
    EndSection

    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "Configured Monitor"
    EndSection

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Default Screen"
    Monitor "Configured Monitor"
    Device "Configured Video Device"
    EndSection

    Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "Default Layout"
    Screen "Default Screen"
    InputDevice "Synaptics Touchpad"
    EndSection

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    Edit xorg.conf file :

    Code:
    Section "Input device"
    Indentifier "Generic Keyboard"
    Driver "kbd"
    Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
    Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
    Option "XkbLayout" "gb"
    EndSextion
    
    Section "Input device"
    Indentifier "Configured Mouse"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "CorePointer"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Synaptics Touchpad"
    Driver "synaptics"
    Option "SendCoreEvents" "True"
    Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
    Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
    Option "HorizEdgeScroll" "0"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
    Identifier "Configured Video Device"
    Driver "trident"
    Option "UseFBDev"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Default Screen"
    Monitor "Configured Monitor"
    Device "Configured Video Device"
    Defaultdepth 24
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 24
    Modes "1024x800"
    EndSubSection
    EndSection
    
    Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "Default Layout"
    Screen "Default Screen"
    InputDevice "Synaptics Touchpad"
    EndSection
    In case it doesn't work, try replacing trident with vesa.
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    That didn't work... after kinit it said no image found...
    How do I revert back and get the backup file as my main file?

    Thanks anyway for the help.

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