Friday, March 28, 2008

Ubuntu's GDM resolution way too high!

Another little quirk I ran into while installing my VMs (mentioned below)... When setting up VMs for people to share, I like to use an 800x600 resolution. That way, no matter who fires up the vm, they can usually see the entire screen of the VM and configure the resolution (and anything else) however they want.

So, I'm installing Ubuntu 7.10 (whatever wacky name they have for it), and during the installation I set the resolution to 800x600. However, when the install finishes and I reboot the machine, GDM loads in some resolution way too big for my 1400x900 laptop. To fix the problem I just removed the 'Virtual 1400 1050' line in /etc/X11/xorg.conf. It was the only Virtual subsection in xorg.conf.

Seems like Virtual is doing something it's not supposed to here...

1 comment:

Mike said...

There is nothing I hate more than the wrong resolution.