[xu][ku][u]buntu screen resolutions

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac' started by neutrino15, Feb 26, 2007.

  1. neutrino15

    neutrino15

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    Hello,

    I installed parallels RC3, and have had nothing but trouble in linux.:mad: I posted for many issues, but this one is just annoying. I want to add the macbook 1280x800 res, so I edit the xorg.conf, I add a custom res.. Then i select the res in the display manager... Nothing happens. It says "is this setting ok?" with the yes/revert buttons... The resolution does not change.

    Even before you get fancy with parallels tools.. this should work...

    Am i doing somthing wrong?:(


    -Jordan
     
  2. Rachel Faith

    Rachel Faith

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    Hard to say from that if yoiu are or not. But there are NO tools for Linux yet, so you do need to pick a resolution that is standard and perhaps slightly smaller than the native resolution of the Mac you are using. So it is like a very large window, but not 100% maxed out. That's what I had to do for all my different non XP OS's. That seemed to fix my issues. Good luck.
     
  3. chrisj303

    chrisj303

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    I installed ubuntu on my macbook today (dual boot), i used this to EASILY switch to 1280 x 800 res :

    sudo software-properties -e universe
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install 915resolution

    It will take affect after restart - you will be able to select the higher res.

    I really hope it works!

    cheers
    chrisj303
     
  4. soleblaze

    soleblaze

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    You don't need 915resolution if you run it in parallels. Just run dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg and use the defaults for just about everything..eventually it'll ask you what resolutions you want to use..check off 1280x800. There's also a handful of torrents on thepiratebay for (x)ubuntu parallels images, and other linux distros
     
  5. chrisj303

    chrisj303

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    Thats what the OP has already tried - so i offered my soloution..

    cheers,
    chrisj303
     

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